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Can The iPad Topple The Kindle And Save The Book Business?

The New Yorker | Ken Auletta | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

On the morning of January 27th--an aeon ago, in tech time--Steve Jobs was to appear at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, in downtown San Francisco,...

Reader Privacy Advocates Cheer As Justice Department Begins New Investigation Into PATRIOT Act Surveillance

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Washington, DC, June 18, 2010: The Campaign for Reader Privacy, which has been fighting to restore privacy safeguards for library and bookstore recor...

Marc Jacobs To Open First Bookstore, Ousting

Racked NY | Izzy Grinspan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

If Marc Jacobs were deliberately trying to irritate West Villagers nostalgic for a time when the neighborhood was less glitzy and more literary, he co...

Independent Bookstores In UK Share Survival Tips

The Guardian | Alison Flood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

They face increasing competition, but as Independent Booksellers Week begins, there is room for optimism, says Alison Flood...

Summer Reading: Indie Booksellers Pick 15 Great New Beach Reads (PHOTOS, POLL)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Lists of the best summer beach reads abound at this time of year and independent booksellers are some of the most trustworthy sources when it comes to...

Publishers, Remember The Blurb: Book Blurbs Have Huge Effect On Book Sales, Study Shows

The Bookseller | Victoria Gallagher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Publishers are "missing a trick" by not perfecting blurbs on jackets despite the fact they are "commercially valuable", delegates were told at The Boo...

Will eBooks Make Midlist Authors Extinct?

James McGrath Morris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
James McGrath Morris

The digital book age promises to deliver an endless assortment of titles with the click of a mouse but also portends to destroy the economic foundation that supports a large class of writers known as midlist authors, the triple-A minor league players of publishing.

Borders Pays Huge Severence To Departing Execs

Publishers Weekly | Jim Milliot | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Borders is paying out approximately $869,000 in severance to two departed executives....

Borders Former CEO Ron Marshall's 2009 Salary Was 26% Less Than In 2008

AP | MAE ANDERSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

NEW YORK — Former Borders Group Inc. CEO Ron Marshall received compensation in 2009 valued at $805,774, about 26 percent less than he made in th...

Boston's Independent Bookstores Aren't Dead Yet!

The Boston Globe | Alex Beam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

These stories do not always end badly. Two years ago, Kramer found motivated buyers for his Harvard Square bookstore: Jeff Mayersohn and his wife, Lin...

Amazon Tries For Online Bookselling Monopoly In Europe

MobyLives | Dennis Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The Independent Online Booksellers Association has issued a public letter to the EU and fair trade offices in Germany, the UK, France and elsewhere co...

Shakespeare & Company, Iconic Paris Bookstore, Launching Magazine And Prize

Publishers Weekly | Claire Kirch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Shakespeare & Company Bookshop, the Paris literary icon originally founded by Sylvia Beach in 1919, and opened by George Whitman in 1951, is launching...

Books-A-Million Buys Frozen Yogurt

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Books-A-Million Inc. said Thursday that it bought a minority stake in Yogurt Mountain Holding LLC. The chain book store did ...

Borders Repays $42.5 Million Loan

The New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The Borders Group said late Wednesday that it had repaid a $42.5 million loan from William A. Ackman's Pershing Square Capital Management, its largest...

Amazon 'Bullying' Small Booksellers, | Mike Merritt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

INTERNET giant Amazon has been referred to the Office of Fair Trading amid accusations by Scottish booksellers that it is "bullying" them out of busin...

BookExpo America (BEA) Begins Today: What To Expect From The Publishing Industry's Annual Conference

Los Angeles Times | Carolyn Kellogg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The conference -- known to those who attend as BEA -- has been contracting in recent years. Tough times in the publishing industry led event organizer...

'To Kill A Mockingbird' 50th Anniversary Celebrations: Parties Planned Around The Country

The New York Times | JULIE BOSMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

All summer "To Kill a Mockingbird" will be relived through at least 50 events around the country, in honor of the 50th anniversary of the publication ...

Barack Obama Visits Iowa Bookstore From Health Care Speech

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

IOWA CITY, Iowa (Associated Press) — After mentioning an Iowa City bookstore in his health care speech Thursday, President Barack Obama stuck hi...

Borders Faces Critical April 1 Loan Deadline | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

A New York hedge fund manager may control the fate of Borders Group Inc., even as the distressed Ann Arbor-based book store chain advertises to hire s...

Being a Writer Is No Different From Being Eternally Pregnant

Dora Levy Mossanen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Dora Levy Mossanen

The instant you introduce yourself as a writer, the world wants to know whether you've published a book, who your publisher is, if you have started your next book, and what the subject matter is.

eBooks Have Resurrected the Printed Book

Jennifer Havenner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jennifer Havenner

What does a printed book have that eBooks don't? Permanence. The role of the printed book is still critical, if not for the publishing industry, but for the human race.

Dallas Gets Picture Book Boutique Just For Kids

Dallas Morning News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

You've got to love a bookstore that doesn't even bother with that silly grown-up stuff. The Story Book House, a picture-book boutique that will have i...

Borders To Get $25 Million Investment From Vector Group

GalleyCat | Jason Boog | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Vector Group, Ltd. chairman Bennett S. LeBow will invest $25 million into Borders Group, Inc., the bookseller announced today. The deal is expected to...

Ann Patchett On Her Love For A Little Bookstore In Petoskey, Michigan

The New York Times | Ann Patchett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

When I walked into the bookstore of this dreamy little town, at that moment, all the other bookstores I've known in my life fell away. Julie Norcross ...

Barnes & Noble Reexamines Business Model As Physical Bookstores Fail (POLL)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The Wall Street Journal has a report today on Barnes & Noble's changing business plan as physical bookstores seem to become less and less viable. As e...