Association of American Publishers’ Latina Book Club Reading List for 2011

In What's the Buzz by Edward Nawotka

By Ed Nawotka Las Comadres is 15,000 strong nationwide group of Latinas which was begun in April 2000 in Austin, Texas and has since expanded to 100 U.S. cities. In 2008 the group partnered with the Association of American Publishers to launch the Las Comadres and Friends National Latino Book Club. The book club meets monthly nationwide to discuss English-language works …

E-book Bestseller Lists from New York Times Coming in 2011

In What's the Buzz by Hannah Johnson

By Hannah Johnson The New York Times announced yesterday that it will begin publishing e-book bestseller lists for fiction and nonfiction titles early next year. The Times created and verified its e-book tracking system over a period of two years, says Janet Elder, the editor of news surveys and election analysis. Book Review editor Sam Tanenhaus said the addition of …

US E-book Sales top $30m in January, Matching Kids Hardcovers

In Global Trade Talk by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka Perhaps fueled by people filling up the new e-readers they received over the holidays, e-book sales in January jumped a drastic 261.2% over the same period last year in the United States, according  to the most recent statistics released by the AAP. As a category e-book sales equaled that of children’s/YA hardcover book sales, which fell 41.6%, …

New AAP Prez Prioritizes Anti-piracy

In Feature Articles by Edward Nawotka

NEW YORK: When Tom Allen took over as President of the Association of American Publishers, his chair was still warm. Pat Schroeder, the former Colorado congresswoman sat in the same chair from June 1997 until April 30 of this year and gave Allen just one month to get up to speed before she took off for Florida and “to sail …