Bloomsbury ebook sales jump 70%

Bloomsbury ebook sales jump 70%
Financial Times
Bloomsbury, the publisher of the Harry Potter series, pointed to a “seismic shift” in the bookindustry as it revealed that ebook sales had jumped 70 per cent year-on-year in the first quarter. Bloomsbury said the strong increase in sales had offset.

Book Review: Secret London An Unusual Guide by Rachel Howard and Bill Nash (blog)
None of the entries would ever show up on the itineraries of most tourists, and that is what makes this book so valuable. Since London is an ancient city, one that is almost 2000 years old, it's not surprising that many of entries in this guide are ...

Book: Israeli agents killed Iranian scientists
Jerusalem Post
Co-author Yossi Melman tells the 'Post' that the targeted killings damaged Tehran's nuclear program. ... Spies Against Armageddon will be published in Hebrew in Israel next week by Yediot Aharonot Books. Send; Large; Small; Print · Share. This article ...

Dutch Holocaust survivor, author Meijer dies
Fox News
Dutch Jewish author Berthe Meijer, whose life intersected with Anne Frank's, has died. She was 74.... Meijer endured withering skepticism over a claim in the book that Frank entertained her and other Dutch-speaking children with fairytales while in ...

Printing books on demand with the Espresso Book Machine
Boston Herald
Either way, the Espresso Book Machine, manufactured by the New York company On DemandBooks, invites a sense of marvel. After all, how do you get your head around exactly what this thing can do? The bizarre reality is you can now walk into Bookshop ...

Atria Books acquires self-published romance hit
Atria Books announced Tuesday that it had signed up Jamie McGuire's ''Beautiful Disaster,'' to be released immediately as an e-book. A paperback will follow in August. The story of a young woman... McGuire's literary agency, Valarie Hoskins Associates ...

Atria Inks Self-Pub'd Bestseller McGuire to Two-Book Deal
Publishers Weekly
Jamie McGuire, who self-published the novel Beautiful Disaster, has signed a two-book deal with Atria, after the S&S imprint emerged as the winner of a bidding war. ... Through the deal--Atria's Amy Tannenbaum took world English rights from agent ...

Book Review: Who's in Charge?: An Educational Outlook for All by Donna Harla (blog)
Author Donna Harla is a highly credentialed educator who has experienced the classroom setting firsthand. One of her main arguments is that educators--not politicians--should have the greatest say in how schools should be run. She cites the “No Child ... (blog)

Can a Publisher Use Crowdfunding to Replace Ads?
We have already seen Kickstarter, the popular crowdfunding platform, used to finance some fairly interesting media experiments, including books from authors such as Seth Godin, record albums by artists like Amanda Palmer, and even an entire magazine in ...

Review: In election-oriented book, James Carville urges laser focus on the ...
Washington Post
“It's the Middle Class, Stupid!” (Blue Rider Press/Penguin Group), by James Carville and Stan Greenberg. Longtime Democratic political consultant James Carville and strategist Stan Greenberg have written a recipe for President Barack Obama's re ...

US Man Jailed Over Book of Thai King Pardoned
A U.S. citizen sentenced to two and a half years in a Thai prison for translating a banned book about King Bhumibol Adulyadej and posting it on a website was freed after being granted a royal pardon, the U.S. embassy said.

Dutch Holocaust survivor Berthe Meijer, whose life intersected with Anne Frank ...
Washington Post
Amsterdam — Dutch Jewish author Berthe Meijer, whose life intersected with Anne Frank's, has died. ... “I thought it would be too much of an honor to the people who caused me so much grief to let myself be crushed,” she said at her book launch in 2010.

New Book Explores Spiritual Ideas
Seattle Post Intelligencer
... only with God, always God'. Trafford Publishing, an Author Solutions, Inc. author services imprint, was the first publisher in the world to offer an “on-demand publishing service,” and has led the independent publishing revolution since its ...

Comic book authors Tony Trov and Johnny Zito get comical about Philly
Philadelphia Inquirer
The four issues of D.O.G.S. of Mars were recently collected into a graphic novel by Image Comics, the same publisher that puts out The Walking Dead and Spawn. "They write what they know," said... Trov (born Anthony Trovarello), 28, and Zito, 29, grew ...

Go vegetarian one dish at a time
Chicago Tribune
Good vegetarian food is now just good food, period, says author Michael Natkin. Never again ... The book offers dishes for daily dining and for entertaining, from tea-smoked lychees (served as a starter) to a stew of eggplant and okra to zabaglione ...

Chicago Tribune

Self-Published Author Jamie McGuire Lands Book Deal
Self-Published Author Jamie McGuire Lands Book Deal. ... Reviews · Jobs · ZolaBooks is looking for a Associate Editor. next job Andrews McMeel Publishing is looking for a Cookbook Publicist. next job Disney Publishing Worldwide is looking for a...

'Bloodline' author: vet school to pulp
Kansas City Star
Suspense author James Rollins, back when he first started writing short fiction while studying veterinary medicine at the University of Missouri-Columbia, was asked why he wasn't writing veterinarian stories. You know, like James Herriot, the British ...

Kansas City Star

Weinberg Foundation Library Project Book Drive Results
MarketWatch (press release)
13000 books, valued at roughly $75000, were collected at more than 100 sites across the Baltimore-metropolitan area that participated in the Book Drive held throughout the month of March. Book drive partners included, just to name a few, The Associated ...

