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Helen Gregg

Race to the Bottom for E-readers Part II: Amazon Strikes Back

In What's the Buzz by Helen Gregg

By Helen Gregg It’s on. In response to Barnes and Noble’s price reduction on its Nook e-reader, Amazon.com Inc. quickly slashed the price on its Kindle, reported the Wall Street Journal. Barnes and Noble announced this morning that the Nook with 3G connectivity will now retail for $199, down from $259. Hours later, Amazon knocked its previously-$259 basic Kindle to …

Project Gutenberg Offers Free E-Books

In What's the Buzz by Helen Gregg

By Helen Gregg Is your iBookshelf unacceptably sparse? Project Gutenberg, the free online database of public domain literature, has begun to put some titles into ePub formats to be read on mobile reading devices. The e-publishing blog eBookNewser has begun to list Project Gutenberg titles in its “Free E-Book of the Day” list, starting with the classics Pride and Prejudice …

Free Book Giveaway: One More Story by Ingo Schulze

In What's the Buzz by Helen Gregg

By Helen Gregg This month, the German Book Office NY is giving away 10 copies of our Book of the Month, One More Story by Ingo Schulze, a collection of short stories. New Year’s Eve 1999, Berlin. At a party to kick off the twenty-first century, Frank Reichert meets Julia, his lost love. Since their separation in the fall of …

What Booksellers Want

In Global Trade Talk by Helen Gregg

By Helen Gregg On Thursday in New York City, a panel of three independent booksellers told a room full of marketers and publicists that free pizza will get teens to read (and buy) a book, that promotional posters and bookmarks are mostly just clutter, and why they aren’t selling e-books in their stores. The event, called “What Booksellers Want,” was …

Goethe-Institut Officially Opens Spring Street Location

In German Buch News by Helen Gregg

By Helen Gregg The Goethe-Institut New York officially opened on April 15, with a press conference in the late afternoon to introduce the new space, and to reintroduce the Goethe-Institut’s programs and overall mission. In front of members of the press, Dr. Stephan Wackwitz, director of programming, Brigitte Doellgast, Library Director, Dr. Eva Marquardt, Director of Language Programs, and Gabriele …