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Oct 25 2013: Scribd has launched an updated subscription service that lets you read unlimited books for $8.99/month with the first month free. In their email to existing Scribd users they claim to have available "thousands of bestsellers and new releases, including titles by well-...
Oct 24 2013: World Book Night 2014 will be on October 23 in both the UK and USA. Half a million copies will be given away for free in the USA. The 35 World Book Night U.S. titles for 2014 are:
Oct 24 2013: Salon has an extensive article about the small but growing faction of longtime, deeply involved Goodreads members who are up in arms about recent changes to the site's enforcement of its policies on what members are permitted to say when reviewing books, and many of ...
Oct 23 2013: Amazon has raised its minimum order for "Free Super Saver Shipping" from $25 to $35, saying to customers that "this is the first time in more than a decade that Amazon has altered the minimum order for free shipping in the U.S."
Analyst Paulo Santos describes the ...
Oct 18 2013: Australia may soon be the first country in the world to see commercial courier deliveries by drone, if a launch by a textbook rental service and an Australian tech start-up goes according to plan. From March next year and pending regulatory approval, students will be ...
Oct 16 2013: The National Book Award finalists have been announced (with half of the titles coming from the newly formed Penguin Random House. The winners will be announced on November 20:
Tenth of December, George Saunders (Random House)
The Lowland, Jhumpa Lahiri ...
Oct 15 2013: New Zealand author Eleanor Catton has, at the age of 28, become the youngest ever winner of the £50,000 Man Booker Prize for her novel The Luminaries (published in the USA today).
Chair of judges Robert Macfarlane described The Luminaries as a "dazzling work, ...
Oct 10 2013: For the first two weeks in November, McDonald’s in the USA plans to distribute children’s books with their happy meals. Five nutrition themed books will be offered with 20 million total copies; all five have been written for McDonalds. This promotion follows a somewhat...
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