April 2012

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“An Author site/blog using Google ads to generate revenue from authors probably isn’t anyone you want to read.”

– The Write Agenda

ALERT: John Steinbeck Family Defrauded by Writer Beware™ & SFWA Attorney: The 2007 Scam that Writer Beware™ Didn’t Report . . . Why?

11/25/2011: Writer Beware seems to be defending Book Country (Writer Beware – Victoria Strauss)

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

April 30, 2012

OKC Memorial Marathon: ‘Isaac Project’ meant to spread kindness
“She felt like that’s something that should be shared.” She wrote a children’s book, with the themes of kindness, friendship and acceptance and an anti-bullying message. Arnold planned on self-publishing the book before Tate Publishing picked it up.
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Why the Amazon naysayers should be scared
San Francisco Chronicle
The Amazon Prime two-day shipping club used to get most of the attention. Thursday, Bezos used the opportunity to promote the thousands of e-books that are exclusive to the Kindle. “You won’t find them anywhere else,” he wrote.
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Amazon and the ebook’s future
The Age
I wrote a couple of weeks back about the pressure Amazon was bringing to bear on book publishersaround the world, demanding higher discounts from publishers often without any negotiation, and using negotiations about ebook pricing to attempt to get 
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Apple v Amazon and the future of books
Stabroek News
Amazon’s “loss-leader” approach also unsettled trade publishers, who stood to lose control over the pricing of their product. Meanwhile Amazon’s bold new strategy quickly allowed the company to assume control over a 90% share of the market. Apple 
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iUniverse Releases Schedule of Free Indie Author Book Signings at 
From Yahoo! News: Signing Authors Feature Variety of Topics Across Many Genre’sLOS ANGELES (PRWEB) April 16, 2012 iUniverse, the leading…

Why Apple’s Marketing Will Suffer Now That Steve Jobs Is Gone
Business Insider
With Tim Cook — this is all guesswork, I haven’t drawn any conclusions — it seems he’s not a big marketing guy. I imagine he would still need to approve something major before it goes on the air. In that sense, I would expect Apple to become more 
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Why Amazon Succeeds
Amazon’s (AMZN) earnings this past week are a sign of how corporate strategy has shifted. Amazon does things differently, but only as differently as Apple. What is their secret? Nick Vitalari and I described this new corporate strategy in The Elastic 
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Publisher perish? Legacy publishers must adapt or be replaced 
By Chris Meadows
Legacy publishers: dinosaurs who are having trouble adapting to the new digital climate, or here to stay and planning for the future? As with any such question,
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The other Amazon-publisher disagreement: print on demand 
By Chris Meadows
Everyone is paying attention to the e-book pricing fight against Amazon right now, but Bloomberg Businessweek reports there’s another disagreement going on between Amazon and the publishers behind the scenes that nobody has really 
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“The Call” – War Stirs Conflict Within a Family | PRLog

ABOUT: Strategic Book Publishing and Rights Co, LLC provides book publishing, book…

Books: ‘The Journey From Oz’ is self-help book that keeps message 
Tate Publishing announces that a writer from Maxton, Carmita Jacobs, has written a children’s book. In “My Nana Has a Boyfriend,” a child sees her grandmother…

Creative Works — Tate Publishing / Author’s 
Monday April 23. 2012, Tate Publishing  Group Study Outline · Purchase the Book · Tate Publishing · Book Related Photos. Reader Comments. Ask the Author…

Amazon’s Online Domination Priced In Until Margins Improve
Despite the impressive growth, Amazon’s valuation is extremely sensitive to changes in profit margins. We have a near $225 price estimate, which is just about in line with the market price.Amazon’s Media sales, which comprises e-content, books
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Microsoft and Barnes & Noble Create E-Book Partnership
PCWorld (blog)
Amazon already offers a version of its Kindle reader app for Windows 8. The new e-book duo also plans to create Nook-based textbooks to compete with a similar platform from Apple announced in January as part of iBooks 2. As part of the new partnership, 
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Books In The News
The Epoch Times
Amazon sales ranks revealed a significant jump in popularity for Pulitzer-prize winning books, including a move from 35886 to 101 for Tracy K. Smith’s “Life On Mars,” according to Publishers Weekly (PW).

Microsoft buys Nook stake, B&N shares soar – Yahoo! News
(Reuters) – Microsoft Corp will invest $300 million in Barnes & Noble Inc’s Nook e -reader, gaining a foothold in the fast-growing e-books market as the bookseller…

Another look at Apple’s agency model for publishing
Chris Martucci offers a very different perspective on Apple’s trouble with the Department of Justice than the Wall Street Journal’s L. Gordon Crovitz.…/another-look-at-apples-agency-mode…

Author Solutions Hires Ben Ketai to Adapt HUSH
PR Web (press release)
For more information about ASI, ASI’s partner brands or for information about self-publishing, visit Author Solutions, Inc. (ASI) is owned by Bertram Capital and is the world leader in indie book publishing.
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Books may be kept out of Tehran fair — but not off its streets
Los Angeles Times
The 10-day book fair, which kicks off Tuesday at the Grand Mosque Mosalla, bills itself as “the most important publishing event in Asia and the Middle East,” drawing an average of 550000 visitors a day. Though most publishers come from the Islamic 
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U.S. Strategic Book Publishing Reps Polish Authors at Upcoming 
U.S. Strategic Book Publishing Reps Polish Authors at Upcoming 2012 Warsaw Book Fair. At this May’s Warsaw Book Fair, three Polish authors will be…

A Political Thriller by Rene Natan
Publishamerica. com) It was 1962, Russia. Suffused light pervaded the vast tundra, its immensity enhanced by a simmering feeling of desolation and solitude.

April 27, 2012

Amazon vs. Publishers: The Book Battle Continues
By Brad Stone on April 26, 2012 There’s a glaring anachronism at the center of most (AMZN) fulfillment centers: aisle after aisle of old-fashioned booksAmazon stocks these volumes for the many customers who still favor the tangible 
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Aleph books will be competitively priced: David Davidar
David Davidar, co-founder of Aleph Book Company, tells Forbes India that his company hopes to fix the dearth of great books in history, science, politics, sociology and travel. Career: Over 25 years as a publishing professional. Founder-publisher of 
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The Feldman File: Apple’s potential defense: The publishers didn’t 
The publishers wouldn’t possibly have been stupid enough to talk directly with each other about adopting uniform agency terms and pricing. Apple would have…/apples-potential-defense-publishe…

In DoJ antitrust action, Amazon may not be the bad guy and 
By Chris Meadows
But we have to ask ourselves, with the collapse of physical retail for books, which company will booksuppliers want to deal with most? Just as iTunes supplanted record stores, Amazon is supplanting bookstores. Of all the bookselling options 
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April 26, 2012

Amazon aren’t destroying publishing, they’re reshaping it
The Guardian
The debate about Amazon v the publishing industry is getting so heated and so polarised that quite soon it’s going to need its own version of Godwin’s law. The passion is almost religious. On the one hand, you have those who say Amazon is a kind of new
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E-Book Prices May Drop In Short Term
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — When the Justice Department filed suit against Apple and five majorbook publishers alleging e-book price fixing, the government hawked it as a triumph for consumers. The other champ, of course, was Amazon — which called the 
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Why the Book Publishers and Apple needed Whacking | Media Tapper
The DOJ is trying to break up this mafia type collaboration between the middlemen and the distribution point.…

Something Is Rotten In The State Of E-Book Publishing
Fast Company
BY Kit Eaton | 04-25-2012 | 1:08 PM The publishing industry has a problem. The old guard haven’t innovated. And neither their business models nor their products embrace the digital books revolution. Take the ongoing and complicated spat between Apple 
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As KL Book Fair Opens, Publishers Eye Booming Southeast Asia 
By Guest Contributor
Surveying Malaysia’s booming book market finds award-winning multicultural publishers, growing readership, a hot rights scene, and innovative digital projects.
Publishing Perspectives

The Weekly Online!
Published by Tate Publishing and Enterprises, the book is available through bookstores nationwide, from the publisher at,…/…

Books-A-Million’s CFO leaves, successor named – CBS News
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Books-A-Million Inc. said Wednesday that its chief financial officer resigned to pursue other opportunities, and it went outside the chain to…/books-a-millions-cfo-leaves-successor-n…

Publishers abandon Amazon, say it plays too rough
Seattle University Spectator (blog)
But publishers aren’t always the victims when it comes to manipulating prices. The Justice Department recently sued Apple, along with five of the nation’s largest publishers, on price-fixing charges. The publishers said that their actions were simply 
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Creative Corner: The metamorphosis of publishing in the 21st century
Those with print-era skills — the very people who have been the backbone of publishing — feel trapped and anxious. Is this a time of crisis, or of opportunity? And if it is, as I believe, a time of unparalleled opportunity, how can you adapt to take 
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April 25, 2012

E-book Price-Fixing: Finding the Best Model for Publishers — and Readers
Amazon’s longer-term strategy seems to be based on the idea that as Kindle’s share of the e-book reader market expanded, the company would eventually make more money from the device and control the gateway to the e-book market. However, book publishers 
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The Apple Piracy Effect: Will Sci-Fi eBooks Lead to a Fight Over Illegal 
Apple’s iTunes Store shook up the music publishing world by discontinuing all music sales with DRM, opting instead for basic MP3s. Music publishers resisted initially, but after watching sales and profits rise substantially, due to the music being 
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The Changing World of Book Publishing
Amy Einhorn, Publisher and Vice President of Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam, and Ben Schrank, President and Publisher of Razorbill, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers Group, talk about the changing business of book publishing and how, as editors, 
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Amazon e-book prices: Good news … for now
By Julianne Pepitone @CNNMoneyTech April 25, 2012: 12:19 PM ET NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — When the Justice Department filed suit against Apple and five major book publishers alleging e-bookprice fixing, the government hawked it as a triumph for consumers.
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The Book World Vs. Amazon
Seeking Alpha
Books take up a lot of space, and even the biggest brick and mortar stores can only hold so many titles. And stores typically relied on walk-in customers to move those titles. So it was no mistake that Amazon targeted the book market.
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Why Publishers Only Have Themselves to Blame for Justice Dept. Mess
TheWrap (blog)
By Michael Stroud All the hullabaloo about whether the Justice Dept. was justified in suing Appleand five publishers skirts the real issue. The problem here is that both Apple and Amazon are exerting a stranglehold over publishers‘ ability to 
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Digging Further Into the Intrigue RE the DOJ Investigation of the Big 
By gator1965
The Department of Justice recently announced that it has sued civilly Apple, Barnes & Noble and a whole bunch of book publishers for conspiring to fix the price of e-books (digital books) to the consumer reader. The target of this alleged 
Publishing/Writing: Insights,…

