May 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

May 30, 2012

Apple Paints Itself Into Corner in Answer to eBook Class Action
The Mac Observer
In the latest development in Apple’s and its publisher partners’ eBook litigation, the Cupertino company in a legal filing Tuesday reiterated its denials that it “coordinated” with the publishers to raise eBook prices and “force Amazon to abandon its 
See all stories on this topic » Hosts NYT Bestseller at Book Expo America Limited Free Signings, the leader in self-publishing, is offering the public a chance to meet three bestselling authors and get free signed copies of their latest titles at Book Expo America (BEA), one of the largest publishing events in the world, June 5th through 
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Apple Files Its Answer In The e-Book Antitrust Case
By Joe Hodnicki
As an example of the fuller market, Apple points to the interactivity and color capabilities the iPad introduced to the electronic publishing market. That may be true for magazines, but I’m not aware that offerings from the defendant publishers 
Law Librarian Blog

World Book Trade: Podcast: 2012: Global Market Forum at BEA to 
By Peter Scott
At this year’s BookExpo America, the annual Global Market Forum will shine a spotlight on Publishing in Russia. Rich in literary tradition and known for being one of the most well read societies, Russia has a robust publishing industry and a 
World Book Trade
OverDrive introduces browser-based ebook reader | TeleRead 
By Paul Biba
OverDrive will demonstrate this new eReading platform at Book Expo America, in New York City, June 5-7, 2012 (Booth #4340), as well as at the American Library Association annual conference in Anaheim, Calif., June 22-25. Based on the 
TeleRead: News and views on e-books,…
OverDrive Reader turns your PC, tablet or smartphone into an 
By Danny Brogan
OverDrive Read will initially be demoed at Book Expo America in New York City, which is due to be held between 5-7 June, before being rolled out officially. What do you think of the idea to a browser-based eBook? Let us know in the 
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IR Discovery Awards: Top Titles To-Date – IndieReader :: the first 
By IR Staff
We will be announcing the winners of the IRDA’s–top three fiction, top three non-fiction and the “best of” in 30+ categories, this Sunday, June 3rd at the Book Expo America (BEA), a trade event held once a year in New York City. The New York 
IndieReader :: the first and…
Book Expo America 2012: Marks Asia Pacific Offset’s 15 Year 
By admin
Book Expo America 2012: Marks Asia Pacific Offset’s 15 Year Anniversary. This milestone would not be possible without the support of our loyal clients. Come visit us during Book Expo America in New York, June 5-7. Instead of a booth, we 
Asia Pacific Offset
World Book Trade: The Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje Prize 
By Peter Scott
BookExpo America 2012 press releases. Special link: BookExpo America 2012 press releases. Tuesday, May 29, 2012. The Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje Prize 2012 winner. Rahul Bhattacharya has won the £10000 RSL Ondaatje 
World Book Trade
ICv2 – Will New York Comic Con Move to Queens?
A group of 21 events companies, including New York Comic Con and Bookexpo America organizer Reed Exhibitions, Freeman, National Retail Federation, and other companies doing business at the Javits recently sent a letter to Cuomo and 
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Amazon, publishers’ group settle dispute Inc. and Independent Publishers Group (IPG) have settled a three-month long dispute over electronic books. As Publishers Weekly reports, terms of the deal between Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) and IPG weren’t disclosed. In February, Amazon pulled 
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E-book publishers talk copyright protection
China Daily
Through its partnership with more than 300 domestic publishing companies and more than 20000 writers, it produces 70000 to 100000 volumes of digital publications annually, accounting for 30 to 50 percent of the market share.
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Tattoo A Banana: Phil Hansen, Artist, Recreates Masterpieces With Banana Canvases
Huffington Post
(Toshifumi Kitamura, AFP / Getty Images) Guinness World Record-holder Julia Gnuse, the “most tattooed woman” in the world, poses at BookExpo America at the Javits Center May 26, 2010 in New York City. Gnuse has tattoos covering 95 percent of her body 
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Mirasol to debut 4 new e-Readers at SID 2012
Good E-Reader (blog)
We will be providing all the details on these new developments at SID and Book Expo America. In the meantime you can purchase the Kyobo Mirasol e-Reader with English firmware from Shop e-Readers.
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Indigo Reports Record Net Earnings
Canada NewsWire (press release)
TORONTO, May 29, 2012 /CNW/ – Indigo Books & Music Inc. (TSX: IDG), Canada’s largest book, gift and specialty toy retailer reported a 2.3% decline in revenue for its fiscal year ended March 31, 2012. Revenue for the year was $934 million compared to 
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Peachtree will be at BookExpo America – The World of Peachtree 
Peachtree will be at BookExpo America! Are you attending BEA next week (Can I get a holy cow? I can’t believe it’s already here!)? So are we! Stop by our booth…/peachtree-will-be-at-bookexpo-…
Book Expo America 2012 | Starmetal Oak Reviews
So, there’s only one more week until BookExpo America 2012. I’ll be spending the whole week in New York City doing touristy stuff but I am also super excited to
Editing Couture: BEA (BookExpo America) NYC Representing 
BEA (BookExpo America) NYC Representing Tamika Newhouse. Editing Couture is proud to announce that we will be handling onsite PR for bestselling author…/bea-bookexpo-america-nyc-repre…
BookExpo America – Speakeasy – WSJ
Junot Diaz’s new book, “This Is How You Lose Her,” is coming out in September, but he says it feels like “selling a movie out of competition” because it’s a
2012 Guide to BookExpo America for BlogWorld Expo Attendees 
Last year, BlogWorld Expo officially became a bi-coastal event by co-locating with BookExpo America in New York City. It was such a success, they are going to…/2012-guide-to-bookexpo-americ…

Publisher’s View
American Libraries
By Lisa Long Hickman Librarians and publishers must effectively communicate with each other if we are to tackle some of the issues in our new digital reality. Librarians and publishers are not effectively communicating with each other.

OverDrive Releases eBook Reading Platform – AppNewser
The company, which distributes eBooks to libraries and schools, said that the platform would launch later this year, and that they will be doing demos at BEA. Follow this link to check out a demo of the interface.
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The Publishers Lunch BEA 2012 Party Planner
Publishers Lunch Deluxe (subscription)
by Michael Cader on May 30, 2012 in BEA12 In keeping with our tradition, here is an overview of the known BEA after-hours celebrants and events so far. If your event is not listed, that means you didn’t let us know–send an e-mail and we’ll update as 
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Amazon Headed to Latin America? –
The global online retailer has been advertising to hire people in Brazil. That could be a big problem for MercadoLibre, Latin America’s biggest online…/SB5000142405311190396430457742…

Sharjah International Book Fair readies to meet 1100 + publishers
AME Info
The Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF) is prepared to participate effectively in Book Expo America, which will be held from June 3-7, 2012, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City, with the participation of more than 1100 
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Steve Jobs disliked market research – but it can prove very successful
Marketing Week
While business people will always want to know what consumers want and need as a general means to inform their decisions, some get stuck in a research rut when it comes to testing out marketing creative. In his book Insanely Simple: the obsession that 
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Book Expo America 2012 – inReads
A preview of what you can expect to find at this year’s Book ExpoAmerica, featuring Neil Young and Patti Smith.…/book-expo-america-2012/
Steve Piacente with New Novel at Book Expo America | EYES IN
Steve Piacente with New Novel at Book Expo America. Author of Bella and the new novel, BOOTLICKER, Steve Piacente will be greeting BEA 2012 visitors at…/steve-piacente-with-new-novel-at-book-ex…

Apple’s Antitrust Reply On eBooks: ‘We Benefited The Public’
International Business Times
“The Government sides with monopoly, rather than competition, in bringing this case,” saidApple’s legal response prepared by Daniel S. Floyd of Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, Apple’soutside counsel. Apple was sued along with five publishing giants for 
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Apple digs in on e-book lawsuit, says Jobs’ quotes will ‘speak for themselves’
30, 2012, 11:14am No Comments In a new pushback over its role in an ongoing e-book controversy, Apple said that widely-reported Steve Jobs’ quotes on Amazon (a amzn) and book publishers “will speak for themselves” and denied once again that it fixed 
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May 25, 2012

The Top 5 Sellers Have Earned $1.3 Million
By Dianna Dilworth on May 25, 2012 12:07 PM To celebrate ten years of self-publishing business, has produced an infographic exploring some sales statistics over the last ten years. We’ve embedded the whole infographic below–all publishers 
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Authors: Why You Shouldn’t Respond to Bad Book Reviews
Business 2 Community
By Joan Stewart, Published May 25, 2012 One of the most powerful tools for marketingyour books is the treasure trove of online book review and book recommendation sites like Goodreads, AuthorsDen and Shelfari. You can create a community of hundreds or 
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Most DIY authors make less than $500 a year
Tulsa World (blog)
The pseudonymous James is one of the more high-profile cases of a writer who found success and notoriety originally through self-publishing. Amanda Hocking, after publishing a number of paranormal romances herself, recently was signed to the $2.5 
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The Russians are Coming! – PEN American Center
By PEN American
Book Expo America (BEA) kicks off on June 4th at the Javits Center, and Russia is both this year’s guest of honor and the focus of BEA’s Global Forum. In association with BEA and sponsored by Russiaʼs Federal Agency for Press and Mass

Harvard Apologizes For Publishing The “Awards” of Ted Kaczynski 
By jonathanturley
The Harvard Alumni Association issued a statement. “While all members of the class who submit entries are included, we regret publishing Kaczynski’s references to his convictions and apologize for any distress that it may have caused others.

Apple Strikes Back at Government E-book Lawsuit
New York Times (blog)
But Apple put its objections to the case in somewhat sharper terms in the new filing, accusing the government of siding with “monopoly, rather than competition,” a reference to Amazon, the leader in e-book retailing. “The Government starts from the 
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Amazon, Publisher Settle Digital Books Dispute
Wall Street Journal
By JEFFREY A. TRACHTENBERG A three month long dispute over the sale of digital books Inc. and a leading independent book distributor has been resolved, both parties said Friday. Amazon in late February stopped selling the e-books of 
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Strongsville Community Theatre offers summer program for budding area 
Plain Dealer (blog)
TIP OF MY RED HAT: Betsy Muller, the author of “Energy Makeover”, has been selected as a featured writer at this year’s Book Expo of America at Javits Center in the Big Apple June 4-7. She is one of nine ACEP Certified Emotional Freedom Techniques 
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Acer To Reveal Windows 8 Tablet During Computex Next Month
Good E-Reader (blog)
 Tab A510 put on hold following some defects with the tablet that freezes the device. Computex starts June 5 and continues till June 9. We attended this event last year but will miss it this year due to our week long coverage of Book Expo America.
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Book Expo America Education Program – Publishing Trends
As though navigating endless booths at the Javits Center isn’t an overwhelming enough endeavor, throw in many collocated events with various websites and…/book-expo-america-education-…
Free-E-Book Promotes Fall Releases With Excerpts – ABC News
The book’s title refers to the “Buzz Books” panel at publishing’s annual convention, BookExpo America, when editors discuss anticipated titles for the fall.…/free-book-promotes-fall-releases-excerpts-…
WH Smith have a special offer on my book from today,it’s half price 
BookExpoAmerica : CALLING ALL POWER READERS!  BEA Power Readers – BEA – BookExpo America  BookExpo America Galley Guides – GalleyCat
North America agenda: International Contemporary Furniture Fair 
BookExpo America is the premier book fair in North America and the world’s largest English-language book event. More than 1500 exhibitors, 500 authors and…

Essentials of Signing @ BookExpo America – YouTube
This is a 4+ minute video checklist of preparing to sign autographs at BookExpoAmerica.

