Monday, August 31, 2009

Avalanche of store closings coming, study says
German media company Bertelsmann sees profits plummet
Book Publisher: e-Books Will Be Our Downfall
Are E-Readers Greener Than Books?
I Drink for a Reason' amuses, but lacks punch
A spirited defense of the Google Book Search settlement
Attendance Up at Great American Bargain Book Show in Boston
Web to Print and Back Again
Saving Worlds with Digital Creativity
Bertelsmann Swings to First-Half Loss
Hachette chief warns of digital pricing threat to book publishing
A Mother’s Memoir, a Son’s Anguish
Books, books everywhere, but nothing but despair in the EU?
Join the club: County book groups help to broaden the experience of reading
ContentStores: Linking Offline and Online Bookselling
Ron Paul’s “End the Fed” Movement Gaining Steam
Electronics revolutionizing how we read
September book signings at Joseph-Beth Booksellers
Calipari holds court, pen in hand
Edward Kennedy memoir already a best-seller

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Arie Kaplan: From Krakow to Krypton
Should we switch to reading books online?
Russo's: We're still here after 20 years!
E-Book Publisher Smashwords Partners with Barnes & Noble
Cecelia pens love letter to booksellers
Optimistic publishers hope that fall is one for the books
Mayhem #1: Tyrese Gibson & Tone Rodriguez
Sony Sides With Google in ‘Library of Future’ Settlement
Sigmund Freud Is A Tech Writer!
Affiliate Summit Breaks into Book Publishing
Jack Kirby: Remembering A Comic Book Legend
Google Books Embraces EPUB Format
Study paints Kindle e-reader a dark shade of green

Friday, August 28, 2009

Amazon Answers My Questions, Sort Of, About Kindle Licenses
Google Sides with Sony in Backing EPUB E-Book Format
Guardian first book award longlist takes in sex, death and quantum mechanics
University presses join forces in association
Room for another electronic reader? Discovery thinks so
Gadget Lab Hardware News and Reviews Now Asus Plans An E-Book Reader
How To Beat the Kindle en Sony breken digitale boekenmarkt in Nederland open
Sony warns trade over e-book prices
WHS undercuts Waterstone's on new Sony Readers
WHS undercuts Waterstone's on new Sony Readers
Europe's Digital Library doubles in size but also shows EU's lack of common web copyright solution
Books sales slow a week before school reopens
Keneally's novel trade solution
Monday's Reviews Today: Ghouls in Belfast & Rudnick's New Jersey
Obituary: Will Powers
Online Bookstore, Literary Matters, Launched
Profits Jump at Lagardere Publishing
BBC Audiobooks for Sale
In Boca, Even the Book Publishers Are Fraud Suspects
Duff: Technology, rights issues delay progress toward a digital bookshelf
Sony Supports Google Book Settlement in Challenge
Ted Kennedy: The comic book
Wisden joins with the digital age with e-book edition
Profits Jump at Lagardere Publishing
Job Moves
Scholastic Issues Update on Paper Goals
Bloomsbury USA Turns in Up First Half

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Six Month Sales Slip at Quarto
Court Denies Amazon's Motion to Dismiss BookLocker Antitrust Lawsuit
River Oaks Barnes & Noble to open Sept. 16
PM signs guest book at Wannsee House
2nd UPDATE: Lagardere 1H Oper Profit Tumbles, Keeps Guidance
Graphic Novels 101: What is the top selling comic book of all time?
Amazon under attack with new ebook offerings
'True Blood' Star Goes From Actor To Writer With 'Lucid' Comic Book
'True Blood' Star Goes From Actor To Writer With 'Lucid' Comic Book
The story behind the bookstore
Speculation over Oprah’s next book pick
Interim Announcement
Open Book Alliances opens up assault on Google's book settlement
Google Book Search? Try Google Library
Book wholesaler Central Book Services has launched its ebook reader, called the Eco Reader,
CJ Ranks In Top 10 For Book Publishing
Book Buzz: What's new on the list and in publishing
Former anti-Microsoft lawyer sets his sights on Google’s book deal
First East Texas Book Fair set for Sept. 25
Publishers Expect Spike in Reader Interest in Books on the Kennedys
Borders shares fall for 2nd day after loss report
Kennedy memoir moved up to Sept. 14 release
Kennedy has told his own story: coming next month
National Reading Group Month Set for October
The PW Morning Report: Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Haights Cross Tries Another Debt Restructuring; Operating Units Unaffected
As Google Settlement Hits Homestretch, Libraries Push for Changes

