WILMINGTON, N.C., Sept. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- eReatah (, a groundbreaking e-book subscription service that offers 80,000+ titles spanning every genre, launched its private beta today.  Available for all iPads, iPhones (iOS) and Android devices, the Web- and app-based service allows users to choose from three different plans and acquire e-books for 20 - 40+% less than their average retail price.

San Francisco-based social publishing Web site Scribd Inc. has partnered with major publishers—including Random House, Simon & Schuster, Workman Publishing Co., Berrett-Koehler, Thomas Nelson and Manning Publications—to bring books and other professional works to its community of more than 50 million readers. These publishing partners will upload and share entire novels, sneak-preview chapters and exclusive excerpts from best-selling authors and book series for free on

For many publishers, managing inventory is a method of trial and error. While computers can analyze sales data, deciding how many books to print at the outset and when to reprint is often based on instinct and knowledge gained from having been around the block in the industry. Some executives, however, rely on both computers and know-how to keep more precise tabs on their inventory. As one expert told Book Business, inventory management is not an art or a science, but a mix of both. Here are 10 tips that offer the best of both worlds. 1. Capture your sales data and analyze

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