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Daniel Menaker Steps Down as Random House Top Editor

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Online Only, posted 6.11.07

Random House Publishing Group announced today that Daniel Menaker will step down as executive editor in chief at the end of this month. Hired four years ago—after a sixteen-month stint as an executive editor at HarperCollins—for his literary sensibilities and publishing acumen, Menaker says the decision to leave was mutual.

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Two New Studies Show U.S. Book Production, Sales Rise—a Smidge

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Online Only, posted 6.01.07

Last year's book sales rose slightly over 2005, the New York Times reports today. According to a study by the Book Industry Study Group, publishers sold 3.1 billion books in 2006, up just 0.5 percent from 2005, when 3.09 billion were published.

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Brad Vice Finds a New Publisher for His Controversial Story Collection

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Online Only, posted 5.31.07

Brad Vice’s short story collection, The Bear Bryant Funeral Train, was recently published—again.

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Kansas City Bookseller Burns His Books in Protest

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Online Only, posted 5.29.07

A used bookstore owner in Kansas City, Missouri, began burning his collection of books yesterday, the Associated Press reported.

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NJIT Grads Launch Bookswim: Think Netflix Without the Flix

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Online Only, posted 5.25.07

George Burke and Shamoon Siddiqui recently launched Bookswim, an online operation that allows readers to rent books much the same way Netflix allows people to rent movies. The two graduates of the New Jersey Institute of Technology posted a beta version of the Web site at www.bookswim.com.

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Bertelsmann Makes Changes to Newly Acquired Bookspan

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Online Only, posted 5.24.07

German media conglomerate Bertelsmann AG recently initiated major changes to Bookspan, the company responsible for Book-of-the-Month Club, that it acquired from Time, Inc., last month.

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