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Discrete EBooks Have Unlocked A Huge Erotic Fiction Market

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Flush with the success of "Fifty Shades of Grey", erotic literature is increasingly finding ardent fans among women seduced by the discretion afforded by ebooks, publishers say. "The Perfect Submissive", "Body Temperature And Rising" and "Dark Desires", the titles issued by British specialist publisher Xcite leave little room for doubt...
Discrete EBooks Have Unlocked A Huge Erotic Fiction Market

Soon you’ll be able to use your Nook to buy books in B&N stores

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On the heels of yesterday’s news that Microsoft is investing $300 million in Barnes & Noble’s Nook and college businesses, B&N CEO William Lynch says that the company plans to embed NFC (near field communication) chips into Nooks. Users could take their Nook into a Barnes & Noble store and...
Soon you’ll be able to use your Nook to buy books in B&N stores

Leaning In to No. 1: Sheryl Sandberg's Book Tops Both NYT and Amazon Bestseller Lists

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Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg might still be trying to figure out the social networking giant’s mobile monetization strategy, but there’s one thing she has locked: The top spot on two of the most important bestseller lists at the same time. This week, for the first time, her “Lean In:...
Leaning In to No. 1: Sheryl Sandberg's Book Tops Both NYT and Amazon Bestseller Lists

Susan Cain: 'Society has a cultural bias towards extroverts'

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Bestselling author Susan Cain on the cultural dominance of extrovertsSusan Cain is a former lawyer who quit Wall Street to write a book about how society is geared around extroverts at the expense of introverts and the wider economy. Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop...
Susan Cain: 'Society has a cultural bias towards extroverts'

As Amazon and IPG's Fight Continues, One Client's Sales Fall By 40%

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It’s been a few weeks since Amazon (NSDQ: AMZN) removed the Kindle versions of 5,000 titles from distributor Independent Publishers Group, but IPG has not capitulated to Amazon’s demand for better terms. Now one IPG client, who is losing sales fast, has launched a Change.org petition to “stop Amazon’s...
As Amazon and IPG's Fight Continues, One Client's Sales Fall By 40%

Barnes & Noble's Nook e-readers getting NFC, says CEO

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Now that all of that Microsoft-related news is out in the open, Barnes & Noble's CEO William Lynch is ready to talk about the future. Fortune sat down with him to discuss the deal and what's next for the Nook. The answer to the latter is, at least in...
Barnes & Noble's Nook e-readers getting NFC, says CEO

NYT upgrades children's bestseller lists for a digital era

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Noting that “children, teenagers and, yes, adults are increasingly reading children’s books on tablets, phones and e-readers,” the New York Times  is changing its children’s bestseller lists, which it first launched in 2004, to make them more relevant in a digital era. Until now, the children’s bestseller lists have been divided into...
NYT upgrades children's bestseller lists for a digital era

Ebook sales are being driven by downmarket genre fiction

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Publishers face secrecy over sales and an absence of industry-wide data to help them plot strategyKindle-owning bibliophiles are furtive beasts. Their shelves still boast classics and Booker winners. But inside that plastic case, other things lurk. Sci-fi and self-help. Even paranormal romance, where vampires seduce virgins and elves bonk trolls.The...
Ebook sales are being driven by downmarket genre fiction
Barnes & Noble plans to bring NFC to the Nook

Amazon looks to reduce Apple's hold on music sales with launch of MP3 web store for iPhone and iPod touch

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Amazon has taken another step at reducing Apple’s hold over on-device music sales, today announcing the launch of its HTML5 MP3 web store specifically for iPhone and iPod touch, offering 22 million tracks via a specially formatted mobile website. The online retailer says that it has developed its new MP3 store...
Amazon looks to reduce Apple's hold on music sales with launch of MP3 web store for iPhone and iPod touch

Fifty Shades of Grey becomes bestselling book ever in Britain

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Sales of 5.3m in print and ebook drive EL James's 'spankbuster' past the Highway Code and Dan BrownLiterature lovers around the world have released a collective gasp, or perhaps a groan, at the news that the publishing phenomenon Fifty Shades of Grey has become the bestselling book in British history....
Fifty Shades of Grey becomes bestselling book ever in Britain

