Laura Hazard Owen

The Battle for Bookstores: Who's their ideal customer now?

By libertyc
August 16, 2013 // 3 Comments

I’d bookmarked several articles this week waxing philosophical about the fate of the bookstore, and it seems I am not the only one who noticed this trend: Laura Hazard Owen did a nice round-up for GigaOM summarizing the contributions from some main players. Joseph Esposito, Mike Shatzkin and [...]

Print Copies of JK Rowling's Secret Mystery Novel Sell Out

By libertyc
July 18, 2013 // 8 Comments

This quickie newsbite at paidContent reports the unsurprising news that JK Rowling‘s outing as the author of a mystery novel called “The Cuckoo’s Calling” has caused huge demand for the book, and that its paper copies have sold out, driving price wars on eBay and elsewhere [...]

Six Book Publishing Lessons From Open Road Media

By libertyc
May 23, 2013 // 0 Comments

Laura Hazard Owen of paidContent brings us this great story about Open Road Media, an e-only publisher that specializes in backlist republications of titles which were not yet available in e-book form. Along with the history lesson on the history of this unique publisher, the article offers six [...]

Goodreads CEO Speaks Out About Amazon Merger

By libertyc
March 29, 2013 // 3 Comments

By now, we’ve all heard about Amazon’s acquisition of Goodreads, the popular social media hub for book fans. I’ve seen a lot of speculation–including here at Teleread–about what this means for the future of Goodreads. This article at Paid Content is the first to [...]

Inkling Habitat's media-rich e-book platform is now free for all

By Dan Eldridge
February 12, 2013 // 1 Comment

The news, released today, that the San Francisco-based Inkling has decided to give away for free its “collaborative digital publishing environment” known as Inkling Habitat was probably the e-publishing community’s most eyebrow-raising story of the week thus far. As Laura Hazard [...]

Nostalgia Publishing—Can it Pay?

By libertyc
November 15, 2012 // 3 Comments

From Paid Content’s Laura Hazard Owen comes this story about Scholastic Books and their upcoming re-release—in e-book form—of the hit 80’s series “The Babysitters Club.” What makes this story interesting is that the first seven books are, in fact, already available as [...]

Brief notes from the Frankfurt Book Fair

By libertyc
October 8, 2012 // 0 Comments

Paid Content’s Laura Hazard Owen is currently in Germany for the Frankfurt Book Fair. Earlier this morning she filed a brief post about the changes Barnes & Noble and Kobo are experiencing as they continue moving their retail operations abroad. Apparently Michael Tamblyn, Kobo’s EVP of [...]

Changes in e-book pricing settlement payouts: Here's what you need to know

By libertyc
October 4, 2012 // 0 Comments

If you’re one of the many e-book customers who’s expecting a payment or credit as a result of the 49 states’ recent $69 million settlement with HarperCollins, Hachette and Simon & Schuster, you should be aware that “the states have slightly modified the way those [...]

Barnes & Noble reportedly instructs local stores to pull Amazon titles

By libertyc
October 2, 2012 // 0 Comments

Yesterday, shoppers discovered that Barnes & Noble is carrying books from Amazon Publishing’s New York imprint in stores around the country, despite the company’s insistence that it wouldn’t do so. Following our story’s publication yesterday, I learned that Barnes & Noble [...]

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