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Solved: The mystery of King Tutankhamun’s death– “Now British experts think they have solved the riddle of the king’s death. They believe injuries on his body are akin to those sustained in a chariot accident and that his mummification was botched.” The Independent The Problem with Sex Scenes That Are Too ... more >
E-book Sales Bolster Publishers’ Bottom Lines – While the adoption of ebooks isn’t providing a one to one replacement of the loss of physical book sales, PW reports that none of the Big 5 publishers had a margin of less than 9% in 2012. Higher sales of ebooks was creating ... more >
Barnes & Noble had a big week in the news and none of it has been very positive. The reports started two weeks ago when B&N delayed the release of its 3d quarter 2012 earnings report. First came the news that B&N would be closing one third of its stores ... 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 >
2013 Call For Papers – Now Open! – BEA’s deadline for accepting panel submissions for the 2013 Book Blogger Con is today. Full disclosure, I am one of several who will be reviewing these proposals. I’d love to see some technical proposals like how to get the most of out ... more >