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The Hunger Games passes Harry Potter as Amazon.com's top selling book series of all time

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Earlier this week we pondered whether Hunger Games’ upcoming DVD could boost the appetite for UltraViolet. While that debate has yet to be settled, the popularity of the Hunger Games trilogy has just been reaffirmed by Amazon, which has announced that it has outsold the Harry Potter series, making it...
The Hunger Games passes Harry Potter as Amazon.com's top selling book series of all time

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

Kobo offers almost 2000 independent US bookstores a revenue share deal on ebook sales

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Kobo has today announced a deal with the American Booksellers Association that will see its devices sold through independent bookstores across the US. Not only that, it will offer a revenue share deal on ebook sales. Rather than simply  stocking the eReader devices, the bookstores will offer “a total experience,”...
Kobo offers almost 2000 independent US bookstores a revenue share deal on ebook sales

Penguin merger with Random House speaks volumes about book industry

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Concerns over Amazon's power underlie plan to create £2.6bn super-publisher - yet industry is relatively healthyFear of Amazon may not yet be a phrase in the dictionary, but it is the sentiment that underlies the proposed merger between Random House and Penguin, to create a super-publisher with worldwide revenues of...
Penguin merger with Random House speaks volumes about book industry

Bloomsbury's ebook sales jump 89% in first half, but pre-tax profits fall by 40% overall

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Harry Potter publisher Bloomsbury has reported revenue rises of 2% in the six months leading to the end of August this year, however overall the publisher’s pre-tax profits (stripping out costs for international relocation etc) fell by 40%, dropping to £0.9m ($1.44 million) from £1.5m on the previous year. Digging...
Bloomsbury's ebook sales jump 89% in first half, but pre-tax profits fall by 40% overall

From Pottermore to Frankenstein, a new kind of monster is being created | Claire Armistead

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Interactive ebooks that enable us to inhabit characters and rewrite the story are transforming our reading experienceAs China's Zhou Enlai would say, it's always too early to predict the outcome of a revolution – but wherever it's headed, the one that's happening in the publishing world looks to have reached...
From Pottermore to Frankenstein, a new kind of monster is being created | Claire Armistead

Does The Future Of Ebooks Look Like Farmville?

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The Future of Literature? Obviously, regular old ebooks have arrived and they’re not going anywhere. Amazon now sells more Kindle books than print; ebook sales are the fastest-growing in the business. But now that readers have embraced the digital, here comes the next wave, says Wired: “enhanced ebooks,” which incorporate...
Does The Future Of Ebooks Look Like Farmville?
Apple and four publishers agree to terminate 'agency' sales model in Europe

The digital world has invigorated publishing, not doomed it

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Authors need our resources, our expertise and our marketing experience now more than everYour feature article conveyed an inaccurate picture of the publishing industry experiencing a crisis of "digital storm clouds gathering overhead", and which is about to be "swamped by self-publishing...an idea whose time has come" ('No one's said...
The digital world has invigorated publishing, not doomed it

John Lewis to be first UK retailer to sell Nook e-reader

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US bookseller Barnes & Noble seeks to loosen Amazon's grip on digital book market in BritainBarnes & Noble, the US bookseller, has secured a deal with John Lewis to distribute its Nook e-reader as it seeks to dent Amazon's dominance of the UK digital book market.John Lewis will be the...
John Lewis to be first UK retailer to sell Nook e-reader

HarperCollins launches digital-only teen imprint

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HarperCollins has a new young adult (YA) imprint, HarperTeen Impulse, that will publish digital short stories and novellas. Ebooks will be priced between $0.99 and $2.99. “We’re seeing short-form content becoming more popular in the digital marketplace, and HarperTeen Impulse allows us to experiment with new concepts and deliver content...
HarperCollins launches digital-only teen imprint

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

Publishers Can't Seem To Celebrate The Ebook Boom Without Slipping In Odes To Copyright

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The BBC reports on the success of ebook sales in the UK, which are up by 188% compared to last year. This is great news for authors and e-commerce. Ebook reading devices have become increasingly easy to use and the online shops for ebooks are getting far more user-friendly by...
Publishers Can't Seem To Celebrate The Ebook Boom Without Slipping In Odes To Copyright

