November, 2010 | Volume 35, Number 11

BPR Exclusive: Not All iPad Owners Are E-Book Users

Tech industry pundits who cheered on Amazon’s Kindle appeared to be the first group to pronounce the device (and others like it) dead once Apple’s iPad came to be. The statements ...

Category Review: Political Science’s Turnover Indicative of Turmoil and Change

Unlike most other categories, political science is influenced more by the election cycle than a five-year trend. Nonetheless, by consolidated rankings across all three lists, political ...

Audio Look: The Physical Product/Digital Product Divide

Now that the Association of American Publishers is splitting the audio book figures between physical books and digital downloads, we can take a fresh look at a market that has always ...

Scholastic Continues 90th Birthday Bash With Social Networking Venture

Though Barnes & Noble’s NOOKcolor announcement sucked a lot of media attention in the last week of October, Scholastic hit the Web early on October 28th with its new social networking site, youarewhatyouread.com; part of the company’s worldwide literacy campaign and the...

Publisher Scorecards: Top Ten Gets Blood Transfusion In October

Top Titles After months of slow turnover in the top-10 entries by consolidated ranking, we saw the pace pick up somewhat in October, a month which brought the highly unusual ...

[Company Name Here] Reveals [E-Reader Name Here] With [New Features Here]

At an October 26th media event at Barnes & Noble’s flagship Union Square store in New York, chief executive officer William Lynch unveiled a colorized e-reading device, the $249 NOOKcolor, which augments the existing $149 and $199 E-ink Nook devices and parks between an iPad and a smartphone in terms of cost and capability.

Marvel Tries to Bring New Readers Aboard

Facing falling sales, a shrinking audience and a tough economy, the largest comic publishers in America have been dropping the prices of upcoming titles and even cutting the number of ...

Publishers Trundle Along in Q3

We’ve seen better quarters from the handful of large, publicly traded publishers, but we’ve seen worse quarters too, and we’re again wondering if the digital tide will be enough to...

HarperCollins Buried

BPR is sad to report News Corporation, the parent company of HarperCollins, has hidden the publishing house in its quarterly filings, effectively burying the results in a new ...

E-Books: Popular Games Infect Bestseller Lists

As if the book publishing industry wasn’t threatened enough by the ever-expanding videogame industry, it looks as though games have once again found a leg up: select titles are now ...

Amazon Gains 38.8%, Forgets to Say Why

With Kindles breaking undisclosed and incomparable sales records, Amazon recorded a 38.8% net sales increase for the third quarter of 2010, reaching $7.6 billion and surpassing $21 ...

Videogames: A Case Study of Ads in Content

In a given day, you probably see thousands of them. On a train, on a bus, off the side of the road, on posters, billboards, menus, bumper stickers—even the sides of trucks. They ...

Book Publishing Report on Twitter

With the launch of our newest Twitter feeds, Book Publishing Report would like to remind our loyral readers that it has its own dedicated feed, where you can find article highlights, ...

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