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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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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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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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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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People

Eric Lupfer is joining Fletcher & Company as an agent, moving over from William Morris Endeavor, where he has been for fourteen years. Lupfer specializes in non-fiction ranging from history, science, and economics, to narrative journalism and current affairs. At Trident Media Group, Alexa Stark has been promoted to literary…

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Mackintosh's I See You Tops February Library Reads List

Clare Mackintosh's sophomore suspense thriller I See You tops the February 2017 Library Reads list. The list also includes Elan Mastai's debut All Our Wrong Todays and A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline, excerpts of which you can read right now in our February Buzz Books Monthly.…

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Acquisitions: Sourcebooks Takes Over Little Pickle Press; Firebrand Acquires Enthrill

Sourcebooks has acquired the publishing rights to the list of nonfiction children's publisher Little Pickle Press from parent company March 4, expanding the nonfiction program of Sourcebooks' Jabberwocky imprint. Little Pickle Press will live as an imprint under Jabberwocky, which will make the approximately 25 frontlist and backlist titles available…

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People: Pallante to Head AAP, and More

Former Register of Copyrights Maria Pallante will join the Association of American Publishers on January 17 as the new president and ceo of the organization, taking over following the planned retirement of Tom Allen. She says in the announcement: "I am deeply inspired by the values of the American publishing…

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Bookselling: Pittsburgh's City of Asylum Opens Storefront; Newport, VT's Wider Than the Sky to Close

Pittsburgh nonprofit City of Asylum, which is devoted to writers in exile, will open its new bookstore on Saturday, January 14. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported the store will offer a "carefully curated selection of 8,000 volumes by authors from all over the world" in a renovated Masonic hall now called…

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At Henry Holt, Serena Jones has been promoted to executive editor. In addition, Caroline Zancan moves up to senior editor, and Eleanor Embry has been promoted to assistant editor. At Counterpoint and Soft Skull, Megan Fishmann has been promoted to associate publisher, while continuing as director of publicity. Open Road Integrated…

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