Power Reader Giveaway – BEA – BookExpo America
For the first time ever, BEA will be opening its doors to a select group of avid book lovers and fans known as Power Readers. These influencers can help.
Jaclyn Stapp to attend 2012 BookExpo America | Wacky Jacky Books
Jaclyn Stapp was invited by the Mom’s Choice Awards to attend and sign copies of her award-winning book, Wacky Jacky at the 2012 BookExpo America in…/jaclyn-stapp-to-attend-bookex…
Twitter / BookExpo America: For those planning to atte …
For those planning to attend @blogworldexpo during BEA, EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION ENDS on 5/15. Register now & save!…/2006840982919045…

OWS Complaint for Destruction of Books Filed in Federal Court
By constitutional lawblogger
City of New York, the plaintiffs allege that city officials seized 3600 books, only 1003 of which were returned, and 201 of those very damaged. The constitutional claims include a violation of the Fourth Amendment, a violation of procedural due 
Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Ebook Pricing War Wages On
PC Magazine
It suggests something is wrong with the way Amazon does business. In actuality, this whole case has to do more with price-fixing than anything else. Apple teamed up with five publishers to fix the prices of ebooks in an effort to attack the dominant 
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‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ is 2012’s best seller
London Free Press
COM< British writer EL James attends a book signing at Barnes & Noble. Over 500 fans turned out to meet the controversial author who’s novel ’50 Shades of Grey’ has been dubbed ‘mommy porn’ and hit the headlines after being banned

DoJ’s eBook Price Fixing Lawsuit Could Harm Apple’s Customers
Last April, DoJ filed an antitrust suit against Apple and a number of publishers at the New York district court. It was alleged that the company convinced the eBook publishers to switch to “agency model” instead of the “wholesale model” sales that 
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Protestors disrupt Amazon stockholder meeting, later claim victory 
By Dennis Johnson
More than 100 protestors rallied outside and inside Amazon‘s annual stockholders meeting in Seattle yesterday, calling upon the company to treat its workers better, pay its taxes, and end its support of a right wing lobbying group.
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Practical Fiction Unveils the Secrets to Successful Blended Families
PR Web (press release)
 blended families, and those who would like to increase their understanding of the dynamics of blended families. Successful Blended Families: Promoting Great Stepfamilies will be featured at the 2012 Book Expo America in New York City on June 5-8, 2012.
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Book Highlights The Aspects of Bodhimind Through Words and Images
PR Web (press release)
Made available through Xlibris since January 2011, this book will be featured at the 2012Book Expo America in New York City on June 5-8, 2012. For more information on this book, interested parties may log on to
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Fictional Antinovel Introduces Evil Genius as the Protagonist
PR Web (press release)
This fictional antinovel shows that the evil genius that is always the antagonist can also appear as the protagonist. This book will be featured at the BookExpo America in New York City on June 5-8, 2012. For more information on this book, 
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IBPA Names Benjamin Franklin Awards Finalists
Publishers Weekly
 were chosen from close to 1300 entries, and one winner per category will be announced at the Benjamin Franklin Awards ceremony on Monday evening, June 4th at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York city on the eve of BookExpo America 2012.
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Los Gatos Author Named Finalist in Book Awards
Finalists and winners will attend an awards reception at the Plaza Hotel in New York City, 5-7 pm, Monday, June 4 during Book Expo America (BEA). Sporleder’s book will be listed as a finalist in the 2012 Next Generation Indie Book Awards catalog, 
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Asheville literary news: Rose Senehi to speak here in June
Asheville Citizen-Times
The award will be presented June 4 in New York during BookExpo America. Senehi describes her work as “contemporary suspense/romances — all with women as the main character, except ‘The Wind in the Woods.’ They also have an environment theme 
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Newly Published Book Tells of the Struggle of the American Indians
PR Web (press release)
Proponents of human rights, educators, as well as the general public and those with American Indian ancestry are strongly encouraged to partake of this knowledge as well. This book will be featured at the 2012 Book Expo America in New York City on June 
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‘What Makes a Children’s Book Great?’ Conference Set
Publishers Weekly
This inaugural event will bring together top children’s and YA editors, agents, authors, media, and publishing professionals (including Richard Robinson and David Levithan) in the run-up to BookExpo America. It will be held from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.
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Bookmasters Commends 2012 IPPY Award Winning Publishers and Authors
This year’s IPPY Award ceremony will take place on June 4 during BookExpo America in New York City. Mr. Holidays Presents, the Roof Top Hop written by Michael Sheahan and illustrated by Doug Wright. Brandi Rollins, MS, tied for a bronze award in the 
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Amusing Picture Book Compares Mom and Dad’s Parenting Styles
Danbury News Times
My Daddy Can Too!!! will be featured at the 2012 Book Expo America in New York City on June 5-8, 2012. When caring for their children, Mums seem to do everything perfectly for them. But people shouldn’t underestimate Dads for they can do the same 
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BEA Children’s Art Auction Preview Live
Publishers Weekly
More than 100 pieces of original children’s art that will be auctioned during BookExpo America are now available for preview online as part of the Annual Children’s Art Auction and Reception on the evening of June 6. Sponsored by the ABC Children’s 
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Good e-Reader at Book Expo American 2012
Good E-Reader (blog)
By Michael Kozlowski The entire Good e-Reader team will be in New York City at the beginning of June forBook Expo America! We intend on bringing you the latest industry coverage and product announcements that are going to be unveiled a the event!
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Pulse: Hoping for dream ‘I do’ on ‘Windy City Live’
Naperville Sun
The book will be released June 5 at Book Expo America in New York. Got Pulse? Send quirky, weird, interesting and just plain funny tips to readers’ editor Heather Pfundstein
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‘Sex, drugs and relationships’ Dr. Reef to Book Expo signing in NYC
Monsters and
‘Two Relationship Experts Reveal the Naked Truth About Dating in the 21st Century” will be featured during the coming Book Expo America in New York City. Amazon Make sure to meet Dr. Reef Karim at the Book Expo book signing on Wednesday, 
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Michael Baisden and Zane Reception/ Booksigning to be Held in New York City at (press release)
— ACGI’s African American Pavilion at Bookexpo America will host a celebration of Zane and Strebor Books and the “Welcome to BookExpo America” reception and booksigning event for author and radio/TV talk show personality Michael Baisden.
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Bright Connections Media™—a New Venture of World Book®, Inc.—Introduces 
Virtual-Strategy Magazine
World Book Inc., publisher of The World Book Encyclopedia, the World Book Web, and over 90 other print and online educational products, will introduce its new retail venture, Bright Connections Media, at Book Expo America (BEA), June 4 – 7, 2012.
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How to Schedule BEA
Publishers Weekly (blog)
Book Expo America runs June 4-7 in New York and I’m going. Now comes the hard part. Picking and choosing what to do and who to see. There’s an extensive schedule and a great line. Where to start? My normal way is to wander around and talk to just about 
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Neil Young to Be Interviewed by Patti Smith at NYC Book Trade Show Next Month
WFJA Classic Hits and Oldies 105.5 FM
New details have emerged about Neil Young’s forthcoming Q&A session at the BookExpo Americatrade show at New York City’s Jacob Javits Center on June 6. The interview will be conducted by punk poet and fellow Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Patti Smith, 
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BookExpo America Galley Guides
The handy resource will help you make sure you can find all the galley copies and authors you need at BookExpo America. Check it out: “Because hunting through the aisles for the book or author you love can be a challenge, I’ve been tracking some of the 
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Jimmy Fallon, Neil Young among celebrities to speak at BookExpo
By Bob Minzesheimer, USA TODAY BookExpo America, an annual convention in New York, is aimed at creating buzz for books not yet released. (Think auto show, but with books not cars, and with more giveaways.) Among the celebrity/authors appearing June 5-7 
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Amazon clamps down on junk content
The Bookseller
Amazon said it would continue to accept public domain content, but said it may not allow it to be sold if “its content is undifferentiated or barely differentiated from one or more other books”. The moves may reduce the amount of so-called junk content 
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UK Publisher’s Association Accuses British Library Of ‘Tawdry Theft’ For 
The UK Publisher’s Association seems to be making sure it appears as out of touch and obsolete as possible these days. This is the same group that, a few months ago, announced that fair use would put a “chokehold on innovation” despite the fact that 
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BEA Galley & Signing Guide
Library Journal
Plus, for the digitally inclined, I’ve embedded icons that will guide you straight to NetGalley—ust another sign that those titles are hot. The result is this third annual BEA Galley & Signing Guide. scally1 BEA Galley & Signing Guide.
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Patti Smith & Neil Young in Conversation at BEA
By Jason Boog on May 21, 2012 3:07 PM Rock star and memoirist Patti Smith will host a lunchtime interview Neil Young at BookExpo America on June 6th. Here’s more about the event, to be held in the Special Events Hall at the Javits Center: “Ms. Smith’s 
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Going to BEA Bloggers or BEA? Let’s Get Together!
I don’t know about you, but I am super excited about BEA Bloggers and BEA this year. I will be rooming with Rebekka and Monica, I’ve signed up for some…/going-to-bea-bloggers-or-bea-lets-get…

Mindful Musings: BEA Panel-The Not-So-Secret Life of the American 
For all of you lucky people in the book world who are able to attend this year’s BEA, I’ve got some great news for you! A fabulous group of authors from Penguin…/bea-panel-not-so-secret-life-of….

BEA: Here I Come! | Willa’s Ramblings
I’m bringing my camera so I can take video footage, and I’ll be doing a recap every day fo you all can see the inside scoop on BEA. I’ll probably do some crazy

The BEAN: Letter to BEA’s Steering Committee
I sent the note below to BEA’s Executive Steering Committee earlier last week. After a number of positive exchanges, I thought it would be worth sharing with…/letter-to-beas-steering-commit…

Novel Thoughts: BEA: A Survival Guide
I have been thinking of what I could do to help out anyone in need of assistance where BEA things are concerned. I asked Twitter and received quite a few

Andrew Shaffer’s Ultimate BEA Party Guide – GalleyCat
BookExpo America (BEA) arrives New York City’s Jacob Javits Center in early the…/andrew-shaffers-ultimate-bea-party-…

S. Krishna’s Books: My BEA Bag
I’m so excited to be going to BEA this year (my third year!), especially since I didn’ t think I’d be able to make it. But happily, the stars have aligned such that I’ll be

Publishers should be proud of their legacy
The Guardian
The near-Orwellian debate about “publishers bad, Amazon good” or “Amazon bad,publishers good” strikes me as symptomatic of the degree of revolution taking place in reading. Two recent articles in the Guardian by Barry Eisler and Nick Harkaway offered 
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Book Beat and Monkey See, Monkey Do Win Pannell Awards
Publishers Weekly
The jury commented on its “spirit of entrepreneurship, looking for ways to make money not just from book sales.” The award is underwritten by a gift from Penguin Young Readers Group. Winners will receive a $1000 check and a framed piece of art donated 
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Small bookstores turn a new page
Shore News Today
After a lightning-fast renovation – it took just one week – the couple reopened the store as Stone HarborBooks. Deanna Drumm and associate Debbi Covington peruse the titles at the Stone Harbor BookShop. Debbi Covington, who worked as a sales 
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Apple, Amazon, And The DOJ
The DOJ filed a lawsuit in April accusing Apple and the other publishers of trying to retaliate against for offering their books at the $9.99 price point. Three of the publishers have decided to settle with the DOJ: Hachette Book Group, 
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A Note to The Write Agenda from Tom Dark « The Write Agenda
Dear Write Agenda,. “I’m sorry this letter is so long, but I haven’t time to make it shorter.” If on the other hand you can’t keep your attention reasonably on what I…/a-note-to-the-write-agenda-f…

May 24, 2012

Interns: The Zharmae Publishing Press needs two booth attendants 
Manhattan. Javits Center, New York, NY. Interns: The Zharmae Publishing Press needs two booth attendants at BookExpo America, June 5-7, 2012.…the…/30007173

Book Expo America | Barefoot Wine Founders
Join us at Book Expo America in New York, along with other celebrity authors, at:

BookExpo America | jottingswithjasmine
Here is a description from the Book Expo America webpage: BEA in an eBook. Start reading exclusive excerpts from 33 top fall titles featured at the Book Expo

Wiley: BookExpo America 2012 Schedule
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Jimmy Fallon to Take Breakfast Stage at Bookexpo America 
Norwalk, CT-May 23, 2012: Officials at BookExpo America (BEA) have announced that Jimmy Fallon will make a special “guest appearance” at the Author…/jimmy-fallon-to-take-breakfast-stag…

BookExpo America | PubTrack By Bowker
Tagged: BookExpo America. Tag Archives: BookExpo America  Kelly Gallagher for BookStats & Bowker Location: BookExpo America at Javits Center in NYC

Book Keeping: (Armchair) Book Expo America 2012
BookExpo America (BEA) is the largest gathering of booksellers, librarians, retailers, and industry professionals anywhere in North America. I was lucky enough…/armchair-book-expo-america-2012.htm…

BookExpo America »
McFarland will be attending the BookExpo America conference from June 5th to 7th in the Javits center in New York, New York. Come say hi to Karl-Heinz in » Let’s Meet Up at BookExpo America
BookExpo logo We’re coming up on BookExpo America, the annual bookselling industry’s national trade show, in a few weeks—and I’ll be pitching in at a few…/lets-meet-bookexpo-america/

Patti Smith To Interview Neil Young At Bookexpo America – BEA 
Norwalk, CT—May 21, 2012: Officials at BookExpo America (BEA) have announced that Patti Smith will interview Neil Young when he makes his appearance at.…/Patti-Smith-To-Interview-Neil-…

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SBPRA CEO Interviewed in “All About Book Publishing” | Author 
Strategic Book Publishing and Rights Agency’s CEO Robert Fletcher has been interviewed in the current issue of All About Book Publishing, where he discusses…/sbpra-ceo-interviewed-in-“all-about-book-publis…

Waterstones and Amazon
The Economist
Mr Daunt will not only sell Amazon’s Kindle e-reader in his stores, but will also streamline the process by which customers can buy Amazon’s e-books while they browse the shelves. The aim, he says, is to improve the Waterstones shopping experience.
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Amazon Anxieties Emerge at Madrid Book Fair | Publishing 
By Julieta Lionetti
The 71st Madrid Book Fair, which will open to the public on May 25, has gone on the offensive against Amazon, the perceived culprit behind a deep decline in sales, which has dipped a dangerous 30% for fiction titles. “Amazon is the first and 
Publishing Perspectives

Could Selling Amazon’s Kindle Save The UK’s Largest Bookstore Chain?
In the same breath, James Daunt claimed Waterstones — the UK’s Barnes & Noble, with 300 outlets — was working on its own e-reader to compete with Amazon’s Kindle. “Perhaps we’ll call it the Windle,” he joked at the time. Daunt must have had a change 
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Buffalo-based legal publisher Hein buys Amherst building
Buffalo News
By Jonathan D. Epstein Legal publisher William S. Hein & Co. has acquired a foreclosed office building adjacent to University at Buffalo’s North Campus for $3.3 million. The Buffalo-based company, acting through Hein 2350 North Forest Road LLC, 
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Apple says DoJ “sides with monopoly, rather than competition”
Ars Technica (blog)
by Jacqui Cheng – May 24, 2012 3:33 pm UTC Apple has accused the US government of siding “with monopoly, rather than competition” by suing Apple and six publishers for allegedly colluding to fix e-book prices. Apple’s response to the Department of 
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E-books and e-publishing have taken center stage in the literary world, with traditional book publishers, Tagged as BlueLoop Concepts, publishing news

After more than 50 years, University of Missouri Press will close (blog)
The AP reports that university system President Tim Wolfe said Thursday that the book publishingoperation would be phased out beginning in July. Ten employees will be affected by the closing. Apparently the staff knew nothing about the news until 
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The Pulitzer Effect: How Much Did 2012’s Winners Jump?
Publishers Weekly
By Gabe Habash How much does a Pulitzer help a book’s sales? It’s a question we answered last month looking at the past five fiction winners, using sales numbers from Nielsen BookScan, which tracks about 75% of print sales.

