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"The First Tycoon": A Good News Publishing Backstory

Posted November 25, 2009 | 17:15:02 (EST)

Why would anyone want to read a 720 page book on the life of Cornelius Vanderbilt?

The object itself is a beautiful piece of bookmaking with a classy jacket and deckled edged paper.

I picked the book up a few moths ago because I'm personally interested in the impulses and...

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Predators in the Book Biz

Posted October 27, 2009 | 12:29:46 (EST)

In PW this week Jim Milliott writes that

The board of directors of the American Booksellers Association requested that the government begin an investigation into what the organization believes is the illegal predatory pricing policies being carried out by Amazon, Wal-Mart and Target in selling 10 hardcover titles...
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Will The Lost Symbol Kill Book Publishing?

Posted October 14, 2009 | 10:06:36 (EST)

Records were meant to be broken and the report that Dan Brown's The Lost Symbol sold 1 million books on the day of publication and over 2 million worldwide in the first week on sale called to mind Usain Bolt's amazing record in the 100m run. Publishers like to say...

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