American man jailed for translating banned book on Thai king freed
Fox News
American imprisoned in Thailand for translating banned book on king gets royal pardon, freed. ... Joe Gordon was convicted in December for translating excerpts of the book "The King Never Smiles" from English into Thai. The punishment was a high ...

E-books, Deals Highlight Bloomsbury First Quarter
Publishers Weekly
In a brief report on results for its first quarter ended May 31, U.K.-based Bloomsbury said that e-book sales rose 70% in the period, offsetting a 2% decline in print sales.

Tampa author Michael Connelly plans to get Harry Bosch books onto TV screens ...
Author Michael Connelly, Bosch's creator, announced Tuesday that he has teamed with writer Eric Overmyer (Treme, The Wire), who will be the project's showrunner, and production company Fuse Entertainment (Burn Notice, The Killing) to develop a TV ...

Bloomsbury benefits from ebook boom
The Press Association
The founder of Harry Potter publisher Bloomsbury said he saw "no evidence" that print books were a dying format as the group unveiled a surge in ebook sales. The company behind major bestsellers such as Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's River Cottage Veg ...

Book Review: Pegasus Falling William E. Thomas (blog)
Pegasus Falling, the first volume of The Cypress Branches Trilogy by William E. Thomas , is the semi-autobiographical novel of the author who served as a British paratrooper in World War II. Mr. Thomas' book was self published shortly before his ... (blog)

Spotlighting: Sheila Heti and How Should A Person Be
There are the occasional books that fall into a readers' lap, and from their position of page-turning wonder, open doors long ago locked or forgotten. In the ... In the case of HOW SHOULD A PERSON BE, author Sheila Heti takes a sledgehammer to all ...

Baseball and books: the perfect summer combo
The Star-Ledger -
This Jersey writer loves baseball, and the Yankees in particular. Back when the seats were made of wood and Mantle was on the field, I drove my father crazy because he had seats by the dugout, took me and I had my face in a book.

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Can a publisher use crowdfunding to replace ads? — Tech News ...
By Mathew Ingram
We have already seen Kickstarter, the popular crowdfunding platform, used to finance some fairly interesting media experiments, including books from authors like Seth Godin, record albums by artists like Amanda Palmer and even an entire ...

Red Plenty Book Event – the eBook! — Crooked Timber
By John Holbo
I posted some iPad optimized ebooks of Dickens and Spenser, trying to make the illustrations look good. I joked that PDF was the future! Then Santa gave me an iPhone for X-Mas and I discovered that I actually like reading books on a phone, ...
Crooked Timber

Aptara produces the Vatican's first ebooks | TeleRead: News and ...
By Paul Biba
From the press release: Aptara, a pioneer in digital publishingsolutions, produced the Vatican's firsteBooks, an illustrated series of Pope Benedict's. ... Tags: Aptara, E-book, ebook, vatican · Facebook · Twitter · LinkedIn · E-mail ...
TeleRead: News and views on e-books,...

Ann Coulter to Publish Mugged in October - GalleyCat
By Jason Boog
Zola Books is looking for a Associate Editor. next job Andrews McMeel Publishing is looking for a Cookbook Publicist. next job Disney Publishing Worldwide is looking for a Managing Editor. next job Oxford University Press is looking for a Prepress Editorial Lead. see all · Celebrities, Deals ...Conservative author Ann Coulter has revealed the cover and subject of her next book, Mugged: Racial Demagoguery From the Seventies to Obama. TownHall had the exclusive details, ...

Time Publisher Kimberly Kelleher Joins Blog Network Say Media As ...
By Anthony Ha
Last year, Kelleher was named Ad Age's publisher of the year. (Ad Age also got the scoop on her new job.) Kelleher's resume also includes working as vice president and publisher for Sports Illustrated (which is how she started at Time), ...

BA book review: Year Zero by Rob Reid | Bad Astronomy | Discover ...
By Phil Plait
BA book review: Year Zero by Rob Reid. When I was at SXSW last month, I ran into my friend Drew. He dragged me and my friends to a party, saying this guy named Rob Reid would be there. Rob, he told me, wrote a really good scifi novel.
Bad Astronomy

Free eBook: Olympic Activities for Kids
By Jenae
This FREE eBook includes: A List of Books about the Olympics; A Gold Medal Map Guide; 6 Unique Olympic Crafts; 6 Fun Olympic Games & Activities; 3 Delicious Olympic-Inspired Snacks. Whether you're looking to host an Olympic party or ...
I Can Teach My Child!

50 Shades of Grey News - '50 Shades of Grey' Casting: Author E L ...
By Amanda Hasaka
50 Shades of Grey fans were elated at the news of The Social Network producers Dana Brunetti and Michael DeLuca being on board for the film adaptation, but the book's author E L James is raining on that parade just a little bit. Though the ...

Princess Diaries Author Meg Cabot's Size 12 Heroine Fights - VH1
By Sabrina Rojas Weiss
It's funny how we still refer to Meg Cabot as author of the Princess Diaries, even though she's written tons of great books since then for both young.
VH1 Celebrity

With Mediocre Sales, Rielle Hunter Book Tour On Hold | Radar Online
By Radar Staff Rielle Hunter's memoir What Really Happened has sold a mediocre 6000 copies despite a major media blitz to promote it, stalling a possible book tour John Edwards' former mistress might have embarked on with brisker sales. ... that while initial sales of the BenBella Booksrelease were enough to land Rielle a spot on the New York Times best-seller list, the overall sales haven't been “big enough to make the major New York houses sorry” for not releasing the book.
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