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    Borders Liquidation = Cheap Assets

    by Sabrina Musings
    Borders bankrupt

    Borders has been going out of business for a while, but until last weekend I hadn’t stepped foot in one of the going-out-of-business-stores. The one in Minneapolis is two floors and almost empty. While it’s sad and a little scary for people in the publishing biz to see such a huge brick-and-mortar store go down, […]

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    Inside Barnes & Noble

    by Sabrina Publishing
    Barnes & Noble

    Last week I got to go to Barnes & Noble before the store opened and listen to two of their book buyers discuss how they decide which books to buy for which stores across the nation. Not going to lie, it was pretty sweet (even if I did have to be out of my apartment […]

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    Twitter News: Borders Files for Bankruptcy

    by Sabrina Publishing
    Borders

    Last week, Borders filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy. It had been a long time coming, but at least they avoided a Chapter 7, which would mean they basically would have been liquidated. About 200 stores of the 600 Borders stores will be closed. I imagine the bankruptcy of Borders worries many publishers. Borders and Barnes […]

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    This Week in Publishing

    by Sabrina Publishing
    digital publishing

    A U.S. judge dismissed a lawsuit that claimed J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series infringed upon Adrian Jacobs’s “The Adventures of Willy the Wizard No 1 Livid Land,” which was published in 1987. Scholastic, the U.S. Harry Potter publisher, said, “Judge Scheindlin clearly agreed… Scholastic will continue to vigorously defend any such frivolous claims challenging the originality […]

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    12/06/10: This Week in Publishing

    by Sabrina Publishing

    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-_9KwL9bkg&fs=1&hl=en_US] It has finally happened! Google launched the Google eBookstore on Monday. The bookstore is an extension of Google’s book project, “an effort that began in 2004 to scan all 130 million books in the world, by Google’s estimate.” Because it is cloud-based, it is an “open-ecosystem,” which means consumers can buy their books once through […]

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