JK Rowling's next book: 'The Casual Vacancy'

JK Rowling's next book: 'The Casual Vacancy'
By Carol Memmott, USA TODAY Two months ago we found out Harry Potter authorJK Rowling was working on a novel for adults. Today, she announced the title,The Casual Vacancy, and a worldwide publication date, Sept. 27. In her announcement this morning, ...


Amazon's Greed May Prove Its Undoing In E-Book Price War
The main sticking point is exorbitant increases in “co-op promotional fees” for e-books that the publishers see as an illegal gouge by another name. One person familiar with the details of the proposed 2012 contracts that Amazon has submitted to major ...

DOJ is likely to lose e-book antitrust suit targeting Apple
What he didn't say is that it's likely to fail. news analysis The US Justice Department's legal pursuit of Apple for alleged e-book price fixing stretches the boundaries of antitrust law and is likely to end in defeat. That's what happened in 1982, ...

Cut in E-Book Pricing by Amazon Is Set to Shake Rivals
New York Times
As soon as the Department of Justice announced Wednesday that it was suing five major publishers and Apple on price-fixing charges, and simultaneously settling with three of them, Amazon announced plans to push down prices on e-books.

Australia Reportedly Examining Apple E-Book Price Fixing Issue
PC Magazine
By Chloe Albanesius The controversy of e-book price fixing has reportedly made its way to Australia. According to The Australian Financial Review, the country's consumer watchdog is asking local booksellers with concerns about the e-book market to make ...

Apple, book publishers sued for conspiring to fix prices of digital books
The Star-Ledger - NJ.com
At private dinners in some of Manhattan's finest restaurants, senior executives of the country's biggest book publishers met to commiserate about their rapidly changing industry. Also on the menu: colluding with Apple to raise e-book prices that cost ...

The Star-Ledger - NJ.com

$9.99 e-Book Price To Cost Apple $252 Million
Though it won't matter much to Apple (AAPL), such a price cut could save consumers $252 million on its e-books between now and 2015. CEO Jeff Bezos headed to Seattle in 1994 to be near the warehouse of book wholesaler, Ingram, when he started Amazon.

Harry Potter author JK Rowling's first book for grown-ups will be 'The Casual ...
Washington Post
The title was announced Thursday by Little, Brown & Co. along with a brief plot synopsis for thebook. The publisher said it will be available worldwide on Sept. 27. The effort will mark Rowling's first post-Potter effort. Her saga of the boy wizard ...

J.K. Rowling's next book, 'The Casual Vacancy,' set for Sept. release
Detroit Free Press
By AP LONDON — It may lack wizards and witches, but JK Rowling and her publisher are hoping her first novel for adults, "The Casual Vacancy," will have the magic touch. The book's title was announced Thursday by Little, Brown & Co. along with a brief ...

Here's Why Apple Will Probably Win Its E-Book Lawsuit (AAPL, AMZN)
San Francisco Chronicle
Apple is likely to win the e-book lawsuit being brought against it by the Department of Justice, reports CNET after consulting various legal experts. One simple reason Apple has a good case against antitrust is that it is a tiny player in the e-book ...

Apple, publishers sued for e-books, but should Amazon be looked at, too?
Computerworld (blog)
By Jonny Evans The DOJ investigation into Apple [AAPL] and its alleged collusion with big publishing companies to raise e-book prices may be a painful affair, but the end result could still surprise, and could work out quite badly for the complainant ...

JK Rowling's next book revealed: "The Casual Vacancy"
CBS News
The author's first novel for adults, "The Casual Vacancy," will be available worldwide on Sept. 27, it was announced Thursday. Her publisher, Little, Brown & Co. said the book is a "blackly comic" tale of rivalry and duplicity, set in a small English ...

CBS News

Apple, five major publishers accused of e-book collusion by DOJ
Christian Science Monitor
The allegation: That Apple and the publishers conspired to raise the prices of e-books by as much as $5, in an effort to prevent Amazon, which prices many of its e-books at 10 bucks, from locking in what publishers believe is an artificially low price.

