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In London, Everything Old Is New Again

In a year of transitions for three of the world's major book fairs, the London Book Fair opened Tuesday in a return to its historical home at the Olympia Exhibition Center. You can go home again, but usually by the time you do, someone has redecorated, and today LBF veterans…

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Fiction Deals Soft Heading Into London Book Fair

With the London Book Fair convening as of next Tuesday, it's time for our regular analysis of dealmaking patterns in advance of the big international rights show. As usual, the last few days of results can have some effect on our final stats so we'll be back on Monday with…

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BEA's Three Panels of Buzz Books

BEA has announced the fall books to be featured on the convention's three Buzz Books panels in May. The adult panel is evenly divided between fiction and nonfiction. There's one debut novel (from Stegner Fellow and Paris Review Plimpton Prize winner Ottessa Moshfegh); one adult debut (YA author Ruth Warburton, writing as…

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ABA News: 54 New Stores In 2014, and Winter Institute Buzz Authors

In the lead up to next week's tenth annual Winter Institute, the ABA noted that they tabulated 54 new member stores selling new books in 2014: 45 new bookstores, and 9 new branches or satellites of existing members (plus another 5 stores primarily selling used books). Perhaps more significantly, they…

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People: On George Nicholson, and More

Sterling Lord Literistic agent George Nicholson, 77, died on Tuesday. Before joining SLL in 1995, he founded Delacorte Press and Yearling Books, and was publisher of Books for Children at The Viking Press. At Hachette Book Group, recently-appointed svp group sales director Chris Murphy announced a reorganization of the sales group to "better align…

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DBW: Price Promotions, Direct-to-Consumer, Global Publishing

The evolution of ebooks into a mature market in the US was evident on the second day of DBW last Thursday, as the focus turned to nuanced questions of how to boost sales of titles in a crowded marketplace, as well as publisher experiments in selling direct to consumers or…

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Real Data On Print Sales In the eBook Era -- And the eBook Plateau

With overall ebook sales for most publishers at a point of stasis for now, the Digital Book World conference commissioned Jonathan Nowell at Nielsen Book to provide a closer look at how the rise of ebooks has affected what sells in print form. A number of Nielsen's data points stand…

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DBW: It's Almost Here

If you're still getting around to finalizing your plans for this week's big Digital Book World events, here is the registration link to use to still secure a 10 percent discount off the posted individual conference and Total Access Pass ticket prices. (And remember that onsite prices starting tomorrow will…

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Free, and One More Chance to Save

As we noted earlier in the week, in advance of Tuesday's packed Publishers Launch Kids conference we have a free PDF with background essays on three of the topics to be explored in more depth at the show (including the first part of Play Collective's data on the ereading habits…

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Launching with Kids, Then the World

Just as children's and YA sales led the industry last year, next week's big conferences start with our one-day Publishers Launch Kids conference, the opening event of Digital Book World, on January 13. For the fourth year in a row, Launch Kids is the biggest professional event specifically for children's…

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