The Pitfalls of E-Book Buying: What to Look Out for Before You Purchase

Easy downloads and convenient storage are the chief lures of a virtual library, but ownership has some irritating downsides that require your attention before you hit the ebook purchase button. Continue reading at 'PC World'

[ PC World | 2011-02-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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LSC Buys TriLiteral; Turner Purchases Gürze Books

In two separate niche deals, LSC Communications bought the university press distributor TriLiteral, while Turner Publishing acquired a publisher that specializes in books on eating disorders. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-04-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Patrick Carman's 'Half Nelson' proposal: for each Amazon purchase, buy a book at an independent bookstore

'39 Clues' author Patrick Carman says he knows Amazon is a convenient option, but suggests buying a book from an independent bookstore each time you buy from Amazon. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

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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

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2019-06-19 05:30:11 UTC ]
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News Corp. buys Houghton Mifflin Harcourt books division

Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. is buying Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s book-publishing division, with titles by J Continue reading at ABC News

[ ABC News | 2021-03-29 16:27:03 UTC ]
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Tired of buying airport books? These airports are installing Little Free Libraries.

A great idea! Marshall University students in Bret Masters’s building technology class are currently building bookshelves to install Little Free Libraries in Yeager and Huntington Tri-State Airports. The idea for the project was originated by Kelli Johnson, associate librarian at Marshall, when... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2021-02-02 18:12:16 UTC ]
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Turner Publishing Buys Prospect Park Books

Turner Publishing Company has acquired Los Angeles-based Prospect Park Books. The purchase adds more than 100 titles to Turner's backlist. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-02-01 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Atlas Completes Purchase of America's Largest Book Printer

The private equity firm Atlas Holdings has completed its purchase of LSC Communications, the country's largest book printer, which filed for bankruptcy in April. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-12-07 05:00:00 UTC ]
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21 new books to buy from your local indie today.

You know what they say: November is the new December! When’s the best time to support your local bookstore and get holiday gifts? Well, there’s no time like the present. (Get it?) (I’m sorry.) (But seriously, support your favorite indie and check out these new books!) * Jonathan Lethem, The... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-11-10 19:44:02 UTC ]
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Why I Went Into Debt to Buy Back the Rights for Two of My Books

Yesterday, I attended a virtual book club where Heavy: An American Memoir was being read. When I clicked the link to join the Zoom, I saw the faces, necks, and shoulders of seven beautiful pixelated Black women from as far west as Las Vegas and as far east as Long Island. I assumed from their... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-11-10 09:49:30 UTC ]
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The new COVID trend? Apparently, it’s buying rare books.

Ah, tradition! Just as Shakespeare wrote King Lear in quarantine, in this quarantine, rich people are buying copies of King Lear for $10,000,000. While independent bookstores are struggling during COVID—according to the American Booksellers Association, more than one independent bookstore has... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-11-09 17:44:18 UTC ]
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The 19 best books ‘Fast Company’ staffers read during quarantine—and the indie bookstores where you can buy them

Independent bookstores are hurting as shoppers stay online. Pick up one of our staff picks to support bookstores throughout the U.S. Whether you’re diving into an engrossing period drama, reading up on the history of protests or pandemics, or escaping into a fantastical world, chances are you’ve... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2020-11-06 16:00:54 UTC ]
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Bertelsmann Buys Quad's Book Printing Plants

In a deal that closed on October 31, Bertelsmann Printing Group USA’s Berryville Graphics division acquired Quad’s book printing plants in Fairfield, Pa., and Martinsburg, W.Va. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-11-03 05:00:00 UTC ]
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16 new books to buy from your local indie bookstore this week.

With Halloween fast-approaching, I feel the need (along with every other person on the book internet) to remind you that one of the scariest things imaginable might happen: your local indie bookstore might close. Their fate is in your hands. Go on and pick up one (or two or three) of these new... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-10-27 13:16:05 UTC ]
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Duckworth Books buys debut 'rom-com with a twist'

Farrago, Duckworth's fiction imprint, has acquired Lee Farnsworth’s debut novel Odd Bird.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-08-19 02:58:12 UTC ]
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Nielsen Book to restate sales numbers for Dawson title after bulk purchase

Nielsen Book has said it is restating Mark Dawson's sales figures, after the author admitted to making a bulk purchase of his own book The Cleaner to secure his status as a "top 10 bestseller". Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-07-22 11:24:27 UTC ]
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Author loses spot in Top 10 after buying 400 copies of his own book

Mark Dawson’s purchase pushed his thriller The Cleaner up the Sunday Times chart, but the sales monitor Nielsen has now revised its figuresAuthor Mark Dawson has lost his Top 10 position in the Sunday Times bestseller charts for his thriller The Cleaner after revealing that he bought 400 copies... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2020-07-22 11:24:02 UTC ]
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Spain’s Book Market: 40 Percent More Online Buying During Lockdown

A new study of the book market in Spain shows consumers are reading more during the pandemic lockdown, buying more books online, and still prefer print over digital. The post Spain’s Book Market: 40 Percent More Online Buying During Lockdown appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2020-07-21 14:30:43 UTC ]
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This Website Makes It Easier to Buy Anti-Racist Books From Black-owned Bookstores

In the weeks since the May 25 killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, books about anti-racism have consistently topped bestseller lists. Many of these books have been purchased from the likes of Amazon and Barnes & Noble. To try and funnel some of these sales to Black-owned bookstores... Continue reading at AdWeek

[ AdWeek | 2020-06-19 21:16:38 UTC ]
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William Collins buys Carney's 'inspiring' book on value

William Collins has bought the first book from ex-Bank of England governor Mark Carney, an "unblinking, inspiring" look at how value can shape our lives and world. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-06-10 02:21:59 UTC ]
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