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Top Five Ebook Publishers In 2013 (via Forbes)

Jeremy Greenfield, Contributor 12/30/2013 @ 2:25PM At Digital Book World, we track a weekly list of ebook best-sellers. I’ve counted up how many times each publisher has had a hit and, bingo, an end-of-year ranking of which publishers had the most success publishing ebooks in 2013: 1. Penguin Random House — 478 best-sellers* 2. Hachette — 258 best-sellers 3. Self-published — 99 best-sellers [emphasis added] 4. HarperCollins — 91 best-sellers 5. Simon & Schuster —…

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Predictions For Book Publishing In 2014: Cutting-Room Floor Edition (via Forbes)

Hmm…what do you think? I’ve highlighted my favorites, which is not to say I necessarily agree with them: Publishers create or license their own e-reading apps. Public libraries will increasingly buy access to large aggregations of ebooks. Publisher margins will be under pressure. Number of non-bookstores selling books will increase. More publishers will start to sell ebooks directly to readers. Self-publishing will continue to grow even as ebook sales at publishers stagnate. Amazon will continue…

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Oakland librarian collects ephemera left behind – SFGate

Oakland librarian collects ephemera left behind Nobody knows how long the story of yearning and regret, hope and romance had been hidden away inside a book at the Oakland library, but there it was – a melancholy slice of two lives – spelled out on yellowed paper. “Remember, I love u sweetheart,” said the blunt pencil lettering on the back side of an old flyer. “The past is the past, so let’s not Take it…

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December 27, 2013 Man Against Nature By HENRY GIARDINA JACK LONDON An American Life By Earle Labor Illustrated. 461 pp. Farrar, Straus & Giroux. $30. “The superficial reader will get the love story & the adventure,” Jack London wrote, in 1903, of the story that would become “The Sea-Wolf,” “while the deeper reader will get all of this, plus the bigger thing lying underneath.” These are the typically blunt words of a writer who seemed…

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Coming Soon: The Kiss

I’ve just submitted THIS MOMENT, my contribution to an anthology called THE KISS, which is coming out in February. THIS MOMENT is a Scottish time travel that I’m planning to develop into a series. I’m very excited about the anthology, which will include work of some author friends whose writing I admire. If you’re on my mailing list, you’ve already received an advance reading copy.  🙂

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