Among the many stories added to our around the world blog in the past week:
- Penguin UK makes 100 redundant
- Amazon to put ads into ebooks?
- Amazon hit with billion-dollar tax fine in Japan
- Salinger 'sequel' stopped by US court
- James Patterson's UK sales cut in half as market falls
- B&N follows Amazon on ebook pricing
- Meyer goes digital in the UK
- 'Agents need to be more flexible on e-rights'
- massive redundancies for German bookseller
- Waterstones sales & profits fall
For details on all these stories and more, see www.booksellerandpublisher.com.au/blogentries/
So my question for today: Is there any friggin good news in this industry?
Oh, and don't think I didn't notice the Meyer entry (for those following my ebook past activities). I see Meyer went digital in the UK via the ScrollMotion Iceberg e-reader for the iPhone. Yep, like I'm going to read a book on an iPhone. If anyone IS reading books on an iPhone, please explain it to me. What's the reading pleasure because I don't get it one iota!