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Dog-Eared and Dispatched: March 6, 2016

For Sale

Book news this week is consumed by announcements of the sale of Perseus Books Group, which was acquired on the publishing side by Hachette, and on the distribution side by Ingram. Other news includes editors joining authors on a book tour and the importance of changes in copyright law. Ready? Set? Read!

March 6, 2016

Dog-Eared and Dispatched: February 15, 2015

Dog-Eared and Dispatched, February 15, 2015

In this week’s survey of book culture, we look at the book industry’s financial picture in 2014 and going forward, as well as changes in the major ebook subscription services. Rounding things off are a collection of footnotes on author activities, fictional authenticity, and notable losses for the week. Are you ready? Get reading! Konrad

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February 15, 2015

Dog-Eared and Dispatched: November 16, 2014

Dog-Eared & Dispatched: November 16, 2014

Portland didn’t have a blizzard this week and, in other non-news, Hachette and Amazon have a contract. Also in this week’s rundown of book culture: we a take a look at the Marketplace Fairness Act and top level domains (not as fun as they sound), with award notices galore in the footnotes. Read on, read

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November 16, 2014

Dog-Eared and Dispatched: November 9, 2014

Dog-Eared and Dispatched: November 9, 2014

Hello, hello, hello! Happy Sunday! Welcome to week’s rundown of bookish news. Ebooks are the theme of the week, as Open Road and HarperCollins come to terms over Julie of the Wolves. We also take a look at the latest trends in ebook subscription services, as well as taking a peek at what the big

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November 9, 2014

Dog-Eared and Dispatched: October 26, 2014

Dog-Eared and Dispatched: October 26, 2014

This week in our rundown of book culture, we’ve got the latest on publisher/Amazon agreements (and we’re not talking Hachette, for once), a discussion of profits, and the what’s happening with Barnes & Noble. A modest collection of footnotes rounds things out. The big news in publishing this week is that Simon & Schuster has

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October 26, 2014

Dog-Eared and Dispatched: October 19, 2014

Dog-Eared & Dispatched: October 19, 2014

Hello, hello, hello. In this week’s rundown of the wild world of book culture, we have the latest news on the literary prize front, as well as news about two businesses who haven’t been hugely profitable: McSweeney’s and Amazon. There’s also a passel of footnotes for your delectation, on topics ranging from intellectual cowardice to

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October 19, 2014

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