Book Path

$116 Million – Penguin Parent Pearson Purchases Author Solutions, Inc.
July 19, 2012 – Lakshmi Desai-Caan

Bloomington, IN – Author Solutions, Inc. (ASI) has been bought by Pearson for $116 million in cash from Bertram Capital.

New, Next, Novel
July 20, 2012 - Stephan Burt

George Hasenberg, a highly regarded business consultant specializing in mediation, has authored an educational and inspirational book about his experiences surviving a gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST).

            Library News

Recycling In An Award Winning BIG (Box) Way
June 25, 2012 – Sultana Livingston

Anaheim, CA – When does a Wal-Mart store get an interior design award?

When the McAllen Public Library in McAllen, Texas, a repurposed 123,000 square foot space formerly a Wal-Mart, is named the 2012 winner of the Library Interior Design Award for a Public Library over 30, 000 square feet by the   

July 14, 2012 – Newton Higsbottom

The E-verse – Rights holders of all kinds, publishers, authors, and even family members, are reissuing books in digital formats to satisfy the desires of a loyal readership and to spark the interest of new ones.  Out-of-print (OP) books and backlist titles are being reincarnated as e-books.

Recently, Vintage Books, an imprint of Random House, Inc., announced that it was issuing Truman Capote’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s as an e-book. Paperback reissues of Capote favorites, including The Grass Harp, Music for -

The PDP of Self-publishing an e-Book
July 23, 2012 – Maddie Martinez

Pricing, Distribution, and Production

You’ve written the most brilliant book mankind has ever had the chance to read.  The cover is eye-catching and even looks great as a thumbnail.

With the Internet, the world, that is, every being with access to almost any electronic device from a desktop computer to a smartphone, is your marketplace.

You are ready to self-publish that masterwork as an e-book and bask in the fame and fortune that are sure to be yours.

Update: The Marketplace Fairness Act
July 13, 2012 – Porter Wilson

Washington, DC – The Congressional debate, more than a decade old, about how to allow states to collect sales taxes from online retailers, may be coming to a head.

Last year, in a letter to Sen. Richard Durbin (R-IL), a bipartisan co-sponsor of The Marketplace Fairness Act, American Booksellers Association (ABA) CEO Oren Teicher wrote:

"We firmly believe the Marketplace Fairness Act would help to level the playing field by authorizing states to require out-of-state retailers to collect and remit sales tax to the

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