Knopf has announced that all three volumes of Haruki Murakami‘s novel 1Q84 will be published as a single, 928-page book on October 25. The first two volumes were translated by Jay Rubin and the third by Philip Gabriel, and the combined edition will have a hardcover list price of $30 and an e-book edition published simultaneously. The UK edition of 1Q84 will not include the third volume, but will be published around the same time.
The Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission released its final report on Thursday, with Public Affairs’ book version going on-sale the same day. Demand has evidently been sufficient that Amazon is out of stock (though taking on a lot of copies is not what they’re known for). The Commission, which delivered later than initially planned not only gave up the $250,000 advance that they initially expected to garner from Little, Brown–but on top of their no-advance deal with Public Affairs, they also “chipped in about $40,000 to help expedite the shipping,” the NYT reports.
St. Martin’s Press is publishing an e-book edition of President Obama’s Tucson speech, releasing today, priced at 99 cents and retitled What Is Best For America.
LibreDigital has raised an additional $4 million in funding for “key initiatives in the company’s core business areas” and to “accelerate the delivery of innovative digital reading technologies” such as its secure HTML5 reader across all media types.
Thomas Nelson‘s “On The House” Sweepstakes, which runs from February 1 through April 30, has been launched in a bid to drive in-store book sales.
Wiley will team up with AOL, Mark Burnett Productions and Coalition Films to co-develop a series of comedic video shorts based on CliffsNotesÂ®
Literature Guides which will be featured on AOL’s homepage and other related websites,
Ashville, N.C.-based Grateful Steps Publishing House will open a bookstore on February 2, which will sell their own catalog as well as other national, regional and local titles.
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