Lariat Letters: Amazon’s e-book policy is just fine
The Baylor Lariat
I found numerous problems with the Lariat’s April 20th editorial, “Amazon’s Dirt Cheap E-bookPrices Hurt Authors.” The author says, “In the current model, only consumers and Amazon benefit from e-book pricing.” This is rather misleading.
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Apple settles ebook case in Europe
IDG News Service
According to reports, European Union competition commissioner Joaquín Almunia has said Appleand all the publishers, other than Penguin, have agreed to settle, at least in Europe. Apple has offered to settle the row over ebook price fixing in Europe, 
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Mystery Man
 thought-provoking book that should entertain both adult and juvenile readers. It can be purchased at Barnes & Noble,, and at independent bookstores. The publisher is American Book Publishing, which is based in Salt Lake City.
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For independent booksellers, a time to innovate
Kansas City Star
Most anyone trying to sell printed books at a bricks-and-mortar store was sweating hard: Onetime powerhouse Borders was steaming toward bankruptcy; casual book buyers were with cash they used to spend at shops, and Amazon’s Kindle 
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April 24, 2012

Why Amazon should take on the publishing establishment | The 
By Passive Guy
Goto comments Leave a comment. From Barry Eisler via the Guardian: As the author of nine novels (the most recent, The Detachment , published by Amazon) and four self-published works, I’ve long been curious about why so many people 
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The Big Six Book Publishers Need to Innovate Like the Good Americans That They Are
Huffington Post (blog)
In case you missed it the other week, the US Justice Department filed suit against Apple and some of the “Big Six” publishers for conspiring to raise the price of e-books. Of course the Big Six are guilty. They’re scared that online e-books sellers 
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Local author’s book to be released in June
Jackson County Floridan
She sent manuscripts and query letters after finishing it and was met with a number of rejections from publishers. After taking a year off from the process, she decided to try again, this time findingTate Publishing. One of the biggest pieces of 
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Did Amazon Just Become One of Your Competitors?
And if a recent lawsuit filed against five of Amazon’s biggest competitors is any indication of things to come, anyone in the supply business should take note. Now thatbook publishers and Apple have been hit with price-fixing allegations in a 
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How Apple’s Agency Model for Publishers Fails to Merit Collusion Charges
Mac Rumors
Earlier this month, the US Department of Justice, a number of US states, and authorities in several other countries announced that they were filing lawsuits against Apple and six book publishers, alleging anticompetitive behavior in shifting to an 
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E-Books Lawsuit Aids Amazon, Critics Say
The Wall Street Journal Digital Network
Critics say that the Justice Department’s antitrust lawsuit against Apple and five publishers is aiding Internet retailing giant Amazon at the expense of struggling book publishers. Thomas Catan reports on digits. Photo: AP.
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Pulitzer Perturbations | The Journal
By Mike Larson
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: the thing that worries me more than e-readers, and SparkNotes, and cell-phone literature, and revised editions of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and a shrinking literary market, and decreasing book sales 
The Journal

Why sue the publishers and Apple instead of Amazon? The DoJ 
By Chris Meadows
In the publisher/Apple antitrust suit, one criticism that has emerged from the publisher partisan camp is that the DoJ is picking on them for trying to defend.
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Why trailblazing Amazon should take on the publishing establishment
The Guardian
And it’s been interesting for me to see people try to explain away the evidence of collusion between the CEOs of the major publishers as set forth in the US Justice Department’s suit against these publishers and in the equivalent suit brought by 16 
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The Current State of Publishing and Literary Fiction
Big Think
Publishing will get easier, says Rhodes Fishburne, and the state of fiction is “in good hands.”
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The Humorous Side of the Law: No indicting an Apple?
Naples Daily News
By Carl Steinhouse Community Contributor The Department of Justice recently announced that it has sued civilly Apple, Barnes & Noble and a whole bunch of book publishers for conspiring to fix the price of e-books (digital books) to the consumer reader.
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As Book Sales Grow, Publishers Flock to India
New York Times (blog)
David Davidar recalls the advice once given to him by the writer RK Narayan about publishing books in India. “Don’t worry, you’ll be gone in a few years,” Mr. Narayan warned. “There aren’t enough writers here.” Mr. Narayan made his prediction more than
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Apple settles ebook case in Europe
Macworld UK
Apple has offered to settle the row over ebook price fixing in Europe, but it’s still holding out in the US. According to reports, European Union competition commissioner Joaquín Almunia has saidApple and all the publishers, other than Penguin, 
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April 23, 2012

Analysis: What Amazon’s publishing arm means for retail
Retail Week
Amazon’s latest venture – to develop a book publishing operation in the UK – is yet another example of the online giant’s ability to think long term. We provide a range of advertising opportunities. By advertising with us, you are guaranteed to reach 
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Wolters Kluwer in strategic alliance with China Publishing Group Corporation 
Global information services company Wolters Kluwer, Netherlands, recently welcomed a Chinese delegation with representatives of prominent institutions in Chinese publishing. CEO Nancy McKinstry met with Tan Yue, President of China Publishing Group 
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What Is A Publisher For?
Seeking Alpha
Publishers traditionally gave me 15% royalties, taking the rest for editing, marketing, and printing. In the tech world books were pre-marketed – they knew how many and what they would sell before they hired the writer. I like having editors, 
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All Canadian e-book buyers could win if Apple found guilty of price-fixing
Vancouver Sun
Like antitrust lawsuits launched by the Department of Justice in the US and the European Union, the Quebec suit claims that Apple colluded with book publishers to artificially set electronic book prices higher than the $9.99 standard Amazon had set for 
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Texas Insider » Amazon is Obama’s Mistress
By admin
Amazon currently monopolizes e-book sales, controlling 60 percent of the market. And, like a jealous lover, Obama is suing Amazon’s competitors in order to further strengthen her e-bookmonopoly. Obama may be faithful to his wife, but he is 
Texas Insider

Amazon’s Fight Against Content Middlemen: Books, TV, Movies 
By Curt Woodward
The publishing industry was rocked last year when, long the most important retailer inbooks, got serious about becoming a publisher. No longer.

Richmond Native Pens Love Letter to the Big Apple
Case in point: the debut book by New Yorker and Richmond native, Howard Jordan Jr.: “101 Reasons to Leave New York” (Eloquent Books). It may list a lot of things that make the typical rat-race life in the city sound off-putting or downright 
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Amazon plans publishing arm to ‘cut out middle man’
Internet retailer Amazon is gearing up for battle with the books industry by launching its own publishing operation in Britain. By publishing its own books, Amazon could offer exclusive material on the Kindle, helping to fend off Apple’s iPad or Kobo.
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Briefly in the Arts
Denton Record Chronicle
The book is available through bookstores nationwide, from the publisher at or by visiting or HeLal was born in the village of Falougha, Lebanon. Many of her recipes were published in the 
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Experts Say Government Had Little Choice in E-Books Case
Wall Street Journal
By THOMAS CATAN WASHINGTON—The US Justice Department has come under criticism since filing an antitrust lawsuit against Apple Inc. and five publishers, accusing them of colluding to fix e-book prices. But many experts say that under antitrust law, 
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Amazon, Internet Sales Draw Covetous Looks From State Tax Collectors
But now let’s suppose that the state of Washington decides it wants to charge sales tax on the Kindle book you just bought from Amazon as does the state where you live. And then let’s suppose that another state, perhaps Illinois, wants to charge sales 
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“Online Publishing Changing the Culture of Book Reading” Says
PR Web (press release)
The Special Report shows how just about any item can be offered on Amazon and help a business or entrepreneur gain Internet presence. Online publishing has taken the book writing industry by storm, today’s article said.
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Ebooks: should their form determine their value?
The Guardian
The debate centres on the “agency model”, which allows publishers to set the price of their ebooks, instead of the retailer, but what’s really going on is a shadow war between publishers and Amazon over the true value of books.
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Apple Offers E-Book Settlement: But Only in Europe
As we know the case is about the move from the wholesale model to the agency one for the selling of e-books. The allegation is that Apple and the five major publishers colluded in an anti-competitive manner to undermine Amazon’s position.
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BLOG: Book Publishers Must Learn the Same Lessons Music Publishers Did
Tablet PC Review
As it stands now, publishing companies like MacMillan, HarperCollins, Penguin, Simon & Schuster, and others want to charge more for the digital versions of books than most of their customers think they are worth. These companies frequently price eBooks 
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Apple Facing Class-Action Lawsuit In Canada Over E-Book Pricing
We first covered this story a couple of weeks back when it was revealed that the US Department of Justice was filing suit against Apple and select publishers over the iBooks sales model. Now, individuals in Canada are seeking damages, but this time it
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“Butterfly Dreams” by Melissa Ann Winter
Herald Review
 I was a little girl but I think it’s something bigger; God wants to have this message out there,” says Melissa Ann Winter of her story that is now the published book, “Butterfly Dreams,” set to be officially released by Tate Publishing this June.
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Plot thickens in e-book lawsuit
Montreal Gazette
Rather than having book publishers sell their works at wholesale prices, then allowing retailers to mark up the cost, Apple allowed book publishers to set the retail prices for books sold in the iBookstore, and then took 30 per cent of sales revenue.
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Google ‘spring cleaning’ closes publisher payment platform
Digital Media Wire
Google’s One Pass payment platform for online news publishers has been shut down too, with the suggestion that Google Consumer Surveys and other platforms would work as an alternative. Also deemed unnecessary the mobile app for Google Talk, 
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Print firms make marks at book fair
Peterborough Evening Telegraph
Printondemand-Worldwide employs about 50 people and produces more than a million books a year, despite specialising in short print-runs, many of them just single copies of books. “What we do is environmentally-friendly, cost effective and just what the 
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April 21, 2012

The Problem with Smashwords (“Smutwords”) CEO Mark Coker 
By thewriteagenda
“An interview with Smashwords CEO Mark Coker He mainly gloats about company’s recent standoff with PayPal, in which the e-book publishing juggernaut defended his right to sell oddball erotica, just as long as it’s legal. Also, he lets it slip 
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April 20, 2012

PayPal, You’ve Met Your Match: Erotica Writers – Wall Street  [NO, WE AT THE WRITE AGENDA DON’T THINK SO.]
Mark Coker of Smashwords became the leader of indie e-book writers–including some with dirty minds–in a fight against censorship and PayPal. He also has strong feelings about the DOJ’s e-book pricing lawsuit.Mark Coker is the CEO of 

The Problem with Smashwords (“Smutwords”) CEO Mark Coker 
By thewriteagenda
“An interview with Smashwords CEO Mark Coker He mainly gloats about company’s recent standoff with PayPal, in which the e-book publishing juggernaut defended his right to sell oddball erotica, just as long as it’s legal. Also, he lets it slip 
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AuthorHouse Observes National Holocaust Remembrance Week with Surviving Authors
PR Web (press release)
AuthorHouse Publishing shares Holocaust survivors’ legacies as lessons for future generations to “never let it happen again.” AuthorHouse Publishing, the leading provider of self-publishing and book marketing services for authors around the glob

Business author Stephen Covey injured in wreck
Salt Lake Tribune
By nate carlisle Stephen R. Covey, the motivational speaker best known for the book The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, suffered a head injury in a bicycle accident Thursday and remains in a Provo hospital