Amazon says Kindle ebook sales have overtaken print

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For every 100 hardback and paperback book sold in UK, 114 ebooks are downloaded in 'reading renaissance'Amazon.co.uk has said that sales of its Kindle ebooks are now outstripping those of printed books.Underlining the speed of change in the publishing industry, Amazon said that two years after introducing the Kindle, customers...
Amazon says Kindle ebook sales have overtaken print

Amazon still king of online jungle

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From its launch in a Washington garage to its rise to world's top online retailer, Amazon continues to defy critics and rivals alikeIt was launched in a garage in Bellevue, Washington, in 1994, but is now by far the world's largest online retailer - and it strikes fear among high...
Amazon still king of online jungle

Infographic: People Will Pay To Support Creators, Even When Free Is An Option

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Back when we first launched the Insider Shop, we made two PDF ebooks available at any price you choose: Mike's Approaching Infinity (on new business models and the economics of abundance) and our Sky Is Rising report on the state of the entertainment industries. More recently, we launched three fiction...
Infographic: People Will Pay To Support Creators, Even When Free Is An Option
New stats: Ebooks still growing, but more slowly

Barnes & Noble's NOOK Simple Touch Glowlight goes on sale in the UK, tablets now available to preorder

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Announcing its intention to cross the Atlantic back in August, bookseller Barnes & Noble has today kicked-off its campaign to leverage ereader and ebook sales away from rivals Amazon and Apple with the launch of its NOOK Simple Touch readers and NOOK Bookstore in the UK. Pricing its base Simple Touch...
Barnes & Noble's NOOK Simple Touch Glowlight goes on sale in the UK, tablets now available to preorder
Ebook sales way up in 2011; overall trade book sales roughly flat

Hallelujah, Christians get their own e-reader

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You may not be the audience for Family Christian Stores’ new color-screen e-reader, the edifi. But with religious ebook sales surging, the chain hopes that special religious features will entice shoppers to choose its device over others. Family Christian Stores, which has nearly 300 locations throughout the U.S. and calls...
Hallelujah, Christians get their own e-reader

Did The Publisher's Own Insistence On DRM Inevitably Lead To The Antitrust Lawsuit Against Them?

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We've discussed in the past how it was the book publishers' own stupidity that put them in a position of demanding DRM from Amazon when Amazon wanted to launch the Kindle. The end result, of course, went exactly against the publishers' best interests, because it locked everyone in to Amazon...
Did The Publisher's Own Insistence On DRM Inevitably Lead To The Antitrust Lawsuit Against Them?

Must-read from @fredwilson: Does Rest Of World Matter More Than The US? http://bit.ly/c3Uu5q PS Most of our #ebook sales are from outside US

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Must-read from @fredwilson: Does Rest Of World Matter More Than The US? http://bit.ly/c3Uu5q PS Most of our #ebook sales are from outside US
eBook Revenues Top Hardcover
Kobo signs deal with independent bookstores to expand presence in US
Amazon reportedly to launch Kindle, ebook sales in Brazil

Ebooks: defending the agency model

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Did book publishers gang up against Amazon to shore up their position in the tumultuous publishing business?(Last of a series – for a while.)The launch of an antitrust probe against book publishers, which the US Department of Justice has threatened, couldn't have come at a weirder time. In the two...
Ebooks: defending the agency model

Why digital book publishers are starting to embrace data

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With more than 20 percent of Americans over the age of 16 having read an ebook in the past year, and publishers seeing more than 20 percent of revenues come from ebook sales, there’s no question the future of ebooks is bright, and the industry has a lot of potential customers. But...
Why digital book publishers are starting to embrace data

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"

Did Apple's ebook sales model help lower costs for consumers by attacking Amazon?

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The European Commission and US Department of Justice allege that Apple and several publishers have been collaborating to raise the price of ebooks, but The Wall Street Journal argues that if anything, Apple and others are trying by break Amazon's own monopoly on the ebook market. In the past...
Did Apple's ebook sales model help lower costs for consumers by attacking Amazon?

Booting Up: Saturday Night Live Points Out Google Glass Are Kinda Dorky

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Bad news, nerds. (screencap) Watch Saturday Night Live skewer Google Glass-obsessed tech reporters. [The Verge] A drone got stuck on a statue on top of a courthouse in Ohio. Welcome to the future! [AP] “When some future Mars colonist is able to open his browser and watch a cat in a shark suit...
Booting Up: Saturday Night Live Points Out Google Glass Are Kinda Dorky
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