Category Archives: book industry

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Where The Wild Things Are–The Movie

Yes, it’s true. Maurice Sendak‘s beloved children’s classic, Where the Wild Things Are, has been adapted for the silver screen and is directed by Spike Jonze. Jones and Dave Eggers of A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius fame, wrote the screenplay together. The best thing

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Rare Book of the Day: The Hobbit (first American ed.)

The Hobbit or There and Back Again by J.R.R. Tolkien While I’m waiting for The Hobbit movie adaptation (slated for release in 2012), I’ll save up my pennies for this gem. As described: Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1938. First American edition, third state, in a

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Used Books Recession Proof?

Chris Volk at Bookfever has put together an interesting, short survey of booksellers and how the recession is affecting them. To summarize: booksellers are reporting average sales 10.6% lower than the prior year. On Biblio, we’re definitely seeing used book sales weaker than we anticipated

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Graphic Books Finally Join NY Times’ “Bestseller” Lists

As an avid comic fan, I was pleased to see the announcement of graphic novels to the New York Times Bestseller list this morning. They’ve compiled the lists into three categories: hardcover, softcover and Manga. Catch the lists and then check out available copies of

Kindle is Heir-Apparent to Betamax

They really just don’t get it. In a move to prevent the possibility that someone could use the Kindle to buy e-books from (gasp!) a retailer other than Amazon, the same had its attorneys contact MobileRead and demand that they remove some user posted scripts