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Harry Potter ebook sales top £1m in three days

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Magic continues for JK Rowling as digital sales in first week exceed expectationsOver £1m-worth of Harry Potter ebooks have been sold in just three days, according to the chief executive of JK Rowling's new digital venture Pottermore.Pottermore's director Charlie Redmayne told Radio Litopia's show "The Naked Book" that Harry Potter...
Harry Potter ebook sales top £1m in three days

UK Independent Bookstores Are Running Ads Blasting Amazon For Not Paying Taxes

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"We pay our taxes!" independent booksellers are telling customers across the country in the latest fightback against Amazon. A new high-street campaign from the Booksellers Association refers, tongue in cheek, to MPs' quizzing last week of executives from Amazon, Starbucks and Google over their tax affairs. The companies were accused...
UK Independent Bookstores Are Running Ads Blasting Amazon For Not Paying Taxes

Amazon Publishing bookshop boycott grows

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Independent booksellers join Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million and Canadian chain Indigo in refusing to stock retail giant's own booksThe cold war between north American booksellers and Amazon has hotted up this week, with the booksellers joining together to announce that they will not be selling any of the titles published...
Amazon Publishing bookshop boycott grows

Data visualisation: how Alberto Cairo creates a functional art

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Simon Rogers: Alberto Cairo's new book is a must have for anyone interested in data visualisationIt's not enough for visualisations to string the correct numbers together, they should - in the words of William Morris - be beautiful and useful.And one of the leading experts in making data beautiful is...
Data visualisation: how Alberto Cairo creates a functional art

Bookshelf of the Week: Chengdu Bookshop

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Bookshelf of the Week: Chengdu Bookshop

Digital books may not be for everyone. But for blind people, they're a true revolution | Peter White

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Historically, only a tiny proportion of published books have made it into braille. But now technology means no book is off limitsThe book, not just as a source of knowledge or entertainment, but as an intrinsically pleasing object, is a familiar theme. Indeed, it came up yet again in this...
Digital books may not be for everyone. But for blind people, they're a true revolution | Peter White

Readers' privacy is under threat in the digital age

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Why should companies - let alone governments - know what we are reading, asks Jo GlanvilleEvery time you read a newspaper on your computer or buy an ebook, you can leave an electronic trail behind you. That trail is potentially lucrative for business, and is a new source of surveillance...
Readers' privacy is under threat in the digital age

Google Play Books comes to India with an updated Android app in tow

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Google Play Books has been on a slow world tour that hasn't given Asia much love. Google is addressing that regional deficit in grand fashion today by launching its digital bookshop in India. The collection includes the expected blend of local and international titles, although the Books expansion is...
Google Play Books comes to India with an updated Android app in tow

How do we protest about Amazon's tax avoidance? Reader reviews | Jonathan Myerson

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Customers who like ethical businesses might also like to tell Amazon to pay its fair share, using its own book review facilityI am a writer. I love books - their pages, their smell, their perfection as objects. I probably love them too much. And so I should also love bookshops....
How do we protest about Amazon's tax avoidance? Reader reviews | Jonathan Myerson

Waterstones kindle a deal for destruction with Amazon

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Waterstones promise to make ebooks 'dramatically better' by teaming up with Amazon, but will you be browsing the shelves with your Kindle?Monday morning and already it's the end of the world. Instead of teaming up with Barnes and Noble to cast out the "ruthless money-making devil" Amazon, a tired-looking James...
Waterstones kindle a deal for destruction with Amazon

Self-publishing platform XinXii enters Russian market

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Self-publishing and e-book distribution platform XinXii has officially launched in Russia, letting local indie authors publish and sell their digital titles in shops worldwide. After a two-month test-run in Russia, XinXii has officially opened its publishing platform for writers and readers at Xinxii.com/ru. The service offers authors to upload their books and...
Self-publishing platform XinXii enters Russian market

Save the Sci-Fi campaign bids to convert rare novels to ebooks

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A specialist New York bookshop is aiming rescue out-of-print books and provide them for free onlineA New York bookshop has launched a campaign to rescue old SF novels. The campaign by Singularity&Co, a new specialist SF bookshop in Brooklyn, comes at the perfect time. Secondhand bookshops - where most fans...
Save the Sci-Fi campaign bids to convert rare novels to ebooks

UK bookseller Waterstones to carry Amazon’s Kindle, ditches plans for rival e-reader

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UK bookseller Waterstones (previously known as Waterstone’s) has inked a deal with Amazon that will see it sell Kindle devices and ‘e-reading services’ through its nearly 300 UK stores (via BBC). The company would not disclose the commercial terms of the partnership, and says further details will be announced...
UK bookseller Waterstones to carry Amazon’s Kindle, ditches plans for rival e-reader
UK bookstore chain Waterstones signs deal with Amazon to sell Kindle alongside its own services

B&N announces 3 more retailers for UK Nook, including two bookstores

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Barnes & Noble is preparing to launch its Nook e-readers (but not the Nook Tablet or Nook Color) in the UK this October, and announced its first retail partner there — department store John Lewis — earlier this week. Now add Argos, Blackwell’s and Foyles to the list for a...
B&N announces 3 more retailers for UK Nook, including two bookstores

High-street shops turn fire on Amazon's tax avoidance

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Indie booksellers advertise their tax returns in dig at online giant's alleged use of tax havens"We pay our taxes!" independent booksellers are telling customers across the country in the latest fightback against Amazon.A new high-street campaign from the Booksellers Association refers, tongue in cheek, to MPs' quizzing last week of...
High-street shops turn fire on Amazon's tax avoidance

U.K. bookstores lash out at Amazon over alleged tax dodging

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It’s rare to hear businesses bemoan any lack of tax payments, but bookstores in the United Kingdom are so fed up with Amazon (AMZN) that they’re willing to break the trend. The Guardian reports that the U.K.’s Booksellers Association has launched a new campaign that appeals to Britons’ civic pride...
U.K. bookstores lash out at Amazon over alleged tax dodging

Plunging Through Time To Rescue Out Of Print Sci-Fi Books

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From time to time, we talk about the issue of orphaned works and how these out of print books are doing nobody any good. The public loses out as they are out of print and very often can't be found. The authors or owners of the copyright lose out because...
Plunging Through Time To Rescue Out Of Print Sci-Fi Books

New York bookshop launches rescue mission to digitize out-of-print sci-fi titles

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Singularity & Co aims to rescue near-extinct 20th century sci-fi titles to ensure they still exist in the next one. Established from a Kickstarter campaign, the small team has already digitized and published A Plunge Into Space and The Torch, both with new cover art, while its third title...
New York bookshop launches rescue mission to digitize out-of-print sci-fi titles
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