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Jan 17 2013: Three year old Kobo doubled device sales last year and gained more than four million new customers within the last six months, to bring its total to more than 12 million registered users. Citing a recent DigiTimes report that Kobo has 20% of the global e-reader market, ...
Jan 10 2013: Richard Blanco, a son of Cuban exiles, is to be the 2013 inaugural poet, joining the ranks of notables like Robert Frost and Maya Angelou. Mr. Blanco will compose an original poem for the president’s ceremonial swearing-in on the steps of the Capitol on Jan. 21. Addie ...
Jan 10 2013: McDonald's in the UK has launched a two-year children's books campaign, committing to 'hand out more than 15 million books by the end of 2014' through a book offer on its Happy Meal boxes.
The campaign follows a four-week pilot held at the beginning of 2012 which saw...
Jan 04 2013: Unit sales of print books fell just over 9 percent in 2012 at outlets tracked by Nielsen BookScan, roughly the same percentage decline posted between 2010 and 2011.
Jan 04 2013: In contrast to general retailers and Barnes & Noble, which had mixed or disappointing sales during the holiday season (see stories below), many independent bookstores had tidings of joy, with many reporting their best sales in store history.
Jan 03 2013: The winners of the 2012 Costa Book Awards are:
Costa First Novel Award:
The Innocents by Francesca Segal
Costa Novel Award (formerly Whitbread):
Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel
Costa Biography Award (formerly Whitbread):
Dotter of Her Father's Eyes by Mary ...
Dec 19 2012: Penguin Group is settling the e-book pricing suit brought by the Justice Department in April. At the time, the publisher had vowed to fight the suit, but in October that approach was put into doubt when Penguin and Random House announced plans to merge next year. ...
Dec 14 2012: Market research firm IHS iSuppli says that after "spectacular" growth during the past few years, the e-book reader market is now on an "alarmingly precipitous decline," due to the growing popularity of tablets - down an estimated 36 percent this year and anticipated 27 ...
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