Letter from PublishAmerica’s CEO
The Better Business Bureau is 100 years old this year. It shows. In fact, they’re bad news. You know who they are, right? They rate companies from A to F, for the

Publishing Perspectives – Beattie’s Book Blog – Yes
By Bookman Beattie
Former leading New Zealand publisher and bookseller, and widely experienced judge of both the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, talks about what he is currently reading, what impresses him and what doesn’t, along with chat about the international English language book scene, and links to sites of interest to booklovers. Thursday, May 24, 2012. Publishing Perspectives – Children’s Publishing News 

BEA Refuses to Release the Names of the  – The Write Agenda
Regards, Steven Rosato Event Director BookExpo America HAPPENING SOON!! June 5-7, 2012 – NYC – Conference Day: Monday June 4th. Reed Exhibitions…/bea-refuses-to-release-the-na…

Slow economy prompts wave of liberal books
By HILLEL ITALIE With a Democrat in the White House, a wave of books is coming out this year lamenting the slow economy and calling for substantial change. “It’s the story of the moment right now,” says Patricia Bostelman, vice president of marketing 
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Apple: we didn’t conspire to fix ebook pricing | MacNews
By dsellers
In fact, the company says its entry into the book market has actually fueled demand for ebooks by forcing Amazon and rivals, including Barnes & Noble Inc, to compete more aggressively, including by upgrading e-reader technology. In April the 
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Barcelona FC backs bid to send one million e-books to Africa
London (CNN) — Stars from one of the world’s great soccer teams will be encouraging reading as part of a new project to put one million digital books in the hands of African children. Spanish football team FC Barcelona — home to stars Lionel Messi, 
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May 23, 2012

Harry Potter’s publishing wand can tame Amazon, pirates
Pottermore has also pulled off another seemingly magical feat by persuading Amazon to redirect all sales to its site. Redmayne said this is in part a reflection of publishers’ desire to associate themselves with strong brands.
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Richard Russo: Amazon puts great young writers in “particular peril”
23, 2012, 5:09pm No Comments Amazon is a “predator,” Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Russo said at paidContent 2012 this afternoon, and he believes that young undiscovered writers are at particular risk. Russo’s daughter Emily, an independent 
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Labor activists plan Amazon protest
The Seattle Times
By Amy Martinez A labor group says more than 500 protestors will rally at an shareholder meeting Thursday in downtown Seattle to draw public scrutiny to the Internet retailer’s tax policies and warehouse conditions.
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Apple Accuses DOJ of Siding with Amazon Ebook Monopoly
The Mac Observer
In court documents, Apple argued that the DOJ has died with Amazon’s Ebook monopoly, rather than competition. The DOJ has accused Apple and the five publishers of conspiring to raise prices for Ebooks in 2009 in advance of the launch of Apple’s 
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Waterstones makes deal to sell the Amazon Kindle, dismaying many
Los Angeles Times
British bookstore chain Waterstones announced Monday that it would soon sell Amazon’s Kindles in its stores. The news was met with dismay from almost all quarters of the publishing industry. That’s partly because Waterstones’ chief executive, 
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Apple: US e-book lawsuit ‘fundamentally flawed’
In a filing in US District Court in Manhattan late Tuesday, Apple said it has not conspired with anyone or fixed prices for e-books in an effort to thwart Inc’s dominance of that fast-growing market. The Justice Department accused Apple in 
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Can Books With Advertisements Save Publishing?
Technology Review (blog)
While traditional book publishers are still struggling to find a viable business model for eBooks, is taking a different approach. With their free eBooks they offer an alternative for the often unfair priced eBooks.
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‘Esquire’ Will Publish Men’s Fiction Via eBooks – MediaJobsDaily
By Vicki Salemi on May 21, 2012 2:51 PM Yesterday’s New York Times indicated Esquire magazine is taking a stab next month with publishing fiction in an eBook series format dubbed “Fiction for Men.” David Granger, editor-in-chief of Esquire indicated in 
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SBPRA CEO Interviewed inAll About Book Publishing | PRLog
For more on SBPRA visit wwwsbpracom. Press Contact Ellen Green Press Manager Strategic Book Group PressManagerStrategicBookGroupcom…

SBPRA CEO Interviewed inAll About Book Publishing | PRLog
For more on SBPRA visit wwwsbpracom. Press Contact Ellen Green Press Manager Strategic Book Group PressManagerStrategicBookGroupcom…

Sales of e-books on the rise in Britain
LONDON, May 22 (UPI) — E-books will account for about 25 percent of book sales in England by 2014, the managing director of the country’s largest book chain said. James Daunt of the Waterstones bookchain said one in 10 books sold today is an e-book
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Should YA Books Be Given Ratings?
Huffington Post (blog)
Yes, according to Dr Sarah Coyne, an assistant professor at Brigham Young University, who is one of four authors of an academic journal article published on May 18th, detailing the prevalence of swearwords in YA books. As for who the ratings would be 
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Outskirts Press Reveals Top 10 Best Selling Books in Self 
Outskirts Press, the fastest-growing full-service self-publishing and book marketing company today announced its top ten titles for April. Denver, CO ( PRWEB)…

Author Solutions Publishes 100000th E-Book Indie Book Publishing 
Author Solutions Publishes 100000th E-Book Indie Book Publishing World Leader Achieves Major Milestone With Lisa K. Drucker’s “Arise, O Phoenix”…/author-solutions-publishes-100-000th-e-b…

How Steve Jobs Got Apple Into Trouble Over Ebooks 
By monicah
So Apple and a group of major publishers stand accused of ebook price fixing. But before we have them drawn and quartered, let’s consider the facts. First of all, Apple never tried to hide what it was doing with ebooks. Steve Jobs wanted his

Hollywood snaps up hot ebook titles
But traditional books have a key advantage over their digital counterparts: publishers tend to get into business with known quantities, or properties vouched for by literary agents. With ebooks, it’s the Wild West when it comes to identifying promising 
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Local Author Ron Culberson Releases New Book
By Amanda Hamm Herndon resident Ron Culberson autographed copies of his new book at the RestonBarnes and Noble Friday, May 18. Although Culberson has authored two prior books, this was his first book signing.

How Amazon is changing the rules for books and movies
CNET Australia
By Jay Greene | May 23, 2012 The online retail giant is tapping its huge customer base and vast technical underpinnings, to reshape the way books, movies and television programs are made. Amazon Studios is crowdsourcing movie-making and creating test 
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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishers Files Chapter 11 Bankruptcy
Huffington Post
By Jonathan Stempel May 21 (Reuters) – Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishers Inc, whose textbooks have been a staple in American schoolhouses for decades, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Monday after agreeing with creditors to eliminate 
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Why Victoria Stauss Should be Disqualified from  – The Write Agenda
Let’s start with the definition of “independent.” Not influenced or controlled by others in matters of opinion, conduct, etc.; thinking or acting for oneself: an…/why-victoria-stauss-should-…

Novella About Woodland Hills’ Original People Honored in 2012 Next Generation (press release)
The competition is the largest not-for-profit awards program for independent publishers and is presented by Independent Book Publishing Professionals Group ( in cooperation with the Allen O’Shea Literary Agency. The 2012 Next Generation 
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US Tolkien book publisher files for bankruptcy
The venerable company, in the publishing world for well over 100 years, has published every one of Tolkien’s works since “The Hobbit,” in 1938 which includes novels, essays and poems. The same company has published many noteworthy books about the 
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Is selling direct the best way to fight Amazon? | Melville House Books
By Kelly Burdick
In a Publishers Weekly opinion essay, indie publisher John Oakes of OR Books argues that publishers can best fight Amazon by cutting them out of the equation entirely and selling books direct to their customers. Oakes argues that battling 
Melville House Books

Why Apple needs to settle its e-book suits
Apple and the publishers are accused of conspiring to fix e-book prices. commentary has outmaneuvered Apple in the e-books sector. Nowhere was this made more apparent than in court documents released last week. In antitrust lawsuits filed by 
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Analyst Research on The McGraw-Hill Companies Inc. and Meredith Corporation 
MarketWatch (press release)
Book publishers are turning in relatively strong results as a whole but it is difficult to identify an underlying trend because so many companies within the industry draw revenues from a very diverse set of segments. The industry can no longer be 
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Publish Green Awarded First Place in eBook Design by Midwest Book Awards
PR Web (press release)
Minnesota-based eBook publisher and distributor Publish Green, a division of Hillcrest Media Group Inc., was awarded a 2011 Midwest Book Award for the exceptional eBook design and layout of The Character Triangle by Lorne Rubis.
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“Men’s Fiction” vs. “Mommy Porn”
Huffington Post (blog)
According to The New York Times: David Granger, the editor in chief of Esquire, said he has lamented the loss of space that magazines devoted to publishing fiction. … His definition of men’s fiction? Work that is “plot-driven and exciting, 
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New Can E-Books Make Society and Education Better? – Stephen’s 
By admin
“Our December 2011 survey found that those age 16 and older who own tablets or e-book readingdevices are more likely than others to read for every reason: for pleasure, for personal research, for current events, and for work or school.
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May 22, 2012

One in four books sold will be e-books by 2014, Waterstones boss says
Recent figures from the Publishers Association showed that consumers spent almost £250 million on e-books in 2011, up from £157 million the year before. Meanwhile sales of paperback novels have slumped Mr Daunt said that e-book sales will continue to 
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Hastings Has Mixed Start, Book Sales Dip
Publishers Weekly
Book comps dipped 0.8% in the period. Hastings attributed the decline in book comps to a weaker new release schedule for new books, primarily mass market and trade paperbacks, partially offset by an increase in sales of used books and sales of the 
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WAW Childrens Book Awards announced
Emporia Gazette
Two books about young girls dealing with growing pains have been judged the best by Kansas schoolchildren. “11 Birthdays” by Wendy Mass (Scholastic Books) and “Confetti Girl” by Diana Lopez (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers) are the recipients of 
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‘Exorcist’ author prepares canon lawsuit against Georgetown 

The author of the best-selling book and award-winning screenplay “The Exorcist” has announced…/exorcist-author-prepares-can…

B&N Says New Concept Stores Are Not In Development
Publishers Weekly
After a newspaper report surfaced about Barnes & Noble preparing to open a new concept stores in a former Borders in Bridgeport Village,Ore., a representative from the chain said the company is not developing new concept stores.
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GPO teams with Barnes & Noble to deliver e-books
By Michael Hardy Like most publishers, the Government Printing Office has been branching out into electronic book publishing. GPO has now signed an agreement with Barnes and Noble to make government e-books available on the book retailer’s Nook 
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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt files for bankruptcy
Christian Science Monitor
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, the book publishing giant, has filed for bankruptcy protection to eliminate $3.1 billion in debt. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt had been struggling with heavy debt for years. By The Associated Press / May 21, 2012 The used 
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Brave New World: Waterstones Let The Fox Into The Chicken Hut
By Martyn Daniels
Imagine a situation today when you could have Microsoft, Barnes and Noble and Waterstones, all on the same team and remember Barnes and Noble and the Nook is virtually unknown outside of North America. Both Barnes and Noble and 
Brave New World

Trending: Hardbacks vs e-books: the sequel
The Independent
On Sunday, he talked to The Observer’s Robert McCrum about the current fortunes of publishing. What, McCrum asked, should a modern British bookseller do about the digital behemoths of Amazon, Apple, Google and Microsoft? The answer, Daunt said, 
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Apple’s Growing eBook Problem
Australian Macworld (blog)
The United States Justice Department has filed an antitrust lawsuit against Apple Inc. and five of the country’s largest publishers on grounds that the companies conspired to increase the price of eBooks. According to the lawsuit, several of the CEOs 
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Print Vs. Technology: Is the Printed Book Dying a Slow Death?
“One thing with eBooks is they’re eating away our bookstores, along with Amazon, which is reducing the number of outlets to have to sell the books.” “For example, when I started this ten years ago, I would saysales of our books at bookstores that we 
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How Amazon is changing the rules for books and movies
The online retail giant is tapping its huge customer base and vast technical underpinnings to reshape the way books, movies, and television programs are made. by Jay Greene May 22, 2012 12:00 AM PDT Follow @iamjaygreene Amazon Studios is crowdsourcing 
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Why the Waterstones/Amazon deal could hurt Waterstones 
By Laura Hazard Owen
UK bookstore chain Waterstones is partnering with Amazon to sell the Kindle in its 294 stores starting this fall. The deal is bad news for Barnes & Noble. But it may not be so great for Waterstones, either. Here’s why.

