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French Publishing Giants Cave In To Google's Great Copyright Heist

guardian.co.uk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Will no one stand up to Google? French publishers used to be in the vanguard of opposition to the internet giant's mass digitisation programme, the so...

Google And Hachette Strike Deal For French Titles

ft.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Google and Hachette Livre have struck a groundbreaking deal allowing the world's second largest retail book publisher to control the scanning and elec...

Christian Bestseller 'The Shack': Lawsuits Over Who Wrote The Book And How Much Money Is Owed

Los Angeles Times | Sarah Weinman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

It was an improbable Cinderella story. "The Shack," William Paul Young's novel about a man rediscovering lost faith after the murder of his 5-year-...

What You Expected? Half Of iPad iBooks Sold Are Novels

O'Reilly Radar | Ben Lorica | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Comments from other readers gave me the idea to map the 100+ iBooks categories to the more familiar BISAC categories. Doing so means over half of all...

Ellen Degeneres Has Third Book On the Way

The New York Times | JULIE BOSMAN; Compiled by KATE TAYLOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The comedian and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres has signed a deal with Grand Central Publishing, part of the Hachette Book Group, to write her third b...

Amazon Includes Disclaimer on eBooks Priced by Publisher

GalleyCat | Jason Boog | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

As the agency model takes effect today on many eBooks, Amazon has begun labeling eBooks priced by publishers with a new disclaimer--disavowing their r...

Will You Survive Justin Cronin's 'The Passage'?

Andrew Shaffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Andrew Shaffer

Just how big is Justin Cronin's new release The Passage? The 766-page, post-apocalyptic vampire book weighs in at a whopping 2.4 pounds.

David Rosenthal To Leave Simon & Schuster, Jonathan Karp To Step In Says Publishers Marketplace

The New York Times | Julie Bosman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

David Rosenthal, the publisher of Simon & Schuster, is leaving the company, he said on Wednesday. Simon & Schuster is expected to announce Mr. Rosenth...

Lincoln: The Great Decapitator

Tom Alderman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Tom Alderman

And you thought Abraham Lincoln went to war to save the Union from collapse and free the slaves. Apparently not. The Civil War was fought to save the Union from VAMPIRES.

SXSWi: Will Publishers Miss The Chance To Connect With Digital Audience

Los Angeles Times | Peter Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Last year I was invited to join a discussion at the South by Southwest Interactive Festival about the future of book publishing. An offshoot of the mo...

Apple vs. Amazon: Apple Made Deals With Publishers, Amazon Pursues Literary Agents

The Huffington Post | Amy Hertz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Apple and Amazon could be creating an interesting turf war over the future of books and whether eBook or print will be the primary launch format. Most...

Publishers Hold Back eBook Editions Of New Books

Wall Street Journal | JEFFREY A. TRACHTENBERG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Simon & Schuster is delaying by four months the electronic-book editions of about 35 leading titles coming out early next year, taking a dramatic stan...

Metropolitan Home Magazine Folds

New York Times | STEPHANIE CLIFFORD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Another home magazine has been demolished. Metropolitan Home will cease publication with its December issue, Hachette Filipacchi Media U.S. said Mo...

Steve Martin Tto Publish Two New Books

The New York Times | DAVE ITZKOFF | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Steve Martin has spun his wheel of talents again, and this time it has stopped at "author." Grand Central Publishing said in an e-mail message that it...

Tiger Woods Audio Book Out Soon: Awkward Timing For Hachette

The New York Times | ANDREW ADAM NEWMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Rejoice, monologue writers -- motorists could soon be driving under the influence of Tiger Woods, opening another round of possibilities for late-nigh...