Book Publishing News: 2
U.S. Ranks Seventh in Literacy Says New Study (2016-03-14): A new study ranks 60 countries for literacy and the U.S. came in 7th. The most literate countries are Finland, Norway, Iceland and Denmark.
Apple Smacked Down by Supreme Court: Ebook Price Fixing Case is Over (2016-03-07): Apple has lost the ebook price fixing case. The Supreme Court refused to hear the case, so now Apple must pay out $400 million to ebook consumers.
Tommy Mottola Slapped With Lawsuit by Hachette (2016-02-26): Mariah Carey's ex-husband Tommy Mottola is being sued by Hachette for taking advance money and failing to turn in his book manuscript.
Barnes & Noble Opening Digital Experience Bookstore (2016-02-24): Barnes & Noble announced it is opening a new kind of bookstore with a full digital experience. The store will open sometime in 2016.
Chinese Authorities Admit They Imprisoned Missing Hong Kong Booksellers (2016-02-06): The missing Hong Kong booksellers have been found. Mainland China has imprisoned them for selling books critical of the Chinese officials.
Seventeen Magazine and Harlequin Teen Launching New Book Imprint (2016-02-05): Melissa de la Cruz's new novel Something in Between will be the debut release of the new book imprint Seventeen Books
Amazon to Launch Hundreds of Physical Bookstores (2016-02-02): Amazon is plan to launch hundreds of real bricks-and-mortar bookstores. There could be as many as 400 of them.
Flatiron Books Expands Into Young Adult Titles (2016-01-29): Macmillan imprint Flatiron Books will begin publishing young adult titles from debut authors and from established authors.
Douglas Preston Hosts Panel to Discuss How Evil Amazon.com Is (2016-01-21): Douglas Preston and Authors United are holding a panel discussion to talk about Amazon.com and how it is ruining authors' lives.
Book Sales by Dead Authors are Booming (2015-12-05): Publishers are seeing great returns on sales of books by dead authors. In the world of posthumous publishing business is booming.
Shakespeare and Co. Bookstore Sheltered Customers From Paris Terror Attacks (2015-11-16): Canadian author Harriet Alida Lye describes customers being sheltered during Paris terrorist attacks by the famous Shakespeare and Co. bookstore.
James Corden's New Book Club Discusses How to be a Bad Bitch by Amber Rose (2015-11-13): James Corden and Reggie Watts launch their new book club. Johnny Galecki and Christoph Waltz discuss Amber Rose's book, How to Be a Bad Bitch.
Gwyneth Paltrow Launching Book Imprint With Hachette Called Goop Press (2015-11-11): Gwyneth Paltrow is going into the book publishing business. She is partnering with Grand Central Publishing to create a new imprint called Goop Press.
Barnes & Noble to Offer 500,000 Signed Books on Black Friday (2015-11-09): Barnes & Noble will offer half a million signed books by over 120 authors on Black Friday.
Booksellers Sue to Overturn Louisiana's New Age Verification Law (2015-11-05): Booksellers are suing to overturn Louisiana's new age verification law which required them to verify everyone's age before they can buy books or comic books.
Amazon Opens Real Bricks-and-Mortar Bookstore in Seattle (2015-11-03): Amazon has opened its first real physical bookstore in Seattle. It is located in Seattle's University Village.
Jonathan Franzen Reads Stephen Colbert a Terrifying Bedtime Story (2015-10-29): Jonathan Franzen read a bedtime story to Stephen Colbert. It was all about giant online bookstore that gobbled up independents. Now who could the Wolf be?
Book Reviewer Harriet Klausner Dead at 63 (2015-10-26): Prolific book reviewer Harriet Klausner has died at the age of 63. The former librarian is Amazon.com's #1 Reviewer in its Hall of Fame from the early Web.
Pew Survey: Fewer Americans Reading Books (2015-10-22): A new Pew Research Center survey reveals that fewer American adults are reading books than in previous years. Young adults now read more than older adults.
Amazon Files Suit Against 1,000+ People Who Wrote Fake Product Reviews (2015-10-19): Amazon.com has filed a lawsuit against more than 1,000 people who were hired to write fake product reviews.