Reading ‘Ducks, Newburyport’ is mentally taxing — and physically exhausting

Lucy Ellmann’s novel is a 1,000-page single sentence, and it was just shortlisted for the Booker Prize. Continue reading at 'The Washington Post'

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Rebuck urges more space for Quick Reads

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Fri, 22/07/2011 - 08:34 Random House c.e.o. Dame Gail Rebuck has urged retailers to devote shelf space to the Galaxy Quick Reads promotion, as its 2012 line-up of authors is revealed. read more Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-07-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Summer Reading scheme "critical" for children's literacy

Written By: Benedicte Page Publication Date: Mon, 18/07/2011 - 15:00 The Reading Agency director Miranda McKearney has called for the annual Summer Reading Challenge, which launches its 2011 run today (18th July), to be on every head teacher's school improvement plan. read more Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Fragmentation threat to Summer Reading scheme

Written By: Benedicte Page Publication Date: Wed, 13/07/2011 - 15:35 The Reading Agency has warned library service cutbacks could challenge its Summer Reading Campaign, as it revealed 97% of library authorities will participate in this year's scheme. It will be launched on Monday at the House... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-07-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Just The News That's Fit to Read: Summify Launches an iPhone App

Sometimes keeping up with the Internet can seem like an endless assignment. The tweets and Facebook posts scroll infinitely, the email piles up, and news sites and blogs publish around the clock. That's why Summify seems so different. Continue reading at AllThingsD

[ AllThingsD | 2011-07-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Tony Blair picks Trotsky biography among his Desert Island Reads

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Fri, 24/06/2011 - 11:46 Former Prime Minister Tony Blair has demonstrated an affinity with political outsiders, fantasy worlds and religious prophets as he revealed his choice of favourite books for a new magazine. read more Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-06-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Physical bookshops frustrated with Pottermore

Written By: Graeme Neill and Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Thu, 23/06/2011 - 16:34 Retailers have criticised J K Rowling's decision to sell the Harry Potter ebooks directly through the Pottermore website, with Waterstone's saying physical bookshops are "effectively banned" from selling... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-06-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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For B&N E-books Outsell Physical Books Three to One

Barnes & Noble on Tuesday said it sold three times as many digital books through its website compared to physical books during the fourth fiscal quarter. Continue reading at PC World

[ PC World | 2011-06-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Number of US physical books printed increases despite digital

Written By: Philip Jones Publication Date: Wed, 18/05/2011 - 15:57 Traditional US print book output in 2010 increased 5% in 2010, despite the huge growth in ebooks, though there was a continuing fall in the number of fiction titles published. read more Continue reading at The Bookseller

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You're Next voted best R&J Spring Read

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Wed, 04/05/2011 - 15:53 WH Smith customers have voted You’re Next by Gregg Hurwitz as the best read from Richard and Judy’s Spring Book Club titles. The thriller, published by Sphere, came top of an online poll asking readers to judge which of the... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-05-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Advertising: Tales of Reading in Reintroducing a Color Device

Barnes & Noble’s advertising campaign for the Nook Color, an e-reading tablet, features no company stores in the ads, a nod to changes in the publishing industry. Continue reading at The New York Times

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Dennis Buys Bimonthly Trivia Magazine Mental Floss

Felix Dennis has bought Mental Floss magazine. Dennis, founder of Maxim and owner and operator of The Week, is the chairman of Dennis Publishing. Mental Floss is a bimonthly trivia-based magazine founded by Will Pearson and Mangesh Hattikudurin, former students of Duke University, in 2000. Continue reading at Folio Magazine

[ Folio Magazine | 2011-03-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Galaxy campaign for Quick Reads unveiled

Publication Date: Tue, 08/03/2011 - 08:57 The Galaxy-sponsored advertising campaign for Quick Reads has been unveiled, with advertising, posters and bookmarks lined up for the literacy campaign. The 10 Quick Reads, all published on World Book Day, 3rd March, include titles by Linwood Barclay,... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-03-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Independent Booksellers Week to promote reading groups

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Fri, 04/03/2011 - 09:12 National Reading Group Day is among the new features designed to boost the importance of indie retailers during this year’s Independent Booksellers Week. The Booksellers Association has just announced that the annual IBW will... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-03-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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PPA chief warns of looming 'penalty tax on magazine publishers'

The Royal Mail's request to increase the amount it can charge for bulk mail has been slammed as a "shortsighted" move that could cause long-term damage to the magazine business by Barry McIlheney, chief executive of the Professional Publishers Association (PPA). Continue reading at Media Week

[ Media Week | 2011-02-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Kindle sales reaching 80% of physical sales, DBW told

Written By: Gayle Feldman Kindle sales of a book could be as much as 80% of its physical sales, Amazon's head of Kindle content told Digital Book World. Russ Grandinetti's speech, 'To Help Publishers Optimize E-book Sales', coincided with the launch of Kindle Singles on Amazon's Kindle store.... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-01-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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