By Edward Nawotka
Plastic Logic’s forthcoming e-reader for Barnes & Noble make headlines on both sides of the Atlantic for the revelation that it will incorporate both Wi-Fi and 3G GSM wireless ability, something that would allow it to roam globally. The Bookseller notes that although the company originated in Cambridge, England, it has not yet announced a UK partner.
The University of Michigan announced that “it will make thousands of public domain books-including rare and one-of-a-kind titles-available for sale in print-on-demand editions under a new agreement with Amazon’s print-on-demand service, BookSurge,” writes Publishers Weekly. Our favorite bit of the announcement is the statement that the titles will be available in more than 200 languages, “from Acoli to Zulu,” which brings up the question, assuming that at least some of those books will be from dead languages, how will one search Amazon for the book?
Many including GalleyCat, covered the news that former Collins imprint publisher Bruce Nichols — months after his division was shuttered by HarperCollins — is moving to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt to serve as publisher of the adult trade and reference division.
The New York Times discovered that discount department store Target sells books – lots and lots of them.