Christian Science Monitor

US sues Apple, publishers over e-book prices
ABC News
The US slapped Apple and five of the nations six largest publishers with an antitrust lawsuit Wednesday, charging that the group, in a bid to blunt Amazon's dominance, conspired to raise the prices that consumers pay on e-books.

ABC News

The Breakfast Meeting: Scrutiny for E-Book Pricing, and Phone-Hacking Lawsuits ...
New York Times (blog)
(Three of those publishers — Hachette Book Group, Simon & Schuster and HarperCollins — have agreed to settle; Macmillan and Penguin Group USA have not.) The impact: lower prices for e-books, as Amazon is freed to charge whatever price it wants, ...

E-book users may be paying more
Albany Times Union
The Justice Department and several states have sued Apple Inc. and major book publishers, alleging a conspiracy to raise the price of electronic books that Attorney General Eric Holder says cost consumers millions of dollars.

Amazon Might Slash e-Book Prices to $9.99
ABC News (blog)
Amazon is the big winner in the government's decision to go after Apple and major publishers over alleged e-book price fixing. Amazon might decide to slash the price of many bestsellers from $14.99 to $9.99. The Justice Department and 15 states sued ...

Australia vs. Apple: Take two on e-book price fixing
ZDNet (blog)
By Zack Whittaker | April 12, 2012, 7:48am PDT Summary: Australia's consumer and competition watchdog is mulling a move to sue Apple, as it seeks complaints from e-book sellers in light of the US Justice Dept.'s antitrust move.

How Apple's Steve Jobs and Book Publishers Cost Consumers Millions
The origins of this case date back to 2007, when Amazon released the Kindle, which effectively launched the mass e-book market. When the giant online retailer started selling popular e-books for $9.99 — in part to drive Kindle sales — the five...


How the NY Times Bought Apple's Spin on the Feds' Antitrust Suit Allowing ...
Huffington Post
The US Justice Department announced this week that it will sue e-book publishers and Apple Computer for conspiring to raise e-book prices above the levels that Amazon, the dominant retailer for e-books, had been charging.

The Irony Of The Government's Antitrust Case Against Apple And Five Publishers
Yesterday, the United States Department of Justice filed a civil complaint in New York accusing Apple and five major publishers of artificially inflating the prices of e-books. The DOJ's filings in a federal court in New York describe emails, ...

Feds allege Apple, publishers fixed e-book prices
San Francisco Chronicle
"We allege that executives at the highest levels of the companies included in today's lawsuit - concerned that e-book sellers had reduced prices - worked together to eliminate competition among stores selling e-books," Attorney General Eric Holder said ...

Apple, e-book publishers accused of price fixing
Los Angeles Times
Apple's Steve Jobs played a key role in a price-fixing plan with five e-book publishers, federal and state officials say in antitrust lawsuits. Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr., right, and Sharis Pozen, acting head of the Justice Department's antitrust ...

JK Rowling Announces Details On New Book 'The Casual Vacancy'
Wall Street Journal (blog)
By Christopher John Farley British author JK Rowling (L) is pictured with a child during the announcement of Pottermore in London, Britain, 23 June 2011. JK Rowling, the author of the “Harry Potter” book franchise, has announced that her next book will ...

Apple, publishers face e-book suit
Detroit Free Press
Richard Drew/Associated Press By Pete Yost and Larry Neumeister Associated Press WASHINGTON -- The Justice Department and 15 states sued Apple and major book publishers Wednesday, alleging a conspiracy to raise the price of electronic books they said ...

JK Rowling's new book: 'The Casual Vacancy'
Baltimore Sun
By Dave Rosenthal JK Rowling's first book aimed at adults will be called "The Casual Vacancy," and will be released Sept. 27, her British publisher announced today. Of course, Rowling's Harry Potter series appealed to kids and adults alike, ...

Apple e-book price fixing suit: Winners and losers
Washington Post
The Department of Justice on Apr. 11 sued Apple and several publishers, charging that the companies colluded to artificially inflate the price of e-books. Consumers may benefit with lower prices and so may Apple competitors such as Amazon.

