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Berlin-based digital publisher Frisch & Co., which has published 13 books in translation, will become an imprint of UK-based Canelo as of June. Publishing director Michael Bhaskar says in the announcement, "We want to take these wonderful, original, eclectic, innovative voices to the wide English ­speaking audience they deserve." Author of over 50 English-set historical romances,…

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Waterstones Exits eBooks and Digital Audio; Transfers Customers to Kobo

Waterstones is giving up on ebooks again and -- perhaps more importantly in the long-term, also walking away from the still-growing digital audio market. The company told their digital media customers by email and posted site notice that "the Waterstones digital download store is closing," and digital files are no…

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Publisher of Month9Books, Swoon Romance, and Tantrum Books Pares Back List On Health Problems

The founder of the eponymous Georgia McBride Media Group -- which publishes under Month9Books, Swoon Romance and Tantrum Books -- emailed authors on Thursday to share information on her health issues and business problems. Recently diagnosed with a blood clot, following other stress-related health problems, McBride writes, "I am making…

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Nook and Samsung Agree to A New, Much Smaller Device Commitment

For the second time, Barnes & Noble has restructured their agreement to purchase and resell Nook-branded Samsung tablets -- with the parties finally admitting the market is much smaller than planned and agreeing to a far more modest goal of selling $10 million worth of units. We had reported discussions on…

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Bloomsbury Repositions to Focus on Academic and Professional; Charkin to Step Back In 2017

Bloomsbury is reorganizing itself again (the last time was in 2011), simplifying its structure to Consumer (trade) and Non-Consumer division, while declaring its intention "to become primarily a non-consumer publisher in the B2B academic and professional information market." Driven in part by a new digital publishing plan, the company "aims…

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On the Watchlist: Federal Overtime Changes Would Affect Publishing

The Department of Labor has issued new rules regarding overtime pay that, if implemented, would significantly lift the minimum salary level at which white collar and creative employees are exempt from overtime pay requirements -- going from the current $23,660 per year up to a new level of $47,476 per…

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Quotable: Bezos Confirms the Known About Stores

It's making news that Amazon ceo Jeff Bezos confirmed at the company's annual meeting what is already known about their store rollout, without adding anything in particular: "We're definitely going to open additional stores, how many we don't know yet," he said. "In these early days it's all about learning,…

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Goodreads Enters eMail Deals Business

One tried and true digital marketing tool (for now, at least) is email deal newsletters, and now Goodreads is joining the game. Goodreads Deals will alert site members when an ebook on their "want to read" list or an author they follow is discounted. They are also offering daily deals email…

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ABA's Teicher: "The State of Independent Bookselling Remains Strong"

Following the early release of the American Booksellers Association's annual membership numbers which showed their seventh annual increase -- along with an indication of increased print unit sales at member stores that report to Nielsen Bookscan, the organization's ceo Oren Teicher addressed the group's annual meeting. He noted that "almost…

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BEA: Foggy In Chicago

Chicago has been wrapped in fog as BEA returns to this city for the first time in over a decade, a smaller show than it has been in some time. Not that there's anything wrong with that. Beyond the already-reported reduction in advertised show square footage, almost everything about this…

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