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

BookBrowse Book News

Page 28 of 223

View abbreviated list of news stories

Amazon second quarter losses higher than expected.

Jul 25 2014: Amazon sales in the second quarter rose 23%, to $19.34 billion, in line with analysts' expectations, but the net loss of $126 million was deeper than expected. In addition, the company said it expects its third quarter loss to be between $810 million and $410 million ...

    Full Story

    45 of current top 100 Amazon Bestsellers are Kindle Unlimited titles. Should these free titles (available for fixed monthly sub) be counted in bestseller list?

    Jul 23 2014: Amazon's new "Kindle Unlimited" program that allows unlimited downloads of about 600,000 books (about 500,000 of which are self-published) for a monthly subscription appears to be having a significant impact on Amazon's Top 100 list.

    According to industry news source...

      Full Story

      Man Booker 2014 Longlist Announced

      Jul 23 2014: The first Man Booker prize to admit novels from across the globe as long as they are written in English has published its longlist.

        Full Story

        In response to Amazon, Baldacci, Child, Deaver, Patterson, Tartt and many others form Authors United.

        Jul 22 2014: The group of writers who signed an open letter earlier this month regarding the Amazon/Hachette dispute are now "developing a long-term strategy" under the banner Authors United, the Bookseller reported. The group includes Paul Auster, David Baldacci, Tracy Chevalier, ...

          Full Story

          Apple pleads Second Circuit saying judge's price fixing decision was an “incoherent attack on supposed collusion,”

          Jul 15 2014: In an appeal filing with the Second Circuit, Apple attorneys pressed their argument that Judge Denise Cote blew it when she found Apple liable for its role in an alleged conspiracy to fix e-book prices, and pleaded for a reversal.

          Calling the DoJ’s e-book price-...

            Full Story

            USA bookstore sales down 8.0% percent year on year to May

            Jul 15 2014: USA bookstore sales continue their downward trend with May sales 7.5% lower year on year. Comparing the first five months of 2014 to 2013, bookstore sales are down 8.0% compared with a 3.4% rise in the entire retail segment.

              Full Story

              Nadine Gordimer, dead at 90

              Jul 14 2014: Nadine Gordimer, the South African writer whose literary ambitions led her into the heart of apartheid to create a body of fiction that brought her a Nobel Prize in 1991, died on Monday in Johannesburg. She was 90.

                Full Story

                Amazon proposal to Hachette "like a mugger wanting praise for donating stolen goods to a charity."

                Jul 09 2014: Summarized from Shelf Awareness....

                It seems a bit like a mugger wanting praise for donating stolen goods to a charity.

                In a new twist to the Amazon-Hachette dispute, David Naggar, Amazon's v-p of Kindle content and independent publishing has proposed that ...

                  Full Story

                  One Month Free Membership

                  Join Today!

                  Editor's Choice

                  • Book Jacket: Hot Milk
                    Hot Milk
                    by Deborah Levy
                    When people reach their early 20s, they often choose to go abroad – they want to get away from...
                  • Book Jacket: Ninety-Nine Stories of God
                    Ninety-Nine Stories of God
                    by Joy Williams
                    I have to preface this review by saying that I am not a fan of religious fiction - not even books ...
                  • Book Jacket: The Book That Matters Most
                    The Book That Matters Most
                    by Ann Hood
                    BookBrowse First Impression reviewers appreciated the innovative structure of The Book That Matters ...

                  First Impressions

                  • Book Jacket

                    Underground Airlines
                    by Ben Winters

                    "The Invisible Man meets Blade Runner in this outstanding alternate history thriller." - PW Star

                    Read Member Reviews

                  • Book Jacket

                    The Book That Matters Most
                    by Ann Hood

                    An enthralling novel about love, loss, secrets and friendship.

                    Read Member Reviews

                  Book Discussions
                  Book Jacket
                  Circling the Sun
                  by Paula McLain

                  An intoxicatingly vivid portrait of colonial Kenya and its privileged inhabitants.

                  About the book
                  Join the discussion!
                  Win this book!
                  Win Lady Cop Makes Trouble

                  The Kopp Sisters Return!

                  One of the nation's first female deputy sheriffs returns in another gripping adventure based on fact.

                  Enter

                  Word Play

                  Solve this clue:

                  Manners M (T) M

                  and be entered to win..

                  Books that     
                  entertain,
                       engage

                   & enlighten

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

                  Join Today!

                  Your guide toexceptional          books

                  BookBrowse seeks out and recommends books that we believe to be best in class. Books that will whisk you to faraway places and times, that will expand your mind and challenge you -- the kinds of books you just can't wait to tell your friends about.

                   
                  X

                  Free Weekly Newsletter

                  Keep up with what's happening in the world of books:
                  Reviews, previews, interviews and more!



                  Spam Free: Your email is never shared with anyone; opt out any time.