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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...

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.

Palin Book Sales: She's No Bill Clinton

AP | HILLEL ITALIE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

NEW YORK — Sarah Palin appears well on her way to becoming a million-selling author. "Going Rogue" sold 700,000 copies – a number that in...

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 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...

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 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...

Harry Potter Helps Keep Scholastic In The Black

Publisher's Weekly | Jim Milliot | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows came through for Scholastic in the first quarter ended August 31, helping to drive up revenue 75%, to $586.9 mill...