Amazon to bulk up Cape Town presence
You can also leave a comment below this article US online retailer and Web services company is looking to expand its developer centre in Cape Town significantly on the back of growing demand for its services. The company is looking for 50 
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Amazon looks to expand in Australia
Adelaide Now
IT has been reported this week that online retail giant Amazon is looking to build a giant warehouse distribution centre in Australia. Amazon is already selling millions of dollars’ worth of stuff to Australians. The reports quote a Sydney accountant 
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Active Conversation
There’s a huge maverick streak to Jeff Bezos, including many little-known habits highlighted in George Anders’ cover story identifying the Amazon founder as America’s best-performing CEO. The Bezos quirk that intrigued readers the most: using an empty
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Selections from the LA Times Festival of Books
The Rafu Shimpo
By MIA NAKAJI MONNIER This weekend, the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books will bring booksellers, authors, celebrities, and bibliophiles together for a weekend of book signings, performances, and panels—not to mention ample opportunity for book 
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Ireland – The Dawning of the Day (PB) – Oak Tree Press
Ireland – The Dawning of the Day: Memoirs, Stories and Poems to Inspire Active IT Society / Terenure Enterprise Centre ISBN 9780957049505 Published 2012…
An architect, a ship captain and a writer | The author’s Blog
Billie Johnson at Oak Tree Press thought they were a good read and is re- publishing them. They are the beginning of a nautical mystery adventure series, but…/an-architech-a-ship-captain-and-a-w…

New Details About First Imprint Coming From Amazon’s Publishing 
By Gary Price, Editor of
Laura Hazard Owen at paidContent has written an excellent article about Amazon (as Publishing. The companies first imprint will launch this.
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Is Amazon’s low pricing competitive or a real monopoly?
Jerusalem Post
Even as these companies are being charged with monopolistic behavior, many observers view their agreement as the bulwark against monopoly, fearing that no company alone can stop Amazon from sole domination of the book market.
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Moultrie native to sign book Saturday
Moultrie Observer
 [Hiers] guides you to bind up the spirit of death, destruction, theft, sickness, disease, infirmity, pestilence, poverty and lack, curses, and every evil or negative thing in your life,” according to a press release from Tate Publishing.
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The Stigma of the Science Fiction & Fantasy  – The Write Agenda
By thewriteagenda
Confidentially, The Write Agenda™ has recently spoken with agents and publishers who expressed deep concerns about offering to represent or publish writers who are members of Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers Association (SFWA).
The Write Agenda™

Book Publisher Wiley Files Suit Against Piracy Offenders
Book publisher John Wiley & Sons is going after piracy offenders by filing lawsuits against four defendants. Wiley, the publisher of the “For Dummies” series as well as a large catalog of titles ranging from agriculture; business and management; 
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Editorial: NLAPW — A Call for Transparency  – The Write Agenda
Editorial: NLAPW — A Call for Transparency. The National League of American Pen Women has been contacted regarding postings made in 2006 and 2007 as…/editorial-nlapw-a-call-for-tra…

April 19, 2012

Apple Wants Trial On Ebook Price-Fixing: Lawyer
Huffington Post
E-book prices went up an average of $2 to $3 in a three-day period in early 2010, according to the complaint. The settlement with three publishers will allow Amazon to resume discounting books, and will terminate the “most favored nation” contracts 
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Apple will fight the DOJ
Christian Science Monitor
The launch of the iBookstore in 2010 fostered innovation and competition, breakingAmazon’s monopolistic grip on the publishing industry.” As we explained in an earlier post, there are two competing models for distributing books: the wholesale model 
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This Writing Life: Traditional Publishing Is Dead
By Mark Terry
For me, personally, as a writer, traditional fiction publishing is dead. Will it rise up like Lazarus in the future? Could happen. I’ll cross that particular crosswalk if and when the need arises. What brings me to lurch out of my blogging lethargy to 
This Writing Life

Amazon Buys James Bond Book Rights
Huffington Post
The books, which have sold more than 100 million copies worldwide since they were first published, will be published under Amazon’s Thomas & Mercer thriller imprint, and, the Wall Street Journal reports, the e-books will initially only be available on 
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Marine vet recalls her struggles with discrimination
Aurora Beacon News
A suspense novel, “The Wrath of Lucifer’s Deadly Sin,” will be released this summer by Strategic Book Publishers. The novel weaves a dark tale of a woman who is abducted by a serial killer after her motorcycle breaks down on a lonely country road.
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Parents Ask Judge For Permission To Sue Apple, Judge Says Ok
Apple has been dragged into yet another lawsuit this week, except this time it’s not from the tech or publishing world; the new lawsuit comes from parents. According to the parents, Apple isn’t doing enough to keep their kids from racking up hundreds 
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Victoria Strauss Part of a Cult? | publishingfacts
With the skill of demented surgeons, Victoria Strauss, her BFF Ann Crispin and their “Genial Uncle”, James D. Macdonald, they cut and carve up “Newbies” The…/victoria-strauss-part-of-a-cul…

Court rules online retailer Barnes & owes NM sales tax
Las Cruces Sun-News
The court’s ruling on Wednesday involved a limited liability company that’s a subsidiary of Barnes &, Inc. The subsidiary was assessed gross receipts taxes of $534000 for sales in New Mexico from 1998 to 2005. The company protested and a 
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Ma Jian protest paints the London Book Fair red
The Guardian
The incarcerated Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo should have been among the authors invited, he said, calling the 180 Chinese publishers present at the fair “the mouthpiece of the Chinese communist party”. “In this book fair that looks so modern, 
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Barnes & Noble Now Recruiting Publishers at London Book Fair 
The London Book Fair opened Sunday of this week and as I predicted last week, Barnes & Noble is there recruiting publishers. You can see one of their meeting…/barnes-noble-now-recruiting-p…

Go386 – Area Author: Pastor Mary Manna
Book info: “From Mayhem to Manna,” Tate Publishing, 212 pages, $13.99 paperback, $29.99 CD audio book. Summary: Mary Manna spent many years in and…/…

Library Welcomes Two Authors in One Day
By margo
This is Nelson’s first book in a series published by Tate Publishing. The library is located at 102 W. Center Street in Canastota. For additional information, feel free to contact the library at 697-7030. Filed Under: Calendar of Events, Canastota, 
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publishers close to settling states’ Apple e-books antitrust suit
Los Angeles Times
The judge overseeing an antitrust lawsuit against Apple Inc. over e-book prices was told by a lawyer that two publishers that earlier settled with the Justice Department are now close to a deal with 15 states. Three publishers named in the US 
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London Book Fair publishing world struggles to  – One News Page
London Book Fair: publishing world struggles to adapt to new lines: The partying goes on at Earl’s Court, but new formats and self-publishing are changing…/London-Book-Fair-publishing-w…

Lack of Pulizter fiction award impacts bookstores
Pasadena Star-News
Allison said they’ll likely lose out of hundreds of book sales as a result. This year no Pulitzer Prize was given out for fiction, an event that typically drives lots of foot traffic into bookstores. (Walt Mancini/Staff Photographer) PASADENA – In a 
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Smashwords – Evolving or Devolving? « Just Smashwords
I’ve seen many complaints about the retailers that Smashwords distributes to, from book covers disappearing, to changes in categories, to price changes being…/smashwords-evolving-or-de…

Book deal opens new chapter in nation’s cultural exchange
China Daily
By Zhang Haizhou in London (China Daily) Book readers in China and the West will have a greater opportunity to experience each other’s culture, after a key deal was signed between leading Chinese and British publishers. Qingdao Publishing Group and 
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How Barnes & Noble Is Affected By DOJ Lawsuit – AppNewser
The Justice Department’s lawsuits against five of the big six publishers over the eBook agency…/how-barnes-noble-is-affected-by-doj…

The London Book Fair 2012: e-books take the spotlight
The Upcoming
The London Book Fair is an international phenomenon that hosts professionals from every niche in the publishing industry. With three days of seminars, events and exhibits, the London Book Fair is an international phenomenon that hosts professionals 
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Book sales down 8% at WHS
The Bookseller
WH Smith has reported a 3% rise in group profit year-on-year for the six months to 29th February 2012, but said book sales were down 8% by volume like-for-like over the period. The chain bookseller said that gross margin in its books category was up 
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Looking At The Future of Book Sales | Author EMS
American Booksellers Association is a valuable resource for events that impact book sales. Case in point, American Booksellers Association CEO Oren Teicher

Barnes & Noble will close Greenburgh store at month’s end
The Journal News |
GREENBURGH — Barnes & Noble will close its store in town at the end of this month, an official with the company said. Carolyn Brown, a spokeswoman for the bookseller, said via email that the store at the Crossroads shopping center on Tarrytown Road 
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April 18, 2012

London Book Fair 2012: Amazon Woos Authors On Busy Show Floor
Publishers Weekly
None of them thought they could sell the book. Undeterred, and using the feedback she’d been given, Abbott published the book last fall with Amazon, once KDP became available in the UK, and after watching sales initially tick along a few copies at a 
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Amazon to Open Fulfillment Center in Australia
By Ina Steiner Australia newspaper The Age reports Amazon is turning its eyes to the Asia-Pacific region, including Australia. “By having an Australian-based Amazondistribution centre, delivery times and possibly costs, will also be curtailed – not 
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Larry Kirshbaum shares many more details on how Amazon Publishing will work
By Laura Hazard Owen Apr. 18, 2012, 11:10am No Comments Last week, Amazon New York publisher Larry Kirshbaum sat down for an interview with writer and former Random House editor Daniel Menaker at Stony Brook Southampton’s “Writers Speak Wednesday.
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London Book Fair 2012: Amazon Woos Authors On Busy SHow Floor
Publishers Weekly
But one new exhibitor stood out at this year’s fair: Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing. With a booth nicely situated near the Digital Zone theatre, Amazon saw steady traffic, answering questions for potential authors, and making some of their most 
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What to Expect: The L.A. Times Festival Of Books 2012
Neon Tommy
Among the esteemed guests taking the stage will be a slew of celebrated writers including TC Boyle, John Green and Judy Blume, who will be on hand to partake in simulating panel discussions, book signings, and general conversations about their latest 
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Publishing Is Cranky Over Snub by Pulitzers
New York Times
On Tuesday, Sarah McNally, the owner of McNally Jackson Books in SoHo, said she would present her own awards to “The Great Night” by Chris Adrian, “We the Animals” by Justin Torres and “Pym” by Mat Johnson. Publishers Weekly posted a list of books from 
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Apple vs. Amazon: Who Is Really Fixing E-Book Prices?
The Whiz Kid story came to mind as I thought about the drama going on with Amazon, Apple, bookpublishers and the Department of Justice over alleged price fixing of e-books. In this scenario, Amazon is the teenager with a not-so-hidden agenda.
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Author Solutions Hosts Book Signings at Los Angeles Times Festival of Books (press release)
Author Solutions, Inc. (ASI), the world leader in indie book publishing, will host over 100 book signings at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, April 21–22 at the University of Southern California campus. With hundreds of thousands of potential 
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Amazon, other e-book controversies
The Seattle Times
Recent lengthy Times’ articles about Amazon and e-book controversies barely mention authors who have benefited from publication of their work. [“Amazon behind e-book lawsuit,” page one, April 16.] Regular publishing firms have almost eliminated new 
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Amazon’s Bezos Freezes Salary To Bet On Kindle Success
International Business Times
By David Zielenziger: Subscribe to David’s RSS feed Jeffrey Bezos, founding CEO (Nasdaq: AMZN), froze his salary for the third consecutive year at $81840. He also received $1.6 million in other compensation, the company’s proxy said.
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Barnes and Noble Will Lose the E-Book Wars – AMZN, AAPL, BKS 
Barnes and Noble (NYSE: BKS) is clinging to its Nook family of e-reading devices . The company recently reported that unit revenues rose 38% last quarter to…e…/3698/

White Plains, Valhalla and surroundings | Barnes & Noble closing 
By Dwight R. Worley
Barnes & Noble will close its Greenburgh store at the end of this month, according to an official with the company. Carolyn Brown, a spokeswoman for the.
White Plains and Valhalla region

Publishing still has problems DoJ suit will not fix | TeleRead: News 
By Chris Meadows
Here are a couple more interesting points of view on the DoJ’s anti-trust lawsuit against somepublishers and Apple. On ReadWriteWeb, Joe Brockmeier points.
TeleRead: News and views on e-books,..

