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Hachette Book Group Renews Distribution Agreement with Time Home Entertainment Group
January 11, 2012

January 10, 2012 – Hachette Book Group (HBG) has renewed its book distribution services agreement with Time Home Entertainment Inc (THEI). Since January 2001, HBG has provided global fulfillment, distribution and sales services to THEI; THEI grew in 2007 to include Oxmoor House titles, which the company acquired.

100 Best Biz Books...plus 20 More
January 4, 2012

I'm thrilled and honored, and here's why.The wonderful folks at 800CEOREAD have published the paperback version of their best-selling 100 Best Business Books of All Time. They've also published a companion ebook, 5-4-3: An Ebook Recommending Business Books, that offers their take on the 20 best business books published in the five years ...

Year-end books: E-sales surge; where's Oprah?
December 30, 2011

In a year when Borders went out of business and Oprah's Book Club disappeared, e-book sales surged and self-published authors got rich selling 99-cent digital books. But it also was a good year for an old print lion —Ernest Hemingway— and books about a famous 20th-century couple, Jack and Jackie. USA TODAY looks back at the rapidly changing world of books in 2011.

Kodak achieved tremendous success at All In Print China 2011
December 20, 2011

During the three-day show, Kodak met with thousands of potential customers and demonstrated industry-leading technology, software and services. All In Print is China's largest printing fair. It took place from 14 - 17 November, at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre. As China's printing industry moves toward sustainability and increased automation, the All In Print exhibition focused on innovation, upgrades, integration and development in advanced printing technologies. With the theme, ‘It's Time for You AND Kodak-Green, Innovative, Digital and Fast’, Kodak's stand featured a variety of products

Apple Reportedly Buying Up 8-inch Touchscreens to Build Smaller iPads
December 16, 2011

In October 2010, the late Steve Jobs made an unexpected appearance on an Apple earnings call, telling analysts and reporters how his company’s iPhone had blown BlackBerry phones out of the water, how he thought Android wasn’t really an “open” mobile platform and, most interestingly, how Apple had no plans to make a 7-inch version of the iPad.

World Book Night is an ambitious campaign to give away a million free books across America all on one day — April 23, 2012 — by enlisting 50,000 volunteer book lovers to help promote reading by going into their communities and distributing free copies of a book they especially enjoy. World Book Night was successfully launched in the UK earlier this year, and now the U.S. is joining the effort, which is supported by American publishers, bookstores and libraries nationwide.

[Nieman Journalism Lab] Amazon’s Sold (Mumble Mumble) of the New Kindles
November 28, 2011

After Jeff Bezos rightfully taunted me on stage (an honor, really!) for something I wrote almost three years ago, I should probably shut up about the Kindle for a while. But Amazon has just put out another press release talking about how great Kindle sales are without including a single actual sales number.

[h/t TeleRead]

[Poynter] In the year of the e-book, 5 lessons from — and for — news organizations
November 18, 2011

Mark 2011 as the year news organizations discovered e-books.

Sure, Time Magazine tried one back in 2010, but this year at least 10 other newspapers, magazines or news websites have published at least 17 electronic-only books seeking bigger audiences and longer lives for their greatest stories. Many more are coming.

Here are five lessons so far about using e-books for news.

[paidContent] Longreads Founder Partners With Read It Later
November 17, 2011

Longreads founder Mark Armstrong is bringing his long-form journalism curation skills to Read It Later, where he is signing on as editorial advisor. Armstrong launched Longreads, a feed of long stories “best enjoyed away from your desk” (long-form journalism, short stories, interview transcripts, historical documents, etc.), in 2009 as a Twitter feed and hashtag; a year later, he launched Longreads.com.