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Monday December 18, 2017

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Brooklyn Startup Partners With IAC to Challenge Amazon

Brooklyn Startup Partners With IAC to Challenge Amazon

Brooklyn based electronic book publisher, Atavist, is partnering with Brightline, a new book publishing venture that was formed by IAC's Barry Diller as well as Scott Rudin, a film and theater producer. The partnership creates a new force in the rapidly changing digital book market, which is [Full Story…]

Penguin and 3M to Bring E-books Back to NY Public Libraries

Penguin and 3M to Bring E-books Back to NY Public Libraries

Two New York City Public Library systems (NY and Brooklyn) have made a deal with book publisher Penguin and e-book distributor 3M to bring Penguin's e-books back to its library shelves for a one year trial period. According to the Wall Street Journal, if this pilot year is successful, Penguin may [Full Story…]

Microsoft Enters e-Book Realm with Barnes & Noble Partnership

Microsoft Enters e-Book Realm with Barnes & Noble Partnership

Microsoft and NY-based Barnes & Noble, are partnering to create a Nook (e-book) application for Windows 8, as well as a subsidiary for B&N digital and college businesses.  According to the AP, B&N will be appeasing shareholders with this move, who have been pushing for a sale of the Nook [Full Story…]

NYers Now Able to Reserve Copies of #HarryPotter e-Books

NYers Now Able to Reserve Copies of #HarryPotter e-Books

After six months of delays, the New York Public Library is now offering all seven Harry Potter titles as ebooks.  Listed under Pottermore in the new eBooks section, there are 55 copies of each book for NYPL patrons to reserve. paidContent.org   [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…]

NY Libraries To Get Larger Catalog of E-Books

NY Libraries To Get Larger Catalog of E-Books

In the next few months, New York City Library users searching for e-books will be getting a larger catalog of e-books to look through and will be able to help decide what their local branch might carry. OverDrive, Inc. which provides e-books to library patrons, will provide a vastly expanded list [Full Story…]

HuffPost Releases its First e-book

HuffPost Releases its First e-book

NY-based The Huffington Post released its first e-book this week, "A People's History of the Great Recession," written by HuffPost's reporter Arthur Delaney. The e-book, an expose on the lives of Americans facing unemployment and foreclosure, is available through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple [Full Story…]

The New Yorker Publishes E-book 9/11 Anthology

The New Yorker Publishes E-book 9/11 Anthology

The New Yorker announced this week that it has published "After 9/11," an e-book is anthology of past articles related to 9/11 from the past decade. It includes an entire "Talk of the Town" section published less than a week after the attacks. Writers include Hendrik Hertzberg, John Updike, Jonathan [Full Story…]

A Tipping Point For NY Publishers?

A Tipping Point For NY Publishers?

Big NY publishers are facing increased pressure these days: two weeks ago Amazon.com was one of the six bidders in the auction of Amanda Hocking's books. The move to participate in the auction is, according to Crain's New York Business, the first time the online company had competed with a major [Full Story…]

Librarians Boycott HarperCollins Over e-book Policies

Librarians Boycott HarperCollins Over e-book Policies

A recent decision by HarperCollins to limit the amount of times an e-book can be checked out of the library has led to widespread protest from librarians around the country. The new policy, which began earlier this week, would make any HarperCollins e-book checked out more than 26 times disappear [Full Story…]

Why Barnes & Noble Should Be a Publisher

Why Barnes & Noble Should Be a Publisher

According to a recent article in GigaOm, NYC's Barnes & Noble needs to be a publisher. The company, which recently announced its first profit in four quarters, took a big hit on Wall Street. Frustrating as this may be, the hit was due to the announcement that the bookseller was eliminating its [Full Story…]

E-Book Disruption Means Smaller Incomes for Authors

E-Book Disruption Means Smaller Incomes for Authors

The digital revolution that is disrupting the book industry's economic model is having a negative impact on the careers of literary writers, The Wall Street Journal said. Priced much lower than hardcovers, e-books generate less income for publishers, who, at the same time, are buying fewer titles. [Full Story…]

The Future of Publishing: Anyone’s Guess

The Future of Publishing: Anyone's Guess

In a recent article, Crain's New York Business explores some of the strategies publishers and booksellers of New York are pursuing to survive in their fast-changing industry. Predictions of e-books making up 50% of publishing revenue in 2015 (vs. 8.5% now) and brick-and-mortar bookstores selling [Full Story…]

Wylie Agency Publishes 20 Books on Kindle, Cuts Out Publishers

Wylie Agency Publishes 20 Books on Kindle, Cuts Out Publishers

The New York based Wylie Agency, a representative of authors such as Norman Mailer, Philip Roth, Saul Bellow and John Updike, has published 20 books through new subsidiary Odyssey Editions and is making them available exclusively in Amazon's Kindle Store, cutting out publishers from a [Full Story…]

B&N iPad App, Like the Nook, Lets Users Share Books

B&N iPad App, Like the Nook, Lets Users Share Books

The Barnes & Noble app for the iPad has one unique feature that other e-reader apps lack: A "LendMe" icon enables iPad users to share e-books with friends. It is also highly customizable, letting users adjust fonts, page colors, and themes, BarnesandNoble.com digital products vice [Full Story…]