Author Archives: Brittany Hazelwood

Apply for the GBO Children’s Books Editors’ Trip to Germany

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Participants will meet with German children’s book professionals and discuss trends in YA, picture books, children’s nonfiction and more.

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Lagardère’s E-books, US Sales Rise Despite Global Dip

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The media conglomerate reports net sales at 7,657 million euros down 3.9%. However, the group saw growth in US and e-book sales throughout 2011.

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Win a Free Copy of Rafik Schami’s Latest Book, The Calligrapher’s Secret

Win a copy of The Calligrapher’s Secret by Rafik Schami, whose novels have been translated into 23 languages and received numerous international awards.

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German Book Prize Finalists Whittled to Six, Winner Announced at Frankfurt

The six finalists for the 2011 German Book Prize will learn who takes home the 25,000 euro award on October 10 at the start of the Frankfurt Book Fair.

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From Italy to NYC: Europa Editions Translates Success

Michael Reynolds, Editor-in-chief of Europa Editions, discusses Europa’s success publishing translations, its new Tonga imprint, and plans for expansion to the UK.

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Booktrack Launches Synchronized E-book Soundtracks

New York-based tech company Booktrack released its first e-book set to synchronized music and sound effects based on reading speed.

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Amazon Offers Kindle Daily E-book Deal

Amazon has launched the “Kindle Daily Deal” which features a cut-priced e-book available for 24-hours.

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Melville House’s “HybridBook” Marries Print and Digital

Demonstrating how print and digital can co-exist, Melville House has launched HybridBooks featuring QR codes that offer readers supplemental material.

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AOL’s New Mag App Uses Algorithms to “Read You”

AOL has launched Editions, a new magazine app that customizes content based on user behavior.

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Time Inc. to Launch Digital Tablet Editions for All 21 U.S. Titles

Titles such as InStyle, Entertainment Weekly, and Essence will now join People, Time, Sports Illustrated and Fortune, as digital tablet editions.

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