10 Reasons (OK, 13) to Not Join and/or Renew  – The Write Agenda
Writer Beware ™ and its officers, Ann “A.C.” Crispin and Victoria Strauss misappropriate the non-profit status of SFWA for self-promotion purposes. They don’t…/coming-soon-10-reasons-to-…

Chinese publishers attend London Book Fair
More than 180 Chinese publishers are in the UK to attend the London Book Fair, the biggest book fair in the country. CCTV’s Richard Bestic reports. The London Book Fair is one of the world’s biggest gatherings for the serious business of books.
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Amazon at the London Book Fair | Melville House Books
By Dennis Johnson
Greetings from London, where I’m at the London Book Fair meeting with publishers from around the world — who all want to speak about one thing: what they call the “Amazon Problem” (known in the U.S. as the “$9.99 Problem”), and what we 
Melville House Books

Publishers Beware! More Creative Destruction on the Way 
By Hannah Johnson
In this seminal book he wrote, ”the process of industrial mutation…incessantly revolutionizes the economic structure from within, incessantly destroying the old one, incessantly creating the new one.” Sound familiar? If Schumpeter were still alive he would point to these recent transactions as ….Publishing Perspectives is an online journal of international book publishing news and opinion. With correspondents around the world, we provide personal stories and analysis from those on 
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E-book overkill: Justice trustbusters should’ve left Apple and book publishers 
Kansas City Star
By MICHAEL SHERMER The Justice Department filed suit last week against Apple Inc. and two major book publishers, Macmillan and Penguin Group USA, accusing them of colluding in 2010 to raise the prices of e-books. Three other publishers that were 
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Apple e-books defense may hinge on absence from dinner meetings
Chicago Daily Herald
By Bloomberg News Apple Inc.’s best defense against accusations it conspired to fix e-book prices may turn on its absence from meetings in Manhattan restaurants where publishing executives allegedly worked out the scheme. The maker of the iPad will 
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Amazon reportedly making progress with Japanese publishers
By Rick Martin, Tech In Asia Apr. 18, 2012, 4:26am No Comments Any of our readers in Japan who are waiting for Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) to start selling e-books and its Kindle e-reader the country are very likely running out of patience.
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Author faces civil suit over ‘Three Cups of Tea’
The Associated Press
(AP) — After making a $1 million deal to settle allegations that he misused his charity’s money and resources, author and humanitarian Greg Mortenson now must face accusations that he fabricated parts of his best-selling books “Three Cups of Tea” and 
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April 17, 3012

Apple vs. Amazon: Who Is Really Fixing E-Book Prices?
The Whiz Kid story came to mind as I thought about the drama going on with Amazon, Apple, book publishers and the Department of Justice over alleged price fixing of e-books. In this scenario,Amazon is the teenager with a not-so-hidden agenda.
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Publishers fail at ‘curating content’
The Bookseller
Wattpad co-founder Allen Lau argued that the internet, through social media and self-publishingsites, has replaced publishers as a means of selecting content, saying: “Publishers are not doing a very good job of curating content, and the internet will 
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Buried Under Books » The Foreseeable Future
By Lelia
 a collection of interviews and advice from bestselling anbd award-winning mystery authors. Since I’ve taken on the rewarding task of acquisitions editor for Oak Tree Press, people often ask me, “What do you think is the future of publishing?” 
Buried Under Books

Publishers eager to invest overseas

China Daily
By Diao Ying (China Daily) More Chinese cultural and publishing companies are seeking to invest overseas as the government encourages the development of cultural industry abroad, according to government officials and entrepreneurs.
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Will digital publishing replace print books?
According to a report from the 2011 Electronic Book Industry Summit, sales of digital readers in China surged to nearly two million in 2010, a 50 percent increase from a year before. However, book sales have barely moved. Liu said, “Annual book sales 
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London Book Fair offers opportunity to ‘read‘ China through books
China Daily
9, 2010, European Union (EU) Foreign Policy Chief Catherine Ashton was captured in a photographreading a book titled “What Does China Think?” while waiting for a conference at the European Parliament. Apparently, Ashton wanted to learn more about 
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April 16, 2012

London Book Fair 2012: LBF Kicks Off with Digital Minds Conference
Publishers Weekly
The Pottermore e-books, meanwhile, went on sale at the end of March, and Redmayne told attendees that e-book sales were in the millions of pounds after just two and half weeks, estimating that sales were already approaching levels he expected to hit in 
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London Book Fair 2012: Big Authors Return, Another Swedish Trilogy, Buzzy Debuts
Publishers Weekly
WME’s big book, which one insider said has “interest all over the world,” is Justin Gakuto Go’s debut, The Steady Running of the Hour, which sold in the US, before the fair, to Simon & Schuster. Foreign sales have closed in five other countries, 
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Scott Turow Responds to DOJ Agency Model Suit
By Jason Boog on April 13, 2012 3:23 PM The settlement provides a gigantic obstacle to Amazon’s competitors in the e-book business by allowing Amazon to function without making a profit, something that leaves that market forbidding to anyone else who 
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Ah the F—Word by Victoria Strauss (Guest Blog  – The Write Agenda
It is a moot opinion if Victoria Strauss wants to use the F—Word. It’s her choice. At her level of writing there needs to be some action words to support the lack of…/ah-the-f-word-by-vict…

Amazon’s Kindle creator takes time off
New York Post
Steven Kessel, a 13-year veteran of Amazon’s digital business who was responsible for the company’s original e-reader, is taking time off, the company confirmed. As SVP of Worldwide Digital Media, Kessel oversees the company’s digital strategy, 
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Author Watch – Best Sellers – April 14, 2012 « The Write Agenda™
By thewriteagenda
Tate Publishing. 11051. Glimpses into a Love Beyond Words. Danny Randall. CreateSpace. 11164. Trolling Nights. Savannah J. Frierson. Lulu Press. 11172. Kindle Fire User Manual: User Guide for Kindle Fire to Download FREE Kindle 
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Too many Rosens, not enough Romneys
Rosen has helped him lose the battle. The rest of us will help him lose the war. “The hand that rocks the cradle directs the nation.” Allan Erickson is the author of “The Cross & the Constitution in the Age of Incoherence,” Tate Publishing, 2011.
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Where memory and imagination meet
Point Pleasant Register
This is the first book Carolyn has ever written and when Publish America decided to print it, and locally at The Mason Jar.

Some Thoughts on the DOJ Lawsuit Against Apple and the Publishers
By Joe Hodnicki
Now that the dust has settled on the lawsuit filed against Apple and five of the major publishers, the commentators have come out in force. The line-up of opinions seem to be, on one side, that the suit is ill-advised as the wholesale model used 
Law Librarian Blog

Biblio File: Marriage and the badge
Now, after marriage to a California Highway Patrol officer and four children, Newman brings that talent to fruition with “A CHiP On My Shoulder: How To Love Your Cop With Attitude” ($13.99 in paperback from Tate Publishing; also available in Amazon 
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Political activist turns children’s author
Cache Valley Daily
She says the book, published by Tate Publishing Company, helps children understand how their peers feel dealing with food and other issues and help children 

Amazon CEO Jeffrey Bezos Receives $1.68 Mln Total Compensation For 2011
( – In a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission, Inc. (AMZN) disclosed that its Chief Executive Officer, Jeffrey Bezos, received a $1.68 million in total compensation for 2011, which is exactly the same amount he 
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Desire growing for print-on-demand books
Memphis Commercial Appeal
Print-on-demand books are a bright spot for the traditional book industry, which has slumped as e-readers increase. According to research for IT Strategies, around a billion pages are being printed on demand each month — driven by sales from Amazon.

DOJ Sues Publishers, But Amazon’s the Culprit?
Hot Air
The suit charges that the five joined in a conspiracy to fix prices of books with Apple, in an attempt to keep them high instead of at the lower, discounted prices Amazon insists on. For those not immersed in the publishing world, the Big Six refers to 
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AuthorHouse to Host Free Indie Author Book Signings Saturday April 
From Yahoo! News: Over 20 Signings Feature Authors Across a Wide Array of GenresLOS ANGELES (PRWEB) April 16, 2012 AuthorHouse, the leading self-publishing…

iUniverse Releases Schedule of Free Indie Author Book Signings at the 2012 
PR Web (press release)
iUniverse, the leading self-publishing imprint and marketing services provider for authors around the globe, has released its schedule of free indie author signings at the 2012 “Los Angeles Times Festival of Books” being held at the University of 
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Speculation abounds that Amazon triggered e-book lawsuit
The Seattle Times
Today, Amazon accounts for between 55 and 60 percent of US e-book sales, while Barnes & Noble controls 25 to 30 percent of the digital-book market, according to estimates. Apple’s share is believed to be in the range of 10 to 15 percent.
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Amazon’s Jeffrey Bezos among lowest-paid CEOs
Times of India
SAN FRANCISCO: Inc paid Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey P Bezos a salary of just $81840 last year and he received no stock awards, making him one of the lowest-paid CEOs among large technology companies. The rest of his $1.68 million in 
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Xlibris to Host Free Indie Author Book Signings Saturday, April 21st, at the 
Virtual-Strategy Magazine
Xlibris, a book publisher created by authors for authors, released its schedule of free indie author signings at the 2012 “Los Angeles Times Festival of Books” being help at the University of Southern California campus. Xlibris will host 38 free 
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A shout out to Mark Coker over at Smashwords … | All The Stories I 
A shout out to Mark Coker over at Smashwords … Mark Coker,. You statements towards the end of your article are incongruent and I would suggest that you…/shout-out-to-mark-coker-over-at…
A dark day for the future of books – Mark Coker – AgentQuery Connect
Mark Coker, the founder of Smashwords, wrote the following in CNN. The entire argument strikes me as very odd. A dark day for the future of books……

April 13, 2012

Justice lawsuit could allow Amazon to dictate e-book prices industrywide
After effectively launching the eBook market with the release of the Kindle, Amazon began marketing new releases and best sellers for $9.99 — essentially at cost — in order to attract customers to their device. According to the Department of Justice, 
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Amazon CEO Gets $1.68 Million
Wall Street Journal
By KAREN TALLEY Inc. Chief Executive Jeffrey Bezos last year received $1.68 million in total compensation, the same amount he did the prior year, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Mr. Bezos received a base 
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“Vagaries of a Lost World” – Capture the Poetry of India in “Vagaries 
ABOUT: Strategic Book Publishing and Rights Co, LLC provides book publishing, book marketing, and e-Book services to over 10000 writers around the world,…