What Patti Smith and Neil Young won’t be doing at BEA
Los Angeles Times
The nation’s biggest publishing conference, Book Expo America, announced Monday that it had scored a rock ‘n’ roll coup: On its second day, Patti Smith will interview Neil Young on stage. That’s far more rock power than the annual conference, 
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Letter from PublishAmerica’s CEO
Letter from PublishAmerica’s CEO: Why some people write bestsellers. May 10, 2012. Open mic for Heidi Hansen, Inner Wisdom: A Personal Narration of My

Wellington publisher launches new children’s book imprint (press release)
Well-known Wellington publishing company Phantom House Books has announced a spin-off imprint, Phantom Tree House, for a new range of children’s books. Wellington publisher launches new children’s book imprint Well-known Wellington publishing company 
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Publishers to Address Survival and Innovation in the Digital Age at ON DEMAND
Business Review USA (press release)
Conference sessions will address ways in which publishers can better utilize today’s exploding social, mobile, digital media and print platforms to deliver content and create marketing opportunities for advertisers. Newton, MA, May 21, 
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Bloomsbury boosted by electronic book sales
Stock Market Wire – Electronic books boosted profits at Bloomsbury Publishing with ebook sales up 159% year-on-year. Total turnover for the year to the end of February was up 11.5% at £103.2m while pre-tax profits rose by 13.6% to £4.8m.
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Amazon Sells Ads On Kindle Fire Homescreen
Tech Source
By Alex Dumitru According to an AdAge report , Amazon is taking part at a meeting with various advertisers to reach an agreement concerning the new ads that will appear on the welcome screen of the Kindle Fire tablet. For a prime placement on the 
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Amazon pitching Kindle Fire welcome screen to advertisers
PDF Devices
by Anurag R on May 21, 2012 Amazon is said to sell its bestselling Kindle Fire tablets at a slight loss, trying to compensate in terms of volume, and the assumption that the tight integration of the Amazon ecosystem in the Fire will make a customer 
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Harry Potter publisher Bloomsbury boosted by e-books
Bloomsbury added that it is in a “healthy position” to take advantage of increased demand for digital content as consumers turn to devices such as Amazon’s Kindle. Photo: ANDREW CROWLEY By Hazel Gates “Strong sales” of cookery books and novels 
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Australian Publisher Snags A Piece Of The $70000 Per Day Apple 
Thanks to Apple’s latest platform, NewsStand, a small boutique publisher from Melbourne…/prweb9517177.htm

Publisher seeks relief from debt
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt filed for bankruptcy protection Monday as part of a deal with its creditors to eliminate $3.1 billion in debt, and the Boston-based publishing giant said the restructuring will allow it to invest in new ventures.
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Books-a-Million Board Sued Over Buyout by Controlling Investor 
Books-a-Million Board Sued Over Buyout by Controlling Investor -Bloomberg. By Paul Quintaro Benzinga Staff Writer May 11, 2012 11:35 AM. Symbols: BAMM…/books-a-million-board-sued-over-buyo…

May 21, 2012

E-books may get reduced DRM
Current DRM systems require proprietary hardware and software to decrypt e-books, meaning books bought on an Amazon Kindle won’t work on a Barnes & Noble Nook. The new DRM system would lower production costs of e-reader hardware, 
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Professional Book Reviews vs. Amazon Book Reviews | The 
The professional critic has long been heralded as the gold standard for evaluating products and services such as books, movies, and restaurants. Analyzing…/professional-book-reviews-vs-co…

Hachette is offering new e-books to some libraries
the publisher is working with two e-book distributors to bring a “selection of HBG’s recent bestselling e-books to 7 million library patrons.” Hachette would not confirm which distributors or libraries it is working with — whether it is partnering 
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Mini Course Marketing Healthy Food & the Food  – Helm Publishing
Part of Helm Publishing’s Online Mini Course Series Selected Chapter from The Competitive Edge, 3rd edition Just offering healthy food at home or in a…

2012 Outskirts Press EVVY Award Finalists Announced « Self 
Outskirts Press is proud to announce that it has thirteen talented finalists being honored, the most among all participating publishers. We’re sure the CIPA judges…/2012-outskirts-press-evvy-award-fi…

Professor Makes the Case That Google Is a Publisher
New York Times
Or is Google search a publisher, like a newspaper, which provides only the information that it sees fit and is protected by the First Amendment? There are good reasons for Google to want to be considered a mere connector; like other Internet companies, 
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Publishing Ins and Outs: Advice on Writing for Publication and 
By Edit Team
Publishing veteran Gabrielle Harbowy will answer your questions about the ins and outs of publishing and provide a resource for navigating through the rough seas of the publishing industry. Gabrielle Harbowy (, 
Lambda Literary

Waterstones to sell Amazon’s Kindle book reader
BBC News
Last month, US bookseller Barnes and Noble teamed up with Microsoft to develop its digital book reader. Microsoft invested $300m (£185m) in the venture which could makeBarnes and Noble’s e-book reader, the Nook, available to millions of new customers.
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Charlie (“I screwed the Steinbeck Estate”) Petit Acknowledges his 
Charles Petit, Charlie Petit, C.E. Petit, Charles E. Petit, and/or Charles Emil Petit ( He’s got more names than Robert Fletcher) on his “Scrivener’s Error” site and…/charlie-i-screwed-the-steinbe…

May 20, 2012

Amazon to charge $600000 for ads on Amazon Kindle Fire’s 
By Conner Flynn
When you have a hit TV Show, more people are watching, therefore, you can charge more for ad space during that program. Tech isn’t all that different. Take the Kindle Fire. Super popular. If you want to advertise in front of an audience that is 

SBPRA Signs eBook Deal with Korea at London Book Fair | PRLog
SBPRA Signs eBook Deal with Korea at London Book Fair. Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency (SBPRA) has announced the sale of its eBook catalogue for…

Independent Book Store Provides The Same Services As Amazon 
The Harvard Book Store offers in-store book printing on demand and same-day delivery to your door.

Sales for US print, electronic books up overseas
Wall Street Journal
AP NEW YORK — Sales for US print and electronic books are up overseas, with the digital market increasing fourfold since 2010. According to a study from the Association of American Publishers released Friday, revenues for exports not including Canada 
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Mortenson book buyers appeal judge’s ruling
KXLH Helena News
 as non-fiction and that Mortenson and others, including the Central Asia Institute (CAI), Penguin Group, and co-author David Oliver Relin, “entered into a fraudulent scheme to falsely portray Mortenson as a hero in order to boost book sales.
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US publishers’ exports pick up the pace
The Bookseller
Broken down, this represented a 10.4% rise in exports of print books to $57.1m and a 1316.8% increase in e-book exports to $7.1m. Continental Europe remains the biggestmarket for US publisher exports, though the gap closed narrowly.
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New York books find foreign audience
Crain’s New York Business
The book industry is also expanding overseas, according to a report released Friday by the Association of American Publishers that looks at book exports for the first time. Exports by US publishers, which are dominated by the big six New York houses, 
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First Annual Independent Book Blogger Award  – The Write Agenda
The Write Agenda by The Write Agenda is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License. Based on all work…/first-annual-independ…

Publishing News: No dismissal for Apple, Macmillan and Penguin 
By Jenn Webb
Updates on the DOJ and antitrust lawsuits against Apple, Macmillan and Penguin; Russian startup Pirate Pay targets BitTorrent file sharing; and Steve Rubel muses on digital media, social sharing and news consumption.
O’Reilly Radar – Insight, analysis,…

More details on the class action lawsuit against Apple
Initially filed by the United States Department of Justice, 31 more states have joined this class action lawsuit and look to hand Apple a major defeat. Additionally, several major publishers have been named along with Apple.
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Burning text books could be cause of frat house fire
They are just getting on scene and details areMore >> Burning text books may have been the cause of the fire that burned down the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity house at Louisiana Tech in Ruston Saturday afternoon. “I think some of the guys that were maybe 
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Amazon May Bring Ads to the Kindle Fire
IDG News Service
Ad Age reports that Amazon is pitching the idea to ad agency executives, although it’s unclear if the online retailer plans to bring ads to the current generation of Kindle Fires, or wait until the 2nd-gen models that are expected to arrive later this 
See all stories on this topic » Reportedly Planning 10.1-Inch Kindle Fire
Following on the heels of rumors that Apple is working on a smaller-size iPad tablet comes “market rumors,” passed along by DigiTimes, that is planning a 10.1-inch Kindle Fire tablet sometime in the third quarter.
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$600000 Amazon Kindle Fire Ads Offered, Executives Worry Over Consumer Experience
Mobile & Apps
By Jonathan Charles | May 18, 2012 1:16 PM EDT The Amazon Kindle Fire has been described by the company as the most requested, best-selling device it offers, debuting mid 2011. The company is now offering ads that will display on the Fire’s welcome 
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Amazon’s Next Kindle Fire May Be Coming In A 10.1-Inch Model
With Amazon’s popular tablet having just passed the six month mark since its release (on November 15th, 2011), people are starting to wonder what might be next from Amazon. A report from DigiTimes today suggests that a 10.1-inch version of the tablet 
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Advertisements on Amazon Kindle
Advertisement Journal
The Kindle Fire is known for being one of the best products on And, this should come to no surprise, as the Amazon advertisement sales team is treating the product as if it is the big winner, which it actually is. Amazon has started to 
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Report: Amazon to Sell Ads on Kindle Fire Welcome Screen for $600K
According to Ad Age, Amazon is looking to profit even more off its most popular product by offering up the welcome screen as ad space. Ad Age reportedly talked to an ad executive who was approached by Amazon. The cost for two months of welcome screen 
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Rumor: Amazon Readying 10-Inch Kindle Fire
PC Magazine
By Angela Moscaritolo While rumors have been circulating for months about Apple releasing a smaller version of the iPad, rival tablet maker Amazon might be looking to do just the opposite, according to a new report. DigiTimes reported that “market 
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Amazon Rumored to Be Readying a 10-Inch Kindle Fire
Wired News
By Roberto Baldwin If rumors are to be believed, Apple and Amazon are both working on tablets that would invade each other’s turf. The latest scuttlebutt has Amazon preparing for a 10-inch Kindle Fire: DigiTimes reports that “market rumors” are 
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First Annual Independent Book Blogger Award  – The Write Agenda
I have known of her for over a decade and have personally seen how she has betrayed the writing communities trust by using her volunteer position to seek…/first-annual-independent-bo…

The E-book Scandal, Amazon, & the Independent Publishers Group 
By Frisbee
In the 21st century, the changes have continued. The e-book has become popular, and we ride buses and planes gazing at our Kindles, Nooks, Sony Readers, and Kobos. Borders went out of business last year, so Barnes and Noble felt free 
Frisbee: A Book Journal

Is Your City One of the Most Well-Read Cities in America?
The giant bookseller based its scoring on compiling sales information regarding book, magazine and newspaper revenues in both print and Kindle format since June 1, 2011, using a per capita structure in towns and cities exceeding 100000 residents.
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The Most Successful Self-Published Sci-Fi and Fantasy Authors
Amanda Hocking’s self-published YA fantasy titles have earned her millions of dollars. Readers of the Kindle Boards, a website for Kindle enthusiasts, have put together a list of [145 self-published authors ] who have sold more than 50000 books on 
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Waterstones boss poised to join the e-reader battle
The Guardian
The future looks digital, but traditional books and booksellers still play an important role, possibly thanks to the war between these behemoths. Last month, Microsoft challenged both Apple and Amazon with a $300m investment in Barnes & Noble, 
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Not the end of books
Malaysia Star
By ABBY WONG The whole world might be jumping onto the e-book bandwagon, but not our championreader! WHO do the booksellers call when they need someone to read and review a book? Me. Though already at my bedside six new books reside, all waiting to be 
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Foreign E-Book Sales Increase 333% For U.S. Publishers | Digital 
Sales of e-books by U.S. publishers to readers in other countries increased to $21.5 million in 2011 from $4.9 million in 2010, a 333% increase.…/foreign-e-book-sales-increase-…

Do You Want the Good News First?
New York Times
The excitement comes from not only seeing the stunning amount of innovation emerging from the ground up, but from seeing the new tools coming on stream that are,’s founder, Jeff Bezos, put it to me, “eliminating all the gatekeepers” 
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New e-book technologies transform market
Pittsburgh Post Gazette
Buzz Bissinger on the e-book singles market: It’s “not this 15 percent split with the publisher, it’s 50 percent, and the volume can be quite high. And, you don’t have to write 100000 words.” By Maria Sciullo / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette The prescience of 
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Joplin city manager shares lessons from recovery process
Springfield News-Leader
• City Manager Mark Rohr’s book “Joplin: The Miracle of the Human Spirit” is now available on the Tate Publishing website,, for $19.99. • The book is expected to be available in Springfield and Joplin area book stores before the 
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American Book Publishing | laura marie brown
The Blog. You are here: Home → American Book Publishing  For 18 months I have worked as an Independent Editor at American Book Publishing. I work with…/american-book-publishing/

Why a St. John’s publisher is embracing e-books
The key for us is to build a critical mass of books. For instance, one sale for us was through the local library system, and they bought 30 titles. That was a nice sale. Q. How important are libraries in terms of electronic sales? They are buying them, 
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Poetic novel proves the power of small publishers
Victoria Times Colonist
Published by Caitlin Press, a small publisher out of Halfmoon Bay, the production of Leaving Now is given the same respect that Paré gives to her choice of words. From the stunning cover by artist Arleigh Wood (who, in a nice touch, is given space at 
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Amazon Banned 5* Reviews for Kids’ Health Education eBooks. (press release)
Campbelltown, South Australia (EXPERTCLICK) May 20, 2012 – Amazon Banned 5* Reviews for Kids Oral Health Education eBooks. Review quote: ‘Oral 7 Hygiene: ‘Paint Your Mouth’ is the first book in a series of 12, comes from a dentist who teaches children 
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May 18, 2012

RECENT POSTS « The Write Agenda
Are Authors Paying the Rent via Google Ads? T.W.A.N.G. (The Write Agenda Ninja Group) – 2012 BEA Initiative · Annual Reports of SFWA are (were) a Fantasy:…/recent-posts/

News: New York Honors Fat Joe, NY Writer Says Snitches Beware?
New York rap veteran Fat Joe has reason to lean back and smile these days in light of getting inducted into the Bronx Walk of Fame, however, a New York Daily News writer is lashing out at the Terror Squad leader. Daily News writer Patrice O’Shaughnessy 
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Children’s Book Asks ‘Who Was Steve Jobs’
It’s available on Amazon for £3.10, but not as a Kindle version, and it’s not on the iBook Store. It was published on 29 March and is part of a series of Who Was books, published by Grosset & Dunlap which is part of the Penguin Group.
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Ann “A.C.” Crispin Has Cancer « The Write Agenda…/ann-a-c-crispin-has-cance…
– In a “Very Personal Post,” Writer Beware’s Ann “A.C.” Crispin announced that she has been being treated for cancer since last year.

