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TOR BOOKS ANNOUNCES TITLE FOR BRANDON SANDERSON'S SECOND STORMLIGHT ARCHIVE INSTALLMENT by (Tor 28 February 2013 / ) - New York, NY - February 28, 2013 -- Tor Books, an imprint of Tom Doherty Associates, LLC - the largest publisher of science fiction in the world - is excited to announce the title for Brandon Sanderson's forthcoming follow-up to The Way of Kings, the first book in The Stormlight Archive. WORDS OF RADIANCE, book two in The Stormlight Archive is slated to release November 2013.

Attached is a behind-the-scenes look by Brandon Sanderson himself on choosing the title WORDS OF RADIANCE. (more ...)

Orbit Announces Acquisition of Bestselling Self-Published Fantasy Series by (Orbit 15 February 2013 / ) - NEW YORK, NY (February 15, 2013) – Today Orbit US & UK announced the international acquisition of the Shadowdance novels – an epic fantasy series by self-publishing success David Dalglish. The author has already digitally published the first four books in the series, all of which have been e-book bestsellers.

Dalglish said of the deal, "I've seen the limits of what I can accomplish self-publishing and hope that with Orbit I can reach the next level, both in the quality of my writing and the size of my audience. I'm thrilled with everything Orbit has offered me, and feel this is the next step I need to take in my career." (more ...)

NOOK Losses to Exceed 2012 by Jim Milliot (Publishers Weekly, Barnes & Noble 14 February 2013 / ) - It appears that the Barnes & Noble NOOK is becoming an endangered product as NOOK EBITDA fell short of B&N predictions for the Holiday 2012 season. Given that the company intends to close 15 to 20 brick and mortar stores a year for the next 10 years, are they being overly optimistic about the future of the NOOK and perhaps even that of the company? We'd hate to see that happen? Thanks to SF author Robert J. Sawyer for bringing it to our attention. (more ...)

Baen Authors David Weber, Eric Flint, John Ringo, Larry Correia Available on iBookstore for First Time by (Baen 13 February 2013 / ) - RIVERDALE, NEW YORK, February 12, 2013 — Digital book pioneer Baen Books is making its books available for purchase on Apple's iBookstore for the first time beginning today. Science fiction and fantasy publisher Baen Books has sold its ebooks for over fifteen years at Baen's web site, Baenebooks.com, where books have been downloadable free of digital rights restrictions; they will also be DRM-free on the iBookstore. The move to third party distribution is relatively new territory for Baen, which has built a name for itself in the ebook arena with an innovative e-Advanced Reading Copy program. (Source: Baen) (more ...)

Book View Café's French Fried Hits New York Times Bestseller list by (Book View Cafe 13 February 2013 / ) - February 12, 2013 — Book View Café (BVC) is pleased to announce its first wholly owned title to hit the New York Times bestseller list (http://nyti.ms/ge6V1A). Chris Dolley’s FRENCH FRIED, a hilarious memoir detailing the author’s experiences with identity theft in the south of France, is listed with this week's top sellers in nonfiction ebooks.

While most of Book View Café's authors are major award nominees or best sellers, Dolley's FRENCH FRIED marks the first title published by Book View Café to make the NY Times list. (Source: Book View Cafe) (more ...)

Amazon Earns Patent for Reselling E-Books by Francie Diep, TechNewsDaily Staff Writer (TechNewsDaily, The Washington Post, paidContent.org, ReDigi 09 February 2013 / ) -

(Amazon just received a patent to create a marketplace where people can sell their 'used' e-books, audio files, apps, and other digital things. It's still unclear whether such a marketplace would be legal and, if so, what company or companies would offer the service. IMAGE CREDIT: tkemot | Shutterstock.com)

Once upon a time, a long, long time ago, people used to sell their old books when they moved cross-country, or donate read tomes to the local library. That might be less common today. E-book sales have overtaken print book sales in the United States and the United Kingdom and there's no easy way to sell old titles stored in a Kindle, Nook, or another e-reader -- for now.

That may change in the future. Amazon received a patent Jan. 29 that covers a marketplace for moving digital books, audio files, video files, apps, and more from one device to another. Once the new device receives the "used" e-book, podcast or other digital object, the file gets deleted from the original device.

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