Bookeen, the french ebook manufacturer of the Cybook, has had its Cybook discontinued for a couple of months now. Recently, the site has unveiled a new e-ink device it will be selling. Why get excited about this one instead of the Sony Reader? First, Bookeen bundled the best, imo, ebook ... more >
The Microsoft answer to Google’s book indexing program has been launched in a beta form (meaning its unfinished and may have bugs). Via Publisher’s Weekly. At this time, only public domain works are included but Microsoft hopes to partner with publishers.
Linda Howard, Drop Dead Gorgeous, No. 12 Nora Roberts, Rebellion, No. 22 (Peak 8 ) Mary Balogh, Gilded Web, No. 24 Christina Dodd, The Prince Kidnaps a Bride, No. 38 Sherrilyn Kenyon, Dark Side of the Moon, No. 49 (Peak 19) Eloisa James, Pleasure for Pleasure, No. 52 Nora Roberts, ... more >
While not romance news per se, it is related to women. The Wall Street Journal online has a freely available article about Milan’s movement away from the super thin model. Giovanna Melandri, Italy’s minister for youth policies, and Mario Boselli, the head of the National Chamber for Italian Fashion, have ... more >
The movie, with Annette Benning, looks hysterical, but Augusten Burrough’s book, Running with Scissors, is under attack. The Turcotte family filed a defamation suit in 2005 against the publisher, editor, agent, and author. The Turcotte’s claim that the memoirs are fabricated and sensationalized. Buzz Bissinger wrote the piece entitled, Ruthless ... more >
Jane Friedman is the CEO of HarperCollins, the parent company of AVON. Since Friedman joined HC in 1997, revenues have increased almost 80%. Per Publishers Weekly. I read an article once where Friedman talked about a return to the branding of a publisher/imprint than individual authors. I think its interesting ... more >