Wordery founders sell 49% stake to Connect Books

Connect Books has bought the remaining 49% stake in Wordery to become the sole owners of the retailer. Wordery – an online bookseller – was established in October 2012 as a joint enterprise between Connect Books, which owned a 51% stake, and former Book Depository IT director Will Jones and founding partners Steve Potter, Rob Johnson, Lee Valentine and Tim Williams who owned the remaining 49%. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

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Danny Caine, the owner of the Raven Book Store in Lawrence, Kans., has sold a 49% stake in the 35-year-old bookstore to a group of seven employees. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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We Wrote a Book About Why Audible Won’t Sell Our Book...and Snuck It Onto Audible

In his new book with Rebecca Giblin, 'Chokepoint Capitalism,' Cory Doctorow explores how large companies have positioned themselves between consumers and creatives and with a new Kickstarter campaign once again takes aim at the world's dominant audiobook platform. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Powell’s Books will stop selling books through Amazon due to its “detrimental impact” on stores.

With this year’s Independent Bookstore Day occurring at a particularly rough time for booksellers, the iconic Powell’s Books in Portland has decided to make a statement and stop selling through Amazon. In a statement, owner Emily Powell notes that the occasion, this year, feels “especially... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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Little Door Books founder wins Scottish picture book prize

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Go viral, score book deal. 'Cat Person' author sells her debut book in the U.K., with U.S. deal in the works

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Big Books the U.S. Agencies Are Selling at the Fair: Frankfurt Book Fair 2014

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Rare proof sheets of first Harry Potter book expected to sell for £20,000

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