The Silent Book Club, a global meet-up for introverts, now connects them remotely

A book club for people who don't like book clubs, founded in 2012 in San Francisco and now boasting six chapters in L.A. County, has moved online. Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Times'

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YouGov: books 'among most popular online buys'

Books are among the items most commonly bought online, according to a report from market research... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-12-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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E-books in Apple's annual giveaway

Apple is to launch a 12 Days of Christmas giveaway, to begin on Boxing Day, which will include e-... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-12-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Faceless net giants writing own rule books

Businesses have little recourse - or human contact - when resolving disputes with Google or Facebook, write Julian Lee and Ben Grubb. Continue reading at The Sydney Morning Herald

[ The Sydney Morning Herald | 2011-12-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Media Decoder Blog: A New Children's Book Parodies a Beloved Classic

"Goodnight iPad" is a bedtime tour of our electronic lives, mimicking the tone of the classic "Goodnight Moon." Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2011-12-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Jobs Bio a Global Hit: International Bestsellers December 2011

A few days after Amazon announced that the Steve Jobs biography was its top-selling book of 2011 (combined print and ebook sales), the book debuted on bestseller charts around the world, including the three countries highlighted this month. Steve Jobs was #3 in France and the Netherlands, and... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2011-12-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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E-Book Readers Face Sticker Shock

Cheap new e-readers are expected to be one of the hottest gifts this holiday season. But new owners of Kindles and Nooks may be in for sticker shock on Christmas morning: The price gap between the print and e-versions of some top sellers has now narrowed to within a few dollars -- and in some... Continue reading at AllThingsD

[ AllThingsD | 2011-12-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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US World Book Night titles revealed

World Book Night in the US has appointed Pulitzer Prize-wining journalist Anna Quindlen as its... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-12-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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French book trade protests at VAT hike

French booksellers have called it a "catastrophe" that VAT rates will go up to 7% in... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-12-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Book sales soar week on week, remain down on 2010

Printed book sales soared by £8.6m week on week last week, but spending remains down on... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-12-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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BBC Short Story Award to accept global entries in 2012

The BBC's award for short fiction is to turn international for one year to celebrate the... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-12-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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World Book Night 2012 to target prisons and hospitals

Half of the one million books to be given away on the next World Book Night on April 23rd 2012... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-12-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon.com buys children's books list from Marshall Cavendish

Amazon.com has acquired 450 titles from publisher Marshall Cavendish, marking the retailer's... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-12-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Book sales continue to climb ahead of Christmas

Printed book sales soared by £8.8m week-on-week last week, with the latest edition of... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-12-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Apple, Book Publishers Face European Antitrust Probe

Apple's entry into the ebook business hasn't been a huge success, but it has still registered with European antitrust regulators. Continue reading at AllThingsD

[ AllThingsD | 2011-12-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Media Decoder Blog: Many Online Book Buyers First Shop Around in Stores

According to a survey, 24 percent of people who said they had bought books from an online retailer in the last month also said they had seen the book in a brick-and-mortar bookstore first. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2011-12-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Mukherjee scoops £10,000 Guardian First Book Award

The only non-fiction title shortlisted for the 2011 Guardian First Book Award has taken home the... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-12-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Irish Sports Book of the Year shortlist revealed

Titles on rugby, cycling, horse racing and Gaelic games have been shortlisted for this year... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-11-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Traverse City Is for Book Lovers

Megan Raphael, executive director of the National Writers Series, a literary nonprofit organization, in Traverse City, Mich., insists that local government leaders should declare it a “book city.” Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2011-11-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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VIDEO: Kerouac's 'lost' book published

American author Jack Kerouac's first ever novel, which was thought to be lost, has been published 40 years after his death. Continue reading at BBC News

[ BBC News | 2011-11-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Digital Book Census shows rates creep up

Digital royalty rates paid to authors by publishers are increasing, though there remains... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-11-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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