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Amazon Resumes Negotiation By Forum Post

Amazon posted on their Kindle Forum about their negotiations with Hachette Book Group on Tuesday afternoon. While the company tells people in the trade when looking for "feedback" that they are looking for their fare share of the "business efficiencies" and profits created by the growing ebook market, their argument…

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Macmillan to Offer Frontlist eBooks to Libraries

Macmillan is broadening their ebook library lending program to include frontlist ebooks for the first time. Last October they went from a modest pilot program to a full backlist offer of approximately 11,000 titles. With the expansion announced Wednesday, Macmillan will offer ebooks for lending the same day new books go…

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People, Etc.

Brenda Marsh has joined Abrams in the newly created position of vp, business development. The position will focus on both new and existing business opportunities, market analysis and company growth initiatives. Most recently, Marsh was vp, author relations at Barnes & Noble. Last week, Barnes & Noble added retired Vice Admiral John…

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People, Etc.

Kerry Eltman has joined Fox Chapel Publishing as chief financial officer. Previously he was controller at The Jay Group, a logistics and supply chain company. John Aardema has joined Sourcebooks in the newly created position of art director in the entertainment & gift group. He spent the past nine years…

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BookLamp Was Bought By Apple

The mystery of BookLamp's disappearance online has been solved: The company was purchased by Apple. The price was not disclosed, but a source tells Tech Crunch -- which reported the news on a tip and then obtained confirmation from Apple -- that the price was "higher than $10 million and…

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Legato to Be Merged Into PGW as Suchomel Exits

Ingram's acquisition of Perseus's distribution companies will close on July 31 as previously expected, and the first major change will see Legato Publishers Group formally merged into PGW, with founder Mark Suchomel leaving on August 1. The former president of IPG, Suchomel founded Legato in May 2013 and it operated as an…

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People, Etc.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has hired Bridgett Paradise as svp of human resources and chief people officer, reporting directly to CEO Linda Zecher. Her role "will encompass human resources strategy and policy, including talent management and acquisition, organizational design and employee benefits. Paradise has been at Microsoft, most recently in the position of general manager, human resources…

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Judge Cote Unconvinced By Aspects of Apple Settlement Proposal

In a teleconference call with lawyers for Apple, the plaintiff states, and the consumer class, Judge Denise Cote "expressed concern" with the proposed settlement before her that would see Apple pay anywhere from nothing (if they win their appeal of Cote's July 2013 ruling in favor of the Department of Justice)…

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Pearson Steady During Restructuring; PRH "Performed Well"

Pearson reported sales for the first half of the year of £2.047, down 7 percent (but up 2 percent on currency neutral basis). Adjusted operating  profit was 75 million pounds, compared to 137 million pounds a year ago, reflecting bigger charges on their continuing restructuring charges (£43 million so far…

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Amazon Loses More Money Than Expected; Stock Suffers

Amazon's stock is down over 10 percent in early Friday trading (a decline of almost $40 a share) after reporting a larger than expected loss for their second quarter -- and forecasting bigger losses for the next quarter. Second quarter sales grew 23 percent to $19.34 billion, with an operating loss…

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