French Publisher Group Strikes Deal With Google

French Publisher Group Strikes Deal With Google Over E-Books
New York Times
“Our hope is that these path-breaking partnerships will help jump-start the emerging French electronic book market,” said Philippe Colombet, head of Google Books France. While ebooksales have surged in the United States, they have been held back in ...

Google, French authors announce digital library plans, settle suits
Washington Post
Google has settled its dispute with two associations representing French authors and will move ahead to digitize out-of-print books for use on the Web. The firm had been in litigation with the groups since 2006, over claims that Google Books violated ...

Six-year Google Books spat ends with publisher agreement
BBC News
"The authors will be able to say yes or no to the indexing of their works," SNE president Antoine Gallimard said. "It is now up to each publishing house to decide if it wants to sign a framework accord with Google on authorship rights or not.

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Independent bookstores embrace digital publishing with 'espresso' book machine
Washington Post
But in the process, she became a successful independent author — with the help of a local bookstore and its instant publishing machine. Dickens wrote “A Dangerous Gift” with her son Titus, a memoir of their life dealing with his bipolar disorder.

Google Settles Lawsuits Brought by French Authors and Publishers
Wall Street Journal
By SAM SCHECHNER PARIS—Google Inc.'s effort to digitize the world's books inched forward Monday, as the search giant said it had struck deals with French authors and publishers that end six years of litigation and open the way to sell out-of-print ...

Independent bookstores embrace digital publishing
Wall Street Journal
Though Dickens found a publisher in Iceland to release the book in 2007, she still wanted a broader reach. The Espresso Book Machine at Politics and Prose in the District of Columbia enabled her to bring the memoir to local bookshelves and beyond ...

Book Party For One: A Loner's Summer Survival Guide
In short, it's an especially trying time for those of us who'd rather stay indoors and read a book. My early summer reading list, therefore, takes the form of a loner's survival guide. The non-fictionbooks on this list are filled with such marvelous ...

French writers say OUI! to Google's book-slurp deal
The French Publishers' Association (Syndicat national de l'édition) and the French authors' association (Société des gens de lettres) agreed to drop their lawsuits when the web giant offered to sell the publishers' ebooks. Google said on its blog that ...

Google Ends Legal Dispute With French Groups Over Book Scans
By Aoife White on June 11, 2012 Google Inc. (GOOG) (GOOG), owner of the world's largest search engine, ended legal disputes with a French publishing trade group and a Frenchauthors' association over the US company's scanning of books.

News Summary: Independent bookstores embrace digital publishing with 'espresso ...
Washington Post
THE TECHNOLOGY: Espresso Book Machine makes self-publishing easier. The machine also can make copies of out-of-print editions. HOW IT WORKS: The machine uses two PDFs, one for the cover and another for the text. The cover and text, both generated from ...

Author Neal Stephenson Solicits Funds for Sword-Fighting Game
PC Magazine
By Chloe Albanesius Author Neal Stephenson is taking a brief break from penning novels in order to help fund a sword-based video game known as Clang. Stephenson this week set up a Kickstarter fund that is calling for $500000 for the development of a ...

News Summary: Indy bookstores embrace digital
Atlanta Journal Constitution
In this June 5, 2012, photo, a customer reads a book by the Espresso BookMachine, known as Opus, at Politics and Prose bookstore in Washington. Self-publishing has been made easier since the machine by On Demand Booksdebuted in 2006.

Atlanta Journal Constitution

GigaOM Announces Launch of Digital Book Publishing Imprint
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
In keeping with GigaOM editorial coverage and GigaOM Pro research, GigaOM Books publishes e-books about the people, technologies and trends shaping the evolution of technology and media. "GigaOM has always been at forefront of new publishing models," ...

Review: Book considers evolution of Superman and the many creators behind him
Washington Post
Writer Jerry Siegel and artist Joe Shuster were two naive kids from Cleveland who repeatedly failed to get anyone to take a chance on their strongman hero before a publisher with a past in “girlie” magazines needed something to fill the first issue of ...