“The Wizard of Zee” – He’s Off to See the Wizard, the Wonderful 
ABOUT: Strategic Book Publishing and Rights Co, LLC provides book publishing, book…

Ontario Author Releases Historical Fiction for Youth : The Childrens 
Published by Tate Publishing and Enterprises, the book is available through bookstores nationwide, from the publisher at, or by visiting Boyd lives in Ontario, California, 
The Childrens Book Review

Apple: we broke “Amazon’s monopolistic grip” on e-book industry
Ars Technica
In a statement released late Thursday, the company says the launch of its iBookstore in 2010—along with the original iPad—not only brought competition to the market, it also broke “Amazon’smonopolistic grip on the publishing industry.
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Amazon Pays Bezos $81840 Salary, $1.6 Million for Security
Bloomberg Inc. (AMZN) paid Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey P. Bezos total compensation of $1.68 million last year, including a salary of $81840, making him one of the lowest-paid CEOs among large technology companies. Bezos has ramped up investments 
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Apple Not Likely to Be a Loser in the E-Book Legal Fight
New York Times (blog)
By NICK WINGFIELD | April 12, 2012, 3:22 pm If Apple loses the legal case filed against it and book publishers on Wednesday over e-book pricing, will it be deeply wounded in its growing rivalry with Amazon? The Justice Department’s lawsuit against the 
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New York Times (blog)
Here’s Why Apple Will Probably Win Its E-Book Lawsuit (AAPL, AMZN)
San Francisco Chronicle
One simple reason Apple has a good case against antitrust is that it is a tiny player in the e-bookbusiness. It has very little share of the market. Amazon owns 90% of the e-book market. Antitrust scholar Geoffrey Manne tells CNET, “Strengthening a 
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Barnes & Noble book publisher lawsuit hits hard
The company reached a settlement with the government over three publishers and their antitrust claims against the company, and although B&N agreed to the terms of the legal outcome, it will send the store plummeting downward, and in fact it has already 
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Intellectual Property: From Creation to  – Oak Tree Press
Intellectual Property: From Creation to Commercialisation – A Practical Guide for Innovators & Researchers John P Mc Manus ISBN 9781781190241 Published…id…

Government Has Weak Case Against Apple And E-Books Publishers
The US Department of Justice is suing Apple and two of its publishing partners for allegedly conspiring to raise the price of e-books, according to an antitrust complaint filed in New York on Wednesday. The government’s case against Apple seemed to be 
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Books alive and well – and thriving in China
China Daily
By Cecily Liu and Zhang Chunyan (China Daily) Rapid growth of China’s publishingindustry is offering myriad opportunities for Western publishers, who are increasingly penetrating China’s vast book market. “Until around 10 years ago there were very few 
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Publishers to debate Indian book printing at London Book Fair
A panel of leading international publishers will discuss the changing face of the Indian book printingindustry at the “Indian Noon” conference at next week’s London Book Fair

Teen Author and Teacher Inspire Each Other
Published by Tate Publishing and Enterprises, Fallen is now available through bookstores nationwide, at the author’s website at 

Amazon announces it will lower e-book prices
By Consumer Reports News
Following yesterday’s news of the Department of Justice suit against Apple and a group of major publishers for e-book price fixing, announced it would cut prices on its e-books. The cost of a popular title could fall from $14.99…

Lawsuit against Apple: Writers wary of action by Dept. of Justice
Los Angeles Times
Michael Connelly and Sherman Alexie are among authors who view the Justice Department’s suit against Apple and five publishers as acting against writers’ interests. By Carolyn Kellogg, Los Angeles Times When the Department of Justice and state 
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Apple keeps it simple: The DOJ’s case is ‘simply not true’
Note, however, that the statement is addressing only the accusation of collusion — the charge thatApple and five publishers conspired to fix e-book prices and reduce competition. The DOJ seems to have an abundance of evidence that the publishers 
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Scrutiny and lawsuits nibble away at Apple
MSN Money
The latest of these is Wednesday’s news that the US Justice department has suedApple and five of the biggest publishing firms in the United States, alleging that they conspired together to drive up the prices of electronic books above what one senior 
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MSN Money
Lawsuit against Apple and E-book Publishers Creates Backlash from Consumer 
Newstar Media
By Ed Dixon In the wake of the US government’s filing of a lawsuit against Apple and other companies in the business of publishing e-books for alleged antitrust violations, Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, 
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Newstar Media
Apple Will Fight The DOJ’s E-Books Lawsuit
Apple isn’t about to settle with the Justice Department over its antitrust lawsuit accusing Apple and e-book publishers of price-fixing. Finally responding to the government’s complaint, filed Tuesday,Apple gave the following defiant statement to All 
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The Justice Department Just Made Jeff Bezos Dictator-for-Life
The Atlantic
That, more or less, is what we can take away from the antitrust suit the Department of Justice filed yesterday against Apple and five major publishing houses, which alleges that they colluded in 2009 to raise the price eBooks and stop Amazon from using 
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Barnes & Noble unveils glow-in-the-dark Nook
Fox News
Barnes & Noble There are E-Ink devices that are great for the beach but not great at night, and there are tablet screens that shine brightly in dark rooms but are not ideal in sunlight. So Barnes & Nobleis combining E-Ink with a backlit screen in its 
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April 12. 3012

America’s Most Hated Author?
Daily Beast
Author Lauren Myracle’s young-adult novels have topped the American Library Association’s list of books people want to ban. Newsweek & The Daily Beast’s Abigail Pesta on what gets parents so riled. Will there be justice for Trayvon Martin after all?
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Publishers fear Amazon’s push for discounts will crush them
Columbus Dispatch
Amazon generates up to 60 percent of electronic-book sales with its Kindle reader, foreground. By Amy Martinez EATTLE — The bad news came to McFarland & Co. in an email from Inc. The world’s largest Internet retailer wanted better wholesale 
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Macmillan CEO John Sargent Responds To DOJ Lawsuit
The suit alleges that Apple colluded with Macmillan, Penguin, Hachette, HarperCollins, and Simon & Schuster to raise e-book prices by instituting the agency model for e-book sales. While Hachette, HarperCollins, and Simon & Schuster have reportedly 
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Colorado among 15 states accusing Applepublishers of e-book 
Colorado on Wednesday joined 14 other states in alleging that Apple and some of the nation s biggest book publishers engaged in price-fixing and other…/colorado-among-15-states-accusing-a…

Amazon Says e-Books For Kindle Outsell Paper
TechWeekEurope UK
Amazon has said that Kindle e-books are outselling hardcover and paperback printbooks on its Website. “We had high hopes that this would happen eventually, but we never imagined it would happen this quickly—we’ve been selling print books for 15 years 
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Apple, publishers sued for eBooks, but should Amazon be looked at, too?
Computerworld (blog)
By Jonny Evans The DOJ investigation into Apple [AAPL] and its alleged collusion with bigpublishing companies to raise eBook prices may be a painful affair, but the end result could still surprise, and could work out quite badly for the complainant in 
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April 11, 2012

Publisher Macmillan says, ‘We did not collude’ over e-books
Los Angeles Times (blog)
Even before the Department of Justice officially announced its e-book pricing suit against Apple and five publishers, the chief executive of Macmillan, John Sargeant, responded to it. “We did not collude,” he writes in an open letter posted at, 
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Amazon exposed: The book behemoth is scrutinized
Los Angeles Times (blog) is big. It’s a huge online seller of everything, and in the world of publishing it looms particularly large. It’s credited with changing the way people buy books — online! and cheaper! And it also is handed the blame for the crumbling of 
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Barnes and Noble is the Major Sponsor of the London Book Fair App Zone
Good E-Reader (blog)
Barnes and Noble is officially sponsoring the App Zone that will put an emphasis on eBook and apps for the Android Platform. On April 16th members of the Nook Development team will be at a meet and greet session at the Digital Zone.
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big-six publishers refuse to sign new contracts with Amazon
By Laura Hazard Owen Apr. 10, 2012, 3:17pm No Comments At least two of the big-six publishersare refusing to sign new annual contracts with Amazon. While that could result in their “buy” buttons being turned off, it is more likely for now that the 
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DoJ suit against Apple over e-book pricing may arrive this week
Apple Insider
People familiar with the matter said the DoJ could file suit against Apple and settle with “severalpublishers” this week, Reuters reported on Tuesday. The tipsters said the suit could come as early as Wednesday, but they also noted that a final 
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Apple, Macmillan Said Ready for Antitrust Suit on eBook Pricing
Apple Inc. (AAPL) and the publisher Macmillan are preparing to be sued as soon as tomorrow by the US Justice Department over alleged collusion in the pricing of e-books, according to two people familiar with the matter. Apple and Macmillan, which have 
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Romance Author Lizzy Ford Launches International Ebook Store
openPR (press release)
A full 40% of her fans are located outside the US, and Ford is one of the rare American authors who can sell well in both the US and UK Still, Ford’s concern was that the readers without access to Amazon’s Kindle store or Barnes and Noble’s Nook store 
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“Some improvement” for books as March sunshine warms retail
The Bookseller
improvement” in sales of print books as UK retail sales saw an uplift of 1.3% on a like-for-like basis on March 2011. Analysts picked out Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games novels as bestsellers, adding that “print book sales showed some improvement but 
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Author brutally beaten to death in New York, teenage son charged with her murder
Fox News
NEW YORK – An author and teacher was savagely beaten to death in her New York City apartment in a gruesome attack that left her lying in a pool of blood, and police arrested her son for her murder, sources said. Karyn Kay, 63, had called 911 about 
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Saudi writers publish abroad to escape censorship
(AP) By Khaled al-Shaei Several Saudi writers prefer to publish their work outside the kingdom, not only for international exposure but also to escape censorship at home and the restrictions imposed on topics tackled in books that are published 
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April 10, 2012

Chinese Authors Sue Apple for Copyright Infringement Legal News Center
The issue is Apple sells pirated books and the vast majority of those buying them have no idea that is the case. (6)(7) The interesting part of this case, and others like it, is how much responsibility does Apple really have when it comes to publishing 
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Zite CEO Mark Johnson: ‘Our relationship with publishers is critically important’
And earlier this month, Zite launched its first publisher program, which givespublishers their own sections on Zite. The news helped settle a firestorm withpublishers who had sent the company cease-and-desist letters because the Zite app presented 
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About the Author | Joe Robert Surber – Tate Author
Joe R. Surber’s book is published through Tate Publishing, a mainline  If you’ve ever thought about publishing a book, you should visit Tate Publishing.