The Apple e-book antitrust lawsuit: What it means
Los Angeles Times
By Jerry Hirsch The Justice Department and attorney generals from 16 states sued Apple Inc. and five major book publishers, alleging they colluded to raise the price of electronic books. The government said the conspiracy cost consumers more than $100 ...

Understanding the DOJ charges against Apple and e-book publishers
By Greg Sandoval on Apr 12, 2012 In 2010, Apple enabled some of the top bookpublishers to set their own prices for electronic books they made available on the iPad. Since then, prices that consumers pay for e-books have risen and Amazon and other ...


Australia pondering joining e-book lawsuit bandwagon -- Engadget
By Daniel Cooper
If Apple and the Big Five thought they only had to contend with a federal e-book lawsuit in the US, they'd better think again. Australia's ... Justice Department formally charges Apple, big five publishers in e-book price fixing case (update) ...

The e-book wars: Who is less evil, Amazon or book publishers ...
By Mathew Ingram
As expected, the Department of Justice launched an antitrust lawsuit against Apple and several of the major book publishers on Wednesday, alleging collusion and price-fixing behavior on e-books as a result of the “agency pricing” model. As my colleagues Jeff .... I'm involved in helpingauthors convert their backlists for e-book publication and know of several long-time literaryagents who've grown their operations into full service operations that leave the Big Six on the sidelines.

An Igloo for Book Lovers
By John Farrier
Miler Lagos's installation at the MagnanMetz Gallery in New York City is entitled simply, “Home”. After he finished it, the dome was completely enclosed and self-supporting. Just imagine if you had one of these, consisting entirely of the books ...

DOJ sues Apple, publishers on e-book pricing | The Raw Story
By Agence France-Presse
The US Justice Department sued Apple and five publishing firms alleging a conspiracy to raise prices and limit competition for e-books, and immediately announced a partial settlement in the case. As the antitrust suit was unveiled, officials ...
The Raw Story

Different story to tell: Rowling unveils adult book name — RT
The author of the best-selling Harry Potter series J.K. Rowling has unveiled the title of her newbook for adults. ... Rowling's new publisher Little, Brown & Co also issued a short summary of the book on Thursday, Associated Press reports.
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J. K. Rowling Unveils New Book: The Casual Vacancy - GalleyCat
By Jason Boog
The Harry Potter author will release The Casual Vacancy on September 27th. The publisherbilled the new book as “Blackly comic, thought-provoking and constantly surprising.” In a dramatic departure from her wizard series, the book will focus on a parish council election in a small English town that “becomes the catalyst for the biggest war the town has yet seen.” Here's more about the book: “When Barry Fairweather dies ... Publishing Jobs. Featured Company. Bauman-Rare-Books ...

Good Question: Why Do eBooks Cost So Much? « CBS Minnesota
By Cole Premo
New books can cost $12.99 or $14.99, which got us wondering: Why do eBooks cost so much?... as traditional books. “You have to edit the book, the book gets marketed, it gets proofread, it gets designed, so there's a lot of expense that goes into each book — there's an office space and a publisher,” he said. ... When Amazon first started selling eBooks, they used the wholesale pricing model: A publisher would sell an eBook to Amazon, and Amazon priced it at whatever they wanted.
CBS Minnesota

US Competition Accusations Against E-Book Publishers
By Kenneth Anderson
But this is speculation – though I follow book publishing business models closely. What do readers think? Where is book publishing going in a world of e-books, and a potential lifting ofpublisher-set e-book prices – looking to the long run?
The Volokh Conspiracy

JURIST - Paper Chase: DOJ accuses Apple, publishers of e-book ...
By Maureen Cosgrove
The complaint alleges that Apple and publishing companies, including HarperCollins, HachetteBook Group, Macmillan, Penguin and Simon & Schuster, conspired to increase e-book prices in an effort to compete with e-books and the ...
Paper Chase

Climate change books: fact & fiction - Mountain Beltway - AGU ...
By Callan
He was lead author on a pair of famous papers (Mann, Bradley, & Hughes 1998 and Mann, Bradley, & Hughes, 1999) that used a variety of paleoclimate proxies to determine the temperature trends of the past millennium. ... It includes sections devoted to explaining the science of Mann's work (principal component analysis) that read like an introductory textbook might, but most of the book is more documentation of the sequence of events that have transpired through Mann's career.
Mountain Beltway

