NEWS: Publishers Warm To eBooks On Their Own Terms

Book publishers have survived the first stage of a digital revolution in better shape than the music industry and are now embracing the shift to e-books in their search for new revenue streams and lower costs.

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NEWS: Publishing Houses Make Moves to Please Authors

Compliments of the fine folks at the New York Times

Three major publishers said on Wednesday that they would allow their authors to access book sales data directly online, a move that appeared to challenge Amazon and its continued efforts to woo authors.

Simon & Schuster announced the creation of an author portal, a Web site where authors and illustrators can check sales of their books, broken down by type of merchant and book format, including digital.

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