Bluebird buys happiness book by Google's Mo

Pan Macmillan has pre-empted a book by the v.p. of business innovation at Google [X], the company behind Google Glass and the self-driving car. Carole Tonkinson bought UK and Commonwealth rights to Solve For Happy: Engineering Your Path to Uncovering the Joy Inside by Mo Gawdat, who likes to be known only as "Mo", from Julian Alexander at Lucas Alexander Whitley acting on behalf of Michael V Carlisle at InkWell Management. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

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If You Name Your Book ‘Not a Happy Family,’ People Will Buy It

Shari Lapena’s latest thriller is on the hardcover fiction list, kids are in Halloween mode and other news from the world of best-sellerdom. Continue reading at The New York Times

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Happy 10th Birthday, Google Play Books!

Reading books is for nerds, right? Well, that depends on your definition of "nerd," I suppose. While I must confess to not being a regular reader, I greatly admire those that are. Reading is surely a better way to spend time than mindlessly watching sports on TV -- something I am quite guilty of... Continue reading at Betanews

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Bluebird acquires book on happiness by Pope Francis

Pan Macmillan imprint Bluebird has acquired a new book by Pope Francis, a rumination on happiness called Happiness in this Life. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-09-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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This village was a book capital. What happens when people stop buying so many books?

Redu, Belgium, was for decades a destination for book lovers. But now more than half of its bookstores have closed. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Sheikh Mohamed Funds Book Buying at Abu Dhabi International Book Fair

Another unexpected boost for publishers, as Abu Dhabi's crown prince puts the equivalent of US$1.6 million into play for book purchases. The post Sheikh Mohamed Funds Book Buying at Abu Dhabi International Book Fair appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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A Book-Sharing Startup in Mexico: ‘Publishers Love Us Because We Buy Books’

Little Bookmates, a Mexican startup, offers a children's book lending and home delivery—an approach inspired by the sharing economy trend. The post A Book-Sharing Startup in Mexico: ‘Publishers Love Us Because We Buy Books’ appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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London Book Fair 2017: Judge Pierre Leval Defends Google Books Decision, Fair Use

The author of the appeals court decision that legalized Google Books last April told attendees that the case was not close. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Burgers and books: Why McDonalds is serving books in its Happy Meals

From Feb. 2 through Feb. 15, McDonald's will be replacing its usual Happy Meal prize with a children's book. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

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Rowman & Littlefield Buys North Country Books

Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group has acquired North Country Books. Based in Utica, N.Y., North Country has a backlist of about 200 titles, with a focus on regional books about the Adirondacks and Upstate New York. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Why Aren't City Dwellers Buying Books?

Book sales in America's big cities are underperforming compared to those in smaller markets. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Google Play Books Expands AI Audiobook Narration

Google Play Books has announced that publishers in six countries can now create, edit, publish, and sell auto-narrated audiobooks on its platform. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Sure, Google is handy, but what about the mighty book index?

In “Index, a History of,” scholar Dennis Duncan delivers an informative and witty history of those oft-overlooked back pages. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Lakeside Book Company to Buy Phoenix Color

Lakeside Book Company, the book printing division of LSC Communications, will acquire Phoenix Color from ALJ Regional Holdings for $134.8 million. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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How to save money on buying books – or get them for free

From using your local library and supporting independent bookshops, to borrowing virtuallyMany websites offer ebooks and audiobooks at no cost. Project Gutenberg lists more than 67,000 out-of-copyright titles which can be read online or downloaded in a wide range of formats. Similarly, Librivox... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Americans are buying more books—but reading fewer of them than ever. What gives?

The publishing industry is booming. According to Publishers Weekly, sales of print books rose 8.9% in 2021, selling 825.7 million units, up from 757.9 million in 2020. This is the second year in a row to see a similar sales jump; in 2020, sales were up 8.2% from 2019, in which 693.7 million... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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'Best Christmas present ever' as Book-ish owners buy their premises

The owners of Welsh independent bookshop Book-ish are celebrating after completing the purchase of their premises with help from a crowdfunder backed by the trade. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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In Mexico, Guadalajara Book Fair’s Rubén Padilla: ‘People Were Happy’

Creating an all-physical but smaller 2021 Guadalajara International Book Fair gave organizers a chance to evaluate their approach. The post In Mexico, Guadalajara Book Fair’s Rubén Padilla: ‘People Were Happy’ appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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On Buying Books in Airports

Going to bookstores and libraries as a bookworm offer important experiences, but what buying books in an airport can offer may surprise you. Continue reading at Book Riot

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Quercus buys Arcadia Books as Bielenberg named publisher

Quercus has acquired the independent publishing house Arcadia Books for an undisclosed sum, to be based within the MacLehose Press imprint.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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