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Tuesday News: Expect more fake reviews; YA books purchased by a lot of adults (rain is wet);

Tuesday News: Expect more fake reviews; YA books purchased by a...

Nadeem's Bibliophile

“This electronic book reader uses page-turning gestures to generate the power necessary to update an e-paper display. These gestures provide cognitive, mechanical and digital feedback to the person using the device. The device’s Active Reading margin supports the reader by providing applications like a dictionary and word games in a way that doesn’t distract like reading texts on a computer does. By harnessing both human and computing power, Bibliofile provides a rich reading experience for avid readers.”Nadeem Haidary

Wednesday Midday Links: B&N losses higher than expected; Dramatic declines in e-ink device purchases

Wednesday Midday Links: B&N losses higher than expected; Dramatic declines in...

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Personal Note: Mass market numbers are down 20.8%

Mike Shatzkin talks about selling direct and whether publishers must add this to their arsenal. Many of the people I spoke with at BEA expressed concern about selling direct. The concern that Shatzkin articulates in his post:

What I found fascinating about this next press release was that there were two individuals identified as managing the Amazon.com account. There was no other retailer mentioned by name? How important is amazon? Apparently to HC, important enough to have one person designated to rep them with AMZN:

I asked around and it seems that the blame for the losses related in the next article regarding Barnes & Noble is related to new hires and increased development costs: