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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 ...
Dec 12 2012: Under an agreement announced Tuesday between Amazon and Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, Amazon will begin collecting and remitting sales tax in Massachusetts beginning Nov. 1, 2013. In a statement from Patrick's office, Amazon and Massachusetts will "work together ...
Dec 10 2012: Amazon has launched a Kindle Store in Canada, but has yet to officially announce its existence.
Dec 04 2012: The BBC has commissioned a six-part series based on Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke which is scheduled for release in 2013. The BBC is also planning an adaptation of J.K. Rowling's A Casual Vacancy for 2014.
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