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Is BookScan Helpful Or Harmful? - Posted December 15, 2010
Is Nielsen's BookScan good for writers? This was a question raised at today's eBook Summit, by author Douglas Rushkoff. He thinks it isn't. "BookScan is a writer's night... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Even More HP7 Stats - Posted July 24, 2007
Barnes & Noble sold 1.8 million copies of HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS on Saturday and Sunday in its stores and online, 38% more than it sold of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince during its first two days on sale. Nielsen Bookscan has tabulated first-day UK sales for Harry Potter... [GalleyCat]

Starbucks to Sell Books in UK - Posted April 5, 2007
The news that Starbucks plans to sell books in its 450 UK stores should be no surprise, considering the success the coffee retailer has had in the US with its two book selections to date, Mitch Albom's FOR ONE MORE DAY and Ishmael Beah's A LONG WAY GONE. The Bookseller reports... [GalleyCat]

Pearson Profits Rise - Posted February 26, 2007
Pearson, the world's largest education publisher (and parent company of Penguin Books) reported a 19 pct rise in 2006 profits, ahead of market expectations, and said it expects to grow faster than its markets in 2007. Penguin saw sales rise by 5% and operating profit by 10% in 2006,... [GalleyCat]

Exact Sales Figures: The Needle/Haystack Conundrum - Posted February 14, 2007
As part of its continuing coverage of the Clive Cussler/Philip Anschutz lawsuit (more on that below) the LA Times delves into one of the key points of the lawsuit - did Cussler grossly overinflate his sales figures - and fans back into the publishing industry's general cluelessness vagueness of exact sales... [GalleyCat]

As The Clive Cussler Lawsuit Turns - Posted February 2, 2007
Way back in December the LA Times reported on the impending lawsuits between author Clive Cussler and film producer Philip Anschutz stemming from a $10 million dollar deal to adapt SAHARA. Cussler hated the movie and sued on the grounds that it violated terms set forth in the contract; Anschutz countersued,... [GalleyCat]

Making Money from Government Commission Reports - Posted January 30, 2007
Fortune's Eugenia Levenson analyzes why freely available and lengthy government reports, such as the 9/11 Commission and Iraq Study Group Reports, are selling like gangbusters. The latter book, published by Random House imprint Vintage, has spent six weeks on The New York Times... [GalleyCat]