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According to a press release, Karen Brodie, a former British Council senior official in the field of arts and literature, has just joined the UK literacy charity The Reading Agency as its new new head of publisher partnerships. The Reading Agency states that Brodie began her professional career in the rights departments of Harper Collins and […]

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Much has been written about publishers' early reluctance to license or sell any e-books to libraries. That  is mostly past.

But don't get crazy and think that this must mean there is actual agreement or standards about how to structure the relationships between e-book publishers and their library customers.

Steve Potash,  President and CEO of OverDrive, the Cleveland-based provider of technology for managing and distributing digital content for lending libraries,  described the various schemes that publishers and producers have structured for charging their library clients for their digital materials.

The Austen Project from Harper Collins is now fully under way, pairing “six bestselling contemporary authors with Jane Austen’s six complete works,” according to the introductory blurb. “Taking these well-loved stories as their base, each author will write their own unique take on Jane Austen’s novels.” The first in the series, Sense and Sensibility, reimagined [...]

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BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – Books-A-Million Inc., the Birmingham-based chain of 253 bookstores, will dip its toe in the print-on-demand book business and install on-demand hardware in a Maine store and a store to be named later, the company announced today.

On Demand Books LLC’s Espresso Book Machines, which today are located in about 70 college and independent bookstores – but not at major chains – can print self-published books, photo books and major titles from publishers including Harper Collins, Penguin, Macmillan, McGraw Hill, Random House and Simon & Schuster.

Today started early with a quick lap around the expo hall, scouting out author events, checking in with favorite houses and, of course, scanning the carpeted floors of the myriad booths for uncorrected proofs. Among the swag: Neil Gaiman's Fortunately, The Milk (Harper Collins Childrens), Lyranda Martin Evans and Fiona Stevenson's Reasons Mommy Drinks (Three Rivers Press), Brian Lavery's The Conquest of the Ocean (DK), Nicoholson Baker's Traveling Sprinkler (Blue Rider Press), Amy Tan's The Valley of Amazement (HarperCollins) and a poster for Ian Doescher's William Shakespeare's Star Wars (Quirk).

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