Next episode in ebook drama

The future of electronic books started a new chapter as Barnes & Noble Inc. edged closer to a breakup and a judge thumped Apple Inc. on pricing.William Lynch, chief executive of the country's largest bookstore chain, stepped down. Instead of filling the top post, Barnes & Noble promoted Chief Financial Officer Michael Huseby to the dual role of president of the company and CEO of Nook Media. Mr. Huseby joins the scene with experience in splitting businesses up—he most recently directed a spin-off at Cablevision Systems Corp.The New York-based bookseller has already moved to separate its digital and retail divisions, and it's now outsourcing the manufacturing of its color Nook, an acknowledgment that the e-reader trails Apple's iPad and Amazon's Kindle Fire. Now Leonard Riggio, the chain's chairman and largest shareholder, says he will offer to buy Barnes & Noble's 670-plus retail stores and its website, leaving Nook Media as a standalone company. Kindle Fire got a windfall last week when a federal judge ruled that Apple, scheming with five of the biggest publishers, violated antitrust laws and forced Amazon into deals that made it difficult to offer ebooks at low prices. Facing damages and restrictions, Apple plans to appeal. HOORAY! HE SHUTTLE ENTERPRISE reopened at a temporary home, eight months after Superstorm Sandy damaged it. OY VEY! MOSQUITOES with West Nile virus showed up in parts of Queens and Staten Island for the first time this season. 'It... Continue reading at 'Crains New York'

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Pandemic drives ebook and audiobook sales by UK publishers to all-time high

Printed book sales plunge in first six months of 2020 on back of shop and school closuresSee all our coronavirus coverageSales of digital books by British publishers are set to hit an all-time high this year as the public turns to reading to escape pandemic cabin fever.However, the ebook and... Continue reading at The Guardian

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In Germany: Audiobooks, Ebooks, and the ‘Battle for Attention’

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Publishers Worry as Ebooks Fly off Libraries' Virtual Shelves

Checkouts of digital books from a popular service are up 52 percent since March. Publishers say their easy availability hurts sales. Continue reading at Wired

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‘Caravaggio’s ‘Cardsharps’ on Trial’ raises questions of artistic authenticity amid riveting courtroom drama

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Watch the first episode of a forgotten 1970 TV adaptation of Don Quixote . . . set in space.

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