Breaking news on authors, publishers, and book-related topics

BookBrowse Book News

Page 25 of 191

View abbreviated list of news stories

B&N may drop the Nook; chair Leonard Riggio considering buying bookstore chain

Feb 25 2013: Leonard Riggio, Barnes & Noble's chairman and largest shareholder, with 30% of the company's common stock, is exploring the possibility of buying out B&N's bookstore chain.

Additionally, an unnamed source told the New York Times Barnes & Noble is considering a move ...

    Full Story

    Indie bookstores file class action suit against Amazon & big six publishers that could change how ebooks are sold

    Feb 22 2013: Three independent bookstores are taking Amazon and the so-called Big Six publishers (Random House, Penguin, Hachette, HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster and Macmillan) to court in an attempt to level the playing field for book retailers. If successful, the lawsuit could ...

      Full Story

      Author files suit against Arthur Conan Doyle Estate asking that Holmes and Watson no longer be protected by copyright laws.

      Feb 19 2013: Author and lawyer Leslie Klinger has filed a suit in the US federal court against the Arthur Conan Doyle Estate after the Estate recently tried to extract license fees from him. Klinger asks that the court declare that the famous characters of Holmes and Watson are no ...

        Full Story

        Documentary accuses Amazon of using neo-Nazi guards to keep immigrant workforce under control in Germany

        Feb 18 2013: Amazon is at the centre of a deepening scandal in Germany as the online shopping giant faced claims that it employed security guards with neo-Nazi connections to intimidate its foreign workers.

        Germany’s ARD television channel made the allegations in a documentary ...

          Full Story

          Department of Justice approves Random House and Penguin merger

          Feb 14 2013: The US Department of Justice has approved the Penguin and Random House: The department notified Bertelsmann and Pearson "that it has closed its investigation into the proposed merger of Penguin and Random House, without conditions." according to a statement. The ...

            Full Story

            Barnes & Noble warns of low revenues in upcoming quarterly results

            Feb 14 2013: Barnes & Noble is warning that it will not meet expectations for another quarter. The company said late Wednesday that it will report results for the third quarter of the 2013 fiscal year before the market opens on Feb. 28, and that the news will not be good — ...

              Full Story

              Amazon patent to resell ebooks approved

              Feb 09 2013: A patent filed by Amazon in 2009 that potentially allows the reselling of used ebooks has been approved. In essence, the patent allows the owner of a Kindle ebook to put it up for resale just as they might a print copy. If the title was purchased, it would disappear ...

                Full Story

                Amazon to launch virtual currency in May

                Feb 06 2013: Amazon will launch its own currency in May with the debut of "Amazon Coins" (each coin is worth one cent), which Kindle Fire customers can spend in the Amazon Appstore. The online retailer said it plans to distribute "tens of millions of dollars' worth of free Amazon ...

                  Full Story

                  Member Benefits

                  Join Now!

                  Check the advantages!
                  Just $10 for 3 months or $35 for a year

                    •  
                    • FREE
                    • MEMBER
                    • Range of media reviews for each book
                    • Excerpts of all featured books
                    • Author bios, interviews and pronunciations
                    • Browse by genre
                    • Book club discussions
                    • Book club advice and reading guides
                    • BookBrowse reviews and "beyond the book" back-stories
                    •  
                    • Reviews of notable books ahead of publication
                    •  
                    • Free books to read and review (US Only)
                    •  
                    • Browse for the best books by time period, setting & theme
                    •  
                    • Read-alike suggestions for thousands of books and authors
                    •  
                    • 'My Reading List" to keep track of your books
                    •  

                  Editor's Choice

                  • Book Jacket: The Promise
                    The Promise
                    by Ann Weisgarber
                    Canadian author, Lucy Maud Montgomery of Anne of Green Gables fame, once wrote that "...all things ...
                  • Book Jacket: Black Moon
                    Black Moon
                    by Kenneth Calhoun
                    The popularity of book-turned-movie World War Z and television series The Walking Dead points to a ...
                  • Book Jacket: Hyde
                    Hyde
                    by Daniel Levine
                    In Robert Louis Stevenson's 1886 novel, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, the story ends ...

                  First Impressions

                  Members read and review books ahead
                  of publication. See what they think
                  in First Impressions!

                  Books that
                  expand your
                  horizons.

                  Visitors can view a lot of BookBrowse for free. Full access is for members only

                  Find out more.

                  Book Discussions
                  Book Jacket

                  The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry
                  by Gabrielle Zevin

                  Published Apr. 2014

                  Join the discussion!

                  Win this book!
                  Win The Steady Running of the Hour

                  The Steady Running of the Hour

                  "Exciting, emotionally engaging and amibtious. I loved it!" - Kate Mosse

                  Enter

                  Word Play

                  Solve this clue:

                  I T T O A Eye

                  and be entered to win..

                  Books thatinspire you.Handpicked.

                  Books you'll stay up all night reading; books that will whisk you to faraway places and times, books that will expand your mind and inspire you -- the kinds of books you just can't wait to tell your friends about.