Khaled Hosseini

Inferno by Dan Brown is Amazon’s bestseller of 2013! Yahoo News is reporting that Brown’s thriller topped the charts this year. Other authors who made the bestseller list included Khaled Hosseini, Veronica Roth and Rick Riordan. It’s a pretty vanilla round-up, I think. I haven’t read the Hosseini book, but I have read Brown and [...]

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Kobo Launches Their Digital Magazine Shop (GoodeReader) At a product launch event in New York City Canadian based Kobo announced their intention of launching a digital magazine store. *** Goodreads Choice Award Winners Revealed (GalleyCat) With 24,686 votes, And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini has won the Best Fiction award at the Goodreads Choice [...]

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Bloomsbury Publishing reported a 16 per cent rise in pre-tax profits to £9.8m helped by strong sales of ebooks and a shift to higher margin academic and professional publishing.

In results for the year to the end of February, group revenues rose 1 per cent to £98.5m, below consensus expectations of a climb to £103m, as the positive sales impact from sales of Harry Potter novels continues to fade.

The publisher of Khaled Hosseini, Harlan Coben and other popular authors has decided that it's comfortable with letting libraries offer e-book editions of brand new releases.

Starting Tuesday, libraries can offer e-books from Penguin Group (USA) at the same time that the hardcover comes out, a switch from the previous policy of delaying downloads for six months, the publisher told The Associated Press. While vastly more e-books are available to libraries compared with a few years ago, Penguin and other publishers have limited digital access for fear of losing sales.

World Book Night U.S. has announced the selection of its honorary national chairperson, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and bestselling author Anna Quindlen, and revealed the WBN 2012 U.S. book picks. In addition, World Book Night U.S. has opened the registration process for those wishing to become volunteer book givers.
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.

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