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ALERT: Blogger Get’s it Wrong: Amazon Sales Rankings are Valuable Metrics if Benchmarked over Time

ALERT: Victoria Strauss Critical of Indie Authors Successes: The Voice of Envy

ALERT: (Posted 10/25/11) P.N. Elrod Claims Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers (SFWA) Has Hackers: Cyber Crime Incitement?

ALERT: (Posted 10/24/11) American Book Publishing: No Case, No Criminal Contact & No Legal Action Taken

ALERT: American Book Publishing “Investigation” Research Released: No Proof of Victoria Strauss’ Claims


Posted 10/31/2011

Major Book Publisher Files Mass-BitTorrent Lawsuit

E-book charts published in Wall Street Journal

Amazon Kindle Fire Poised to Reshape Tablet Market: 10 Reasons Why

Barnes & Noble readying new Nook for November 7 debut | ZDNet

New Nook? Barnes & Noble Sends Out Invites for Nov. 7 Event

New Publishing Models Emerge with e-Book Popularity

WSJ Debuts its E-Book Bestseller List

Interview: Heather Killough-Walden, author of ‘Avenger’s Angel’ and e-book phenom

Moglue Lets Anyone Make A Children’s Book For Tablets

New Publishing Models Emerge with e-Book Popularity

Steven and Cokie Roberts have tale of two faiths

Is Amazon short-changing authors? Who knows? | TeleRead: News 

LAist Interview: Author Mark Z. Danielewski on ‘The Fifty Year Sword,’ the 

Abominable snowstorm one for the record books

Secret of Self-Publishing: Success

Interview: Mike DiCerto, Author of The Adventures of Rupert Starbright: The 

Sharjah book fair from November 16

publishing your book on the Barnes & Noble NOOK « Self 

Publishing NewsBooks are like the news — it’s better when they 

Bezos Boosts Amazon Kindle Fire Production in Face of Massive Pre-Order Demand

Zuckerberg to startups: You don’t need to be in Silicon Valley

Posted 10/30/2011

Florence Parry Heide dies at 92; prolific children’s author

Publisher Zarakolu detained in anti-terror operation

E-book sales sluggish

Phone hacking: book publishing executives targeted | Media 

From Haggadah to Harry: Big range of books in Jewish Book Festival

Lexington author is a scholar, detective and storyteller

Another Malone Editorial Services Book Sold to a Traditional Publisher

Get that book out – self-publish!

Will the Internet and Kindle Ever Replace Books?

Posted 10/29/2011

Hyperink, a content farm that grows books

Jewish Book Festival to feature ‘Memory Palace’ author Mira Bartok, ‘Lord of 

The book as process, conversation, byproduct

New Service for Authors Seeking to Self-Publish E-Books

First Amendment lawyer funds free speech institute at Yale Law

A&A: Who is allowed to access arrest records?

Justice Department proposes change to Freedom of Information Act that facilitates hiding records

Anti-piracy bill pits free speech rights against copyright interests

Salt Lake: Prosecutor claims newspaper libeled her

My Path: Why I Chose Self Publishing | Diapers, Bookmarks, and …

Self Publishing Expectations « Self Publishing Advisor

Best-Selling Books, Week Ended Oct. 23

Why Self-Publishers Should Consider Using Lightning Source

An in-depth look at self-publishing | TeleRead: News and views on e …

Reading a book vs. on a screen: study shows no difference …

Using Amazon’s Author Central to Boost Book Sales: the Balancing …

Books Unbound

Persecuted author is at home in Miami

Digital vs. Dustjacket

Award-winning B.C. authors accuse writer of plagiarism

A Kindle loaded with e-books is heavier than an empty one – New …

Kobo to become a publisher – Arts & Entertainment – CBC News

Albert Wisner Public Library hosts seminar Nov. 3 on self-publishing books and …

Literary marathon: Fiction writing contest prods, motivates authors

A Writer of Slasher Books Finds More Than a Muse

Wall Street Journal to Debut E-Book Best-Seller Lists Provided by Nielsen

Posted 10/28/2011

Publishers Have a Lot in Common with Blockbuster – Book Blogs

The book of Jobs

IS IT THE END FOR BOOKS? A CONVERSATION WITH TWO WISCONSIN BESTSELLING AUTHORS …

E-book Sales Rose 116% in August

On the death of book publishers and other middlemen

Writing as it pleases you. A Publishing Revolution

Self-Publishing Virtual Book Tour: Romance With A Touch of Love …

WSJ best-seller lists to include e-books

Amazon, Books, and Change : Beyond Search

Worzalla lays off 20 employees

Atria Publishes First-Ever Nearfield Communications Enabled “smart book”