Local author’s passion for writing has always been a part of her life
Lucknow Sentinel
The two novels Waite has published through her American publisher, PublishAmerica, are Ascending Powers in 2007 and her recent book Nefarious Blood. Waite said she is thrilled that she has been able to finish writing two books and have them published.
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Agency Model Antitrust Investigation Could Close Soon
Library Journal
The Department of Justice’s ongoing investigation of Apple and five major publishers could reach a conclusion as early as this week, according to Bloomberg. The department is looking into whether the publishers and Apple violated antitrust laws when 
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Author Gary Pryke’s Crime-fighting Duo Gets Unique Casting
PR Web (press release)
Trafford Publishing, an Author Solutions, Inc. author services imprint, was the first publisher in the world to offer an “on-demand publishing service,” and has led the independent publishing revolution since its establishment in 1995

Should books be banned?
BabyCenter (blog)
I will be the first person to admit I haven’t read The Hunger Games trilogy so I can’t confirm firsthand what exactly they’re about but I do know this. According to this article, these books are among the most challenged books as reported by the 
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Penguin, Macmillan, and Apple said to be holding out from 
However, “Apple Inc., another target of the investigation, and two publishers appear reluctant to settle on the terms sought by antitrust authorities in both the U.S.…

Science must be liberated from the paywalls of publishers
The Guardian
As a scientist and citizen I want to see the universal adoption of the open access model of academic publishing, because it will be better for science and better for society. Open access, where costs are met upfront by the author and papers are free to 
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The 5 Habits of Succesful Authors | Authority Publishing | Custom 
Commitment to Marketing –Unfortunately, simply having your book available on Amazon is not enough to inspire The 5 habits of successful authors sales when…/the-5-habits-of-succesful-authors/

World Book Trade: ebrary to add over 10000 quality E-books across 
By Peter Scott
World Book Trade. Publishing news from around the world. We are also on Twitter  patron driven acquisition, short-term loan, and perpetual archive. Titles can be ordered through ebrary as well as partners and book vendors such as YBP 
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April 9. 2012

Publishing is no longer a job or an industry — it’s a button
In a recent interview, he described one of those trends when it comes to publishing: namely, the fact that publishing itself is no longer a job, “it’s a button.” By that he means that the sheer act of publishing something is so simple now that it 
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What’s Wrong with Children Self-Publishing? Nothing | Publishing 
By Guest Contributor
“Over the past five years,” Elissa Gootman reported in the March 31 New York Times, “print-on-demand technology and a growing number of self-publishing companies whose books can be sold online have inspired writers of all ages to bypass the traditional gatekeeping system for determining who can call himself a ‘published author.’” “Critics say it is wonderful to …. Publishing Perspectives is an online journal of international book publishing news and opinion. With correspondents 
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Announcement for Secular Homeschool Conference
I am assisting Dr. Kemnitz, owner of Royal Fireworks Press and distributor of Michael Clay Thompson Language Arts Material, in organizing the 2nd annual…/6346-Announcement-for-Sec…

Our view: ‘Showrooming’ killing bricks-and-mortar stores
Duluth News Tribune
You’ve seen them, with their glowing smartphones in their hands, standing in the aisles at Best Buy or Barnes & Noble or some other store, whether a mom-and-pop or big chain. And maybe you’ve even done what they do. Maybe you’ve gone to a store, 
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How Amazon is redefining the book market
Inside Retail Asia
Shatzkin estimates that Amazon accounts for 20 per cent to 25 per cent of all US book sales. On the internet alone, Amazon generates at least 75 per cent of print-book sales and up to 60 per cent of e-book sales, according to Shatzkin’s estimates.
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Publishers Hustle to Make E-Books More Immersive
Wired News
And now, with tablets selling at mind-boggling rates, book publishers are scrambling to figure out how to bring their ancient medium into the digital realm. All the usual fears about moving into the 21st century spook the book companies, 
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John Steinbeck: Pork Posole « Paper and Salt
John Steinbeck was a locavore before it was cool. No matter where he was writing from, his letters always mention the local produce. In California, he bought a
John Steinbeck Quotes
Welcome to our QuotesDonkey John Steinbeck section below are all our John Steinbeck Quotes these quotes were authored by John Steinbeck.
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John Steinbeck’s ‘Tortilla Flat’ remains the most insightful piece of writing on how private property affects personal social relationships.
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Plain Dealer
Written by John Steinbeck and directed by Alfred Hitchcock, with stars Tallulah Bankhead and William Bendix, this movie explores class issues. The opening scene where Bankhead, already in the lifeboat, looks down in disgust to notice she has a run in 
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Passing on pearls, wear one, wear many
UVU Review
John Steinbeck said, “This pearl has become my soul . . . If I give it up, I shall lose my soul.” Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend, but don’t get between her and those pearls. Each pearl may each have its flaws and imperfections, but the attachment 
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April 8, 2012

A Southern tragedy that’s right on the mark
Irish Times
It is interesting that the title, inspired by William Blake, was also used by John Steinbeck; while Rash has been compared to Cormac McCarthy, his style is far closer to Steinbeck’s. The cove is regarded as an evil place, and the local community is 
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Google to drop e-book partners, including Powell’s
The Columbian
In an interview, Powell didn’t offer numbers of the share of e-books it sells through Google, or the percentage of its book sales that are in digital format. She described sales of Google eBooks as “substantial,” but said Powell’s will find another 
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‘Of Mice and Men’ at Phoenix
Waterbury Republican American
“Of Mice and Men,” John Steinbeck’s classic, tragic tale of migrant workers in the Depression, runs Friday through April 21 at Phoenix Theater Company at Trinity-On-Main, 69 Main St., New Britain. Showtimes are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm and April 
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Authors convention in Orlando » Authors convention and big group 
Oye! Times
At the Orlando convention you’ll meet many other authors just like yourself, many PublishAmericastaff, and a full roster of top-notch and inspiring 

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Amazon is ‘destroying Britain’s book industry’, claims Waterstones chief
Daily Mail
By Daniel Miller Internet giant Amazon is destroying Britain’s book industry through its rock bottom pricing and ruthless corporate behaviour, claims the boss of struggling high street chain Waterstones. In his online blog Tim Waterstone complained 
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Writings from the War Zone
Toledo Blade
In the compilation, at left, University of Toledo honors dean and English professor Thomas E. Barden, above, gathered 58 of author John Steinbeck’s newspaper columns from Vietnam. UNIVERSITY OF TOLEDO/DANIEL MILLER Enlarge Meanwhile, Mr. Steinbeck had 
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Amazon getting too big for many small publishers
Florida Times-Union
By Amy Martinez SEATTLE | The bad news came to McFarland & Co. in an email Inc. The world’s largest Internet retailer wanted better wholesale terms for the small publisher’s books. Starting Jan. 1, 2012 — then only 19 days away 
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Cape woman writes evangelism book
Southeast Missourian
After finishing the book she decided she would try submitting it to one publisher and it was accepted. The inspirational book published by Tate Publishing

Calendar for April 8-15
Evansville Courier & Press
East Book Discussion: “Travels with Charley” by John Steinbeck, 10:30 am at East Branch Library, 840 E. Chandler Ave. Call 812-428-8231. Mostly Nonfiction Book Club: group discussion of “The Rules of Civility” by Amor Towles, 3:30 pm at Oaklyn Branch 
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Steinbeck classic tells story of migrant workers
The Tennessean
Rick Malkin Photography Boiler Room Theatre combines a seasoned cast with a long-loved story as it presents John Steinbeck’s classic tragedy Of Mice and Men. The piece, based on the writer’s experiences as a migratory worker in the 1920s, 
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Marc Cabrera: Guthrie gave voice to social change
Monterey County Herald
John Steinbeck was referred to as “the Woody Guthrie of American authors.” In turn, Woody Guthrie was described as “the soundtrack to Steinbeck.” So it’s funny that the two men never met during their lifetimes. They did publicly acknowledge and admire 
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‘Pipe Dream’ drags … again
Columbia Daily Tribune
By MARK KENNEDY AP Drama Writer NEW YORK (AP) — In 1955, the Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein musical “Pipe Dream” was in trouble — and John Steinbeck knew it. “The show sidesteps, hesitates, mishmashes and never faces its themes,” the author 
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Tending his Own Vineyard: Minister Retires to Teach
He’s also hoping to get time to re-read his favorite John Steinbeck novels. Eventually he wants to build his own website and teach the principles of Christian spirituality. “A lot of people see the form,” he said, “but not the function.
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The Dallas Post
Those who have accomplished that feat include Ernest Hemingway, Jimmy Buffett, William Styron, Dr. Seuss and John Steinbeck. • If you’re planning a trip to New Orleans, you might want to keep in mind the following law: It’s illegal in that city to 
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Tax hike threatens France’s book shops
Calgary Herald
France’s small bookstores have survived the rise of big chains, Amazon and digital books, but many fear a sales tax increase, part of the debt-saddled government’s austerity plans, could push them out of business. Until now, the thousands of 
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Poetry, Plasticity, Philosophical Activism
As the labor movement was developing in the pre-World War Two years, John Steinbeck’s Grapes of Wrath transformed the way that Americans viewed themselves in relationship to faceless bankers and heartless landowners. In the 1970s and 1980s artist Judy 
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Review: At TheatreWorks, a deft and resonant ‘Of Mice and Men’
San Jose Mercury News
By Karen D’Souza John Steinbeck, perhaps better than any other writer before or since, captured the eternal dream of California. In immortal stories, from “The Grapes of Wrath” to “Cannery Row” and “East of Eden,” the Nobel Prize winner evoked the way 
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April 6, 2012

Google ends e-book sales via independent stores
By Edwin Kee on 04/05/2012 23:08 PDT Google will put to an end a program that previously allowed independent booksellers to offer their wares – in this case, e-books, from its online store. This move will come to fruition by the end of January 2013.
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April 5, 2012

