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Top News of the Week

Ongoing Amazon-IPG Dispute. Shelf Awareness takes a look at what’s going on between the Independent Publishers Group’s clients and Amazon.

Penguin’s ebook sales double, profits up 8%. According to Penguin’s 2011 results, Penguin experienced good growth. For more, see Digital Book World’s article.

Joe Wikert of TOC breaks ties to Amazon. In an interesting blog post, Wikert states,  “In a few short months I’ve gone from Amazon fan to Amazon critic.”

Should B&N’s name include Nookseller instead of bookseller? Publishing Perspectives asks should Barnes and Noble drop Booksellers from its name since it may be “an antiquated anchor on the company.”

CNN reports tablet reading is in. The CNN article states, “According to comScore, which tracks these sort of things, 55% of the 234 million cell phone subscribers in the U.S. are getting at least some of their media diet via mobile devices.”

Should publishers still worry about digital publishing? Alan Jacobs of The Atlantic states, “Self-publishing an essay through Amazon is a reminder of the benefits of a traditional publishing house.”

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