Glenn Beck

Pity the Billionaire, by Thomas Frank, is a showcase example of the problems that can be created by the long lead time (six to nine months or more if a project has not been fast-tracked) involved in publishing a topical book in an age when news is instantaneous, and there is 24/7, wall-to-wall coverage of hot-button issues.

Mr Frank’s thesis is that in the wake of the fiscal calamities of 2008 – at a time when unemployment remains high, many ordinary people are reeling from the recession

Now that electronic readers like Amazon’s Kindle and Barnes & Noble’s Nook have been on the market for a few years, long enough to become cheaper and more ubiquitous than ever, it’s no wonder that e-books have proliferated like mad.

Earlier this year, Amazon reported that its e-books for the Kindle were outselling regular books on its website, and Barnes & Noble shared the perhaps depressing news (for brick and mortar booksellers, anyway) that it sells three times as many e-books on as it does all categories of physical books combined.

LA VERGNE, Tenn. - Ingram Publisher Services Inc., a subsidiary of Ingram Book Group Inc. that specializes in providing distribution services to publishers, and O'Reilly Media Inc., an independent publisher of computer books, today announced they have entered into an exclusive distribution agreement to begin September 2005. Under the new agreement Ingram will be the exclusive distributor of O'Reilly books, handling retail customer service, order-entry and fulfillment. "Our partnership with Ingram allows us to give our current customers better, faster service," said Laura Baldwin, O'Reilly's CFO/COO. "Plus, they offer the services we need to expand our international business, as well as grow our account base in

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