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Kristen McLean has joined Nielsen as director of new business development in the Book/Entertainment division. She will focus on "building new business for Nielsen's Book's existing products, as well as looking for opportunities to work across the entire Nielsen Entertainment Group to create new products and services that unite the many…

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The Pay-Per-Page Era Begins

As of yesterday, Amazon officially moved subscription payments for self-published ebooks in the Kindle Unlimited program to their new system of paying by the number of pages read by subscribers. In an email to participating authors, the company said that in June subscribers read over 1.9 billion pages (as measured…

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Back to the Basics At Barnes: What's Been Lost In the eBook Era?

On or about September 1 Barnes & Noble Inc. will return to its roots as a chain of retail bookstores, following the spinoff of Barnes & Noble Education and the nearly-complete winding down of the Nook experiment. So we thought it would be interesting to turn back the reporting clock and see…

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The Walker Books Group has hired Lucy Pleydell-Pearce for the new global role of senior group and intercompany sales manager, starting July 6. She will "manage the intercompany sales flow for books originating in each territory that publish within the group, including monitoring release timings and enhancing group communication across all publishing…

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McLain's Circling the Sun Tops August Indie Next List

Circling the Sun by Paula McLain is the ABA's No. 1 Indie Next pick for August. The rest of the list also includes Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J. Ryan Stradal and The Marriage of Opposites, by Alice Hoffman, both featured in our Spring/Summer Buzz Books 2015 ebook, as well…

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Boire Named Barnes & Noble CEO; Carey Promoted to COO

Barnes & Noble has appointed Ronald D. Boire, currently president & chief executive officer of Sears Canada, as ceo of its retail business, effective September 8. Boire will succeed Michael Huseby who -- as announced last week -- will become executive chairman of Barnes & Noble Education once the company is…

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Kelly Bowen has joined Arcadia Publishing and the History Press as director of marketing and corporate communications. She was previously publicity director at Algonquin Books. Springer Nature (the newly combined Springer + Macmillan Science and Education) has created a new policy & external relations team led by evp Eric Merkel-Sobotta, and a…

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July's Best from Amazon and iBooks

Indie Next No. 1 pick for July The Oregon Trail by Rinker Buck makes both the Amazon and iBooks "best books of July" lists as well. (Barnes & Noble abandoned monthly lists some time ago -- but they did roll out their revamped web site on Tuesday, with some downtime.)…

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Scribd Cuts Romance Catalog, Aims for "More Mutually Beneficial Terms" with Publishers

eBook subscription service Scribd is removing an unspecified -- but apparently significant -- quantity of romance and erotica titles from their catalog. The news was publicized by Smashwords ceo Mark Coker on his company blog, where he estimated that that "80-90 percent of Smashwords romance and erotica titles will be dropped by Scribd,…

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Bookselling: Amazon Expands in Mexico; Indigo Expands Store Discounts; and More

Two years after launching its Kindle store in Mexico, Amazon has expanded to offer a broad spectrum of physical goods, including printed books, at http://amazon.com.mx/. Offerings include the three versions of the Kindle e-reader. Indigo will now discount 100 top-selling and bookseller-recommend books by 40 percent, ceo Heather Reisman tells the Globe…

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