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A Well-Read Editor's Favorite Books of 2014

As we're well on our way to anointing the "Best of the Best Books of 2014" (Anthony Doerr and Emily St. John Mandel continue to pull away from the crowd), here is Publishers Lunch news editor Sarah Weinman's addition to the seasonal recommendations. In her case, these ten favorite fiction and nonfiction…

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People: Reich to Retire from PGW

Perseus Books Group ceo David Steinberger announced to employees on Tuesday that president of Publishers Group West Susan Reich plans to retire on March 31 (and will remain in that role until her retirement). Reich was president and COO of Avalon for 10 years before it was acquired by Perseus,…

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KDP Fund Nudges Up Again

After growing public disappointment from at least some authors with the effect of the Kindle Unlimited subscription program on the marketplace for self-published books, Amazon provided authors with a slight improvement on the economics for November. They added a "bonus" of $3.5 million to fund that self-published authors share, for a total…

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After Winning Judgment From Kyle Estate, Ventura Sues HarperCollins

Six months after winning a $1.8 million award from the Chris Kyle estate in his defamation lawsuit, former Minnesota governor Jesse Ventura has filed suit against HarperCollins -- publisher of AMERICAN SNIPER -- in Minnesota Federal Court, seeking damages "in excess of $75,000" for defamation. As in the earlier suit…

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Google's Top Book Searches for 2014

Google released their "trend" charts exploring the year in searches, across multiple categories. They do not seem to have tracked author searches this year, but they did list the top 10 "trending" book searches in the US: 1. Boy, Snow, Bird, Helen Oyeyemi 2. Blood Will Out, Walter Kirn 3.…

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People

Stephen Barbara will move to Inkwell Management on January 5 after six years at Foundry Literary + Media, and he will be followed by all 50 of his clients. He says in the announcement, "It's an agency I've long admired, and I couldn't miss the chance to work with such a world-class group of authors'…

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All Sides Grilled During Oral Arguments for Apple's Appeal

An extended oral arguments hearing Monday morning at the 2nd Circuit Court of appeals did not immediately make clear how the three-judge panel would rule on Apple's appeal of 2013's ebook antitrust trial, but it did show the court would not spare any side thorough questioning -- often to entertaining…

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First Report: Government Goes Long In Apple Appeals Court Argument

The scheduled one-hour Appeals Court hearing on Apple's appeal of Judge Denise Cote's ruling finding the company guilty of antitrust violations went long on Monday morning, in part because Deputy Solicitor General Malcolm Stewart arguing for the government was allowed to go 16 minutes beyond his allotted 20-minute slot. (Sarah Weinman…

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More Speakers, Last Day for Early Pricing for Digital Book World

We're continuing to fill a few more great speakers for our January shows, with top executives Barbara Marcus at Penguin Random House Children's and Jonathan Nowell at Nielsen joining the roster for Publishers Launch Kids on January 13, and a highly notable keynoter joining us on the main stage at Digital…

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Weak Adult Frontlist Turns Trade Stats Negative In September

Trade sales as measured by the AAP turned significantly negative for the first time all year in September, ratifying concerns that the lack of new breakout hits might weigh on consumer traffic and sales during the most important months of the year. Total trade sales of $618 million were down…

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