Issue 11   June 22, 2010

Industry News
Gulf Coast Booksellers Brace for Long-Term Effects of BP Oil Spill
Nearly two months after the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon and with an estimated 60,000 barrels of oil pouring daily into the Gulf of Mexico, the full scope of the damage—ecological, economic, cultural—will take years to assess. But as the spill spreads east along the coast, from Louisiana to Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida, some Gulf Coast booksellers are already feeling the impact of the nation’s worst oil spill. Read On at Bookselling this Week!
In The News
Remembering Finger Lakes’ Lawrence William Bowe, Changes at Thomas Nelson, Bookstore Layoffs, Amazon Takes Online Tax Battle to Congress Kobo Debuts e-Reader for Android Phones, E-Reader News, University Presses Discuss Coping with Digital, Hearst and Sterling Renew Agreement and Comics For iPad in this issue of Bargain Book News! Read On!

Some European Publishers Slow to Embrace IPad
by Siobhan O’Leary

Apple may have announced that more than 3 million iPads have been sold worldwide since the US launch in April, but just a few weeks after the international launch of the iPad, it appears that many publishers in Europe are still choosing to exercise caution when it comes to the iBookstore.

According to Apple spokesman Adam Howorth, there are now some 15,000 titles in the iBookstore in the UK, France and Germany (a breakdown per country was not provided). But new local content has only been provided by a handful of publishers in each of these territories thus far: Hachette, HarperCollins, Macmillan and Penguin in the UK; Hachette, Albin Michel, Eyrolles and the aggregator Immateriel in France. And while Random House US has made headlines for its absence in the iPad iBookstore, Verlagsgruppe Random House in Germany has been in the news as one of only two German book publishers -– the other is Bastei-Luebbe — to have signed on to make its titles available on the platform. Read On!

Southern Review News
by Noel Griese

More breaking news in the book industry from Southern Review including Bad-boy referee Tim Donaghy in 'tiff' with publisher over financial records. Read On!
Did You Know?
Never slap a man who's chewing tobacco. Never kick a cow chip on a hot day. There are two theories to arguing with a woman. Neither works. Read On!
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Registration fee waived for librarians attending Boston Book Show! Meet a few of the GABBS's Exhibitors

Librarians from throughout the United States, but especially New York and New England, are invited to attend the Great American Bargain Book Show scheduled for Boston’s Hynes Convention Center on Thursday-Friday, August 19-20. Read On!
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Industry Trade Shows
2010 Trade Shows
by Tiffany Noel

Remember, there is nothing like meeting people face to face, hands-on checking out product, the gathering together as a community of booklovers and learning from one another. Check out all the latest trade show listings. Make attending trade shows a priority! Read on for 2010 listings...
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Swap & Shop
by Valerie May

NEW HD DVD'S for sale, a great find for any retailer! Also, new book titles! Check them out! And more listings for those interested in buying and selling in the publishing industry. Need an affordable line of Classics for your store? Read On!

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