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Dutch Book Readers and Authors Awake to Amazon.nl and KDP

Dutch Book Readers and Authors Awake to Amazon.nl and KDP

Dutch book readers and authors have a couple of new online places to visit this morning. In late September TIPM reported that Amazon was in negotiations with Dutch publishers ahead of a planned launch of Amazon.nl. It’s been no secret that the online retail giant was going to enter the Dutch book market and rumours of Amazon.nl

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Apple Guilty of Collusion with Publishers on e-Book Pricing

Judge Denise Cote of the Southern District Court, New York, yesterday ruled in favour of plaintiffs, The United States Department of Justice (DOJ). In her ruling she found defendant Apple Inc. guilty of colluding with publisher defendants to raise, fix and stablize the retail price of new release and bestselling e-books in violation of the Sherman Antitrust

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The Future of Publishing 2020: A Program for Publishers and Self-Publishers (Part 2)

In January this year, as part of my series of articles on The Future of Publishing 2020, I finished with A Program for Publishers and Self-Publishers – Part 1. I looked at the role of self-publishing, its development and shift (or acceptance if you will) into the world of mainstream publishing, specifically through new imprints

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Amazon Acquires Book Review Community Goodreads

Perhaps the biggest news so far this year in the book world is the announcement by Amazon late today that it will acquire Goodreads, the social media book review and recommendation community. Subject to some closing conditions of the deal (the purchase price has not yet been revealed), Amazon will acquire Goodreads in the second quarter of this year. Goodreads has shown extraordinary growth

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The Biblio-Mat Book Dispenser | The Monkey’s Paw Bookstore

Photo: Inquisitr.com The Biblio-Mat is a random book dispenser built by Craig Small for The Monkey’s Paw, an idiosyncratic antiquarian bookshop in Toronto. Biblio-Mat books, which vary widely in size and subject matter, cost two dollars. The machine was conceived as an artful alternative to the ubiquitous and often ignored discount sidewalk bin. When a

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Fancy A Coffee and A Book?

Hillcrest Media, parent company of self-publishing service Mill City Press and several traditional imprints, have formed a partnership with Dunn Bros Coffee to create an online bookstore called CoffeeandBooks. The new venture will also have an in-store presence across the midwest and south regions of the USA and  is now accepting authors eager to challenge the traditional bookselling model.   CoffeeandBooks is

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The Secret Bookstore: Brazenhead Books

“Tucked high above the bustle of the street, Michael Seidenberg’s secret secondhand bookshop is a mecca for those who savor the story behind the volume.” Michael Seidenberg is a used book dealer who has been selling books since the 1970s. He converted his 84th Street apartment into a salon for book collectors. Only accessible by

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Coates’ Bilbary.com To Include ‘Quality’ Self-Published Titles in Rollout | Publishers Weekly

Bilbary.com Goes Live (via PW) “Bilbary.com, the international e-bookstore launched by former Waterstones head Tom Coates, went live with a beta test this morning with 340,000 titles from about 2,300 publishers. Coates told PW he expects to add approximately 100,000 titles from agency publishers in the next two to three weeks. By the end of April the

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