Around the Bookish World: News Week-in-Review

Filed in News , The Eclectic Lover Posted on May 14, 2010 @ 8:00 am 5 comments announced their eBook store will be opening in June with ebooks available for a variety of devices.  They are also offering the Kobo ereader for preorder at $149.99 (US).

Borders Australia online has started offering a guarantee that they will beat the price (with shipping included) of books shipped to Australia. has an interesting article on how Amazon handles typos in Kindle eBooks.

Angry Robot Books has split from HarperCollins UK.

Variety reports that Tyra Banks has a three book deal for a young adult fantasy series.

GalleyCat reports that Gerald Posner has hired a lawyer to fight against claims of plaigarism.

Publishers Weekly writes that the Amazon Kindle bestseller list will soon split into two as Amazon makes separate bestseller lists for free and paid eBooks.

PublishingPerspectives has a short article about books being sold from cigarette machines.

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  • Blodeuedd May 14, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    Heard about Tyra's book, not sure how I feel

  • joder May 15, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    Well, that will be a very interesting way to buy books! Never thought of vending machines for books, but it's definitely eye-catching.

  • ColleenFL May 15, 2010 at 2:08 pm

    @Blodeuedd – I'm with you on the Tyra books!

    @joder – I agree. I think it is a pretty good way to get attention.

  • Melissa (My words and pages) May 16, 2010 at 6:33 pm

    Books sold from cigarette machines? I am going to have to go read that one. I hope cigarettes aren't still there too. Hopefully they are just reusing the machines, after they clean them out. 🙂 It would be a good way to recycle the machines though.

  • ColleenFL May 17, 2010 at 11:33 am

    @Melissa – Books only- no cigarettes! It's getting them mentioned a lot on the web. I've come across several references to it in my web browsing.

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