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Ted Kennedy Books on the Rise
2009 SCIBA Book Award Nominees
By Turning Authors into Speakers, Publishers Profit, Even in Recession
Kennedy dead at 77
Waterstone's offers Dan Brown with new Sony Readers
ony Opens New Chapter in Rivalry With Amazon Over E-Book Readers
Born in a Bookseller’s Dusty Window: Lapidus Collection on View at Firestone
Book Sales Stand Out For Canadian Retailers >IDG.T
Christian Beranek’s Life of High Adventure #12: The Future of Publishing with Super Frat creator Tony DiGerolamo
Bookstore in Little Nell to close
Statement From Kennedy's Publisher
Book airs Berlusconi wife's views
Author, Julie Spira Signs Foreign Rights Agreement for Representation of The Perils of Cyber-Dating
Senator Kennedy’s Memoir to be Published in September
Online Sales For Barnes & Noble Up 2%s
Sony Daily Edition Reader lets you read in widescreen
Teen lit alive with positive characters of size
Competitor earnigns may offer peek at Border's earnings; BGP, BKS, AMZN
Avoid This Horror Story
Program Allows Students To Rent Books
AT&T to supply wireless access for new Sony e-reader
Sony Unveils Daily Edition E-Book With 3G Wireless
Borders 2Q loss widens on charges, poor sales
EBooks: Sony Announces Wireless Reader and Partnerships with More Booksellers & Libraries
Arcadia Publishing Releases Beech Mountain History Book
Sony’s Kindle Competition: Touchscreen Plus AT&T, for $399
Borders posts wider-than-expected loss
Author Solutions Appoints Becca Wagman Director of Sales, Marketing, and Editorial Services
City of Industry historian receives national award for book on local history
Test-Preparation Pioneer Built the 'Poor Man's Private School'
Winfrey tweet says new book pick coming next month
Oprah’s 63rd Book Club pick to be revealed on September 18th
Borders Group Reports Q2 2009 Results; Adjusted EBITDA $6.9 Million and Operating Cash Flow $40.6 Million
Saturday in the Park with Cassie
Joseph Up at Globe Pequot as Publisher Refocuses
Barnes & Noble Teams with IREX to offer New Digital Reader
Sony Wireless Device to Sell for $399 at Christmas
Sales Down, Loss Up in “Transitional” Quarter at Borders
Comics A.M. | The comics Internet in two minutes
Self Publishing Authors From Outskirts Press Appear on US Postage Stamps
American Medical Association Launches e-Book Strategy with iPublishCentral from Impelsys
Canadian publishers hit by high Indigo returns
Would you like a CD with that? Bookstore-record store convergence
Comics 101: merchandise!
Northern Ontario Book Fair to return
Bloomsbury reports on life after Potter
Venezuela Strangles Book Imports, Bankrupting Bookstores and Publishers
Should I Opt Out? Should I Fear Google? What about the Money?Answers about the Google Book Settlement
Author/Publisher Gives New Meaning to Handselling
PW Review: 'Madoff’s Other Secret: Love, Money, Bernie, and Me'

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Carson-Dellosa to Acquire School Specialty Publishing
GABBS Does Boston
Writer Beware Busier than Ever
Jane Friedman Raises $3 Million
Writer Beware Busier than Ever
Author/Publisher Gives New Meaning to Handselling
'Julie and Julia' Movie Whips Up a Run on Cookbooks
Winfrey tweet says new book pick coming next month
Unsettled: The PW Survey on the Google Book Settlement
The Kindle Can't Scare Me
Is Kindle the environmentally friendly option?
A pox upon publishing houses
Lynndie England is the focus of the latest work by a Botetourt Co. author
Publishing Executive Plans New Venture
Yale and the Danish cartoons - revisited
The Essential Batman Library
Quench your thirst for knowledge at Fountain Bookstore
The e-book battle heats up as e-readers take sides
The fall forecast: Dan Brown and cautious optimism
Cloth Books Recalled by Sterling Publishing Co. Inc. Due to Strangulation Hazard
A $45.13 Amazon Kindle story with a happy ending
Barnes & Noble Lands Irex, Another Would-Be Kindle Killer
Amazon, Microsoft, and Yahoo Fight Google's Efforts to Bring Books Online
B&N sales down 5% but online is up 2%
CPSC announces recall of Sterling Publishing's ebee "Have a Ball" Adventure Cloth Books
Military history and war memoirs hold their ground
‘Those who love the smell of books keep us alive'
European Opposition Mounts Against Google’s Selling Digitized Books
Europe Divided on Google Book Deal
Treasures hidden between the covers
NEVADAN AT WORK: With passion for sports betting, bookmaking executive is odds man in
Young Adult lit highlights Wordstock Festival
Turning Music Into Dollars at Sony/ATV
Self-Muzzled at Yale
Comics 101: Myth #3: Comic books are “Kids Stuff”
Amazon vs book publishers – 1:0