Five Hundred Australian & New Zealand Authors Choose SBPRA’s 
Five Hundred Australian & New Zealand Authors Choose SBPRA’s Publish On Demand Australia! Posted on May 18, 2012 by admin. SBPRA wants to thank its…/five-hundred-australian-new-zealand-authors-ch…

Trade Book Exports Rose 7% in 2011, AAP Says
Publishers Weekly
Exports of trade books rose 7.2% in 2011 to $357.4 million, a new report from the AAP’s BookStats statistical report shows. The sales increase came despite only a 0.9% increase in units. Exports of e-books had the largest increase, 332%, 
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Adobe launches next generation of Digital Publishing Suite
Best Media Info
At Adobe’s annual Digital Publishing Summit, Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced a series of groundbreaking new features for Adobe® Digital Publishing Suite (DPS) that will allow media companies and corporate publishersto deliver 
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UK indie publishers Faber and Canongate to launch joint audiobook venture
The Next Web
UK independent book publishers Canongate and Faber & Faber are launching a new audiobook venture together. As The Bookseller reports, Canongate will manage the sales and production side of the new co-publishing operation, with Faber offering up its 
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Never Forgotten by Dr Nicku Kyungu Mordi | ISBN  – Tate Publishing
Never Forgotten by Dr. Nicku Kyungu Mordi, published by Tate Publishing is available online for sale. (ISBN 978-1-61862-812-1)…1

Uncovered No More Volume 2 by Cara Ann Coffey  – Tate Publishing
Uncovered No More, Volume 2 by Cara Ann Coffey, published by Tate Publishing is available online for sale. (ISBN 978-1-62024-402-9)…9

Beijing Book Festival Internationalized
Schelling also introduced what’s on offer from the Netherlands at this year’s Book Festival. “We have a lot of Dutch literature translated into Chinese. People can really sit in the booth and read the books and see if they like the books.
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The Readers‘ Writers: Inspirational author Al Dickens
New Philadelphia Times Reporter
A. In prison, Al, spent a lot of his time reading books. He kept a notebook to save things he found inspirational. After saving notes for 13 years, his notebook was very large. He wanted to share this knowledge, so he created a fictitious characte

May 17, 2012

SBPRA Signs eBook Deal with Korea at London Book Fair | Author 
Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency (SBPRA) has announced the sale of its eBook catalogue for distribution throughout Korea. The contract was officially…/sbpra-signs-ebook-deal-with-korea-at-london-bo…

Simon & Shuster settles antitrust-ebook suit with state AGs
Simon & Shuster is the first of the five publishers accused of illegally fixing e-book prices with Apple’shelp to settle antitrust suit brought by 29 states. by Greg Sandoval May 17, 2012 1:00 PM PDT Follow @sandoCNET Simon & Shuster, one of the five 
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Going East For Money, Pinterest Refuses To ‘Bow At The Altar Of Amazon Or Google’
Business Insider
AP It is significant that Pinterest, one of the US’s hottest startups, just raised a huge amount of money from a Japanese ecommerce company – and not American companies Amazonor Google. As a part of the deal Pinterest reached an non-exclusive deal 
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Amazon Goes Nuclear on Publishing Industry
Huffington Post (satire), the online retailing behemoth that recently sent a shockwave through the publishing world by signing several prominent authors to publishing contracts, has radically upped the ante. In a deal described by one industry expert as 
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Penguin Books and Zappar Bring Augmented Reality Experience to Books
The titles are added to Penguin Books’ English Library with two more said to follow. The innovative bookreading experience which launches today includes interactive experiences such as animations of Coralie Bickford-Smith’s illustrated covers, video, 
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A first step in diversifying the children’s book publishing industry
Latina Lista: The Smart News Source
Gbemi is the author of the wonderful Eighth Grade Superzero, which I edited, while Antonio handles school and library visits for Scholastic as part of our marketing department. Thus together we covered almost the entire publishing process, 
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Publisher Pranks Tucker Carlson
By Betsy Rothstein on May 17, 2012 10:30 AM This week The Daily Caller’s Publisher Neil Patel played a prank on Editor-in-Chief Tucker Carlson by circulating an email to staff with a conked out Carlson.

Fort Bend Sheriff’s Office detective to host book signing for novel he wrote
Your Houston News
He sent the book to Tate Publishing and they expressed an interest, though they suggested whittling the number down to 90000 words. White said he has already finished the second book of the trilogy and has begun the third effort. he book is available 
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Printed books existed nearly 600 years before Gutenberg | LISNews:
By Blake
Printed books existed nearly 600 years before Gutenberg’s Bible It is a little-known but undisputed historical fact that Johannes Gutenberg did not invent the printing press. Though the Gutenberg Bible was certainly the first mass produced 

Are Libraries Doomed?
Email him at I read something startling the other, among other things, is our biggest retailer of books. Bigger than Barnes & Noble even. But last year it sold more e-books than print books. Wow!
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Every day heroes and an interview with Steve Newman
It wasn’t until after I received word from Tate Publishing that I was one of the select few to be selected for publication that it started to sink in, I had become a writer. That is when I started my next project and the rest is history.
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Weinstein Books Rises, Again, With New Team
It might not have had as many lives as your average cat, but Weinstein Books has gone through more than a few reincarnations. The publishing unit tied to Bob…/51927-weinstein-books-rises-a…

We Are Shabby Road by Shabby Road | UPC  – Tate Publishing
We Are Shabby Road by Shabby Road, released by Tate Music Group is available online for sale. (UPC 847726005205)…
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Reading is FUN-damental! | Lesa McCullough – Tate Author
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Book Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Files for Bankruptcy
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, the venerable publisher of educational and trade resources, has filed a prearranged bankruptcy petition after coming to an agreement with its creditors, according to a report from The New York Times.
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Rejection Letters: The Publishers Who Got It Embarrassingly Wrong…
Huffington Post UK
JK Rowling was famously rejected by a mighty 12 publishers before Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone was accepted by Bloomsbury – and even then only at the insistence of the chairman’s eight-year-old daughter.

Perfect night to judge a book by its cover
Sydney Morning Herald
The Australian Publishers Associations 60th annual Book Design Awards 2012. Winner of the cover of the year for The Art of Pasta was designed by Daniel New.

Scholastic Names Jenny Frost Senior Vice President, E-Publisher And E-Book 
Sacramento Bee
By Scholastic Corporation NEW YORK, May 16, 2012 — /PRNewswire/ — Scholastic (NASDAQ: SCHL), the global children’s publishing, education and media company, announced today that Jenny Frost has joined the company as Senior Vice President, E-Publisher 
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CNET (blog)
Apple and five big publishers are still on the hook to battle allegations of price fixing after a US district court judge rejected their bid to dismiss a consumer lawsuit accusing them of colluding to maintain artificially high e-book prices.
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What Were They Thinking? – A Department of Justice Misstep
The Moderate Voice
The Department of Justice’s anti-trust action against Apple and five publishing houses was a serious misstep. The action was pursued because of apparent collusion by the defendants in setting the prices for digital books. However, it appears that the 
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Amazon book reviewers as reliable as professional critics, says Harvard research
The Verge
Professional reviewers, for instance, tended to give higher ratings to authors who had received widespread attention or won book awards than Amazon reviewers, while Amazon reviewers were more favorable to first-time authors than critics were.
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NetRead Forms Digital Distribution Service
Publishers Weekly
The new company will use the proprietary technology platform developed for Jacketcaster to distribute digital content to all the major players, including Apple, Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Sony, said Levin, whose background includes a stint as senior vp 
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May 16, 2012

What Samuel R. Delany Can Tell Publishing About Its Latest “Trend”
But now, publishers are expecting authors to turn out multiple books a year — or at least supplement new book releases with short stories and novellas. Short stories released as ebooks seem to be the marketing equivalent of those tiny spoons of ice 
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Is Print Dead? No, But Mobile Is The Future
Mobile is the future of publishing. That’s what a debate among four industry experts concluded. The debate was called “Digital Publishing: The End of Print?” and was hosted by Inforum at San Francisco’s Commonwealth Club. The panelists included Clara 
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In Brief: Apple, Publishers Prep for E-Book Showdown
By Sandy Fitzgerald A US District Court judge said Apple and five major publishers must face allegations of price fixing, rejecting their bid to dismiss a civil class action lawsuit against them. In Brief boils down complex events to give you the heart 
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3 New Ways Amazon Is Widening Its Moat
Seeking Alpha
Rather than a competitor, Saks could be a likely sales partner as Amazon as the sales conduit. The company continues to evolve thanks to how it continues to stick with the book sales that the company has been known for ever since the company first 
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Amazon Killed The Book Reviewer Star
Authors no longer have to impress stodgy English majors to get their book a quality review: new research from the Harvard Business Review shows that the aggregate rating of Amazon reviewers are every bit as good as professional book critics.
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Publishing Infographic: How A Book is Born
Huffington Post
Once a manuscript is completed, a book goes through a whole new process–the publishingprocess. (Cue dramatic chords.) This convoluted and snarky, but not entirely untrue infographic by Mariah Bear for publisher Weldon Owen helps readers understand 
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Children’s publishers join forces online
Financial Times
By Maija Palmer, Technology Correspondent Publishers including Hachette, Penguin and Simon & Schuster are putting their children’s books into a single online entertainment brand as they search for ways to profit from ebooks. The Magic Town platform is 
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Books-A-Million Listens to Concerned Shoppers and Changes Its Sexuality Display!
Patheos (blog)
As I mentioned, on Friday I was doing some pre-Mother’s Day shopping with the kids when I noticed a graphic photo of people having sex on the cover of a book. Yes, the book was about various sexual positions, but it was right out there for the entire 
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How Can Barnes & Noble Survive Losing the Nook?
The Motley Fool – Barnes & Noble got interesting all of a sudden, but will it be enough to take on Amazon?…/how-can-barnes–noble-survive-losing-the-n…

NY judge: Apple statements damage lawsuit position
San Jose Mercury News
In a lawsuit this year, the US government joined 15 states in suing Apple and publishers, saying they conspired in the fall of 2009 to force e-book prices several dollars above the $9.99 price charged by on its popular Kindle device.
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Publish or Perish
The Alcalde
The New York Times calls the giant chain’s battle “the bookstore’s last stand”—and says Lynch holds the fate of American book publishing in his hands.

Anti-censorship groups want Sumner to lift book ban
The Tennessean
The groups claim Sumner County violated its own district policy, which says if a parent complains, that student can be given an alternative book to read. Sumner County school officials said last week a parent complained to the district, 
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Judge denies Applepublisher motions to dismiss class-action price 
By Chris Meadows
Hot on the heels of the filing I mentioned yesterday, the judge in the publisher/Apple price-fixing class action has issued a 56-page ruling (PDF). It’s.
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Book or e-book?
Sales of digital books are on the up in Italy. At the 25th edition of the InternationalBook Fair in Turin it was clear that the paper-free book is here to stay; last year Italy’s e-book economy was nine times larger than in 2010.
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New E-Book Publisher Aims To Be “World’s Greenest Press”
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
Some of the ecological benefits of e-publishing are less tangible but nonetheless real. At the May 12 Pasadena LitFest, Bitingduck was able to deliver its entire catalog of almost 140 books, including press kits and swag, in a Bike Friday bicycle 
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Judge Comes Down Hard on Publishers, Apple in E-book Case
By Jeff Roberts | May 16, 2012 | + In a strongly worded opinion, US District Judge Denise Cote rejected requests by Apple and five book publishers to throw out a class action suit that accuses them of price-fixing. Citing ongoing state, federal and 
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Five Leading Christian Publishers Select Ingram’s CoreSource® for Digital 
PR Web (press release)
 in today’s digital market, more, including David C Cook, RH Boyd Publishing, Our Sunday Visitor, Abingdon Press, and Worthy Publishing are selecting Ingram Content Group’s CoreSource® products for the distribution, sales and management of e-books.
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May 15, 2012

Apple E-Book Lawsuit: Steve Jobs Swayed Publisher, Complaint Alleges
By John P. Mello Jr., PCWorld May 15, 2012 10:05 AM Apple cofounder Steve Jobs got directly involved in an alleged conspiracy to fix e-book prices after a publisher balked at participating in the scheme, according to a court document filed by 31 states 
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Books A Million’s sexuality display draws Christian blogger’s ire
The Tennessean
Christian author and blogger Nancy French took this picture Friday at the Spring Hill Books A Million. She altered the photo to hide nudity. She was with her three children, ages 13, 11 and 4. / Courtesy of Nancy French SPRING HILL, Tenn.
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What Are The Most Well-Read Cities In America?
Huffington Post
Amazon has released their second annual list of the most well-read cities in the country, based on their book, magazine and newspaper sales data in both print and digital, since June 1, 2011. The statistics are per capita, and only include towns with 
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Did Amazon deal to settle dispute over taxes mess with Texas law?
The Seattle Times
Amazon owed $269 million in sales taxes but made an “immaterial payment” in resolving a tax dispute with Texas by agreeing to begin collecting sales taxes in the state in July and promising jobs and capital investment.
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Printed books existed nearly 600 years before Gutenberg’s Bible
It is a little-known but undisputed historical fact that Johannes Gutenberg did not invent the printingpress. Though the Gutenberg Bible was certainly the first mass produced printed work, it was hardly the first printed book — nor was it even the 
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Mineral Wells woman writes inspirational book
Parkersburg News
Her first book, “Pearls from Heaven,” was published in 2006 by PublishAmerica. She has had 25 book signings so far and is preparing for a 12-day tour to 

Why it’s So Stinking Hard to Sell Books: Author Marketing Report 
By Stephanie Chandler
Authority Publishing – Custom Book Publishing, Internet Marketing and Content Development – Specializing in business, self-help and non-fiction books, social media, information products, ebooks and more.
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SBPRA Authors Win Top Honors in 2012 Next Generation Indie 
Kenneth Rogers’ book Sequence has been named the Winner in the Science Fiction/Fantasy category of the 2012 Next Generation Indie Book Awards.…/sbpra-authors-win-top-honors-in-2012-next-gen…

Peter Collingridge To Join Safari Books Online
Publishers Weekly
By Calvin Reid Peter Collingridge, cofounder of the digital publishing firms Apt Studio and Enhanced Editions, in addition to Bookseer, a book marketing analytics technology, has been hired as vp of product development at Safari Book Online, 
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Your Book Can’t Be Everything to Everyone | Writing and Publishing 
Writing and Publishing News  One reviewer will say your book lacks this, another will complain that it should  You wrote the book for a specific audience.

