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  • July 18, 2012
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According to Android Central London Drugs are selling the 16GB version at the same price as Google Play.

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  • July 11, 2012
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Mondadori, says The Bookseller, is Italy’s largest publisher and retailer.  They will be selling the Kobo Touch in Mondadori’s stores and online.  Also, 3,000 of Mondadori’s titles will be available in ebook form.

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  • June 11, 2012
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From AdaptWrite.com: We’re pleased to publish an exclusive infographic listing the average clickthrough rates (CTR) for UK book publishers. We analysed tweets by several publishers and calculated not only the average CTR, but also who converted the most followers. AdaptWrite.com – Digital Analysis for Authors and Publishers

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  • May 17, 2012
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The Financial Times reports (note: free registration or visiting via a Google News link required) that Plastic Logic is shutting down its US offices in Mountain View, California, and laying off a number of other workers in Germany, the UK, and Russia a…

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  • April 2, 2012
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From a report  by Sihbahn O’Leary in Publishing Perspectives: BERLIN: Baden-Baden-based market research company Media Control GfK International has launched Germany’s first authoritative e-book bestseller lists, featuring the top 20 fiction titles (“Belletristik”) and the top 10 non-fiction titles (“Sachbuch”). Der Spiegel will carry the new e-book bestseller lists According to Börsenblatt new media editor Dr. Michael…

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  • April 2, 2012
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Here’s an interesting article from TorrentFreak.  I thought cutting down piracy was supposed to increase sales.  I guess not. A new report from the Hadopi office, conveniently written in English so it can be used by lobbyists all around the world, is claiming the following. “Benchmarking studies covering all of the sources available shows a…

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  • April 2, 2012
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That’s what the CBC is reporting. Canadian-based e-book seller Kobo is following in Amazon’s footsteps and creating a publishing arm that will deal directly with authors, CBC News has learned. Kobo, whose major shareholder is Indigo Books, will roll out its program sometime next year, according to CEO Michael Serbinis. Like Amazon, which announced two…

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  • March 30, 2012
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The Global Legal Monitor from the Library of Congress provides a summary of the recently passed legislation but writer/tweeter @BlankTextField (based in France) says the article includes a few inaccuracies. From the Global Legal Monitor This Law adds a new chapter to the French Intellectual Property Code, comprising articles L.134-1 to L.134-9. Article L. 134-1 provides that…

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  • March 29, 2012
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From Digital Koans: France has implemented a new law on the Digital Exploitation of 20th Century Unavailable Books. Here’s an excerpt from the Library of Congress’ summary: This Law adds a new chapter to the French Intellectual Property Code, comprising articles L.134-1 to L.134-9. Article L. 134-1 provides that an unavailable book is “a book published…

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  • March 29, 2012
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From The New Zealand Herald: The Research NZ survey, commissioned by New Zealand Book Month, asked 505 people about their reading habits. The results, released yesterday, found 23 per cent of men hadn’t read a book in the past year, compared with only 8 per cent of women. Key Findings 84 per cent read at least…