Saturday, August 22, 2009

He who knows does not speak
Caught up in a cartoon controversy
The New Rumpelstiltskin: Google Books
Self-Published Book Gets Neiman Marcus Launch
Book Printing and Self-Publishing Resource: IPBA
C2E2 Reveals Four New Guests Of Honor
Three Entrepreneurial Books To Read Before You Turn 21

Friday, August 21, 2009

Rent Dispute Threatens Libros Revolucion Books
Counting Down to 'Catching Fire'
Self-Published Book Gets Neiman Marcus Launch
CPSIA Update: Progress, But Still Some Loose Ends
Number of Students, Colleges Using Flat World Knowledge Digital Texts Soars
Sales Slip But Profits Up at Books-A-Million
Microsoft, Amazon join opposition to Google Books settlement
Barnes & Noble F2Q09 (Qtr End 8/1/09) Earnings Call Transcript
UPDATE 3-Barnes & Noble expectations on hold, shares fall
Books-A-Million, Inc. Announces Higher Second Quarter Earnings
Books-A-Million, Inc. Announces Management Promotions
Tech's Heavyweights Put Google's Books Deal In Crosshairs
Google Rivals Will Oppose Book Settlement
Amazon sidesteps battle over Dan Brown book
Tech Rivals Team Against Google Over E-Books
Making the right to read a reality for kids
Where next for the eBook?
Internet Archive Announces Everybody-Against-Google Coalition
Tech giants unite against Google
Barnes & Noble Sales, Profit Fall
Opinion: Yahoo, Amazon, Microsoft plan lawsuit against Google books deal
Book Publishing's Profitable Model
Books fly off shelves after Jaswant’s expulsion
Move Over, Books: The Kindle Is the Carbon Efficiency King
Barnes & Noble 2nd-qtr profit beats expectations
Comics A.M. | The comics Internet in two minutes
Sony Switches to ePub Digital Book Format to Adobe's Delight
Is Google book deal a threat to privacy?

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Joining the Conversation on Healthcare Reform
BC-US--Best Sellers-Books-USAToday
Random House Cancels Frankfurt Party
Number of Students, Colleges Using Flat World Knowledge Digital Texts Soars
Major Objection to Google Book Search Settlement Is Filed
Sales Drop 5% at Barnes & Noble
Imagicopter tour launch at Davis-Kidd Booksellers
Q&A with Spin's Robert Rave
Flat World Knowledge: A Disruptive Business Model
Photographer Quits Movie Industry, Makes Book About National Parks
Some with eating disorders are in food industry
Barnes & Noble 2Q Net Dn 20% On Rev Decline, Traffic Woes
Barnes & Noble Q2 Profit Falls On Lower Sales - Update
'Twilight' Author Stephenie Meyer Sued Over Alleged Plagiarism
Hyperion's Barbara Jones: 'I Am the Wind of Change in the Book Industry'
New Children's Fantasy Book Will Test the Multicultural Impact on Children's Literature by President Obama and Disney
A free book-writing portal
What's new on the list and in publishing
Book Patrol: A Haven for Book Culture
The PW Morning Report: Thursday, August 20, 2009

