Apple has 20 percent of the US ebook market

Apple: We have 20 percent of the U.S. ebook market — paidContent: "Apple now holds about 20 percent of the U.S. ebook market, director Keith Moerer testified in court on Tuesday. Moerer also said that the iBookstore’s sales grew by 100 percent in 2012."

Author Tan Twan Eng wins Scott prize for historical fiction
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Malaysian author Tan Twan Eng has won the Walter Scott Prize, which honors historical fiction writers, for his post-World War Two novel, "The Garden of Evening Mists." Tan, who was born in Penang, Malaysia, and lives in South ...

Books that changed me: Garth Nix
The Age
Where else would you find an entry on Gemmagog, a giant who designed shoes with turned-up toes fastened at the knee? Garth Nix has worked in many jobs in the book industry. More than 5 million copies of his books have been sold in about 40 languages.

Author Dan Brown draws fans at book signing
EXETER — Surely one of author Dan Brown's biggest local fans has to be Russ Ilg of Townsend, Mass. Ilg was first in line Friday evening with his son and grandson, a pile of books and publicity photos carefully tucked into a folder, at Water Street ...

Judge book by cover as Cecelia gets makeover
Irish Independent
"So the challenge for us was to meet the commercial imperatives, where we have someone who sells hundreds of thousands of books for us every year, but with a package and a cover that reflected this sense of meaning that her readers take from her novels.".

Books: Gripping Queen Of The Air A Real-Life Water For Elephants
Huffington Post
Author Dean N. Jensen took literally decades to tell this story right; everyone he initially interviewed is dead now. It was worth the wait. The result is one of the ... Michael Giltz is the founder and CEO of BookFilter, a book lover's best friend. It ...

Book News: CIA Nominee Catches Grief Over Bookstore Erotica Readings
The Glass Castle author Jeannette Walls speaks to The New York Times about why she doesn't read escapist literature: "Reality is just so interesting, why would you want to escape it?" Colum McCann tells the Los Angeles Review of Books about writing his ...

Author Goes Into Hiding After Death Threats From Egyptian Islamists
Wall Street Journal (blog)
A prominent Egyptian-German author has gone into hiding after Islamist hardliners in Egypt called for his death, accusing the writer of insulting Islam. The threats against Hamed Abdel-Samad came after he told a conference in Cairo earlier this month ...

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