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Thursday News: Book Making and Black Friday Sales

“Publisher and author Isaiah Thomas noted 200 years ago that it “abounds with typographical errors” and “does not exhibit the appearance of good workmanship. The compositor must have been wholly unacquainted with punctuation.””BBC News

” In a letter to the band, signed from “Debbie and team GoldieBlox”, it states: “We don’t want to fight with you. We love you and we are actually huge fans. When we made our parody version of your song, Girls, we did it with the best of intentions. We wanted to take a song we weren’t too proud of, and transform it into a powerful anthem for girls.”” The Guardian

“Finley said print sales have continued to stabilize more as sales of e-books have slowed. Two print categories that did particularly well in the third quarter were biography Duck Dynasty books and diet and health. While the slower growth of e-books has been a positive for BAM overall, it did hurt in one area as the sale of Nook devices and accessories slowed.” Publishers Weekly

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  1. library addict
    Nov 28, 2013 @ 05:16:08

    Amazon has an extra 30% off print book promo code. Enter the promo code BOOKDEAL. The book has to actually be sold by Amazon and there’s some other fine print. Good today through Dec 1. One book per account only.

    I used it to get a print copy of Mirror, Mirror anthology even though I own it in digital (I’m maintaining my print collection of the In Death series). I’m not a big book buyer at Amazon, but sadly the print version was never sold where I am at Wal-Mart or Target or any of the grocery stores. Not sure if B&N had it or not. The last time I went in to their store the romance section was practically nonexistent.

  2. Glittergirl
    Nov 28, 2013 @ 15:42:58

    @ Library Addict ~ B&N’s romance department must be dependent on store location. The one in Eugene Oregon is awesome and they will order anything with no requirement to purchase it. They also have a $25.oo membership that gives free shipping (as apposed to Amazon’s $79 prime that’s too steep for me) and 20% coupons every other week. All their trade sizes are automatically discounted on line and you can use a coupon on them once they are no longer “pre-order” status. It works for me and I don’t have to deal with Amazons impossible to understand fine print.

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