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Amazon Publishing will likely acquire troubled Dorchester’s backlist

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Amazon Publishing is likely to acquire the assets of Dorchester Publishing, the 41-year-old mass market publisher that closed its doors this February after years of economic trouble. Literary agent Richard Curtis, writing at Digital Book World, points to the announcement of an auction for Dorchester’s assets. At the auction, Amazon...
Amazon Publishing will likely acquire troubled Dorchester’s backlist

iTunes launches Breakout Books section to highlight self-published titles

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Amazon intensely promotes self-published Kindle books, and now Apple is taking steps toward doing the same thing. The company has launched a new section of the iBookstore, “Breakout Books,” a “hand-picked collection of books from emerging talents…independently published to the iBookstore.” New books will be added “as they begin taking...
iTunes launches Breakout Books section to highlight self-published titles
Big e-reader is watching you

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
Is the book a crucial cultural artefact, or just an outdated container for content?

If You Liked '50 Shades Of Grey,' You'll Love 'Shameful Thrills'

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Erotic e-books are getting a lot of attention lately, particularly following a seven-figure deal for the Twilight-inspired trilogy 50 Shades of Grey. Now HarperCollins UK’s Avon division is launching “Mischief,” a new series of erotica and erotic romance e-books. Mischief begins in the UK with thirteen original titles, most...
If You Liked '50 Shades Of Grey,' You'll Love 'Shameful Thrills'

Amazon-owned Audible will sponsor the Guardian's book content

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Newspapers’ books coverage is even less profitable than newspapers overall, and many book review sections are shrinking or disappearing completely. In an attempt to subsidize such coverage, the Guardian has partnered with the Amazon-owned Audible.co.uk. Audible will sponsor the Guardian books homepage, book reviews and books podcast in print and online. The...
Amazon-owned Audible will sponsor the Guardian's book content

Why genre fiction is an e-reader's best friend

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Are thrillers and crime novels better suited to e-readers than more complex fiction?In 1997, crime writer David Hewson published a novel called Epiphany. A literary thriller with a time-shifting narrative, it got good reviews and sold well. A few years later he wrote Native Rites, a more conventional horror story...
Why genre fiction is an e-reader's best friend
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