Bookstore Sales Rose 27% in February

Bookstore sales were $583 million in February up from $459 million a year ago, according to preliminary estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

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Like the Blog? Buy the E-Book! Chris Dixon For Sale, Via Kindle [MediaMemo]

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Tesco UK sales rise 5.5%

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PBS cuts "will hit sales"

Written By: Benedicte Page Publication Date: Mon, 18/04/2011 - 09:20 Poetry publishers have united en masse to demand the Arts Council overturn its decision to stop funding the Poetry Book Society, saying the demise of the organisation would lead to a "considerable loss of sales". A total of... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Amazon launches "spring spectacular" Kindle sale

Written By: Benedicte Page Publication Date: Mon, 18/04/2011 - 09:22 Amazon.co.uk has launched a two-week Kindle ebook promotion, with Michel Faber's The Crimson Petal and the White priced £1.47. According to information sent to publishers whose books will feature, the campaign will be a... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Bertrams blames sales drop on library decline

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Time Inc. Veteran John Squires Lands at Digital Bookstore [MediaMemo]

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Finding love in bookstores: an eyewitness account.

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Desmond's magazine sale called Project Odyssey

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