Dispatches from the Digital Revolution

Top News of the Week

B&N confirms they will not be stocking books published by Amazon. According to Publishers Weekly, this comes after the licensing deal Amazon Publishing reached with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for HMH to publish and distribute books of Amazon’s imprint New Harvest. B&N’s statement included this: “It’s clear to us that Amazon has proven they would not be a good publishing partner to Barnes & Noble as they continue to pull content off the market for their own self interest.”

Jonathan Franzen’s strong feelings about the ebook. Franzen feels ebooks are destroying society and a sense of permanence in a Telegraph article. An NPR article reacts and says enough is enough.

Goodreads drops Amazon as data provider and hires book wholesaler Ingram. See Paid Content’s report.

B&N report: B&N is sticking around, says the CEO; Also, their fifth e-reading device in the works, according to The New York Times.

NBC launches NBC Publishing. Michael Fabiano, general manager of NBC Publishing states, “It’s a combination of the publishers mindset and the TV mindset.” For more, click here.

Numbers show Amazon slipping off in growth. On Tuesday, Amazon disappointed shareholders with report of shares dropping and declining revenues. See the NYT’s report for more.

Are enhanced ebooks the answer? Salon reports on whether enhanced ebooks can “save the book.” See here for more.

Amazon enters India’s e-commerce market. According to The Wall Street Journal, will offer 10 million products and sell Kindle as well.

BEA opening to the public in 2013? Book Expos’ official blog The Bean, states,  “We think the time is coming for the publishing business to connect directly with consumers.”

One comment on “Top News of the Week

  1. Leah Thompson
    February 3, 2012

    I want to go to BEA!

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