Google Reaches Landmark Agreement with French Publishers
Indeed, over the past six years, Google has been involved in a number of disputes with French book publishers and authors, but today it announced what it's calling path-breaking agreements to finally put an end to its legal wrangles.


Google Strikes Deal to End Litigation With French Authors and Publishers
By Peter Sayer, IDG News Google has struck a deal with two French organizations representingauthors and book publishers, ending years of litigation over its unauthorized scanning of theirbooks. The Syndicat National d'Edition, representing publishers ...

Bill to protect Israeli authors' income wins government backing
Bill states that books cannot be sold for less than their list price for the first 18 months after publication, and sets minimum royalties to be paid to authors during that period. By Maya Sela | Jun.11, 2012 | 1:11 AM Limor Livnat at the launch of ...


Bill to protect authors' royalties wins government backing
By Maya Sela | Jun.11, 2012 | 1:11 AM The Ministerial Committee for Legislation Sunday approved a bill aimed at protecting the income of local authors by placing limits on book sales and establishing a minimum-royalty standard.

Google announces digital book venture in France
11, 2012, 9:10am No Comments Google said it has reached a deal with French authors and publishers to sell digital copies of out of print books. The deal ends a six year legal dispute and could make France the first country to implement a comprehensive ...

The right books can open the world
Philadelphia Inquirer
It was raining in Massachusetts the other day, so my father decided to throw out some of my old books. Dad is 86, and loves an indoor project when he cannot weed the perennials or slap fresh paint on Sam, the lawn jockey, who is now so thickly coated ...

Bill will end low prices for new Hebrew books
Jerusalem Post
By HERB KEINON 3-for-1 deals at books stores will become thing of the past in move designed to protect author's income. Say goodbye to three-for-one deals at books stores, as the Ministerial Committee on Legislation approved a draft law Sunday that ...

Hitchhiker writing 'Kindness' book shot in Montana
The Associated Press
By MATTHEW BROWN, AP – 1 minute ago BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A man hitchhiking across the country and writing a memoir called "The Kindness of America" was injured in a random drive-by shooting along a rural highway near northeastern Montana's booming ...

Hitchhiker Writing 'Kindness' Book Shot
ABC News
A man hitchhiking across the country and writing a memoir called "The Kindness of America" was injured in a random drive-by shooting along a rural highway near northeastern Montana's booming Bakken oil patch, authorities said Monday.

Gov't approves bill to protect authors
The bill proposes to protect new authors by banning discounts on new books for the first 18 months after publication. The bill permits 10% discounts on these books during Hebrew BookWeek, as well as on other occasions determined by the minister of ...

Eager readers hunt the rare at biggest book fair
ABC Online
And it's not hard to find plenty of happy customers - inside the building there are more than 2.5 million books and most of them are selling for only $1 each. Lifeline's Bookfest is the biggest book fair in the southern hemisphere and it attracts ...

So you want to be an ebook superstar
Sydney Morning Herald
Self-publishing used to be a vanity project, but now authors can make real money. Here's a 10-point guide to ebook success. It has never been easier to publish your own book. Traditional publishers may take a year to turn your manuscript into print on ...

Sydney Morning Herald

Google, author body end spat on internet books
| PARIS (Reuters) - Internet search provider Google and authors group Society Men of Letters of France (SGDL) have reached an agreement that ends a dispute dating back to 2006 over the publishing of snippets of books on the internet.

Google reaches deal with French publisher SNE on book scans
Ahram Online
"The two parties reached an agreement enabling us to encourage initiatives to publish digitalbooks and creative diversity while respecting the rights of the author," the SNE, which represents some 600 publishing houses, said in a statement.

Rolling Stones book from Life - LA Observed
By Kevin Roderick
Rolling Stones book from Life. By Kevin Roderick | June 10, 2012 10:18 PM. stones-anaheim-life.jpg. Life Books has released a new book with photographs from the magazine's archives and other sources: "The Rolling Stones: 50 Years of ...
LA Observed

I Can't Wait to Read This Book
By Hemant Mehta
Glad I could point them in the right direction :). Even if it's not going to come out for a while, this could be a wonderful primer on atheism for people who, like me, don't care much for philosophy or 2304032132-page books. Filed Under: Books ...
Friendly Atheist

Flavorwire » 30 Books Everyone Should Read Before Turning 30
By Emily Temple
Earlier this week, we stumbled across a list over at Divine Caroline of thirty books everyone should read before they're thirty. While we totally agreed with some of the picks, we thought there were some essential reads missing, so we decided ...

