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#Leanpub Founder Says Books Are Startups Too

#Leanpub Founder Says Books Are Startups Too

Peter Armstrong, CEO of the serialized book company Leanpub, insists that books are startups. At Tools of Change, a three day conference on the future of books in the digital world, Armstrong spoke among hosts of mobile apps, publishers, and entrepreneurs. Armstrong said that both books and [Full Story…]

NY Indie Bookstores Present Class Action Lawsuit Against Amazon

NY Indie Bookstores Present Class Action Lawsuit Against Amazon

Three independent bookstores in NY have filed a class-action lawsuit claiming that independent booksellers will be at risk  because of confidential agreements between Amazon and the six largest U.S. publishers. Book House of Stuyvesant Plaza in Albany, Fiction Addiction in Greenville, and Posman [Full Story…]

NY #Bookstores Find #Crowdfunding Success

NY #Bookstores Find #Crowdfunding Success

When its subtenant The Cupcake Cafe closed, it put Books of Wonder in a difficult situation, leaving the Flatiron bookshop with an additional 40% of additional rent. The $32,000 monthly rent drained the store's resources. According to Crain's New York Business, owner Peter Glassman started a [Full Story…]

The New Yorker Rebrands Literary Blog ‘Page-Turner’

The New Yorker Rebrands Literary Blog 'Page-Turner'

This week. The New Yorker relaunched their literary blog Book Bench as Page-Turner. The blog will expand the work of its predecessor, as the introductory post to the site reads “Daily essays will be the blog’s mainstay, with books as an anchor for wide-ranging cultural comment.” Page-Turner [Full Story…]

Barnes & Noble Announces New Nook in NY

Barnes & Noble Announces New Nook in NY

At a press event held yesterday in the city, NY-based Barnes & Noble announced the launch of a new Nook device for its e-reader arsenal, which can already be pre-ordered.  The new Simple Touch features "GlowLight," which illuminates by the press of a button and makes reading in dark settings [Full Story…]

B&N to Release Another #Nook , Will Reconfigure Stores

B&N to Release Another #Nook , Will Reconfigure Stores

NY-based Barnes & Nobles will release the fifth version of its e-reader this spring. A B&N spokesperson declined to comment on the specifics of the device, but, according to CNET, the device might be a part of the Nook’s overseas launch. Also, according to statements from CEO William Lynch, [Full Story…]

B&N to Announce New Nook Tablet this Monday?

B&N to Announce New Nook Tablet this Monday?

Barnes & Noble will be holding an event in NY on Monday, November 7, to make a special announcement that might just turn out to be the launch of a direct competing product to the Amazon's Kindle Fire. According to Engadget, the blog got its hands on the specs for a new Nook Tablet that will be [Full Story…]

Hi-Tech Mobile Library Debuts in Lower Manhattan

Hi-Tech Mobile Library Debuts in Lower Manhattan

For book lovers, a futuristic mobile library might just grab your attention at Lower Manhattan's New Amsterdam Market. Known as the Uni, this outdoor library consists of 144 detachable cubbies that can contort into a multitude of configurations, offering free-to-read books for children and adults [Full Story…]

Cole Stryker Explores 4chan, Anonymous in New Book

Cole Stryker Explores 4chan, Anonymous in New Book

Cole Stryker delves deep into into the darker sides of the Internet, exploring sites such as 4chan and the hacker group Anonymous, in his book Epic Win for Anonymous. Stryker gained the trust of these often cliquey Internet communities by actively interacting with the users on the sites. In the [Full Story…]

Barnes & Noble Updates Nook iPad App

Barnes & Noble Updates Nook iPad App

According to paidContent, NY's Barnes & Noble is updating its Nook iPad app to allow access to 175 magazines and newspapers including Esquire, Maxim, the Washington Post and the Oprah Magazine. These magazines and others will be available for subscription and single copies at [Full Story…]

Emily Gould to Launch Book-Selling Site, Emily Books

Emily Gould to Launch Book-Selling Site, Emily Books

Emily Gould, Gawker blogger, memoirist, and New York Times Magazine cover-writer, is launching a new e-tail site to sell e-books online with close friend Ruth Curry. The curated site will feature a small number of hand selected books. Currently, the site features four yet-to-be occupied selling [Full Story…]

Sieberg’s “Digital Diet” Outlines Plan to Decrease Technology Dependence

Sieberg's "Digital Diet" Outlines Plan to Decrease Technology Dependence

Wired recently profiled NY technology reporter, Daniel Sieberg's new book, "The Digital Diet:  The 4-Step Plan to Break your Tech Addiction and Regain Balance in Your Life."  The book outlines a 28-day plan to help decrease our daily technology usage.  Sieberg's book is helping to raise awareness [Full Story…]

Digital Publishing Info-Graphic Published on NYCEDC

Digital Publishing Info-Graphic Published on NYCEDC

The New York City Economic Development Corporation recently published a great info-graphic on digital publishing, which was created by Visual Loop. Some of the data includes the projected adoption rates of tablets in developed countries by 2015 (15-20%), the percentage of books sold in the US in [Full Story…]

NY Bookstores Feature Portable Printing Press for Individual Books

NY Bookstores Feature Portable Printing Press for Individual Books

Facing the challenges of the publishing industry in a unique way, On Demand Books, Inc. created the Espresso Book Machine, a portable printing press for individual books.  The machine allows bookstores to print books they don't have in stock and allows independent bookstores and self-publishers a [Full Story…]

AOL, Publishing Companies Connect To Launch Bookish

AOL, Publishing Companies Connect To Launch Bookish

AOL is teaming up with NY based book publishers Hachette Book Group, Penguin Group and Simon & Schuster to launch Bookish, a new book recommendation website.  The website will launch this summer and is designed to more deeply connect readers to their favorite authors and books. AOL Huffington [Full Story…]