On the door of the store hangs an “Open” sign made of a book. As my friend and I walk in, Leah Koch, co-owner of the shop, greets us with an enthusiastic “Hello!” Although I’ve been here twice before, I’m eager to take in new sights, from the March Madness sports ... more >
Amazon.com showed another great quarter of sales and income. Net sales ended September 30 are up 31% to 4.26 billion and net income is up 48% to $118 million. It has been said that Amazon's pricing of hardcovers for the Kindle at $9.99 represents a loss to Amazon for each ... more >
From the email: Fictionwise has always been proud to be the only eBook retailer to actively promote and support independent eBook Publishers. This week, we are featuring all Independent Publishers by offering big savings on nearly 20,000 MultiFormat eBooks! For a limited time, all MultiFormat eBooks are 25% off through ... more >
Borders is running a special on romances. If you buy 4, you get 1 free and if your order is over $25, you get free shipping. If the average book you buy is $6.50 or greater, then four books would exceed the $25 mark.
According to the Census Bureau reports (which do not include used books, electronic home shopping, mail-order, or direct sale) that brick and mortar book sales are down in June by 7.6% even though, for the year, the sales have increased 3.1%. Full census data here.