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Could Microblogs Destroy the Auction Paradigm? - Posted July 9, 2008
Monday's item about the Twitter-ing around the Lynne Spear memoir elicited a thoughtful reaction from Maud Newton, who reminded readers that "online small talk, especially pre-deal, is a double-edged sword." Newton focused on a string of Twitter posts by HarperCollins marketing manager Felicia Sullivan... [GalleyCat]

Today in AMS: "Transition Vendor" and Pressure on Non-Consentings - Posted February 28, 2007
Today is a special day in the annals of publishing, as it is technically the last day of Publishers Group West's existence. Tomorrow the company will be known as Transition Vendor, and the switch of many publishers to distribution by Perseus formally begins, reports Shelf Awareness. It's the most obvious sign... [GalleyCat]

Today in AMS: S&S Bid Rejected, Economies of Scale - Posted January 23, 2007
Buried at the end of Julie Bosman's New York Times piece about Perseus's offer to acquire the distribution contracts of Publishers Group West clients is that the federal bankruptcy court in Delaware rejected a bid by Simon & Schuster to reclaim books in Advanced Marketing Services' inventory that could be valued... [GalleyCat]

Today in AMS: WSJ Picks up the Story - Posted January 22, 2007
When it comes to the Wall Street Journal, I've learned not to ask the obligatory "what took so long?" question because they seem to go through about triple the research and vetting standards that most of the major newspapers do in order to file stories. And by delaying on the AMS... [GalleyCat]

Scene @ NBCC Finalists Announcement Party - Posted January 22, 2007
When I arrived a few minutes early to Housing Works for the National Book Critics Circle's annual bash to announce their award finalists, I figured - like most parties - ... [GalleyCat]

Independent Publishers Get Hurt by AMS Chapter 11 Filing - Posted January 4, 2007
Declaring bankruptcy isn't exactly the best way to begin the new year, but that's exactly what has happened as Advanced Marketing Services filed Chapter 11 papers on December 29. The full text filing is available via ... [GalleyCat]

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