Even though overall retail sales are up, bookstore sales are down for the third consecutive month.
Remember when the chick lit wars were burning this summer? We blogged about Elizabeth Merrick’s hate of the pink covers and shopping included in books. She published a collection of “real” fiction by the top voices in women’s literature. Alison… more
AvidReader, Keishon, emailed me last night to give me the heads up of Random House’s ebookstore closing. I emailed Kelley Allen, Director of New Media at Random House, about the closing of ebookstore, contentlinkinc.com. He replied and said I could… more
The search inside feature must be a big marketing tool. Harper Collins has it. Google has angered authors over its digitization plans. Now Microsoft is inviting authors and publishers to submit their books to its search inside feature. Send them… more
Has wunderkind Jane Friedman lost her touch? After 9 straight years of record profits, first quarter sales for fiscal year 2007 (fiscal meaning budgetary year v. calendar year) were down 6% Part of the decreased profits are blamed on capital… more
Download your books now or be forever sorry! ATTENTION: ContentLink is scheduled to close this month and will not be taking any more orders. Please download and archive all your previously purchased titles. Thank you for shopping at ContentLink. This… more
Gawker suggests that it is and also goes on to suggest that while agents supposed to be an anti-really-bad-crap tool? I guess some of them just get the ‘tool’ part right.