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Leak Indicates Microsoft Will Try Again At Selling eBooks

Leaks from this spring's Creators Update to the Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system suggest that Microsoft is yet again trying to establish a presence in the ebook market. In this first look on MSPowerUser, which contains screenshots of the new feature, we learn that a "new e-book store will be…

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People, Etc.

At St. Martin's Press, Laura Clark has been promoted to associate publisher, nonfiction, reporting to Jennifer Enderlin. "What impresses me most about Laura is her passion, her can-do attitude, her breadth of knowledge in so many varied areas of non-fiction," Enderlin said in the announcement. "She is the natural choice…

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The Complete Spring/Summer Buzz Books Roster

As noted last Friday, we launched our two big new free Buzz Books 2017: Spring/Summer samplers just in time to prepare for Winter Institute and the packed new publishing season. Between author and publisher tweets, press coverage, deals newsletters and our own paid digital marketing, downloads -- and user reviews…

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Bookselling: Interabang Books to Open in Dallas; Lorelei Books for Sale; and More

Dallas will see a new independent bookstore, Interabang Books, open in May. The new 5000-square foot store will be located in the vicinity of a nearby Barnes & Noble store (though approximately a third of the size). Manager Jeremy Ellis, previously store manager for Brazos Bookstore in Houston, told the…

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As Expected, Pearson Ready to Sell Penguin Random House Stake; Profit Warning Sinks Shares

Pearson issued a "trading update" on their results Wednesday morning, telling investors they are ready to sell (or recapitalize) their 47 percent stake in Penguin Random House: "With the integration of Penguin Random House complete, and with greater industry-wide stability on digital terms, we intend to issue an exit notice…

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Nielsen Estimates 16 Percent Decline in 2016 eBook Sales

In a set of very fast-moving overview slides, Nielsen Book global managing director Jonathan Stolper said the company is estimating that ebook unit sales for 2016 for the twenty plus companies that provide their data will show a decline of 16 percent, with unit sales of 177 million. (So far…

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Sargent: Even As eBooks Shrink, Data Will Drive Better Publishing, with Big Change for Education

Macmillan ceo John Sargent told you all you need to know about the state of digital publishing and the evolution of the Digital Book World conference when he opened the show in New York on Tuesday by answering pre-submitted audience questions. "Why isn't he speaking about digital?" Sargent said at…

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People: Onder to Lead HMH Children's

Catherine Onder will join Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children's as svp and publisher on February 6, based in New York. Onder fills the position vacated when Betsy Groban left HMH last summer. Most recently she was editorial director at Bloomsbury Children's. HMH trade president Ellen Archer says in the announcement, "She has a wealth of…

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NBCC Names Award Nominees, Omits Whitehead

The National Book Critics Circle named their nominees for awards in six categories, with the winners to be named on March 16. Yaa Gyasi’s Homegoing was given the John Leonard Prize for outstanding first book, and Michelle Dean is recipient of the organization's annual citation for excellence in reviewing. Margaret…

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Class Action Suit Filed Against All Romance eBooks

The sudden shutdown of romance ebook publishing and distribution company All Romance at the end of 2016 left many authors and publishers shortchanged, with an email from the company offering 10 cents on the dollar for distributed books for sales up through December 27 and nothing but reversion for books…

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