Book Pricing Lawsuit Reveals More Details of Apple’s Negotiations 
By Jordan Golson
Seventeen more states have joined the antitrust lawsuit against Apple and several book publishinghouses over the pricing of ebooks. Perhaps more…
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Harper & Foyles triumph at Bookseller Awards
The Bookseller
Chair of the judges and editor-in-chief of The Bookseller Neill Denny, said: “All of this year’s winners show innovation within the book trade, which is flourishing despite, or even because, of the turbulent period we are living in economically.
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How fast can they write? E-books push writer productivity
Christian Science Monitor
It’s an e-revolution of sorts in which lightning-fast speed has taken over the traditionally snail-paced world of book publishing. “[T]he e-book age has accelerated the metabolism of book publishing,” Julie Bosman writes for the Times.
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May 14, 2012

Publishers try to read the industry’s future
Vancouver Sun
There’s a revolution in reading filled with innovative and exciting possibilities underway, but whether the book industry will be able to sustain itself remains to be seen. Ebooks have transformed the experience of reading — everything from 
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Oak Tree announces new contests for writers Sacramento Writing 
Independent publishing house Oak Tree Press announced new contests for novelists via Facebook and the company website Entries for the contests will be…/oak-tree-announces-new-contests-for-…

Court documents reveal Steve Jobs email pushing e-book ‘agency model’
Apple Insider
This went against the the then-dominant wholesale model used by Amazon which let resellers set their own prices, sometimes at a loss, in order to drum up sales. Not all of the five major bookcompanies were on board with Apple’s pricing plan, 
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More Bad News for Book Publishers
Wall St. Cheat Sheet
Education Media and Publishing Group, an Irish private-equity concern, borrowed heavily to finance the acquisitions of Houghton Mifflin in 2006 and Harcourt in 2007, and has since struggled financially under the weight of that debt.
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Crawfordsville woman fights cancer with faith, pens memoir
Journal and Courier
The Crawfordsville woman was diagnosed with breast cancer in April 2010 and lived to chronicle her journey in the new book, “Cancer is Tough, Be Tougher with Your Attitude, Motivation, and Faith,” published this year by Tate Publishing & Enterprises.
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The Changing Online Mix
Publishers Weekly
By Jim Milliot According to the newest figures from Bowker Market Research, online retailers accounted for 39% of all book sales in 2011, up from 30% in 2010. The increase gave the online channel, led by Amazon and, a commanding lead over 
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Publishers try to read the industry’s future
Vancouver Sun
In January, Amazon announced that their ebook sales exceeded paperback sales, while in February, the New York Times added separate ebook bestseller lists to their book review pages. Ebook numbers are likely to keep growing as more people make the 
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Local author publishes third book in children’s series
Hanford Sentinel
To purchase the first book in the “Wilbur” series, “Meet Wilbur the Squirrel,” visit It’s round three for both the character Wilbur the Squirrel and his creator, Diane Hughes. Hughes has released the third book in her series 
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Nick Harkaway: ‘The book industry has got to get online publishing right’
The Guardian
His first non-fiction book, The Blind Giant: Being Human in a Digital World, is published by John Murray How did you get into writing about technology? In 2007 when my first novel, The Gone-Away World, was accepted, it was the time publishers were
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Local authors roundup: Adventure, advice make books
Florida Today
He has written a book titled “To Be a Pilot” (24.95 or $9.95, PublishAmerica). It is a series of short stories related to his flying career in the Caribbean 

Indiana Joins Lawsuit Against Apple For Price Fixing
Indiana Public Media
Attorney General Greg Zoeller says Indiana has joined 30 other states in the antitrust lawsuit against Apple. The suit also names two publishing giants Macmillan and Penguin. Zoeller says the suit alleges the trio conspired to raise the prices of 
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35 Going on 13: Festival Edition
Library Journal
This week, LJ’s Reviews newsletter will prepare us for BookExpoAmerica, the largestpublishing event in theUnited States. Publishers, book sellers, authors, readers, and librarians will all be descending on New York’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Cente
Is Online Publishing A Failure From Consumer’s Perspective?
Adweek (blog)
Is Online Publishing a Failure From Consumer’s Perspective? Old and newpublishers compare notes and discuss the future By Charlie Warzel Substance drives engagement. The banner ad is dead. Those have been hot topics of late in the digital media world 
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Verizon Defends Customer Privacy in Publisher’s Suit
By John P. Mello Jr., PCWorld May 13, 2012 9:55 AM Verizon is fighting a move by a bookpublisher to obtain personal information on ten of its customers accused of illegally sharing electronic copies of books in the popular “Dummy” self-help series.
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Publishers have to get digital or die
Irish Times
However, according to its publisher, Josh Macht, who is giving a masterclass to a media industry conference in Dublin today, HBR may not exist as a printed magazine within 10 years. That message is one that should send a shiver down the spine of 
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Loveland author’s daughters provide inspiration
When he writes, Bennett imagines how he can pull readers in, so they can have the same experience that he likes when he reads, he said. by Tate Publishing and Enterprises this year, Bennett’s book is available at bookstores and at and 
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As 17 more states join class action against book publishers and Apple, new
A total of 31 states (if you include DC) now allege that Apple and publishers conspired to set e-book prices. The amended filing that includes the new states was released Friday, contains information that was redacted from the public version of the 
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The Publishing Revolution Will Be App-ified
Jakarta Globe
Apple’s Book Creator app has given birth to a new breed of publisher, like six-year-old John Tambunan and his book ‘Little Fish.’ (Photo Courtesy Apple) Six-year-old John Tambunan loves the iPad just like many of his friends, but unlike them, 
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The Publishing Revolution Will Be App-evised
Jakarta Globe
Apple’s Book Creator app has given birth to a new breed of publisher, like six-year-old John Tambunan and his book ‘Little Fish.’ (Photo Courtesy Apple) Someone needs to tell the author that “app” is advertisement-speak for “program” and that there is 
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CEO Announces Retirement; Nebraska Book Company Names Current President and 
MarketWatch (press release)
“The last 42 years with Nebraska Book Company have been remarkable and rewarding. I am proud to have been a part of the Company’s growth and evolution into the leader in the college bookstoremarket,” said Oppegard. “I have been honored to serve such a 
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Judge rules largely for GSU in copyright case
Atlanta Journal Constitution
By Bill Rankin In a closely watched case by academia and publishers, a federal judge in Atlanta has ruled in favor of Georgia State University on almost all copyright infringement claims files by threepublishing houses. Senior US District Judge Orinda 
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Waterstones director warns library e-book lending could threaten 
The Bookseller has a brief report on a London roundtable in which some publishers and booksellers sounded a warning about library e-book lending.…/waterstones-director-warns-library-e-boo…

Apple provides sneak peek at iOS apps for summer 2012
The Guardian (blog)
I’ve heard from several book publishers lately that Apple is taking a pro-active approach when it comes to separating iBooks from iOS apps – those who are simply looking to add more photos, video and audio to a print text are being encouraged down the 
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Children’s Book Sales Stay Strong in February
Don’t sound the death knell for print just yet. The Monthly StatShot just released by the Association of American Publishers showed solid growth for children’s…/51895-children–s-book-sales-s…

May 11, 2012

Why Microsoft Is Being Left in the Dust
Take the company’s recent acquisition of 18% of the Barnes & Noble Nook e-reader for $605 million in cash and future guarantees. This was a move to compete with Amazon, but can it really compete? If you want to know why Microsoft’s share price has been 
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Tracking Amazon: ‘Fifty Shades’ Passes ‘Hunger Games’
Publishers Weekly
It took just over five months for it to happen, but Fifty Shades of Grey has passed The Hunger Games as Amazon’s #1 bestselling book of 2012. The three books in the Hunger Games trilogy are still in the next three spots, and the first book in the 
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Utah Joins Lawsuit Over Electronic Book Price Fixing
For years, retailers sold e-books through a traditional wholesale distribution model, where retailers, not publishers, set sales prices. However, the investigation found evidence Macmillan, Penguin, Apple and other publishers artificially raised prices 
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The Lin Law Firm Announces Investigation of Books-A-Million Inc. Buyout Offer
LOS ANGELES — The Lin Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation ( is investigating potential claims against the Board of Directors of Books-A-Million Inc. (“Books-A-Million” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: BAMM) related to the proposed 
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The future of reading and publishing according to Amazon
As an author, I was naturally self-interested in Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing program, which lets writers self-publish and sell their own e-books through the company’s apps and devices. It seems like not a week goes by without some new story about 
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‘Bipolar pastor’ the Rev. George J. Brassard Jr. to sign books in Anderson
Anderson Independent Mail
But it will also speak to and encourage anyone who has experienced — either personally or by association — the danger of life-controlling substance abuse. For more information, contact Chris Coffey at 888-361-9473 or
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RECENT POSTS « The Write Agenda
Are Authors Paying the Rent via Google Ads? T.W.A.N.G. (The Write Agenda Ninja Group) – 2012 BEA Initiative · Annual Reports of SFWA are (were) a Fantasy:

Local author releases juvenile fiction nationwide
Allen American
Published by Tate Publishing and Enterprise, the book is available through bookstores nationwide, from the publisher at, or by visiting Arnold lives in Forney, Texas with his wife Dr.
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Mini Course Future Trends & Marketing Ideas in  – Helm Publishing
Part of Helm Publishing’s Online Mini Course Series Selected Chapters from The Competitive Edge, 3rd edition The most successful business owners look at the…

Scholastic plans to publish book penned by Burbank students
Burbank Leader
“Two Dollars, One Wallet” will be published and sold at Scholastic’s 116000 school book fairs across the country next year, said regional field sales manager Alan Gilreath. McKinley will also receive a $5000-Scholastic voucher and 100 copies of the 
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Q & A with Garth Nix
Publishers Weekly
You’ve worked extensively in publishing as a sales representative, agent, publicist, and editor. How has what you learned in those jobs affected your writing? I’m still a partner in Curtis Brown Australia. I haven’t worked actively as an agent in a 
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The man behind ‘Jack Montana’
Highland Community News (subscription)
He wrote articles and plays in school, but never took the craft much further until he wrote “Jack Montana” which was published in 2010 by Christian publishers Tate Publishing. “I pride myself on accurate use of historical info,” he said.
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May 10, 2012 Kicks Off Copyediting Service
openPR (press release) offers this service to raise self-publishing standards, strengthen publishing opportunities, and create inexpensive yet professional copyediting services. “We feel the passion and dedication of aspiring writers to enter the world of 
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Complimentary Book Marketing Webinar – “Crafting a Successful 
PR Web
Outskirts Press has announced their plans to host a complimentary webinar to help authors Outskirts Press, an Inc. 5000 company and the fastest-growing 

Latest phishing scam looks as if it’s from
(WDRB) — The Better Business Bureau is warning online shoppers to beware of a phishing scam that looks like an order cancellation notice from The BBB suggests double-checking suspicious emails that look as if they’re supposed to be from 
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Sara Nelson joins Amazon | Melville House Books
By Dennis Johnson
The news that former Publishers Weekly editor Sara Nelson was hired by yesterday was another one of those stories that take the wind out of your sales: A beloved book industry champion was going to work for the company 
Melville House Books

E-Book Market in Russia Doubles in 2011
RIA Novosti
MOSCOW, May 10 (RIA Novosti) – Legal sales of e-books in Russia increased almost 2.3 times in 2011, marking a third year of explosive growth, though remaining modest in absolute terms, the Federal Press and Mass Media Agency said on Thursday.
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‘Smokers need not apply’ – publishing firm’s jon ad
Herald Sun
The jobs range from drivers to personal trainers, publishers, disability workers and even receptionists. A South Melbourne publishing firm, advertised for an experienced full-time graphic designer, with the line: “Smokers need not apply!”.
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AAR Urges Members to Write to DoJ Opposing Antitrust Settlement
Publishers Weekly
The case will continue against Apple and two of the publishers, Penguin and Macmillan, who declined to settle on the proposed terms. The AAR Board and I believe that the lawsuit, and the proposed settlement, present issues that are of critical 
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Irish Property Buyers Handbook launches tonight – Blog
By The MyHome Newsdesk
It can also be purchased online from Oak Tree Press. Share. This entry was written by The MyHome Newsdesk, posted on 9 May at 1:52 pm , filed under General, Industry News, Property News, The First Time Buyer, The Investor and tagged 
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Holly Lisle, author of Hawkspar, says Smashwords is “a bad deal for 
Welcome to the home for writers. We talk about important matters for wordsmiths, news affecting writing professionals, and the finer aspects of the writing craft.…/holly_lisle_author_of_hawkspar_says_sma…