EBook Sales Are (no surprise) Up. Internet Book Sales Are (no …

Finally … An App for Authors | SmartAuthorSites.com Authors Blog

Can big publishers actually do tech and make books at the same …

Jeremy Robinson’s Great Kindle Giveaway Blog Tour

An Author Considers Love, Divorce and Politics

Authors Wayson Choy, SKY Lee, and Paul Yee sue Ling Zhang over her novel Gold …

Louisiana Book Festival returns to downtown BR after a year off

books: $3.99/lb « orgtheory.net

Books Get Sweary | The Awl

Bellwether Prize author to speak in Cape

Posted 10/27/2011

Author Solutions CEO Kevin Weiss Featured on Michael Hyatt’s “Intentional …

The ereader: The book’s friend or foe?

Books-A-Million to open 41 locations

Why Amazon Doesn’t Care Much About Wall Street

Odd little book celebrates weirdness

Stephen King’s New Monster

Book it to The J

Authors want book publisher jailed

Hey, book authors! Has Hyperink got a deal for you!

Big U.S. publishers say e-books now generate 15-20% of their sales, only 1% in Europe

Ex-Mobster Opens JCC’s Book Month

E-Book Sales Grow By 564%, Now Make Up 5.5% Of Bloomsbury Sales

For publishers, ‘sell’ is a four-letter word

Library bringing readers, authors together

Andreessen Horowitz, SV Angel Back Next-Generation Digital Book Publisher Hyperink

Florence Parry Heide, Children’s Writer and Poet, Dies at 92

State Department spends $70000 on Obama’s books – and stirs a controversy

Amazon.com in Talk to Bring Kindle to China

Amazon Goes It Alone in China, With a New Name and URL

Amazon takeover of Book Depository ‘threatens future of bookselling’

Small publishers baffled and worried by e-books

BARNES & NOBLE HAS THE HIGHEST SALES PER SHARE IN THE SPECIALTY STORES …

Author Solutions Opens Hollywood’s Doors for Authors with Book-to-Screen PitchFest

Ukraine’s leader accused of plagiarism in new book

Turning the page on homophobia in publishing

Profanity is making a splash in book titles

‘American Girl’ author creating series for boys

Books-A-Million to open 41 new stores, including 2 in Michigan

Author Dennis Lehane visits Plymouth Public Library

Famed children’s authors coming to the Fitzgerald to peddle elaborate lies to …

Canadian authors file copyright suit over Gold Mountain Blues

The Millions : “Books are an existential crisis”

DreamHaven Books to Close Retail Store – GalleyCat

Chicago Tribune plans books section, at an extra charge | Marketing …

1DollarScan Turns Books and Other Paper Stuff into Searchable …

Author to discuss history of the cranberry

Author Gerald Lund kicks off book festival

Author Solutions Opens Hollywood’s Doors for Authors with Book-to-Screen PitchFest

Kobo to become a publisher

Posted 10/26/2011

Jewish authors’ time to shine and discuss

Why and How to Self Publish Your Book (and why the Publishing industry is dead)

