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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

Victoria Barnsley: 'We can't think of ourselves as book publishers any more'

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HaperCollins's chief executive is about to launch an e-atlas - and, she says, that's not the only way the world is changingAs the trays of cheese and wine begin to circulate for this autumn's book launch season, one of the UK's biggest publishing houses will be pinning its hopes not...
Victoria Barnsley: 'We can't think of ourselves as book publishers any more'

Printed book sales' decline slowed in 2012

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Physical book sales fell £74m last year, but contraction of the market slowed despite the recession and rise of ebooksPrint book sales fell by almost £74m last year, reaching a nine-year low - but the decline is less than it was in 2011, and experts believe physical books still "hold...
Printed book sales' decline slowed in 2012

Should traditional biography be buried alongside Shakespeare's breakfast?

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A major conference of writers and academics is to discuss how biography should evolve in the age of the internet and WikipediaLeading authors including Shelley and Coleridge's biographer Richard Holmes and Claire Tomalin, recent chronicler of the life of Charles Dickens, are set to gather this weekend to debate whether...
Should traditional biography be buried alongside Shakespeare's breakfast?

Amazon Publishing takes on Europe; Kirshbaum to head U.S. unit in reorg

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Amazon is expanding its original publishing efforts to Europe and is also shaking up its publishing division’s structure, Publishing VP Jeff Belle announced in a letter to literary agents Wednesday (the full letter is below). Belle wrote that “early next year, we will launch Amazon Publishing in Europe from our...
Amazon Publishing takes on Europe; Kirshbaum to head U.S. unit in reorg

Amazon Struggles to Crack Publishing

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Amazon.com Inc. has had lots of success in book retailing. But cracking the publishing business hasn’t been as easy. Take one of Amazon’s biggest titles for fall, actress and director Penny Marshall’s memoir “My Mother Was Nuts.” In its first four weeks on sale, it has sold just 7,000 copies...
Amazon Struggles to Crack Publishing

Authors Buy Way Onto Best-Seller Lists

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Last August, a book titled “Leapfrogging” hit The Wall Street Journal’s list of best-selling business titles upon its debut. The following week, sales of the book, written by first-time author Soren Kaplan, plunged 99% and it fell off the list. Something similar happened when the hardcover edition of “Networking is...
Authors Buy Way Onto Best-Seller Lists
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