Publishers Embrace New Digital Reporting Rules
Australia’s media industry has led the way forward in creating these metrics, recognising both the rise of digital publishing and the changing nature of how content is consumed across print and digital media platforms,” said Hollings.
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Barnes & Noble and Microsoft Form ‘Newco’—A New Chapter for Ebooks
This action follows earlier decisions by BN, Canada’s Indigo Books, and Books-A-Million to not stock titles published by Amazon in their stores. Although librarians, authors, publishers, and other information professionals see the ebook as an entity, 
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Solana Beach resident’s life experiences provide mental ‘mini 
By Staff
Van Gorder submitted the manuscript to Tate Publishing, and immediately received a positive response, much to her delight. She selected a cover that featured stones that could be from any number of water sources, such as a riverbed, lake or 
Del Mar Times

BARNES & NOBLE | Blissful Lies by Jennifer Brown Thomas, Helm 
As well as having her first book, a spin-off of the film, ‘Blissful Lies’ published by Helm Publishing. Taking the film industry by storm at such a young age has…/1110455024

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Ebooks: Is digital opening up a new chapter for publishing?
BBC News
By Tim Masters Entertainment and arts correspondent, BBC News With ebook sales on the rise, how is the publishing industry embracing the world of digital? Next week some of the biggest names in publishing will gather at the Hilton in London’s Park Lane 
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May 9, 2012

The Pulitzer Board Stands in Judgment
By PON_Staff
The Pulitzer Board’s decision comes at a difficult time for the publishing industry, which has faced steadily declining book sales in recent years. And just five days before the Pulitzer announcement, the Department of Justice filed a lawsuit.

Struggling with an Alternative for PayPal Users | Holly Lisle: Official 
By Holly
I promised to re-investigate Smashwords, and it remains as bad a deal for writers as it was before. I think I’ve come up with a workable alternative, but it will be a lot of work for me, so before I leap into it, I’d like to get just a rough idea of interest.
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USA Today: E-books sales surge after holidays |
1, shows a remarkable burst of digital book sales after e-readers were unwrapped as gifts – for 42 of the top 50 titles, the e-book editions were the most popular…/USA-Today-E-books-sales-surge-after-hol…

Where Is Publishing Headed?: The Future Of Books In 7 Easy Steps
Huffington Post
Here are seven: First, Amazon will continue to grow as a retail channel, while bricks-and-mortar booksellers (including the bookselling chains like Barnes and Noble) will find themselves squeezed further and further, leading to more bookstore closures 
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Author Watch – Best Sellers – April 28, 2012 « The Write Agenda
 Best Sellers – April 28, 2012. The Write Agenda’s list of untraditionally published authors and others with current Amazon Sales Rankings of 10000 or better.…/author-watch-best-sellers-ap…
Absolute Write (MacAllister Stone) . . . is it ran  – The Write Agenda
Information obtained by The Write Agenda appears to indicate that what she has listed as her residence — is in fact a storage unit at Frontier Village Mini…/absolute-write-macallister-st…
2012 May « The Write Agenda
According to The Write Agenda, Victoria Strauss, a prolific blogger, has dropped “ f” bombs in her postings. With so many parents battling their teens’ defiant
Annual Reports of SFWA are (were) a Fantasy  – The Write Agenda
“The Treasurer shall send dues notices and collect all fees, annual dues and subscriptions and keep full and accurate accounts of all moneys received and…/annual-reports-of-sfwa-are-…

Author Watch Best Sellers May 5 2012 The Write Agenda Amazoncom 
Author Watch – Best Sellers – May 5 2012. The Write Agenda’s weekly list of untraditionally published authors with current Amazon Sales Rankings of 10000 or…/dp/B0080T6ZDE

Amazon Strikes Again at Barnes & Noble – Future Of Publishing
By Thad McIlroy
“How long will you simple ones love your simple ways? How long will mockers delight in mockery and fools hate knowledge? – Proverbs 1:22. This afternoon Amazon once again reminded us that Barnes & Noble doesn’t have a prayer in hell 
Thad McIlroy – Future Of Publishing

May 8, 2012

E-Books: Choosing A Reading Device And A Bookseller
Apple and the major publishing houses are locking horns with the Department of Justice over alleged price-fixing. Meanwhile, innovative independent bookstores are figuring out how to make money off e-books. Tech Tuesday explores changes in the e-book 
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Book Criticizing ‘Globe and Mail’ Self-Published
Publishers Weekly
Initially, both Indigo and wholesaler North 49 Books said they don’t carry self-published books, but after seeing the book agreed to take it. Then Dundurn Press agreed to distribute and to take on sales and marketing.Demand for the book was strong 
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Why are kids’ e-book sales surging? – Beattie’s Book Blog
By Bookman Beattie
New stats from the Association of American Publishers show that kids’ and young adult e-book sales grew by triple digits in February, while adult e-book sales appeared to flatten. But the AAP notes that’s partly due to the fact that so many 
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SMALL Publisher Thinks BIG – And Winds up MAJOR PLAYER in 
PODG President Robert Fletcher has become a familiar face in the country, forging relationships with major publishing houses, while affiliate Strategic Book and

We pay three times as much as UK for ebooks
Irish Independent
By Aideen Sheehan Consumer Correspondent IRISH readers are paying up to three times as much for electronic books as customers in the UK. Global book-selling giant Amazon is charging consumers here much higher prices for ebooks, a survey by the Irish 
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Jeff Bezos is Too Good at Running Amazon to Care About the 
By Trevor Gilbert
Of the few questions outsiders have about Seattle’s star startup ecosystem, the most common is: “Why haven’t Amazon and Microsoft done more for the area?” Microsoft deserves a post of its own, but the truth is that Amazon has had a bigger 

Buenos Aires International Book Fair : Reading « Random Literary 
Last evening, 30 April, I read from my novel “Blossom” at the Buenos Aires Book Fair. It was my fourth appearance reading at this annual event, which is one of…/buenos-aires-international-b…

Writer claims publisher illegally marketed book
Southeast Texas Record
Omar Hazim filed suit against Schiel & Denver Publishing Ltd., Schiel & Denver Book Publishers and Schiel & Denver Book Group on April 23 in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas. Court papers state that Hazim contacted Schiel & Denver
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Analysis: Why Target is Shunning the Kindle
Bright Side of News*
Target’s 1700 plus stores will continue to carry a line of e-readers, including Barnesand Noble’s Nook, Apple’s iPad, and Aluratek’s Libre. However the Kindle, the biggest seller in the market place, is out the door due to what is called Showcasing.
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The Barnes & Noble/Microsoft Deal: What’s In It For Microsoft?
Seeking Alpha
On Monday, April 30, Microsoft (MSFT), the world’s leading software company, announced a $300 million joint partnership with Barnes & Noble (NYSE: BKS), much to the surprise of the market and the utter delight of Barnes & Noble shareholders, 
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Money for Nothing and Your eBooks for Free
Virtual-Strategy Magazine
Sounds like “Money for nothing,” however it’s actually an innovative revenue model, when compared to traditional, paper-based publishing. With the exponential increase in the popularity of both eBooks and eReaders, authors and publishers are facing 
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May 7, 2012

Library bans “Fifty Shades of Grey” + SNL’s hilarious Amazon spoof
Tulsa World (blog)
However graphic or saucy some deem the book, “Fifty Shades of Grey” by EL James is topping bestseller lists. But at least one library system in Florida has banned the erotic tale. The Brevard County Library yanked the book after receiving customer 
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Letter from PublishAmerica’s CEO – Online Bookstore
With almost 50000 authors under contract, PublishAmerica is such a town of 50000. More after this book review, The Perennial Wanderer by Steven D. Orr:

Could the Internet Save Book Reviews?
The Atlantic
AP Images In his 1946 essay “Confessions of a Book Reviewer,” George Orwell outlined the changes he’d make to the standard, 600-word format of the book review.

Botsalano Publishing launches JC revision books
Mmegi Online
Kgolagano Press Publishers, launched their Junior Certificate (JC) revision books for form Ones to Three in Gaborone on Thursday. The publishing company has so far been able to publish eight revision books for junior secondary students that will be 
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Publishing in Russia 2012: The Debut Prize and Young Russian authors
Publishers Weekly
In 2010, she initiated an international translation and promotional program to introduce Debut Prize winners to overseas readers, and she roped in publisher Natasha Perova, of GLAS, to help the program realize its goals.

How Amazon Snuck Up On Mainstream Publishing In Plain Sight
By A Photo Editor
The publishing world has been continuously startled by the announcements of Amazon’s new printpublishing imprints, and this has been going on for a good year. It’s quite funny that Amazon was able to sneak up on everyone, since this.
A Photo Editor

Subtle Melodrama Book Reviews: For Review: Fahrenheit 451 
By Bethany
Ray Bradbury says it himself in the introduction to my 50th anniversary copy – ‘What new is to be said about Fahrenheit 451?’ Everything’s been said, and then some. So probably, by the time you get to this review, you’ll know the drill already.
Subtle Melodrama Book Reviews

EBSCO Publishing Creates E-book Subscription Collection for Business Professionals
Broadcast Newsroom
EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) has released its first e-book subscription collection for corporations. BusinessCore is designed to support the learning and research needs of business professionals. The collection is available as an annual subscription with 
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May 6, 2012

Has your book also vanished from Smashwords? – Night Reading
I just clicked on the ‘Milkshake’ page on Smashwords to find the message:- No Longer Published The book you requested is no longer published at Smashwords.…/4983832:Comment:136136?xg…

May 4, 2012

Letter from PublishAmerica’s CEO
I like this book’s concept, Jesus and The Time Travelers by R.J. Mason (rjmace@ Writing about time travel is as old as writing itself, for the simple

Google Says Individuals, Not Authors Guild Has Standing In Books Case
Wall Street Journal (blog)
By Chad Bray Google Inc. presented Judge Denny Chin with an interesting argument Thursday as it sought to dismiss a long-running lawsuit over the electronic scanning of some 20 million booksavailable in public and university libraries.

Three Strategies to Build Wealth Safely Ask  – Free Press Release
Outskirts Press announces the latest highly anticipated selfhelp personal growth and success book from Myrtle Beach SC author Charles Newsome…

What Facebook’s Critics Don’t Understand: It’s a Platform, Not a Publisher
In any other previous advertising era, this would have spelled doom for a publisher. It’s why advertisers, investors, analysts and the media are sounding alarms now. But there’s something inherently wrong with these arguments: FACEBOOK IS NOT A 
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Google asks judge for library suit to be dismissed
Christian Science Monitor
The Authors Guild says Google doesn’t have permission to reproduce portions of booksfor their digital library. By Molly Driscoll / May 4, 2012 Author Jim Bouton is one of the three authors named in the case as a plaintiff. The Authors Guild said in 
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Publishers hope for e-books success – Topix
When the first e-book readers appeared in the late 1990s, technology experts predicted a great future for the digital  Email me Online Publishing news.…/T0PG2SC8LPIQ3K30B

May 3, 2012

Victoria Strauss is a blogger for Writer Beware, a branch of Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, who have stated that the purpose of their blog is to…/the-write-agenda-thin…

Target Will Pull Amazon Kindle Devices From Store Shelves
By James Johnson
Target has announce plans to pull the Amazon Kindle line of devices from its store shelves, a move that showcases the increasing tension between brick and.
The Inquisitr

