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Topic: Books

Penguin E-Book Biz Up 128% Electronic sales now total 14 percent of the publisher's revenue

In a half-year earnings disclosure from Penguin’s parent company Pearson, the firm announced that Penguin’s global e-book sales grew 128 percent over the last year and now totals 14 percent…

July 29, 2011, 11:16 AM EDT

Book Publishers Jump on Hacking Scandal Two accounts are already in the works

No international scandal would be complete without several books documenting it—even if the scandal itself has yet to run its course. Labour MP Tom Watson has signed a deal with Penguin…

July 26, 2011, 10:13 AM EDT

Jann Wenner Pulls Out of Authorized Bio It's not the first time he's abandoned a book

Plans for writer Rich Cohen’s authorized biography of legendary Rolling Stone founder Jann Wenner have come to a halt after Wenner mysteriously withdrew his support for the project, the New…

May 25, 2011, 10:08 AM EDT

Amazon's Publishing Plans Cause Rivals Some Unease Traditional publishers wary of big hire

Earlier in the week, Amazon announced that it was hiring Laurence Kirshbaum, the former CEO of Time Warner Book Group, to head a new publishing imprint. This seems like an…

May 25, 2011, 9:51 AM EDT

Former Time Warner Book Group CEO to Join Amazon He will head a new general interest imprint

Laurence Kirshbaum, former CEO of Time Warner Book Group, will join Amazon Publishing's New York office as vice president and publisher. Kirshbaum, who will head a new general interest imprint,…

May 23, 2011, 9:48 AM EDT

E-Book Sales Pass Print on Amazon Critic: 'One more nail in the coffin' of traditional bookstores

While the Rapture isn’t scheduled to occur until Saturday, according to members of certain religious fringe groups, it looks like doomsday has come early for publishers of print books. Amazon announced…

May 20, 2011, 10:55 AM EDT

2011 Pulitzer Prize Winners Announced And the award goes to...

The winners of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize were announced on Monday. No prize was awarded for breaking news reporting—marking the first time no award was given in that prestigious category. Another…

April 18, 2011, 3:11 PM EDT

Q&A: Seth Godin unplugged

When it comes to marketing advice, Seth Godin is in a class by himself. He pens the most-read marketing blog, writes best-selling books and is in high demand on…

September 27, 2010, 1:36 PM EDT

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