Hummingbird Digital Media in E-book Deal with ABA

Hummingbird Digital Media has reached a non-exclusive marketing partnership with the ABA under which ABA members will have another option to sell ebooks from their websites. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

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Book world expresses disappointment, outrage over Pulitzer snub

Pulitzer juror Susan Larson said she and the rest of the fiction jury are 'shocked … angry … and very disappointed' that the Pulitzer board elected not to choose a 2012 fiction winner. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2012-04-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The Coming Book Wars: Apple vs. Amazon vs. Google vs. the U.S.

Unresolved conflicts among publishers, sellers, libraries, and the U.S. Justice Department cloud the future of the publishing industry. Continue reading at The Atlantic

[ The Atlantic | 2012-04-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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'Fifty Shades of Grey' by E.L. James is selling books (and more)

'Fifty Shades of Grey' by E.L. James and sequels are an ebook and paperback phenomenon that is also causing a sales spike in sex shops. How did it all happen?The staff of the Pleasure Chest, a high-end West Hollywood sex shop, were first tipped to the "Fifty Shades of Grey" phenomenon by their... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2012-04-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Digital Minds: choice not to pay becoming 'more viable'

Getting to the consumer, getting the right content to that consumer, and then making this... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2012-04-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Book review: 'Wild' by Cheryl Strayed

A journey across the Pacific Crest Trail turns into an exercise of triumph over grief for Cheryl Strayed in her memoir, 'Wild.'Toward the end of Cheryl Strayed's memoir, "Wild," the author, who is in the middle of hiking 1,100 miles alone across the West Coast's formidable Pacific Crest Trail,... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2012-04-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The Media Equation: Amazon Low Prices Disguise a High Cost

An antitrust suit may provide short-term price reductions on ebooks, but once the competition is flattened, Amazon is likely to resume its monopolistic ways. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2012-04-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon’s E-Book Pricing a Constant Thorn for Publishers

In February, the Educational Development Corporation said it would remove all its titles from Amazon, more evidence of the tumult over who gets to decide how much a book costs. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2012-04-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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E-book sales growth is slowing

Publishers hoping that digital sales would make up for the decline in physical books are worried. Continue reading at Crains New York

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The Real Bad Guy in the E-Book Price Fixing Case

This week, the Obama administration’s Justice Department struck a great legal blow against our open market for books, and indeed against open markets in America. Even though online retailer Amazon has captured more than 50 percent of many key book markets—like the one for ebooks—antitrust... Continue reading at Slate

[ Slate | 2012-04-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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An E-Book Argument: Are Fixed Prices Needed to Preserve Publishing?

Alleged collusion aside, the publishing industry's agency pricing model may actually protect the long-term interests of everyone in the ebook value chain. Continue reading at AllThingsD

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Double-digit print drop for top publishers

Eight of the top 10 publishers saw double-digit drops in printed book sales year-on-year in the... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2012-04-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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How to Give Away 500,000 Books

When looking at an effort with the scale of World Book Night U.S.—half a million books will be given away to strangers across all 50 states on April 23—it’s helpful to consider some numbers: 25,000 “givers” have volunteered to give away their allotment of books to people, many of whom they’ve... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2012-04-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Apple: E-book price-fixing accusation 'simply not true'

Apple Inc.  is denying antitrust charges filed against it and five major book publishers this week that accuse the companies of a price-fixing scheme to inflate the prices paid for electronic books. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2012-04-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Hely Hutchinson: Hachette UK agency deals 'continue'

  Hachette UK c.e.o. Tim Hely Hutchinson has assured authors that the publisher is... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2012-04-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Apple and four publishers seek EC deal; Penguin does not

Five of the companies under investigation in Europe over ebook pricing have made representations... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2012-04-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Some Publishers Quickly Settle E-book Price-Fixing Lawsuit

Three of the five book publishers sued Wednesday by the Department of Justice quickly agree to scrap their deal with Apple and claim no wrong-doing. Continue reading at PC World

[ PC World | 2012-04-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Book review: Olen Steinhauer's 'An American Spy'

With 'American Spy,' Steinhauer finishes what he started in 'The Tourist' and 'The Nearest Exit.' It's a thrilling, irresistible masterwork of love, guilt and revenge.On two separate occasions over the last nine years, Olen Steinhauer has brought a thriller series to a close. The first was the... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2012-04-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Kids' book parody gets a squeaky-clean version

Adam Mansbach's picture book 'Go the F--- To Sleep' is now available in a kid-friendly version called 'Seriously, Go To Sleep.' Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2012-04-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Dobelli, Beauman, Cowan deals for Sceptre

Sceptre has signed three new titles, striking deals for a non-fiction title about avoiding errors... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2012-04-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon Might Slash e-Book Prices to $9.99

Morning Business Memo: Amazon is the big winner in the government’s decision to go after Apple and major publishers over alleged ebook price fixing. Amazon might decide to slash the price of many bestsellers from $14.99 to $9.99. The Justice Department and 15 states sued... Continue reading at ABC News

[ ABC News | 2012-04-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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