Target Stops Selling Kindle as Amazon Competition Increases
May 2 (Bloomberg) — Target Corp., the second largest US discount chain, will stop selling Inc.’s Kindle brand of e-readers and tablets after two years, while continuing to offer similar products from Apple Inc. and Barnes & Noble Inc. All 
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Target will stop selling Amazon Kindle devices
Christian Science Monitor
Target carries Apple products. Apple competes with Amazon. Might Target be dropping Amazon’s Kindle line to appease Apple? (Although the iPad and the Kindle aren’t direct competitors, they do compete in terms of e-books.) 
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Google Argues for Dismissal of Authors’ Book-Scan Lawsuit
Chin last year rejected a $125 million settlement between the two sides and the parties have been unable to reach a new agreement. Google announced in 2004 a plan to digitally scan books from public and university libraries to provide short snippets of 
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Target Will Stop Selling Amazon’s Kindle After Two Years
(TGT), the second largest US discount chain, will stop selling Inc. (AMZN)’s Kindle brand of e-readers and tablets after two years, while continuing to offer similar products from Apple Inc. (AAPL) and Barnes & Noble Inc. (BKS) All Kindles 
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Target to stop selling Amazon’s Kindle devices
Reuters Canada
By Alistair Barr and Jessica Wohl (Reuters) – Target Corp said on Wednesday it will stop Inc’s Kindle devices, the latest in a series of brawls between the companies fueled byAmazon’s increasing competition with brick and mortar 
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Target to stop selling Kindles as brick-and-mortar rebellion against Amazon 
San Jose Mercury News
By Alistair Barr and Jessica Wohl A reporter tries out a new $79 Kindle tablet at a news conference during the launch of Amazon’s new tablets in New York, September 28, 2011. REUTERS/Shannon StapletonTECHNOLOGY MEDIA) Target said Wednesday it will stop 
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Target to drop Amazon’s Kindle products
By Brett Molina, USA TODAY Retail giant Target says it will no longer sell Amazon’sline of Kindle e-readers and tablets at stores or through its website, reports the Associated Press. According to the report, a spokesperson says Target made the 
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Author Tosca Reno Steps In as President of Robert Kennedy Publishing
Publishers Weekly
Following her husband publisher Robert Kennedy’s death last month, she is now president and CEO of Robert Kennedy Publishing (RKP). Kennedy built a popular health and fitness brand based in Canada that includes magazines such as MuscleMag International 
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Here’s the part of the Microsoft and Barnes & Noble agreement everyone’s ignoring
ZDNet (blog)
By Mary Jo Foley | May 2, 2012, 10:38am PDT Summary: A Barnes & Noble filing about deliverables coming as a result of its new Microsoft partnership is chock-full of references to Windows Phone. Now that we’re all speculated out about the possibility of 
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Musician Shares Wife’s Story During Skin Cancer Awareness Month
Published by Tate Publishing and Enterprises, “Finding NED” releases Tuesday, May 8, the day after Melanoma Monday. The American Academy of Dermatology recognizes the first Monday in May (National Skin Cancer Awareness Month) as Melanoma Monday in an 
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Lee Greenwood’s “Does God Still Bless the USA?” Due Out May 14
A Plea for a Better America, set for publication May 14, 2012 by Tate Publishing. Available in bookstores nationwide and online, the compelling 216-page soft cover publication includes a special 30-day devotional “Prayers of a Patriot,” written by 
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Outskirts Press Reveals Top 10 Best Selling  – PressReleasePoint
Outskirts Press, the fastest-growing full-service self-publishing and book marketing  All these books, and other Outskirts Press titles, are available from all major…

Traditional books still viable in ereader world
SACRAMENTO, CA – JK Rowling was rejected by dozens of publishers before Bloomsbury Publishing in the UK printed Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, which was later published in the US by Scholastic as Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.
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Target will stop selling Amazon’s Kindle e-readers
By Anne D’Innocenzio, AP Target is phasing out’s e-reader Kindle at its more than 1700 stores and its website. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos introducing the Kindle Fire. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos introducing the Kindle Fire.
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The Apple E-Books Litigation: A Page-Turner
RegBlog (blog)
The Department of Justice Antitrust Division’s recent complaint against Apple Inc. and five major domestic book publishers is so compelling that you could easily imagine it becoming a bestselling e-book itself. As reported widely, the Justice 
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Surge in E-Book Sales Balances Paperback Fall
Wall Street Journal (blog)
By Nick Clayton Despite competition from other forms of entertainment people are still reading books in huge numbers, and old-fashioned print still dominates the market. According to the UK “Publishers Association’s Statistics Yearbook” consumer e-book 
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Private vs. Bookstore Book Signings
May 02, 2012. Private vs. Bookstore Book Signings printable version | Share on Facebook | Tweet This. Good morning, Angela, I have many friends asking me for a signed copy of the book when it is published. As I have thought about this, – Freelance…

2 CEOs Cashing In While Their Shareholders Go Broke
Seeking Alpha
Books A Million (BAMM) — Clyde Anderson recently announced his intention to buyout the outside shareholders of Books A Million for less than 50% of that firm’s tangible book value. In our view, Mr. Anderson is trying to buy a dollar for fifty cents.
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Possible buy gains attention
Times Daily
By Bernie Delinski The Anderson family’s interest in owning all Books-A-Million company stock has gained national media attention and struck the interest of several national law firms that specialize in shareholder litigation.
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Letter from PublishAmerica’s CEO
Letter from PublishAmerica’s CEO: a Sunday thought. April 29, 2012. Good morning! I was born in Amsterdam, not far from where Anne Frank hid in the

Publisher Solves the Problem of Delivering Secured PDF Format Books on Apple’s 
PR Web (press release)
Daniel Gygax, CEO Taxbooks GmbH A long-standing problem for book publishers and training organisations is how to leverage and protect the value of their existing catalogue by developing new media offerings without huge costs, complexities and risks.
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Catholic publisher marks 100 years
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
It happened 100 years ago – and spurred the creation of a Catholic publishing house in Huntington that’s still going strong today. On Saturday, Our Sunday Visitor will celebrate the centennial of the first issue of its now-nationwide Catholic newspaper 
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Consumers Increasingly Choose Tablets Over E-Readers, E-Book 
By Jeremy Greenfield
324 readers PRESS RELEASE: E-Book Consumers Drive More Sales and More Dollars through Apps and Online Retails, says BISG Study New York, New York (February 28, 2012) – E-bookconsumers are increasing their purchase of 
Workflow: ePub

Can E-Books Succeed Without Amazon?
PBS MediaShift
Mark Coker created the Los Gatos, Calif.-based Smashwords four years ago after trying to get his own book, “Boob Tube,” published. “The more I thought about 

U.S. Strategic Book Publishing Reps Polish Authors at  – Published
Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency has published new functions by Polish authors Robert Kosciuszko, Ewa Kluk, and IIza Rozbicka. Mr. Kosciuszko…

Five Microsoft/Barnes & Noble Partnerships That Will Happen Next
By Louis Bedigian Microsoft shocked the world this week when it announced that it will pour $300 million into the Nook e-reader technology from Barnes & Noble. The deal, which is being called a win for both corporations, quickly gained approval from 
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E-Books: Microsoft Invests In Barnes & Noble
By Florence Legrand
Microsoft will be investing $300 million in Barnes & Noble’s digital activities division. The objective? To stand up to both Amazon, the e-book market magnate with its Kindle e-readers, and…

May 2, 2012

After Warning Amazon About Sales Tactics, Target Will Stop Selling Kindles
New York Times
Target, signaling its growing irritation with its rival Amazon, announced on Wednesday that it would stop selling the online retailer’s Kindle e-readers. Target, with almost 1800 stores, is one of the bigger carriers of Kindles in the offline world, 
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Microsoft Set to Compete With Amazon and Apple in the $12 Billion Education Market
MarketWatch (press release)
With the new investment Microsoft looks to challenge Amazon and Apple in rapidly growing e-book industry. The Paragon Report examines investing opportunities in the Technology Sector and provides equity research on Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) 
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Publishing’s Great Debate Over the Anti-Trust Case — The Century 
All of the publishers, including the three that have settled—HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster, and Hachette—insist they have done nothing wrong. And that is…/publishings-great-debate-over-the-anti-trust-case

May 1, 2012

Amazon sales on fire on back of continued Kindle success
Digital Spy
Jeff Bezos, the founder and chief executive of, said that there are now more than 130,0000 books exclusive to the Kindle Store. “The Kindle Owners’ Lending Library is heavily used by Kindle owners, and it has extremely unusual features that 
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Author Amanda Thrasher Gets Spooky to Keep Teens Safe | PRLog
Strategic Book Publishing and Rights Agency attended the TLA as part of its  To follow us on Facebook httpwwwfacebookcompagesStrategicBookGroupMaster…

E-book Price-Fixing: Finding the Best Model for Publishers — and Readers
By Knowledge@Wharton | April 27, 2012 | + In a case that has attracted worldwide attention, Apple and five book publishers were sued this spring by the US Department of Justice on the grounds that they colluded to fix prices for e-books sold on Apple’s 
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Teen touched inappropriately in book store bathroom, police say
WISC Madison
A 14-year-old Madison teen said she was touched by a stranger in a restroom at the East Towne Mall Barnes and Noble store. The incident occurred over the noon hour on Thursday afternoon, police said. After being touched, the child ran from the bathroom 
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Biltmore Who’s Who – Official Blog: Timothy K. Fitzgerald
Timothy K. Fitzgerald, Author, Writer, and Economist for Strategic Book Publishing, has been selected as an Honored Member of the Biltmore Who’s Who…/timothy-k-fitzgerald.html

Beverly Hooks takes her book on the road | KW
North Kitsap Herald
After authoring “Come Walk With Me — A Poetic Journal” (Tate Publishing), she began work designing and illustrating two new children’s books for publication. Debbie Macomber, New York Times best-selling author, wrote of “Come Walk With Me”: “Come 
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Make believe becomes real: Teen author Ashley Loomis Malin
Catholic Sentinel
Her grandmother sent her a news clipping about a young author who had published a novel throughTate Publishing, a Christian, family-based publishing company in Oklahoma. Malin submitted her manuscript to the publishing company and they agreed to 
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Publisher’s Year: At the London Book Fair
National Post
Inside, at booth F500, Sarah MacLachlan, president and publisher of House of Anansi Press, is preparing for the first day of the fair, along with rights manager Gillian Fizet, and senior editor Janie Yoon. “I gotta get my game on,” MacLachlan says, 
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Bridgeport native readies for the release of her first book
Bridgeport News
The friend’s sister had become a published author through Publish America, and Spear sent out her transcript. “At first everyone asked how much I had to pay 

When 99 Cents Is More Than Just The Perfect Teaser Price
One of the fascinating things about my ongoing education in the self-publishing market has been discovering the degree to which the rules and norms of the still-young industry are unwritten. There are fundamental questions that remain very much open to 
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Microsoft gambles $300m on e-book readers
Sydney Morning Herald
It also gives Microsoft a direct interest in electronic publishing just as the market for downloadable university textbooks starts to take off and the publishing industry undergoes a radical shift toward electronic distribution. “It’s a good strategic 
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US sales slump despite soaring Collins
The Bookseller
Just under 136 million books were sold through Nielsen BookScan US in the 13 weeks to 1st April 2012. This is a fall from 162 million books sold over the same period in 2011—the drop driven by the continued migration to digital and the loss of 
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Ebook pricing war catches ‘Friday Night Lights’ author between Apple and Amazon
The Verge
By Adi Robertson on April 30, 2012 05:05 pm 19Comments As authorities investigate possible ebook price fixing by Apple and major booksellers, smaller publishing operations are also dealing with the stiff competition between Apple and ebook powerhouse 
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Amazon Vs. Publishers Book Battle Continues
Business 2 Community
By Sarah Harris, Published May 1, 2012 Amazon wants to streamline the publishing world, making it more efficient and cost productive, and major publishers don’t want to empower Amazon anymore than it already is. The result? An all-out publishing mêlée.
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Microsoft Deal Adds to Battle Over E-Books
New York Times
Many publishing executives fear that Amazon is about to escalate the e-book price wars again. A settlement with several publishers announced by the Justice Department in mid-April has threatened to upend the e-book pricing system by giving Amazon the 
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Anderson family offers to take Books-A-Million private
(Reuters) – Books-A-Million Inc said the Anderson family, which includes Chairman Clyde Anderson, on Saturday made a non-binding proposal to take the company private. The Anderson family, which already has a 53 percent stake in the book retailer, 
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Lee Greenwood stands up for America with new book In his new book available May 14, Greenwood is asking fellow Americans to embrace an authentic patriotism, and return to faith and the founding principles that have proven to be the strength of our civilization, which is gone today 
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Microsoft boosts nook in e-Book war
Boston Herald
The deal puts Barnes & Noble’s e-book reader Nook in a stronger position to compete with Amazon’s popular Kindle. The Nook, released in 2009, has about 35 percent market share and cut Amazon’s almost universal reach to about 65 percent.
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BAMM May be Acquired by Shareholders for $49 million
By Jane Sanders Books-A-Million (Nasdaq: BAMM) may be bought by its chairman and board members in a transaction valuing the bookseller at $49 million. The Anderson family, lead by Clyde B. Anderson, may purchase the Birmingham, Alab.
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Digital Now 8% of UK Book Sales, Says PA | Publishing Perspectives
The UK Publishers Association released its annual publishing statistics report on the UK market, which found that digital sales are increasing across the industry.…/digital-now-8-of-uk-book-sales…

E-book sales grew by 54% in 2011
BBC News
Digital book sales have risen by 54% in the past year and are now worth £243m to the publishing industry. Figures released by the Publishers’ Association (PA) showed the market for e-books, downloads and online subscriptions had more than trebled since 
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Confused By the eBook Lawsuit? So Is Everyone else.
The Atlantic
The lawsuit asserts that “meetings took place in private dining rooms of upscale Manhattan restaurants and were used to discuss confidential business and competitive matters, including Amazon’s e-book retailing practices. No legal counsel was present
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Kindle setting Amazon sales on fire
Amazon’s Kindle is certainly firing up the online retailer’s sales, according to new sales figures released this week. by Helen Leggatt has revealed its latest financial results that show sales were up by a third in the first quarter of 2012 
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Digital 8% of 2011 book sales value, says PA
The Bookseller
Consumer e-book sales increased by 366% to £92m in 2011, with sales across all digital formats accounting for 8% of the value of sales of all books, according to the Publishers Association’s Statistics Yearbook 2011, published today (1st May).
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Is America’s Forgotten Flyover a Gold Mine for Publishers 
By Guest Contributor
NWS spotlights authors, journalists, and other storytellers in monthly one-on-one conversations that are successful enough to make northern Michigan a prime venue for any author’s book tour; it has been known to draw up to 700 people to events, charging $20-25 at the door (discounts for educators and students). At the same time, it spearheads a …. Publishing Perspectives is an online journal of international book publishing news and opinion. With correspondents around the world, 
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Law Offices of Howard G. Smith Announces Investigation of Books-A-Million Inc.
Law Offices of Howard G. Smith announces that it is investigating potential claims against the Board of Directors of Books-A-Million Inc. (“Books” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: BAMM) related to the proposed acquisition of the Company by majority owner and 
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