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Book Sales

Amazon Says ebooks Outsell Hardcovers: Should We Trust Their Analysis?

CNET Reviews | David Carnoy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

In case you missed it, Amazon told the world yesterday that for the last three months it was selling more e-books than hardcover books and in the last...

Mandelson Memoir Costs The Times Of London Over 500,000

The Guardian | Mark Sweney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Peter Mandelson is thought to have been paid in the region of £350,000 for the rights to serialize his book in the Times, with sales understood to ha...

Amazon: eBooks Now Outselling Hardcovers

New York Times | Claire Cain Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Amazon.com, one of the nation's largest bookstores, said Monday that for the last three months, sales of electronic books for the Kindle, Amazon's e-r...

'Freshly Ground Black People' Book Sees Massive Sales Jump

The Bookseller | Philip Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Sales of Pasta Bible, the book that erroneously instructed readers cooking tagliatelle to add "salt and freshly ground black people", have jumped almo...

World Cup Fever Prompts Sales Boost For Soccer Books

The Bookseller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

World Cup fever has led to some big sales boosts for football books, Nielsen BookScan data has revealed....

Book Sales In UK First Quarter Lowest Since 2006

thebookseller.com | Philip Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Book sales have improved since the dire first two months of the year, but are still well down on 2009, according to analysis of Nielsen BookScan's fir...

Travel Book Sales Hit All-Time Low

The Bookseller | Victoria Gallagher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Travel sales have slumped to their lowest level since records began with British Airways strikes, the Icelandic volcanic ash cloud and economic uncert...

Publishing Sales Are Up For March; eBook Sales Explode

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

May 24, 2010, New York, NY: Book sales tracked by the Association of American Publishers (AAP) for the month of March increased by 16.6 percent at $45...

Big Books Of The Future: What Will Generate Buzz In May At BookExpo America (BEA)

The Huffington Post | Amy Hertz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Every year, the publishing industry looks ahead to what they predict will be the big books of the coming season. Panels for Book Expo America (BEA) ar...

Nicholas Sparks Sold More Books In Past Six Weeks Than In All Of 2009

The Bookseller | Katie Allen and Philip Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Two blockbuster films adapted from Nicholas Sparks novels have propelled the author's romantic fiction to sales of an all-time high....

Why Make a Book Trailer? Do They Work?

Arielle Ford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Arielle Ford

Like its cousin the movie trailer, a book trailer is designed to get the buzz going.

How to Maximize the Value Twitter as a Marketer

Penny C. Sansevieri | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Penny C. Sansevieri

The key to selling on Twitter is not to sell per se, but to build trust and community with your followers.

Ethical Bribes: Let me overwhelm you so you'll buy my $15 book

Arielle Ford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Arielle Ford

One of the most current popular methods of launching books is via a bestseller campaign. This infomercial-type selling strategy, while effective for some authors, still gives me a sinking feeling.

Brilliant, Pithy and Relevant in 140 Characters: Twitter for Authors

Arielle Ford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Arielle Ford

Twitter can help your book launch and your brand if it is used to engage and create relationships through providing value and benefits to your audience.

Are Book Sales Up Or Down? Some Numbers To Settle The Question

news.shelf-awareness.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Book sales in November rose 10.9%, to $808.5 million, at publishers who reported to the Association of American Publishers. Sales for the year through...

eBook Sales Skyrocket, Book Sales Up In General

Huffington Post | Jessie Kunhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The Association of American Publishers (AAP) announced today in a press release that overall book sales were up in October. The increase is small -- 1...

Palin's Latest Rogue Gaffe

Geoffrey Dunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Geoffrey Dunn

I was a little leery reading Palin's book and wondering if she really had read Aristotle and Plato. Somehow I didn't think so. But I thought, maybe, just maybe, she might have read Sir John. Apparently not.

Book Sales Down During Holidays At Barnes And Noble: Is It A Trend?

The Huffington Post | Amy Hertz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Barnes and Noble book sales were reportedly down this holiday season. Sales during the nine-week holiday shopping period, November 1, 2009, to January...

Tiger Woods: Physics Primer Gets Attention After Appearing in Crash Photo

Wall Street Journal | Steven Kurutz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

It's not as illustrious as having the president publicly declare he's reading your book -- as Barack Obama did with Joseph O'Neill's "Netherland" -- b...

Sarah Palin, John Wooden, Art Linkletter and John Wooden Legs

Geoffrey Dunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Geoffrey Dunn

My point wasn't about who quotes whom properly, it was about all the shameful mistakes, lies and mis-attributions that appear in Going Rogue. The book is an insult to everything John Wooden stood and stands for.

Book Browsing Trends: Online Samples Increase Sales

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

FRANKFURT--(Business Wire)--At the Frankfurt Book Fair 2009, new data on how readers have sampled bookcontent online over the past 18 months points to...

Electronics Changes Books, Bookstores and Publishing for Christmas 2009

Giles Slade | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Giles Slade

On the day before Christmas, I realized I didn't have a present for my friend, Tom Harapnuik, who'd given me a copy of Mark Bauerlein's The Dumbest Ge...

Cyber Monday Also A Big Day For Book Sales

Christian Science Monitor | Marjorie Kehe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

For some shoppers, post-Thanksgiving shopping means dreams of an Olympus 10.0 Megapixel or a widescreen Bluetooth GPS navigator. But there are also co...

Literary Agent Urges Publishers To Hold Off On eBook Editions

E-Reads | Richard Curtis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Literary agent Nat Sobel, one of the most respected figures in his field, has issued an appeal to book industry leaders urging them to resist the temp...

Book Sales Rise In Europe Amid Recession

New York Times | Eric Pfanner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

After a dip in the fall, the number of books sold in France rose 2 percent in December from a year earlier and 2.4 percent in January, according to Li...