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Daunting Task to Revive Waterstone’s
Online book retailers Amazon and Waterstone’s have both announced that ebooks are outselling print books. Amazon ebooks for its Kindle device are selling more than all hardbacks and paperbacks combined, not including free downloads. The caveat to this news is that the figures reflect volume, not value. Many Amazon ebook bestsellers sell for US$0.99.
In other news, Waterstone’s has been sold by its embattled…
Amazon Courts Young Adult Author
Amanda Hocking, author of paranormal romance young adult fiction, has earned her place in publishing history. Last week, Amazon made a $2 million bid to publish a four-book series by the 26 year-old self-publishing wunderkind. The bid was unsuccessful - St Martin’s Press was the successful bidder - but Amazon’s bid was the highest in dollar terms. The move signals a shift in Amazon’s…
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McSweeney’s Launches Three New Ventures
The McSweeney’s empire continues to grow apace. Last week, Dave Eggers and co announced the launch of two new imprints under the McSweeney’s umbrella. The Bay-Citizen reports that “chef David Chang of Momofuku fame in New York announced that his quarterly project, Lucky Peach, will have a print component done by McSweeney’s as well as an iPad app”. There’s a cookbook also in the…
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