Stephen Colbert At BEA 2012: The Most Overrated Classic Book ...
By The Huffington Post News Editors
FOLLOW BOOKS. Like. 16k. Get Alerts. Stephen Colbert. Last Tuesday, Stephen Colbert chaired the Adult Author Breakfast at BEA (or Book Expo America, for all non-insiders in the bookpublishing world). The speakers at the breakfast were ...
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Melville House Books » B&N joins forces with superstar attorney to ...
By Dennis Johnson
Enough already about the BEA, an event held in New York City last week where a big chunk of the book industry stood around talking about Amazon and brooding over how the hell to fight such a monopoly while simultaneously observing, with nervous ... The proposed settlement would end “agency arrangements that are commonplace in many industries,” the B&N brief observes, and “that have brought more competition to the sale of e-books,” and would create “complex compliance ...
Melville House Books

Bradbury's works to come to ebooks, says editor; ebooks will be ...
By Paul Biba
Bradbury's longtime editor Jennifer Brehl talked to me about the plans and the author, whodied Tuesday because, she said, “I don't want people to think he was this dinosaur because he had some opinions” that he started to change late in life. The details for the “huge undertaking” are still being worked out ... The HarperCollins e-books all will be available to libraries no matter the publishers' overall strategy, according to Brehl. “That was one of the big, big concerns. Facebook · Twitter ...
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How to Make Money Writing Books | Money Talks News
By Stacy Johnson
If you've ever dreamed of seeing your name on the spine of a book, you'll find it easier to self-publish today than ever before. But publishing a book is easy. The hard part? Getting people to buy it. ... Since e-books are so important these days (my e-book sales are exponentially higher than my softcover sales) I had to make the book available on as many digital platforms and to as many e-book retailers as possible. Because a division of Amazon did my publishing, the bookwas ready ...
Money Talks with Stacy Johnson

Buy the book. Feed the cat. - Charlie's Diary
By Charlie Stross
Previous books ... well, after Orbit caught up with my US sales track in 2007, they managed to get publication on both sides of the pond running pretty much simultaneously: but I've gone through two new editors in 12 months there, and they're ... Hardcover, then ebook. 2. The smaller the discount off SRP, the more money is flowing back to the publisher and author. e.g., Amazon demand deep discounts off publishers; B&N have a little less leverage so I probably get a few cents more: ...
Charlie's Diary

How a Debut Author Used His Old College to Find New Readers ...
By Jason Boog
How a Debut Author Used His Old College to Find New Readers. ... The First Word On the BookPublishing Industry · Publishing · Deals · Bookselling · Writer Resources · GalleyCat Reviews · Jobs · Random House U.S.A is ... He shared travel writing and promotion tips that all kinds of authors can use. Here's an excerpt from the interview: “As a first-time author, I can't expect thepublisher to fly me around and set things up for me. I can't even expect to show up in Denver or Oklahoma ...

Review of Oz Book 5: The Road to Oz (1909) - Cavalcade of Awesome
By Paxton
Like the other books in the series, this book is a “road trip” book. A bunch of characters start off walking and meet a bunch of other crazy characters before eventually arriving in Oz. And in thisbook, that summary is literally what happens.
Cavalcade of Awesome

Marketing your book
St. Augustine Record
This month's meeting of the Ancient City Chapter of the Florida Writer's Association will help all published authors deal with marketing and promotion within the Barnes & Noble guidelines. The meeting takes place Saturday at the St. Johns County Main ...

700000 books later, she finally has a 'bestseller'
Washington Post (blog)
The California-based author of romance fiction, profiled in The Post last year, finally made her first non-retailer bestseller list last week. “If Your Were Mine” clocked in at #111 on USA Today's list. Author Bella Andre at the RT Booklovers ...

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