Tales to Inspire Your Gap Year
By David Ferrell||April 5, 2012 || Long before anyone talked about gap years, John Steinbeck left his desk, hopped in a car with his French poodle and set out to see what he could see. The result was Travels With Charley: In Search of America, 
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Simon Prades ‘Our Books’ Binds Literature And Relationships (PHOTOS)
Huffington Post
His father’s edition of John Steinbeck’s “Cannery Row” melded in an illustration with 12 individuals, stark images including a bird’s feather and a whittled down pencil. Prades drew the silhouette of a man with a starburst in his skull on behalf of 
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The Great Depression II, You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet Part II
The Market Oracle
The novel was written by John Steinbeck during the last Fourth Turning. It is as powerful today as it was in the 1941. It perfectly captures the mood of the country during the Great Depression. The message of the working class being exploited and 
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Isaacson: Jobs Will Rank With Ford, Edison In History
The Mac Observer
 music, desktop and digital publishing, retail stores, telephones, and digital animation.” All of these industries, Mr. Isaacson argues, “were all changed forever by Steve Jobs.” Predicting Apple’s future without Mr. Jobs at the helm, Mr. Isaacson 
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Forbes: Amazon’s Bezos is America’s best CEO
Seattle Post Intelligencer
COM STAFF Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos introduces the new Kindle Touch in New York, September 28, 2011. Bezos introduced a line of four new Kindle products, the Kindle Fire tablet, the Kindle Touch 3G, the Kindle Touch and a new lighter and smaller Kindle.
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In a Blow to Independent Bookstores, Google to Discontinue Reseller Program
New York Times (blog)
As an enormous technology company with a basic and recognizable name, Google provided independent bookstores an easily accessible platform on which to sell e-books, often at the same prices offered by Amazon or, the Barnes & Nobles Web site.
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One in five US adults has read an e-book, survey says
Los Angeles Times
The rise of electronic reading devices like Inc.’s Kindle, Barnes & Noble’s Nook and Apple’s iPad has opened the e-book floodgates, and many more readers are supplementing their print reading with electronic books. According to a new survey 
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Celebrating the Pencil: The Blackwing Experience at ADC Gallery
In the hands of giants such as famed composer Stephen Sondheim, legendary writerJohn Steinbeck, jazz great Duke Ellington, Oscar-winning animation director Chuck Jones and others, Blackwing pencils helped create many timeless works of art.
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Tonight: ‘Of Mice and Men’ opens at TheatreWorks
The Almanac Online
Adapted for the stage by John Steinbeck, this is a portrait of the strength of friendship and the depth of the American dream. The production continues through April 29. Tickets: $19-$69. Go
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Cushman was a machine-age businessman who married into John Steinbeck’s family and hit the road with his Contax and his wife shortly after Kodachrome film became available. His pictures in Kodak’s “living” color predate those of Stephen Shore, 
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Readers’ Digest
Syracuse New Times
For many reasons, the novels of John Steinbeck were a popular choice, most notably a stack of tortillas with cilantro binding with carrot shavings atop that spelled out Tortilla Flat. Just because the books were edible did not mean they were tasty.
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One-fifth of US adults read e-books as market booms: survey
Orlando Sentinel
The e-book industry has grown from $78 million in sales in 2008 to $1.7 billion in 2011, according to Albert Greco, a book industry expert at Fordham University. He has estimated e-book sales will be $3.55 billion in 2012. Forrester, a consultancy 
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This Weekend –
San Francisco Chronicle
(415) Of Mice and Men: Robert Kelley stages John Steinbeck’sclassic tale of hard life in the Salinas Valley during the Great Depression, with AJ Meijer as the (mostly) gentle, mentally challenged giant Lennie and Jos 
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The 7 Most Moral Characters Ever On Film
Screen Junkies
Another iconic portrait of morality in an unjust world, Tom Joad is famously played by Henry Fonda in John Ford’s adaptation of John Steinbeck’s novel. While far from perfect (he begins the movie just having finished a prison sentence for killing a man 
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SF State student Joe Riley got his heart broken and then got published
Golden Gate Xpress
Writers like F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, TS Elliot and John Steinbeck were muses into the world of words as Riley grew up. He’s even got a tattoo referencing “The Great Gatsby” on his inner arm. His friends, mom and grandparents also 
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Of Steinbeck and humanity
San Jose Mercury News
Stanford grad Robert Kelley is directing a play by a fellow who managed to spend five years at Stanford without ever actually graduating: John Steinbeck. Steinbeck — who managed to leave Stanford without ever becoming a truly accurate speller, 
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Judge Tosses Colorado’s “Amazon Tax” – The American Spectator
By Ross Kaminsky
Dubbed the “Amazon Tax” by opponents, it caused Amazon to shut down its “Amazon Associates” program in the state. At the time the law passed, Amazon stated their view that the Colorado law was obviously unconstitutional. One relatively 
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Are you game for Darcy?
Daily News & Analysis
Also popular amongst the users, is the video game Beat-’em-Up based on the novel Of Mice and Men by Nobel Prize-winning author John Steinbeck. Here, George (the intelligent half of the cookie) has to kill his best friend Lennie (the super-strong giant) 
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The Daily Show vs. Tucson curriculum
The Last Word
John Steinbeck noted that the great failure, perhaps, of the American system in his time was not to insist on an assimilation process for Native American Peoples, similar to every ethnic groups wave of immigrants experienced.
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Amazon resigned to collecting taxes
Pittsburgh Post Gazette
By Jim Brunner / The Seattle Times COLUMBIA, SC — When word emerged that Inc. was hunting for new warehouse sites, leaders in this business-friendly Southern state rolled out a welcome mat of tax breaks to lure the Internet retailer.
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The Seattle Times
When the holiday shopping season ramps up, “work campers” move in around warehouses. By Hal Bernton Click on the image above to explore a timeline about Amazon and its founder, Jeff Bezos. Quite an odd twist to the ‘Amazon is the Problem 
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Suppose Justice Settles With Apple and Publishers. Then What?
Wired News
By Tim Carmody Apple and its partners in the publishing industry are in a heck of a fix. They don’t want to rip up their business agreements and start over again. They really don’t want e-book pricing to be driven by Amazon.
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Austerity tax could ‘kill off’ French bookstores
On that scale, says the SLF, the sums generated by the extra book tax, estimated at 60 million euros at most, are a drop in the ocean — and yet the effect for bookstores could be disastrous.
Apple finally meets its match (Hint: It’s called the DOJ)
The US Justice Department, which has coordinated its probe of Apple and six big publishers with the European Commission, isn’t saying much publicly. So it was telling that Europe’s competition commissioner, Joaquin Almunia, did invite a reporter in to 
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Isaacson: new Steve Jobs Apple revelations
PC Advisor
“Computers, music, desktop and digital publishing, retail stores, telephones and digital animation,” said Isaacson, “were all changed forever by Steve Jobs.” The biographer, now busy writing a history of the digital revolution, expects Apple to 
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Amazon ‘under investigation’ by UK tax authorities
ZDNet (blog)
By Zack Whittaker | April 5, 2012, 4:47am PDT Summary: Amazon is under “examination” by UK tax authorities, amongst others, according to a US SEC filing. Claims made suggest the retail giant ‘avoids’ paying corporate tax in the UK.
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Literary fans at WU use their food concoctions to have fun with a pun
Statesman Journal
In this case, it was anything from the cover of John Steinbeck’s “Tortilla Flat” rendered by humanities administrative assistant Leslie Whitaker in food coloring on a bean quesadilla to a pile of smushed Fruit Gushers snacks that represented “The Fall 
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Apple, two publishers reluctant to agree to U.S. and EU settlement 
“Talks to resolve U.S. and European price-fixing probes into e-books are heating up, with three international publishers [CBS Corp.’s Simon & Schuster Inc.,…/apple-two-publishers-reluctant-to-agree-…

April 4, 2012

Amazon’s Jeff Bezos tops Forbes’ annual list of best CEOs
New York Post (blog)
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is the best boss in the country, and Sirius XM’s Mel Karmazin is one of the worst, according to a new ranking. Bezos tops Forbes’ annual list of executives at the country’s 500 biggest companies who delivered the most to 
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Ode to the Word! It’s Poetry Month!
Hicks said Los Gatos boasts its own Poet’s Canyon and poets such as Sara Bard Field, Charles Erskine Scott Woods as well as many visiting writers including John Steinbeck and Frank Norris have deep connections to the town. She said it was an honor to 
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Apple’s Price Fixing Suit May Have Hurt Indie Authors
Good E-Reader
Mark Coker, CEO of ebook distribution site Smashwords, actually spoke out in a recent blog post in favor of the agency pricing model.

Amazon aims to wring deep discounts from publishers
Bellingham Herald
By AMY MARTINEZ – The Seattle Times SEATTLE – The bad news came to McFarland & Co. in an email from Inc. The world’s largest Internet retailer wanted better wholesale terms for the small publisher’s books. Starting Jan.
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John Steinbeck Articles –
You could just as well call them “Generation Why Bother.” Amid our current hard times, the risk-averse and sedentary Gen Y-ers exhibit little of the gumption that
John Steinbeck’s Writing Advice
“If there is a magic in story writing, and I am convinced there is, no one has ever been able to reduce it to a recipe that can be passed from one person to another
Questions about the book Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck 
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‘Of Mice And Men’ Will Be Staged In New Britain
Hartford Courant
by DON STACOM The Phoenix Theater Company will presentJohn Steinbeck’s “Of Mice and Men” at Trinity On Main. The show will be directed by Danny Coyle of Glastonbury and produced by Chris Ryan of Bristol. The story of two displaced 
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April 3, 2012

John Steinbeck « Simon Read
Ian Fleming and John Steinbeck are responsible for my two favorite opening paragraphs. Fleming’s introduction to Casino Royale, the first James Bond novel,
Walkabout Books | John Steinbeck | Journal of a Novel, The East of 
The Viking Press 1969. First Edition. 182 pp. Bookplate on half-title page, boards lightly toned at the edges. Binding tight, contents clean. Dust jacket has minor…/journal-of-a-novel-the-east-of-ed…
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Whitmore Rare Books | John Steinbeck | THE FORGOTTEN 
The Viking Press 1941. First edition. Quite simply a Fine copy of the book and jacket. Both are bright, unfaded and virtually pristine. A spectacular copy of the…/the-forgotten-village
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Royal Books | John Steinbeck | The Pearl Uncorrected Proof | First 
Viking Press 1947. First Edition. UNCORRECTED PROOF, preceding the First Edition. A rare Steinbeck item, the first appearance of this novel in print. This is the…/the-pearl-uncorrected-proof

Fairchild Fashion Media Sells Book Division to Bloomsbury
Folio Magazine
“We are delighted that Fairchild Books has found such a fitting strategic partner in BloomsburyPublishing Inc., a leading academic publisher,” says Fairchild Fashion Media president and CEO Gina Sanders in a statement. “At the same time, 
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Week in Review — March 26 – April 1, 2012 | The Jesuit Post
By The Jesuit Post
And Perry Petrich (via John Steinbeck) remembers the springtime the wisdom of falling in love. And we didn’t ignore the Supreme Court frenzy early last week; Michael Rozier had already covered it in our very first week. Holy Week has begun, 
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Review: Sacre Bleu: A Comedy d’Art by Christopher Moore | Hippies 
By Amanda Welling
Moore’s novels typically involve conflicted everyman characters suddenly struggling through supernatural or extraordinary circumstances. Inheriting humanism from his love of John Steinbeckand a sense of the absurd from Kurt Vonnegut, 
Hippies, Beauty, and Books Oh My!
Ten Fun Ways to Use YouTube Videos in an Online Literature Class 
By Yvonne Ho
In a rare interview, John Steinbeck talks about why he wrote the Grapes of Wrath. YouTube videos enable students to hear and see the author, and better understand the motivations behind their literary works. It is fun to ask students what they 
Faculty Focus
3quarksdaily: The City And The Land
By Misha Lepetic
John Steinbeck, “The Grapes of Wrath”. Food-riot Received wisdom relies on simple categories to survive and persist. In this sense, certain numbers are repeated until they are virtually canonical. If we could come up with a taxonomy of 
The Daily News of Open Water Swimming: Untamed Monsters In 
By Steve Munatones
Author John Steinbeck could have been writing about the experiences of Paul Lundgren, Diana Nyad, Penny Palfrey and a great number of open water swimmers from Australia to Florida when he wrote, “An ocean without its unnamed 
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Letters: On The ‘Republic Of Texas’
It’s from Robert Lord(ph) of Amherst Junction, Wisconsin, who said that the whole thing reminded him of John Steinbeck’s 1962 book “Travels with Charley.” In it, Steinbeck wrote of traveling through Texas and Mr. Lord quotes from the book: We’ve heard 
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Libraries Boycott Large Publisher Over E-Books – ArtsJournal: Daily 
Libraries Boycott Large Publisher Over E-Books “Libraries on Nova Scotia’s South Shore are boycotting Random House, one of the world’s largest book publishers, over what they call unfair e-book pricing. The company began charging public 
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Condé Nast completes sale of Fairchild Books to Bloomsbury Publishing
Good E-Reader (blog)
By Michael Kozlowski Bloomsbury Publishing has completed the sale of Fairchild Books today for $6.5 million dollars. Fairchild is well known for the production of educational resources and textbooks geared towards fashion, retailing and interior design 
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Lawsuit Says Circumstantial Evidence Enough To Prove e-Book Conspiracy
By Jeff John Roberts Apr. 2, 2012, 9:30pm 1 Comment The plaintiffs who are accusing Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) and publishers of fixing e-book prices say they don’t have to show an actual meeting took place. Instead, they say, indirect evidence like price 
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Rough Edges: Peacemaker Award Nominations Announced
By James Reasoner
Best Western First Novel: Unbridled by Tammy Hinton (Roots and Branches Publishing). The Black Hills by Rod Thompson (Berkley). Dismal River by Wayne Dundee (Oak Tree Press). Bullets And Bad Bad Men by B.A. Kelly (Oak Tree Press
Rough Edges

