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Sep.16.2010
  US book consumer in 2009 Bowker Pubtrack Consumer have just released their 2009 report on the demographics and buying behaviour of US book consumers.  This reveals that, in 2009, 43% of Americans aged 13+ bought a book, compared to the 56% shown by BML’s Books & Consumer.  Females accounted...
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Sep.12.2010
http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/willgompertz/manuscripts226.jpg   Behind the Scenes at a Pub Committee Meeting by  Rachelle Gardner, Literary Agent Let's pretend this is a small-ish imprint where everyone gets along and respects each other. In other words, it’s a bit of a fantasy but...
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Sep.12.2010
 Pentagon aims to buy up bookby Peter Finn and Greg Miller The Defense Department is attempting to buy the entire first printing - 10,000 copies - of a memoir by a controversial former Defense Intelligence Agency officer so that the book can be destroyed, according to military and other sources...
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Sep.03.2010
  Deals Continue at Beijing Fair By Teri Tan   The International Hall continues to be a hub of activity on day three of the Beijing Book Fair. While large houses such as HarperCollins, Hachette, Penguin, Pearson, McGraw-Hill, Cengage, and Macmillan are going about solidifying their...
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Sep.01.2010
A Book Attracts Loads of Facebook Fans. But Why?By PRADNYA JOSHI Book authors have been searching eagerly for ways to harness social media to promote their works. So it would seem that Gregory Levey had stumbled upon the magic key after the Facebook fan page of his book went from having just 700...
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Aug.31.2010
Laura Lippman eBook Sales Top Hardcover SalesBy Jason Boog Novelist Laura Lippman sold 4,739 eBook copies and 4,000 hardcover copies of I'd Know You Anywhere since her new thriller went on sale August 17th. The Wall Street Journal spoke with HarperCollins senior VP Frank Albanese about the new...
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Aug.21.2010
E-reading: Revolution in the making or fading fad? By ANNIE HUANG (AP) HSINCHU, Taiwan — The marriage of an American technology firm and a Taiwanese display panel manufacturer has helped make digital reading a prospective challenger to paper as the main medium for transmitting printed information...
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Aug.10.2010
    What Motivates the Book Buyer? by Arielle Ford As authors we are driven to share insights, add value and make a difference. So what makes someone choose our book? Why does it get picked up off the bookshelf or added to a shopping cart online? I recently asked my online friends how...
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Aug.08.2010
  July's most expensive list is a good one. Topping the list is a rare 1846 edition of the first English translation of Alexandre Dumas' classic tale of loyalty, adventure and camaraderie, The Three Musketeers. The second most expensive item is chilling to read, in more ways than one - the...
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Aug.03.2010
   by Joe Konrath Eight months ago, I made some predictions about the future of ebooks. Let's see how I'm doing. 1. Ebook readers will be available in stores for less than $99. Probably. We're on track for this. Kindle just went down to $139. By the holidays, I'm still confident we'll hit $99. I...