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  • November 16, 2012
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Ann M Martin’s bestselling series joins Christopher Pike and Sweet Valley High on the roster of kids’ classics undergoing an e-revival. But will there be more to come? Following our look at Christopher Pike, and Sweet Valley High, here’s another slice of nostalgia for any other children of the 80s out there: Entertainment Weekly tells…

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  • November 6, 2012
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Joe Konrath and Steve Weddle report loss of ‘more than 50′ reviews in what may be a response to the sock-puppet scandal Amazon is understood to have deleted a wave of reviews by authors of their fellow writers’ books in what is believed to be a response to the “sock puppet” scandal. Authors including Joe…

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  • November 1, 2012
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Online references to his book lead Peter Mountford to baffled Russian reader – at work on illegal ebook version It was when debut novelist Peter Mountford spotted a rogue Russian translator deciding that the characters in said novel were drinking melted shoe polish, rather than getting high from sniffing it, that he first thought about…

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  • October 27, 2012
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Talks between publishers’ owners Pearson and Bertelsmann may conclude quickly, say insiders, as Pearson shares rise 0.7% Talks over a merger of book publishers Penguin and Random House could be concluded within a fortnight, insiders have indicated. Penguin owner Pearson and Bertelsmann, the German parent company of the US publisher Random House confirmed the talks…

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  • October 23, 2012
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Experiment offering a selection of novels and comics by writers including Neil Gaiman and Cory Doctorow is a runaway success An experiment from major authors including Neil Gaiman and Cory Doctorow, which allows readers to pay the price of their choice for a collection of ebooks, has shattered all expectations, racking up sales of more…

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  • October 9, 2012
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The Humble Indie Bundle shows most do the right thing which helps offset the people who don’t give a damn What if the experience of purchasing electronic media was redesigned around making you feel trusted and sincerely appreciated? What if you knew that the lion’s share of the money you spent on electronic media went…

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  • September 28, 2012
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Industry specialists will look at the benefits of libraries lending ebooks in a move publishers say will have ‘serious implications’ for the book trade Culture minister Ed Vaizey has announced a government review of ebook lending – a thorny issue that publishers believe could have “serious implications” for the book trade. To be led by…

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  • September 20, 2012
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‘Preliminary assessment’ accuses Apple and four publishers of illegal ‘concerted’ move to inflate pricing Ebook prices in the UK are set to plummet after the European Commission said that four major publishers and Apple “engaged in a concerted practice” to raise the price of ebooks, and required them to stop. The EC said in its…

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  • September 18, 2012
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As digital fiction sales rocket, Sony and Amazon push dramatic price cuts – raising concerns from authors Bestselling ebooks by authors including Jeffrey Archer and James Herbert are being sold for just 20p from Sony and Amazon’s digital stores, prompting concerns from writers that the “relentless downward pressure on book prices” could lead to industry…

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  • September 12, 2012
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After leaving cards in the chainstore promoting his novel, novelist finds staff member leaving malicious reviews of it on Amazon A self-published author has spoken out against Waterstones after a bookseller at the chain store posted pseudonymous, malicious reviews of his novel on Amazon. David Eckhoff left cards advertising his novel The Royal Factor, which…