W H Smith to push Price Promise this summer

W H Smith has been offering customers money back if they find a cheaper copy of one of their books at a local rival bookshop. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2018-05-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Ali Smith’s ‘Summer’ concludes her seasonal quartet on a high note

The novel is the bravura performance of a writer, poised at the edge of the day’s vast darkness, gathering all the warmth and light she can muster. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-08-14 15:51:08 UTC ]
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Brexit forces Microsoft to push up Surface Book price by £150

The UK's decision to leave the European Union continues to hit the pockets of consumers. The latest victim of Brexit is Microsoft's Surface Book, with every model in the range hit with a £150 price hike. While not a direct response to the Brexit vote itself, the resulting drop in the value of... Continue reading at Betanews

[ Betanews | 2017-02-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Pearson to slash ebook rental prices by 50% in digital push

Pearson plans to launch its own print rental program for courseware and reduce ebook rental prices by up to 50% as it bids to accelerate its shift to digital. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-01-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Archant promises newsagents £370,000 extra profit with price rises

Norwich-based regional publisher increases cover prices at 40 titles Three months after posting its first revenue and profit growth in eight years, regional newspaper publisher Archant has increased cover prices at most of its titles.In a message to the National Federation of Retail Newsagents... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2015-11-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Apple's Cue Says Publishers Pushed for Higher E-Book Prices

The man the Department of Justice calls the "chief ringleader" of Apple's alleged conspiracy to raise ebook prices finally takes the stand in the government's price-fixing case against Apple. Continue reading at AllThingsD

[ AllThingsD | 2013-06-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Lampard pushes Summer Reading Challenge

England footballer Frank Lampard has become a champion of The Reading  Agency’s Summer... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2013-05-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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'Major’ summer push for Snicket

Egmont plans “major” campaigns, including TV advertising, for two summer titles from... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2013-05-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Seeking a Promised Humanity through Geopolitical Divisions: Gili Haimovich’s Promised Lands, by Dustin Pickering

Book Reviews Photo by Yousef Espanioly on Unsplash Fahredin Shehu writes of Gili Haimovich’s Promised Lands (Finishing Line Press, 2020), “This book communicates globally giving more than a single book of poems may offer. There is her origin and... Continue reading at World Literature Today

[ World Literature Today | 2022-03-09 21:17:53 UTC ]
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New novel Billy Summers from Stephen King for summer 2021

Stephen King is publishing a new thriller with Hodder in August 2021, Billy Summers. The book–about a unique hitman, "a good guy in a bad job”–has been billed as “part war story, part love letter to small town America and the people who live there”. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-01-31 23:25:01 UTC ]
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The Magic of Plot and Catharsis: A Conversation with Smith Henderson and Jon Marc Smith

LET’S DISPENSE WITH the small surprises up front. The latest outing from Smith Henderson, acclaimed author of what others might call literary fiction — his award-winning 2014 debut, Fourth of July Creek — is indeed a thriller. And it’s not a solo endeavor — he’s teamed up with a friend, Jon Marc... Continue reading at Los Angeles Review of Books

[ Los Angeles Review of Books | 2020-10-11 12:30:47 UTC ]
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Summer Pages: Summer Reading Recommendations, From 6 Novelists Who Own Bookstores

The novelist Emma Straub at her store, Books Are Magic, in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2017-05-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Max Lucado’s Latest Book Explores Promises of the Promised Land

Max Lucado draws a parallel between modern hardships and the Israelite's arduous journey to the Promised Land. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-08-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Net Pricing: Is It Time to Take Prices off Book Covers?

Pointing to the need for pricing flexibility at a time when bookstores face a growing number of economic challenges, some booksellers question whether it’s time for publishers to stop printing suggested retail prices on book covers and dust jackets. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Price Cuts Bite Into Korean Book Sales, Fixed Price Considered

Despite a dramatic drop in book sales, Aladin used bookstores have thrived, with some publishers dumping books to boost sales; a fixed-price law is now under debate. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2013-11-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Editor's Letter: Summer? What summer?

In each issue of Distro, Executive Editor Marc Perton publishes a wrap-up of the week in news. In the US, Labor Day traditionally marks the end of the lazy days of summer, and the beginning of the busy fall season. While this summer was hardly quiet -- it included, you might recall, major... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2013-09-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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U.S. files price-fixing lawsuit over eBook pricing

The U.S. filed an antitrust lawsuit against Apple Inc., Hachette SA, HarperCollins, Macmillan, Penguin and Simon & Schuster in New York district court, claiming collusion over eBook pricing. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Amazon sale slashes the price of Kindle Kids and Fire Kids tablets

If you have a child in your life who needs a new tablet or e-reader, Amazon has a sale you may want to check out. The company's devices designed for kids are currently being sold at a discount —some are even listed with the lowest prices we've seen for them on the website. You can get Kindle for... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2022-08-16 10:01:53 UTC ]
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Half Price Books Celebrates its 50th Anniversary

Half Price Books, a Texas-based company, has firmly established itself as the nation’s third-largest bookstore chain with 121 stores. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-08-12 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Let’s talk about science fiction and horror by new, promising writers

In our final column for The Post, we revisit books we have savored and many more we hope to read. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2022-08-04 12:00:00 UTC ]
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