Publishers brace for authors to reclaim book rights in 2013

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The book publishing industry, already facing disruption from Amazon and  e-books, will confront a new form of turbulence in 2013. Starting in January, publishers face the loss of their back lists as authors begin using the Copyright Act to reclaim works they assigned years ago. These so-called “termination rights,” which...
Publishers brace for authors to reclaim book rights in 2013

And Now Barnes & Noble Plans to Integrate NFC Into the Nook

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Barnes and Noble's flagship. (flickr.com/edenpictures) Yesterday Barnes & Noble announced a splashy Microsoft partnership, complete with major cash infusion. Today, Fortune has a Q&A with CEO William Lynch, speculating on how the bookseller can leverage NFC technologies. Whatever its eventual fate, this company seems damned determined that if there's an obituary involved,...
And Now Barnes & Noble Plans to Integrate NFC Into the Nook

Blogging Lessons from The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

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A 40 year-old unsolved murder mystery. Strange cryptic codes in a bible. Sweden, sandwiches, and many, many cigarettes. The badass-est female protagonist since . . . forever. And an author who has, posthumously, caused quite a ruckus in the book world and in the minds of conspiracy theorists everywhere....
Blogging Lessons from The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

Here comes another tech bubble -- in education

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Frank Catalano I’m the kind of guy who worries when something gets too popular. I looked askance at novels (especially science fiction) that made it to mainstream bestseller lists when written by otherwise mediocre authors. I avoided buying any footwear or polo shirt that was named for, or sported images...
Here comes another tech bubble -- in education

One week in, how are the Harry Potter e-books selling?

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It’s been a week since the Pottermore shop launched – making the Harry Potter e-books and digital audiobooks available legally for the first time. Seven days in, how is Harry selling? Since Pottermore is mum on actual sales numbers — and the New York Times and USA Today aren’t yet tracking the...
One week in, how are the Harry Potter e-books selling?

Sony ends 20p price promotion in its UK Reader Store

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Sony is at least temporarily ending the 20p price promotion in the U.K. Reader Store, The Bookseller reported Monday. The 20p promotion, which had been running since July 2012, sold selected ebooks for 20 pence (USD $0.30). Amazon U.K. matched all of Sony’s prices, leading to a deeply discounted market for...
Sony ends 20p price promotion in its UK Reader Store

Waterstones CEO: Amazon partnership great, except for the "bear traps"

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As UK bookstore chain Waterstones prepares to start selling Kindles in its stores next month, CEO James Daunt admitted yesterday that the chain’s Amazon partnership has been a bit fraught. “There are substantial difficulties for us around working with our major competitor,” Daunt said at the Independent Publishers Guild Digital...
Waterstones CEO: Amazon partnership great, except for the "bear traps"

Could Bret Easton Ellis bring Fifty Shades of Grey to fruition?

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Easton Ellis is teasing Twitter with ideas on casting, directors and screenwriters (himself) for the adaptation of EL James's erotic novels. Is he serious?Maverick novelist Bret Easton Ellis has put himself forward to adapt erotic literary sensation Fifty Shades of Grey for the big screen with an enthusiastic Twitter splurge.EL...
Could Bret Easton Ellis bring Fifty Shades of Grey to fruition?
How authors are buying their way to the top of bestseller lists

So, Did Tim Ferriss's BitTorrent Book Gamble Work?

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It's been five months since Timothy Ferriss launched his bold experiment in modern publishing. The best-selling author bypassed the "big six" publishers, signed with Amazon and, as if that weren't unconventional enough, partnered with BitTorrent to help promote his new book, The 4-Hour Chef.  The whole thing seemed almost designed...
So, Did Tim Ferriss's BitTorrent Book Gamble Work?

Video: Steve Jobs biographer Walter Isaacson talks at length about Apple’s iconic co-founder

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Walter Isaacson’s biography of Steve Jobs has been a smash hit, topping bestseller lists on Amazon’s and Apple’s e-book stores, as people sought to gain insights into the late Apple co-founder’s life. Following the release of the biography in October, Isaacson has never been far from the media. He’s given...
Video: Steve Jobs biographer Walter Isaacson talks at length about Apple’s iconic co-founder
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