Livia J. Washburn: Western Fictioneers 2011 Peacemaker Award 
Bullets And Bad Bad Men by B.A. Kelly (Oak Tree Press). The Guerrilla Man by Steven Clark (Solstice Publishing). Western Fictioneers (WF) was formed in 2010…/western-fictioneers-2011-peac…

Briefly Noted | In Brief: Apple, DoJ Near E-Book Pricing Settlement 
By Editor
Reader, writers AND publishers: What’s Next: When the Department of Justice, Apple and associated publishers come to an eventual arrangement, its widely expected to lower e-book prices for consumers across the market. But that turn of 
Irish Publishing News demands publisher discounts, dominates book market
The Republic
By AMY MARTINEZ – The Seattle Times Many in the book world worry that Amazon, the world’s largest Internet retailer, will use its pricing pressure to crush book publishers. They say Amazon’s demands for deeper discounts threaten already-thin profit 
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April 2, 2012

Library Service in the MetroEast: Strange but True Facts reported in 
By Barbara Rhodes
Those who have accomplished that feat include Ernest Hemingway, Jimmy Buffett, William Styron, Dr. Suess and John Steinbeck. Theresa Beck. Posted by Barbara Rhodes at 11:24 AM · Email ThisBlogThis!Share to TwitterShare to Facebook 
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New Bookstore opens in Charles Town
State Journal
Book prices range from $1 to some rare books priced in the thousands of dollars, including a first-edition John Steinbeck. All of Davenport’s books are researched and priced on the low end of the average used book value, she said.
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Free John Steinbeck Research Paper Essay – Steve12345
Steven Jones Ms. Yakov English 3 February 28, 2012 John Steinbeck John Steinbeck (1902-1968), born in Salinas, California, came from a family of.
The Pearl Project (John Steinbeck) – YouTube
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Quote by John Steinbeck: “I am grieved at what you tell me,” said 
1 person liked this quote by John Steinbeck: ‘I am grieved at what you tell me,” said Pellinore, “but I believe that God can change destiny. I mus…
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Amazon Hiring….Robots? « Dvorak News Blog
By honeyman
Last week Amazon, the online retailer, announced it was buying a robot maker called Kiva Systems for $775 million in cash. Before you get excited that Amazon may offer a robot that can tuck you into bed at night and read Kindle books to you, 
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Breaking News – Kobo to Start Its Own Publishing Division | Good E 
Chapters and Indigo books plan on making the physical books available early next year Categories Digital Publishing News EBook News ereader eReader News…/breaking-news-kobo-to-start-its-own-publ…

Why Wal-Mart is Worried about Amazon – Yahoo! Finance
From Yahoo! Finance: The mega-retailer is left to contend with a massive online competitor that is too tough to ignore.…/why-wal-mart-is-worried-about-amazon…

How DRM weakens publishers‘ negotiating leverage with retailers
Boing Boing
By Cory Doctorow at 7:23 am Monday, Apr 2 My latest Publishers Weekly column is “A Whip to Beat Us With,” which describes how publishers who allow retailers to add DRM to their products hand those retailers a commercial advantage to exercise over the 
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Nobel Prize in Literature
BusinessWorld Online Edition
Some Nobel Prize winners are well-known literary names like Rudyard Kipling (1907), George Bernard Shaw (1925), Pearl Buck (1938), William Faulkner (1949), John Steinbeck (1962), and Saul Bellow (1976). But there are many others who are unfamiliar 
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Lawsuit Says Circumstantial Evidence Enough To Prove e-Book Conspiracy
Finally, the filing recasts Barnes & Noble’s role in the affair. In a January complaint, the plaintiffs had implied that the bookseller may have supported the conspiracy because it wanted to protect the price of its hardcover books.
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Rant ‘N’ Roll: Words On Music
Aquarian Weekly
Where The Action Is! (Publish America) by Freddy “Boom Boom” Cannon and Mark Bego (with an introduction by Dick Clark) is a first-person chronicle of 

Today in History
Washington Post (blog)
In 1939, the John Steinbeck novel “The Grapes of Wrath” was first published by Viking Press. In 1949, the “Wilhelmstrasse Trial” in Nuremberg ended with 19 former Nazi Foreign Office officials sentenced by an American tribunal to prison terms ranging 
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Journey: Seeking the Light
John Steinbeck Thematic ambiguity invites interpretation, but when I play Journey, I see specificity. From where I sit, Journey is the most vivid and succinct expression of dharma and its underlying philosophy of liberation that I’ve encountered in 
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Springsteen’s left-leaning songs win fans on the right | The Republic
The Republic
The hard-luck working stiff in his new song “Jack of All Trades” is a John Steinbeck character from 1935, not an outsourced computer programmer from 2012. Unlike the Dixie Chicks, he doesn’t name names or point fingers at specific people.
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Behind the smile: About this series
The Seattle Times In a four-part series beginning today, The Seattle Times gives readers a glimpse inside the company. Click on the image above to explore a timeline about Amazon and its founder, Jeff Bezos. I pulled books off shelves at a warehouse for them 
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Apple, E-book Publishers, and DOJ Near a Settlement
By Emily | April 1, 2012 | No comment yet The Justice Department, Apple, and five major e-book publishers may reach a settlement regarding the allegations that the tech giant colluded with Simon & Schuster, Penguin, Hachette Group, MacMillan, 
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Awards from 2012 Left Coast Crime. | CrimeSpree Blog
By Jeremy
THE BAFFLED BEATLEMANIAC Caper by Sally Carpenter (Oak Tree Press) Dead Man’s Switch by Tammy Kaehler (Poisoned Pen Press). The Dilys Award given by the Independent Mystery Booksellers Winner: GHOST HERO by S. J. Rozan 
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The Rap Sheet: Success in Sacramento
By J. Kingston Pierce
Also nominated: The Baffled Beatlemaniac Caper, by Sally Carpenter (Oak Tree Press); Dead Man’s Switch, by Tammy Kaehler (Poisoned Pen Press); and Who Do, Voodoo?, by Rochelle Staab (Berkley Prime Crime) The Dilys Award 
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Are Book Covers Different for Female and Male Authors?
She has many great points, and the article is definitely worth reading as a whole if you’re interested in the state of gender and book publishing, but one of the ideas that stuck out to us was Wolitzer’s discussion about the primary way in which books 
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A change-up
Chicago Tribune
It’s a book that feels like there’s a lot at stake.With those guidelines in mind, Printers Row Book of the Month aims to choose stimulating reading selections that provoke discussion and illuminate corners of the world in new and different ways.
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How Adobe DRM Requires People to Pirate Library Books
Since freshly rooting my tablet, my attention has been very much oriented on acquiring new e-books and reading the old e-books that had been getting stale on my PC. Luckily many libraries are now offering a service for “loaning” ebooks.
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Oh, The Places We’ll Go: Authors and Book Clubs
Huffington Post (blog)
But readers don’t need to hear all that. Though some book clubs are more literary than others, most are as much social as bookish, and some people come mainly for the sugar cookies. This plays against the author, for whom writing is a matter of life 
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Once Upon a Romance Opens Its Doors to New Book Reviewers!
And the reviewers at OUAR have set this site apart from all the rest because of the thoughtful and in-depth content they provide for readers. This is a site that ‘gifts’ their audience of book lovers with all the information necessary to make the 
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Dramatic reading from ‘The Submission’ at the Green Lake Library
Seattle Post Intelligencer (blog)
In 1998, The Seattle Public Library launched a program to get Seattleites reading and discussing the same book. “Seattle Reads” is now an annual event and has been widely emulated in cities, states and countries around the world.
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Moran publishers buys out Macmillan
Daily Monitor
By Patience Ahimbisibwe (email the author) One of the oldest publishing houses in East Africa, Macmillan Publishers is closing shop though its activities will stay through another publishinghouse. Moran Publishers has bought 100 percent of Macmillan.

Learning Skills for Managers – Oak Tree Press
Learning Skills for Managers: Practical Tools & Techniques to Turbo-charge Your Career Samuel A Malone ISBN 9781860761706 Published 2000 Paperback.…

Unbinding the books
These books are now a part of the company’s growing database that currently holds 2500 electronic books on offer, a process that began in 2001. “A large part of our work consists of producing [academic] software, and sales of electronic books make up 
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TeacherTube Videos – American Author- John Steinbeck
American Author- John Steinbeck. Watch w/ riends. [[[ Members can logon to skip the pre-roll ad. ]]] A short introduction to my Webquest. login to rate. 0 rating…title…
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck – Literature Network Forums
So there is this short guy George and this big guy Lennie. George is the ring leader in their two person group, he has smarts, and Lennie has the brawns. Lennie…
Quote by John Steinbeck: “A wife is like a children’s movie; always 
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How did John Steinbeck come across the idea of writing The Grapes 
John Steinbeck grew up in the Salinas Valley in Northern California, about a hundred miles south of San Francisco. He saw the dispossessed families from the…/how-did-john-steinbeck-come-across-idea…

Kalimat sells worldwide Turkish rights for three books to Turkish publisher
WAM – Emirates News Agency
WAM Sharjah, April 2nd, 2012 (WAM) — Sharjah-based Kalimat Publishing House has sold the worldwide Turkish publishing rights for Al Bint Al Saghira Allati, Himar Jaddi, and Ouhibou Aalami to the children’s book publisher Erdem, based in Istanbul.
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Expanding Options for Ebooks
Publishers, distributors, and readers all have their share of challenges in dealing with the new technologies, tools, and formats. Here are some of the recently launched services that are aiming to redefine the book experience.
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New app helps local bookstores compete with superstores
by Kerry Lengel – Apr. 1, 2012 10:17 PM Independent booksellers have been fighting to survive since the advent of the superstores like Barnes & Noble. But as the rising popularity of e-books is shaking up the industry once again, the indies have a new 
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Book Festival brings bestsellers
Central Florida Future
By Emily Blackwood Joey Conicella, left, and Alex Marin, owners of the Yum Yum Cupcake Truck,read books about cupcakes to children at the third annual UCF Book Festival on Saturday. Though the stereotypical bookworm possesses the skill of silence, 
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