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Thursday News: Bionic leg and more vampires; increased ebook market...

“The leg is designed to respond to electrical impulses from muscles in his hamstring. When Vawter thought about climbing the stairs, the motors, belts and chains in his leg synchronized the movements of its ankle and knee.

The computerized prosthetic limb, like something from a sci-fi film, weighs about 10 pounds and holds two motors.”

“Speaking at a press junket for the new movie, Meyer was quoted by The Metro as saying, “I wouldn’t say no absolutely (to more books). I’m not going to do it today, but I don’t know how I’m going to feel in five years.I planned out where it would go for a couple more books… there are other characters who I think would have a lot of voice in those coming stories.””

In the year-to-year comparison, the hardcover and trade paperback segments both lost two percentage points each to e-books, while mass market paperbacks’ share fell from 15% in the second quarter of 2011 to 12% in this year’s second period.

Through the first nine months of 2012, sales were up 3%, to $575, while OIBDA fell to $53 million from $58 million due mainly to costs associated with the Department of Justice e-book price-fixing lawsuit and settlement.

Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com

4 Comments

  1. Dabney
    Nov 08, 2012 @ 06:19:12

    According to this data, as I interpret it, Amazon has 27% of the overall book market including print and digital. Digital books represent 22% of the overall book market. BN’s market share fell by 2% which is attributed to the decline of print sales. Publishers Weekly.

    Did it say what share Amazon has of the digital book market?

  2. Carrie G
    Nov 08, 2012 @ 09:19:27

    “I can’t rule out more Twilight book.”

    “Oh Lord” is right. I had to shake my head at that one.

  3. LG
    Nov 08, 2012 @ 09:38:12

    I don’t see the “can’t rule out another Twilight book” news as all that surprising. I mean, her non-Twilight book, The Host, didn’t seem to be nearly as popular, and I’d be surprised if any author completely ruled out going back to writing in a series/world that hit big for them.

  4. Jody W.
    Nov 08, 2012 @ 11:08:14

    Why wouldn’t she write more Twilight books? Everyone else is!!! *snerk*

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