Jun 19, 2012 @ 12:11:00 am
For the first time ever, e-books are outselling hardcovers. A new report from the American Association of Publishers finds that in the first quarter of 2012, e-books racked up $282.3 million in sales, while hardcovers trailed behind at $229.6 million. The good news is that sales increased all around: E-book sales went up by 28.1 percent, while hardcovers rose 2.7 percent.
BOMB magazine has received a $15,000 grant from Amazon to expand its literary section, First Proof. And speaking of $15,000 Amazon grants, writer Alan Averill was awarded the retailer’s fifth annual Breakthrough Novel Award for his debut, The Beautiful Land.
Rapper DeStorm Power name checks fifty-two book titles—from The Picture of Dorian Gray to Fifty Shades of Gray—in a single song.
Apropos of Ken Auletta’s article about Amazon and
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