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Top Performer for Wed: Barnes & Noble (BKS)
Obituary: Ray Roberts
Sullengberer Memoir Has Story to Tell, 'PW' Review Says
Random House Joins Transportation Partnership
Amazon Sets Kindle Price of 'Lost Symbol'
Haights Cross Struggles With Debt, Completes Recorded Books Reorg
Harlequin and Flower Pot Press Join Forces for Papergood Awesomeness
Sparkling new hardback publisher launches in UK
2009 Dayton Literary Peace Prize Finalists
Google bruises Gallic pride as national library does deal with search giant
Guild Responds to Second WME Letter on Google Settlement
Google book project far from settled
Warrants Required: EFF and Google's Big Disagreement about Google Book Search
Lawyer and Author Adds His Objections to Settling the Google Book Lawsuit
Dan Brown's The Lost Symbol Available from Guaranteed Delivery and on Kindle with Automatic Wireless Delivery
Boring Airport Book Contract Better Than No Book Contract
BA and PA to move on with 'Bookaholism'
State committee: book industry in Ukraine continues developing despite crisis and drop in sales
Author Solutions Named to the 2009 Inc. 5000
New Children's Fantasy Book Will Test the Multicultural Impact on Children's Literature by President Obama and Disney
Heathrow airport hires Alain de Botton
Lost Symbol mystery solved
Three form new online book publishing company
Lawyer and Author Adds His Objections to Settling the Google Book Lawsuit
More Big News From Sony
Notes for Andy Ward, on the Eve of His Move to Random House
Escort Girl D’Addario Pledges to Tell All on Berlusconi in Book

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Guild Responds to Second WME Letter on Google Settlement
This is our nightmare of illegal file-sharing, book publishers say
Is self-publishing the right option?
David Wohl Discusses New Role as Radical's EiC
400 stalls at 2009 Colombo International Book Fair, opening next month
Pudd'nhead Books is Gett'n Some Love
FastPencil adds features to make book-writing more social
Self-Publishing Gets a Digital Assist
Google bruises Gallic pride as national library does deal with search giant
Twitter Book Tour
Margaret Atwood offers more bang for the book
Richard Poirier, a Scholar of Literature, Dies at 83
Chapter 11 Is Next Page for Reader's Digest
Earnings Preview: Barnes & Noble to report 2nd qtr
CyberDefender Links With "Dummies" Book Publisher
Book tells stories of 1 year, 99 counties
An Apple E-Book?
Inc. 500 Names Outskirts Press Fastest-Growing Self Publishing Company
Great American Bargain Book Show in Boston Shaping up as Sellout
Stories from the classroom: A Palo Alto teacher is publishing his second book
Why free ebooks should be part of the plot for writers
Authors: Your Publisher Is Rich. Why Aren't You?
The Sartorialist book event at Magers & Quinn Booksellers
Renting textbooks and Dan Brown
How to Break into Children’s Publishing
Bits of Destruction Hit the Book Publishing Business: Part 4
B&N: Not a Textbook Deal
Barnes & Noble Relinquishes Recent Gains On Deal Criticism
HMH taps into home schooling

Monday, August 17, 2009

EMPG refinancing will cut $7.6bn debt
Hastings Entertainment, Inc. Reports Results for the Second Quarter of Fiscal 2009
Are luxury photography books recession-proof?
Barnes & Noble, Inc. board of directors faces shareholder investigations
Google Searches for Property Rights
Wildstorm Publishing Modern Warfare 2 Comic Book Series
Wildstorm Publishing Modern Warfare 2 Comic Book Series
Censorship Fears Rise In Iraq
Kovai booksellers also help educate the poor
Howard Dean Utilize iPhone Technology to engage and Mobilize Americans in Healthcare Reform Debate
Rethinking the Fall Regionals
Book binds father, son
Book binds father, son
Why "Self-Publishing" Is Meaningless. Enter Cloud-Publishing?
Quinn pays and is punctual at state fair
Quinn pays and is punctual at state fair
The book of love
The book of love
Students to dump textbooks for e-books
HP advances offset-to-digital transformation in publishing
HP advances offset-to-digital transformation in publishing
Don't blame us - Booksellers explain massive differences in prices
Rochester writers
Book review: 'Amigoland' by Oscar Casares
Book review: 'Amigoland' by Oscar Casares
Report from Comic-Con 2009
Report from Comic-Con 2009
'How I Became a Famous Novelist' by Steve Hely
'How I Became a Famous Novelist' by Steve Hely
Response To Tom Spurgeon: Copyrights, Superman, and the Estates of Siegel and Shuster
How do you read?
SHE WRITES, the Site for Women Writers
Kendall Law Group Launches Shareholder Investigation Into Proposed Acquisition of Barnes & Noble College Booksellers

