Updated by Jane to add: This morning it was announced that News Corp. will buy Harlequin for close to a half billion dollars and that Harlequin will become a division of HarperCollins. The “Harlequin as a division of HC” is worrisome to me. When Penguin and Random House merged, each ... more >
Harlequin CEO Donna Hayes retires, Craig Swinwood takes over | Toronto Star – So the title says it all here, except the article has some interesting information about both Swinwood (I keep wanting to spell his name “Sinwood” — a perfect Presents hero name, I think) and the company itself. For example, ... more >
Higher E-book Sales Lead to Lower Revenues at Hachette Book Group – Bring back the printed book says one commenter after reading that Hachette’s revenue is decreasing due to greater sales in ebooks over print books. Net sales from digital products in 2012 – e-books plus downloadable audio – totaled ... more >
More bad economic news: Starbucks to stop brewing decaf after noon to save $400 million. Amazing that so much decaf coffee goes to waste. Decaf will now be available only upon request after 12:00 pm. School sales are dropping due to worsening economic situation in urban areas and sharp decrease ... more >
Romance writers (Marjorie Liu), mainstream fiction authors (Jodi Picoult) and now rock band bassist for My Chemical Romance, Mikey Way, has “penned an eight-page story that will appear in DC Comics’ special “Halloween ’08” book, which hits stores Wednesday.” Via MTV News.
From the press release: "Mercy Thompson: Homecoming" is a four-issue mini-series with issue #1 hitting comic book shelves in November 2008. The series will be collected in hardcover and distributed by Del Rey in 2009. Dabel Brothers Publishing is excited to premiere the first eleven pages (DOWNLOAD HERE) of the ... more >