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  • Amazon offers incentives for independent bookstores to sell Kindles

    Amazon offers incentives for independent bookstores to sell Kindles
    Amazon.com wants to help out the corner bookstore.  The Seattle Internet giant on Wedneday introduced Amazon Source, a program that enables independent booksellers to earn money from the sale of Kindle e-books -- if they sell Kindle devices and...
  • Coming to a bookstore near you: Authors as booksellers

    Coming to a bookstore near you: Authors as booksellers
    It's not hard to find an author at a bookstore: Just go during the early evening and look for the person squinting under the bright lights, reading to a small crowd of people seated in folding chairs. But on Small Business Saturday, the roles will be...
  • Young people prefer printed books to e-books, survey finds

    Young people prefer printed books to e-books, survey finds
    Here’s something to consider when you’re Christmas shopping for that teen or young adult in your family. Yes, young people spend a lot of time reading and writing short messages on their smartphones, or listening to music and playing games...
  • For Indies First day, authors get behind independent bookstores

     For Indies First day, authors get behind independent bookstores
    Not long ago the writer Sherman Alexie missed one of his readings, standing up fans at the Queen Anne Book Company, a store in Seattle. "It was Little League season and I completely spaced out," Alexie said. "I owed them a big atonement." The bookstore'...
  • Benedikt Taschen -- how to sell books in L.A.

     Benedikt Taschen -- how to sell books in L.A.
    It's not just a brand name on a big fancy book. "Taschen" is a man, Benedikt Taschen, who started his publishing empire with a comic-book shop leveraged with a stock of remaindered art books. The firm is headquartered in Germany, but when he's in Los...
  • Pasadena's Cliff's Books closes up shop

    Pasadena's Cliff's Books closes up shop
    On the brick storefront, the words Cliff's Books remain in big, black, bold type. The building's doors are locked, but through the window you can see the bookshelves up against the walls, face to face, on their side — all empty. A couple walk by,...
  • Apple conspired to set e-book prices, judge finds

    Apple conspired to set e-book prices, judge finds
    A federal judge ruled Wednesday that Apple conspired with publishers to set the prices of e-books. Apple, the judge found, “played a central role in facilitating and executing that conspiracy” and will pay damages to be set at a future trial....
  • Self-published pornographic e-books cause trouble for Amazon, Kobo

    Self-published pornographic e-books cause trouble for Amazon, Kobo
    The editors of the British website the Kernel bought a copy of the e-book "Naughty Daughter Abducted ... (taboo daddy daughter erotica)" on Amazon, and did not like what they saw. "The book is a sick rape fantasy with language and details too graphic...
  • Self-published erotica writers strike back

    Self-published erotica writers strike back
    The naughty writers have struck back. Yesterday, Jacket Copy's Carolyn Kellogg reported on Amazon, Kobo and other e-book retailers' cracking down on self-published erotica on their websites, attempting to remove titles of works that depict incest,...
  • Sherman Alexie asks authors to sell books on Small Business Saturday

    Sherman Alexie asks authors to sell books on Small Business Saturday
    The Saturday after the Thanksgiving holiday has, in recent years, been dubbed “Small Business Saturday.” Last year, President Obama spent Small Business Saturday at a local independent bookstore in Virginia -- he and his daughters bought 15...
  • James Patterson to give $1 million to independent bookstores

    James Patterson to give $1 million to independent bookstores
    Bestselling author James Patterson wants to support independent bookstores, and he's putting his money where his heart is. On Monday he pledged to give $1 million to independent bookstores in the next year. "We’re making this transition to e-...