Two Idaho Authors Take Home Prestigious Whiting Writers’ Awards

eBook lending: Libraries go digital

Acclaimed author aims for storyfest

NEWS: Publishing Houses Make Moves to Please Authors « Pure …

booktrade.info – Book Trade News – DK Publishing Bounces Back

4 Reasons to Distribute Your Self-Published Book on the Barnes & Noble Nook

2011 Self-Publishing Book Expo Sees More E-books, More Attendance

NBA Legend Jerry West Opens Up In New Autobiography

Grisham’s Ambulance Chaser Pulls Gun on Deadbeat Client: Books

State Department Buys $70K Worth Of Obama Books

Wisconsin children’s book author Florence Parry Heide dies at 92; wrote more …

Posted 10/25/2011

Ingram Publisher Services adds four new clients

Walla Walla writer gets book deal

Author Barbara Freethy Sells Over One Million Self-Published e-books in 2011

China’s Largest Publishing House Selects the KODAK PROSPER 1000 Press for …

Jobs book is Apple of publisher’s eye

World Book Night titles unveiled

Subtext Livens Up Ebooks With Author Commentary and Social Reading

About the authors and upcoming events

King’s Speech to be published as a book

Taylor Swift donates 6000 books to a library because Taylor Swift is …

Room for Debate: A Running Commentary on the News

Posted 10/24/2011

Interview: Erin Quinn, author of ‘Haunting Embrace’

WikiLeaks suspends publishing to fight financial blockade

Amazon Updates Kindle Line to HTML5, CSS3

The Book Publishing Industry of the Future: It’s All About Content

US academics challenged over praise of ‘anti-Semitic’ book

EXCLUSIVE: Barnes & Noble Fills DC Comics Hole with 2000AD Alan Moore Titles

Amazon moves aggressively into world of book publishing

How to write fiction: Roderick Gordon on publishing your own novel

News Corp.’s HarperCollins Acquires Film Books Publisher Newmarket Press …

Charles Hamm, Author on American Popular Music, Dies at 86

A Tale of Two Industries: Amazon Delves Deeper into Book Publishing

About 35000 attend Texas Book Festival, with new lit crawl

Recap of Humboldt County Author Festival 2011

Vistaprint Agrees to Acquire Leading European Photo Book Provider Albumprinter

‘Steve Jobs’ Book Delves Deep into Complex Man’s Life

Amazon’s new e-book format brings HTML5 support to your Kindle library

Posted 10/21/2011

How Well Is My Book Selling? Now Authors Have More Answers

Ebooks or Printed Books: Which Are Better for You?

Sacramento library will unveil a book printing machine

Paula Deen attracts hundreds at book signing

Books by the Banks features 100+ authors

Posted 10/20/2011

How Well Is My Book Selling? Now Authors Have More Answers

When Will Local E-book Editions Compete … – Publishing Perspectives

Melville House Books » Publishing News

Silly People, Books Are For Selling!. Copyfight: the politics of IP

Argos Books: A New Form for Translation – Words Without Borders

Authors to Get Sales Data Online From 3 Big Publishers

Books-A-Million plans to open stores at former Borders Books

Posted 10/19/2011

Troops in Afghanistan Burn Donated Copies of Books

Soldiers burn books

Court: Authors Can’t Be Sued For Linking To Libelous Material

What makes a book great?

Interview: Ann Christopher, author of ‘Deadly Desires’

Texas Book Festival brings celebrated authors to Austin

In a Battle of the E-Readers, Booksellers Spurn Superheroes

Author Julian Barnes wins Booker Prize

A big helping of Southern comfort from food authors

How Amazon Book Publishing Is Filling A Void (Let’s Embrace It!)

Public libraries journey into unmapped e-book territory

Shot by bullies? Biographers question Van Gogh ‘suicide’

JCCs feature books and authors

Authors create website to lend support to Occupy Wall Street

Stan Lee’s Author Education Video Series Debuts on Author Learning Center

Posted 10/18/2011

Festival jammed with “wow” factor

British author Julian Barnes has won the 2011 Man Booker Prize

New books chronicle surfing’s history

Colson Whitehead on Zombies, ‘Zone One,’ and His Love of the VCR

Books: Nile Rodgers goes beyond disco in ‘Le Freak’

A Boston Bustling with Books

Varying authors of Bible’s books can be detected by computer algorithm

Local Books: East African immigrants in NW

Cain’s book purchases spur questions

E-books edging out traditional print

National Book Awards 2011: Author asked to withdraw ‘Shine’ from finalist list

Chime Not Shine: The National Book Awards Nominates The Wrong Book

What Would Happen if Amazon Ruled Publishing?

Publishing Perils in the Digital Age

ALERT: (Posted 10/24/11) American Book Publishing: No Case, No Criminal Contact & No Legal Action Taken

ALERT: American Book Publishing “Investigation” Research Released: No Proof of Victoria Strauss’ Claims

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