B&N Pays Boire $4.8 Million in Separation Agreement

Barnes & Noble has reached an agreement with its former CEO Ron Boire, who was abruptly fired in August, in which it will pay him nearly $5 million in exchange for his dropping all claims against the company. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-11-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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AMI Strikes $550 Million Deal With RR Donnelley

American Media, Inc. [AMI] is executing an aggressive digital strategy with the help of RR Donnelley—AMI awarded the company a contract to assist with its digital convergence that extends until the year 2020 that is worth an estimated $550 million. Continue reading at Folio Magazine

[ Folio Magazine | 2011-10-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Waterstone's strikes publishers' agreement

Written By: Benedicte Page and Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Fri, 07/10/2011 - 08:30 A "gentleman's agreement" is allowing trade to continue over the crucial pre-Christmas period between Waterstone's and publishers with which it has not yet agreed terms. read more Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-10-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Martin joins Kindle Million Club

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Mon, 19/09/2011 - 14:24 A Game of Thrones author George RR Martin has become the latest author to sell one million copies of his books for the Amazon Kindle. Martin joins Stieg Larsson, James Patterson, Nora Roberts, Charlaine Harris, Lee Child,... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-09-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Google Settlement Parties Pursue Separate Deals

After nearly three years stumping together to get the Google Book Settlement approved, the parties in the scuttled deal are headed for litigation. At a September 15 status conference, Judge Denny Chin adopted a proposed pretrial schedule that, if followed, could have the case fully briefed and... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2011-09-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Physical book sales slump 4% month-on-month

Written By: Philip Stone Publication Date: Mon, 05/09/2011 - 14:05 Spending on printed books slumped 4% in August, with sales plummeting to a seven-year low for the month, according to Nielsen BookScan data. A total of £107.5m spent on physical books at UK booksellers in the four weeks to 27th... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-09-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Waterstone's in pay row with 'legacy' staff

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Fri, 02/09/2011 - 08:00 Waterstone's has refused 100 of its longest-serving staff a pay rise given to the rest of the company. The bookselling chain wrote to 100 staff on a "legacy contract" last Friday (26th August) informing them that they would... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-09-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Half million print run for new Wimpy Kid

Publication Date: Tue, 30/08/2011 - 08:40 Puffin is to release an initial print run of half a million copies of the new Wimpy Kid title, Cabin Fever, published on 16th November. The print run is the largest in the history of the children's publisher, and will be Penguin's largest initial UK... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-08-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Books-A-Million At the Crossroads

At no time in its history has the opportunity and danger been greater for Books-A-Million. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2011-08-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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La Martinière and Google sign agreement

Written By: Barbara Casassus Publication Date: Fri, 26/08/2011 - 09:50 French publisher La Martinière has dropped its legal action against Google and signed an agreement with it to scan specified out-of-print French language titles. The publisher was locked in a five-year long legal battle... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-08-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Stockett first debut in Kindle Million Club

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Tue, 16/08/2011 - 14:41 Kathryn Stockett has become the first debut author to join the Kindle Million Club after selling over a million copies of her novel The Help (Penguin). Janet Evanovich, Headline Review author of the Stephanie Plum novels, has... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-08-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The Top Pay Grade

Executives in different parts of the publishing business did fairly well in 2010, according to PW's annual look at salaries. With the exception of those at Books-A-Million and Scholastic, compensation for the top managers went up in the past year as their companies saw generally improved results... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2011-08-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Canavan hits one million milestone for Orbit

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Thu, 11/08/2011 - 15:15 Fantasy author Trudi Canavan has become the latest writer to top the landmark figure of one million print book sales through UK Nielsen BookScan. Total sales through Nielsen BookScan to the week ending 6th August 2011 are... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-08-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Telegraph ordered to pay damages over book review

Written By: Bookseller Staff Publication Date: Tue, 26/07/2011 - 17:11 Telegraph Media Group has been ordered to pay £65,000 in damages after losing a high court case for libel and malicious falsehood over a Lynn Barber book review published in the Telegraph. read more Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-07-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Books-A-Million in last-minute Borders bid

Written By: Bookseller Staff Publication Date: Fri, 22/07/2011 - 09:32 Books-A-Million has bid for up to 35 US Borders stores in a last-minute offer to try and save part of the 40-year-old bookselling chain. The chain, which also runs stores under the names Books & Co., Bookland and Joe... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-07-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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GBS judge sets a September deadline for agreement

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Wed, 20/07/2011 - 09:05 Google, authors and publishers have been given a 15th September deadline to come up with a legal plan for the Google Settlement. The deal, for a revised book-scanning agreement for out of print titles and copyright works, has... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-07-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Time Magazine Rolls Out Print/Digital Subscriptions -- And Puts Up Another Web Pay Wall

Time magazine is making it easier for readers to subscribe to its digital and print editions. And harder for non-subscribers to read the magazine on the Web. Continue reading at AllThingsD

[ AllThingsD | 2011-07-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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WHS sales drop 4% like-for-like

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Thu, 07/07/2011 - 09:02 WH Smith’s like-for-like sales have dropped 4%, but the bookseller remains "confident" about its final year results, it said today. In the 18 weeks to 2nd July, WHS total group sales decreased by 1% and like-for-like sales... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-07-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Self-published author hits one million Kindle sales

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Mon, 20/06/2011 - 14:31 John Locke has become the first self-published author to sell more than one million ebooks through Amazon. The author used Amazon's Kindle Direct Publishing platform to publish and sell his titles. He joins Stieg Larsson,... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-06-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Google in Talks to Buy AdMeld for $400 Million

Google is in talks to buy AdMeld, a display advertising company, for $400 million, according to the New York Times. TechCrunch first reported the acquisition, but inside sources told the Times that the deal hadn’t been finalized and that negotiations could still fall apart. An acquisition of... Continue reading at AdWeek

[ AdWeek | 2011-06-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Browne warns "society will pay" for library closures

Written By: Bookseller Staff Publication Date: Mon, 06/06/2011 - 08:59 The outgoing Children's Laureate Anthony Browne has warned society "will pay the price in the long term" for closing school and public libraries. In a letter to his successor, Browne urged them to campaign against their... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-06-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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