Snooki's Shore Thing Moves 4,000 Copies in First Six Days
Snooki's Shore Thing Moves 4,000 Copies in First Six Days
Planning on a career as a writer? Getting started can be costly -- advances are often elusive -- so you'll often have to dig into your own pockets to cover the cost of doing research. But there is no need to break the bank. Here are eight tips for doing research on a budget.
Lost book sales can't be quantified, making it impossible to calculate e-piracy's full economic impact. But the sheer number of illegal copies available for download gives an idea of the scope. It translates into a staggering amount of royalties being stolen from authors.
In these precious few holiday shopping days left, e-readers make for an easy gift for wide range of family and friends. So, DailyFinance has assembled a guide to the major e-readers and what each one is best suited for as well as what issues you should consider before buying.
As the embattled 39-year-old Australian hacker's lawyers fight his extradition to Sweden, he'll be working on a memoir. The book will be published in the U.S. by Knopf, a division of Random House, and in the U.K. by Canongate. Admirers -- and detractors -- can't wait.
The Bleeding Continues as Borders Reports Another Dismal Quarter
Among Thursday's best reads for investors from around the Web: Business lessons from the Beatles, Cody Willard's latest stock picks and the newest billionaire.
Google opened its long-anticipated Internet book store Monday, putting itself in direct competition with Amazon.com.
Winfrey has selected two Dickens classics, A Tale of Two Cities and Great Expectations, which will be reissued together in one 800-page volume with the Oprah's Book Club sticker from Penguin Classics. But readers can get them a lot cheaper, or free, elsewhere.
A newly-published author says getting the book deal is just a start -- learning how to pitch your story is what builds audiences.
With time running out, Gordon Murray, who was diagnosed with aggressive brain cancer, set to put down some common sense advice on financial planning and asset allocation. His 96-page book, co-written with former tennis champ Dan Goldie, could now attract a seven-figure advance.
In today's spooky economy, more writers are turning to ghostwriting to help make ends meet. But before picking up that pen, here are a few things you should know.
When Sarah Palin protested after gossip site Gawker posted pages from her upcoming book America By Heart, Gawker taunted her for her lack of knowledge about copyright law. But a federal judge has ordered Gawker to take the pages down temporarily.
Just ahead of holiday shopping season, Amazon has added a smart new gift-giving option. Whereas before, customers could give Kindle e-readers as gifts, now actual e-books can be added to holiday shopping lists and gifted to others, whether they have a Kindle or not.
In his new book, Trading Realities, tech-executive-turned-personal-investor Jeff Augen offers a refreshingly realistic account of how stock markets truly function.
When a book publisher wants to reward an editor's ability to bring in the bestseller bacon -- or sweeten a job offer -- the solution is often a new imprint, ideally one with their name on it. Which explains nothing about why Hachette just gave one to comedy show host Chelsea Handler.
Barnes & Noble is hoping to boost holiday sales by testing new toy sections, following the "store-within-a-store" model, in five of its locations.
The Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission had planned to publish its findings in book form with Little, Brown. But the unusual deal between the two, which involved an advance payment from the publisher, has fallen apart, and PublicAffairs Books has stepped in as the new publisher.
The time is approaching for visits to Grandma, fireside mugs of cocoa -- and the big savings gamblers can find in the new edition of the American...
Parenting doesn't stop at potty training and teaching the kids how to tie their shoes. As your kids grow up, what is the best way to teach them about...
Borders, the nation's second-largest bookstore chain, has struggled for years due to competition from both fellow bricks-and-mortar outlets and online booksellers. It's latest move to combat that is an offer to match the competition's prices -- but the program's limits doom it failure.
Publishers have been eager to sign famous people to book deals. And if you're a musician, such as Rolling Stone Keith Richards, ready and willing to reveal a great deal about yourself, the chances are very good those deals will pay off handsomely.
Studios, cable and tech companies said they will launch an Entertainment Identifier Registry (EIDR) to track movies and TV shows in the same way that books are coded. Each media asset, from a full-length movie to a short clip, will receive a unique ID, like an International Standard Book Number (ISBN), Reuters reported. The registry will make it easier for businesses to search, track and report the revenue from a media asset.
Publishing companies McGraw-Hill and Pearson both saw earnings buoyed by their education segments.
Wal-Mart Stores (WMT) will start selling the Kobo Inc. digital book reader in U.S. stores next week, as it moves to increase its hand-held electronic product line. U.S. stores will begin selling the Kobo device as early as Oct. 24, Wal-Mart CEO Michael Serbinis told Bloomberg News.
Amazon's third-quarter profits rose 16% thanks to surge in sales of electronic products such as its Kindle e-reader, the world's largest online retailer reported after the bell Thursday. Net income was $231 million, up from $199 million a year earlier, the company said in its earnings statement.
The publisher of Prevention, Men's Health, Women's Health and other magazines has agreed to settle a case brought by the Florida Attorney General...
After Conde Nast's surprise shuttering of Gourmet last fall, Ruth Reichl, its editor-in-chief, was out of a job. While the 70-year-old title is back as an iPad app, Reichl herself has moved away from magazines and back to book publishing.
In today's tough times, it's hard to think about retirement when you're living paycheck to paycheck. But with politicians flirting with privatizing...
One of the key innovations Amazon implemented on its way to becoming the nation's largest online book retailer was to allow its customers to preview snippets of books. Now, a new patent granted to the online giant suggests they may want to start charging customers for the privilege.