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Irish Bookseller Waterstone’s To Close Flagship Stores on Sunday

Irish Bookseller Waterstone’s To Close Flagship Stores on Sunday

One of the most familiar landmarks in Dawson Street Dublin is Waterstone’s bookshop, a mainstay of the busy thoroughfare for many years. However, the company this morning announced the closure of the Dawson Street branch, as well as its Jervis Street branch and nine other branches in the UK (Colchester, Worcester, Guildford, Stafford, Hemel Hempstead, Coventry,

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Lulu Launch Discount Manager

Lulu (254.65) has launched ‘Discount Manager’, a new service allowing authors to set a discount on their books. The discount will come off the listed price of a book, but cannot be set below the minimun cost of the book set by Lulu. Authors should be aware that this is really just a tool to

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Barnes & Noble for Sale?

US book retailer Barnes & Noble has yet to officially confirm that company founder and main shareholder Leonard Riggio is contemplating a bid for the whole company with a large investment group. The news reported by Reuters this morning may lead to other interested parties, including billionaire Ron Burkle. Share prices for the company rose

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CNET’s David Carnoy Looks Beneath The Amazon Numbers

David Carnoy on CNET Reviews has some pretty sharp analysis on Amazon’s announcement this week that e-books were now outstripping hardback sales. His piece yesterday called What Amazon didn’t say about e-books questions what might really be case if Amazon actually revealed gross revenue figures behind e-books and hardbacks. “I’d like to see gross revenue from

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Borders Group US Open e-Bookstore

This morning Borders Group USA opened the proverbial electronic doors on its new e-bookstore, entering a highly competitive market with rivals Barnes & Noble e-bookstore, the Amazon Kindle store and Apple’s iBookstore. The Borders e-bookstore is set to offer 1.5 million titles, including some free books, with Borders Inc. president, Mike Edwards, saying he hoped

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