AvidReader, Keishon, emailed me last night to give me the heads up of Random House’s ebookstore closing. I emailed Kelley Allen, Director of New Media at Random House, about the closing of ebookstore, contentlinkinc.com. He replied and said I could share his response with all of you. Please remember to ... more >
The search inside feature must be a big marketing tool. Harper Collins has it. Google has angered authors over its digitization plans. Now Microsoft is inviting authors and publishers to submit their books to its search inside feature. Send them your books. They’ll scan them in and index them and ... more >
Has wunderkind Jane Friedman lost her touch? After 9 straight years of record profits, first quarter sales for fiscal year 2007 (fiscal meaning budgetary year v. calendar year) were down 6% Part of the decreased profits are blamed on capital investments in digital and global projects. HarperCollins “has now digitized ... more >
Download your books now or be forever sorry! ATTENTION: ContentLink is scheduled to close this month and will not be taking any more orders. Please download and archive all your previously purchased titles. Thank you for shopping at ContentLink. This is the store that you could buy all the Random ... more >
While Harlequin may be down, its European counterpart is booming. Net units sold by HM&B as a whole increased 170,000 to almost 2.4 million over the first three quarters of this year, while the value of net units sold rose more than £500,000 to almost £8m. Although it is hard ... more >
Gawker suggests that it is and also goes on to suggest that while agents supposed to be an anti-really-bad-crap tool? I guess some of them just get the ‘tool’ part right.