The Apple e-book conspiracy: Three days in January - Apple 2.0 ...
By Philip Elmer-DeWitt
Instead the MFN here required each publisher to guarantee that it would lower the retail price of each e-book in Apple's iBookstore to match the lowest price offered by any other retailer... That is, instead of an MFN designed to protect Apple's ...
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Barnes & Noble reportedly prepping Nook eReader with 'GlowLight ...
By Dan Graziano
Comments. Filed Under: eBooks, Rumor. Barnes & Noble may be looking to beat Amazon to the market with an eReader that includes a front-lit E Ink display. The Digital Reader on Wednesday posted an image of a purported advertisement ...
BGR: The Three Biggest Letters In Tech

Avery's Book Nook: Free E-books
By Avery
Free E-books. Lately I have come across some really amazing E-books that are currently being offered for FREE on Amazon (though only for a short time)! Therefore I have compiled a list of some of them for y'all! Just click on the cover and it will .... (1) book blogger hop (8) book signing (1) book trailer (1) books (7) books for trade (2) buttons (1) cassie clare (1) challenge (2) cover reveal (2) crafting (1) Do or Die (1) e-arc (2) e-books (2) e-reader (3) early review (1) ebook (2) end of the ...
Avery's Book Nook
US sues Apple, publishers over e-book prices - Yahoo! News
The lawsuit said the effort to get e-book prices reduced by Amazon.com came as Apple ... into "agents" who could sell their books but not alter the publisher-set retail price. ... Macmillan Chief Executive Officer John Sargent said in a letter to authors, ... New e-books from Macmillan and the other publishers investigated by the ...

World News - Blind author's work recovered by forensic experts after ...
LONDON -- A blind British writer failed to notice her pen had run out of ink while writing 26 pages of a book, but her lost words were recovered by police forensic ...

Bolt link to racist reviews of book
RACIST comments published on US book retailer website Amazon about an Aboriginal author have reignited debate surrounding News Ltd columnist Andrew ...

Four reasons the federal suit against Apple and publishers is flat-out wrong
Computerworld (blog)
The heart of the suit concerns what is called the "agency model," which allows publishers to set a price for the e-books sold through outlets provided by Apple, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and others. Before the agency model, publishers would sell books ...

Interview: Kate Noble, author of 'If I Fall'
Best-selling author Kate Noble brings the delicate elements of Regency England brilliantly alive with her prose. It's no wonder her first book, Compromised, became a national best seller. Noble's fifth and sixth works were released this week, ...


Writing 101 (for the Kindergarten Set)
Patheos (blog)
This year, each kindergarten student is writing his or her own book, which will be bound and presented at an author signing event at our local Barnes and Noble. (I'd like to point out that I tried, via several months of e-mails bolstered by the ...

'Indie Author's Guide' is an up front how to for authors
Bennington, author of Twisted Vengeance -- which has been #1 on Amazon's Best Seller list -- and Reunion, has joined the ranks of other indie best selling authors, like JA Konrath and John Locke, in writing a "how to" book about the indie publishing ...

Mathison: Author aims to reignite your inner spark
Author, speaker and creative business strategist Danielle LaPorte is for many such a person, capable of helping others rekindle. Oprah's life coach Martha Beck says, “Danielle LaPorte is scary smart, yet so kind and practical that she kindles the fire ...

E-Book Authors May Set Price of Prose
Smartmoney.com (blog)
The Harry Potter author recently launched her own website (Pottermore) to sell her books online. She is charging $7.99 for the early books in the series and $9.99 for the rest — significantly less than hardcover prices, but more expensive than the ...

Authors Julia Crane and Nolia McCarty Announce Publication of Eternal Youth
Press Release Centre (press release)
(press release distribution) United States – Authors Julia Crane and Nolia McCarty announced the publication and release of their young adult fantasy novel, Eternal Youth, which is now available online from Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

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