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Thad McIlroy is a publishing consultant and president of The Future of Publishing.

The second installment of Veronica Roth's dystopian trilogy, The Divergent Series: Insurgent, grabbed $52.3 million in its opening weekend at the U.S. box office, just shy of Divergent's $54.6 million debut last year. Clocking $47 million worldwide, Insurgent brings the teen action franchise's total earnings to a plump $388 million so far, with two movies still to come.

Roth, who earned an estimated $17 million last year selling some 7 million books, is but one of many ink spillers whose literary successes have translated into box office hits. Nearly a quarter of the 200 top-grossing films worldwide tallied by Box Office Mojo have been directly adapted from books

You've heard it before: music criticism as we know it is dying, replaced witheditorial positions at Apple or lifestyle reporters masquerading as music journalists. But in one tiny corner of the publishing industry, at least one form of writing about music is surviving -- even thriving. For over a decade, Bloomsbury Publishing's 33 1/3 book series has been breathing life back into liner notes with 160-page, 4x6-in. treatises on an eclectic spectrum of 104 albums, from a nuanced account of recording Neil Young's Harvest to John Darnielle of theMountain Goats' novella about Black Sabbath's Master of Reality

In an event that recalls the grand relocation of Beauxbatons Academy and Durmstrang Institute; at the beginning of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, “Hogwarts comes to Central Library” in Leeds on February 17th, in time for the UK schools half term. “Experience something magical at Central Library this half term,” says the announcement. “Join […]

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Harry Potter eBooks Now Available on Oyster (GoodeReader) Today, the company is proud to announce that they have reached an agreement with JK Rowling, to have the entire Harry Potter saga available. *** The Death of Music Sales (The Atlantic) If CDs are “dead,” so is iTunes. *** Apple Reduces the Amount of Storage iOS […]

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Oyster just scored a significant acquisition. It’s only a handful of books, but they involve some popular characters. Yes, Oyster has the Harry Potter series, all seven of the main books plus the three Hogwarts Library books. Their release says it’s the only subscription service to have all the books, and that’s true if you […]

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I’m Hooked on ebook Highlighting – What we Underline is so Revealing (The Guardian) Ebook readers reveal the most highlighted passages in Harry Potter, the Bible, Lord of the Rings and many more. *** Amazon Editors Choose Their Best Books of 2014 (GalleyCat) Amazon has revealed their picks for Best Books of 2014, a list […]

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