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Phones, PCs put e-book within reach of Kindle-less
Format War Clouds E-Book Horizon
Do comic book prices matter?
Analyst cuts Barnes & Noble to 'Underperform'
Percy Carey Resigns From Tyrese Gibson's “Mayhem!”
Publisher bans images of Muhammad in new book
Cengage Learning to Rent Print Textbooks
Creative Commons License Holders Distributing Content on Google Books
National Writers Union Comes Out Against Google Settlement
Authors Guild Again Touts Benefits of Google Settlement for Members
Textbook Publisher to Rent to College Students
National Writers Union Opposes Google Book Settlement
Bringing the power of Creative Commons to Google Books
Why do we need white faces to sell black books?
Phones, PCs put e-book within reach of Kindle-less
Bookstore event to aid local public schools
Wolf Haldenstein Announces Investigation into Barnes & Noble, Inc. Proposed Acquisition
Loving This Book Warps The Mind A Little
Market Report -- Short Stories (BKS)

Friday, August 14, 2009

Sony Battles Amazon With Open E-Book Standard
Facing up to Hitler
LETTER OF THE DAY - Woes of the booksellers
Daily Debriefing
With Sony’s ePub Move, Adobe Wins
Fearing Violence, Yale Nixes Muhammad Cartoons in New Book
Beijing considers appeal of WTO ruling
E-Book Release Is Set for Dan Brown Novel
A plan to scan
Why does this e-book cost $14?!
Kindle Averts Battle Over Dan Brown’s ‘The Lost Symbol’
All in the family: Titcombs celebrates 40 years in Sandwich
BC-US--Best Sellers-Books-USAToday
Kindle Averts Battle Over Dan Brown’s “The Lost Symbol”
Horrow Gets Sports Show
Barnes & Noble Adds Eco-Friendly Planners Line
AAP Welcomes Trade Ruling on Access to China
Borders Hires Larry Norton, Reorganizes Paperchase U.S.
Bookstore Sales Rise in June, But Down for Year
Book Publishing: Death or Rebirth?
E-book of new Dan Brown novel coming Sept. 15
Sony Pushes Common E-Book Format to Out-Fox Apple
In brief: 333 W. Wacker | Industrial extension | Suburban office move
What's new on the list and in publishing
Book Features Story Of Black College Park
Pushing the Limits of Stimulus Plans
AMC Dying for Dead Comic Series

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Bound and determined: Independent, local bookstores provide a tangible niche in a digital world
Sony Plans to Adopt Common Format for E-Books
Michael Viner dies at 65; tabloid book publisher
Boutique booksellers boom

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Who Wants to be a Genetically Altered Superhero?
Self-publisher guide
German Buch News: Thalia Bookstore Sales Up 7.5%s
Frog Hollow Books in Halifax closing after 25 years
'Official Michael Jackson Opus' will pop with photos, tributes
Lisa and Laura Ling Shop Book Proposal Together
Comings and Goings
Distribution Update: Perseus, SPU, NBN
Publetariat Vault Partners With Literary Agency
Algonquin Goes Big For Williams Book
Sony, OverDrive in Deal
Steep drop in sales forces Frog Hollow Books to close
A Memoir So Compelling It Just Has to Be Phony
The Google Book Search copyright settlement and the future of information—Part 1
Dan Brown and Publishing's "DBDay
Book Patrol: A Haven for Book Culture
Comics A.M. | The comics Internet in two minutes
Summer Reading Excerpt Part I
Barnes & Noble to buy back College Booksellers in $596 million deal
Barnes & Noble buying college bookstore operator
Riggio selling Barnes & Noble College Booksellers
Reynolds and Fantagraphics Face the Future
Judge allows objection to Google Book deal

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Global Sky Green Initiative Takes Root
Powell's Closing South Loop Location
William Morris is Wrong about the Google Books Settlement; Rights Holders Should Not Opt Out
Book publishing workshop in Manzanita
Mystery Writers Backs Writer Beware Program
Blair sues reporters, publisher
Hastings Upgrades Web Site
New Site Offers Apps for Reading Comics on Phones
Authors Guild Claims William Morris 'Off Target' on Google Settlement
"Julia" cleans up "Julie" among readers
US Small-Caps Fall Slightly; Industrial Stocks Decline
Island Independents Join Forces To Bring Readers Bigger Authors
Akademos Secures $2.5 Million in Funding
Iran’s Digital Underground
Five New Directors Slated for Election to Borders Group Board in September as Five Will Step Down in Transition
Barnes & Noble to buy College Booksellers, shares up
Barnes & Noble's sweet sweetheart deal
Goldman Conspiracy? Sorry, Hank Paulson Is On Deadline
Barnes & Noble To Acquire Barnes & Noble College Booksellers