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Survey: E-Commerce Sites Create Their Own Barriers to Conversion

While e-commerce is a growth market, many customers abandon purchases in the cart. If they do make a purchase, most customers don’t feel inclined to share that purchase on social media. According to this year’s VWO e-Commerce Survey,...Show More Summary

TapSense Growth Fueled by Publishers

TapSense, a mobile advertising exchange, announced today that its revenues in 2014 are up by 400 percent, largely fueled by publishers. Programmatic advertising is on the rise, as evidenced by Yahoo’s recent acquisition of programmatic platform Brightroll. Show More Summary

Weinstein Books to Publish Ebola Memoir

“The love of my life and the father of my son came to America to marry me. It was supposed to be the first happy day of a new life of joy for us all. But before we could make our new family, he died a terrible death in a quarantinedShow More Summary

Reddit CEO Resigns Over Office Plan Disagreement

Snoo via redditgifts Reddit CEO Yishan Wong has resigned from his position as the site seeks “grow up,” reports Mike Isaac at The New York Times. Ellen Pao, the company’s head of strategic partnerships, will serve as interim CEO as the...Show More Summary

You’re More Likely to See Political News on Twitter, Not Facebook

We all know (hopefully) by now that Facebook and Twitter are a main source of news for users. But when it comes to politics, Facebook and Twitter act very differently, according to a new report by the Pew Research Center. What you see...Show More Summary

Non-Fiction Books Everyone Should Read: INFOGRAPHIC

What are your favorite non-fiction books? Designer David McCandless created an infographic called “Non-Fiction Books Everyone Should Read” for his new book, Knowledge is Beautiful. Some of the titles featured in this image include The...Show More Summary

Jeff Kinney, Michael Connelly, & Diane Muldrow Debut On the Indie Bestseller List

We’ve collected the books debuting on Indiebound’s Indie Bestseller List for the week ending November 09, 2014–a sneak peek at the books everybody will be talking about next month. (Debuted at #1 in Children’s Fiction Series) Diary of...Show More Summary

Facebook’s “See Less” Feature Is Good for Users, Not So Good For Engagement

When you’re a sprawling mega-network like Facebook, it’s important that your product serve as many use cases as possible. Facebook has been expanding into other territories, but the main news feed is still the first interface point for many. Show More Summary

NaNoWriMo Tip #9: Banish Away Self-Doubt

The Andrew Lownie Literary Agency, a London-based company, asked 25 authors to describe their writing habits. Journalist Adrian Addison confesses that he has to constantly battle “that voice in my head, that bastard who tells me…WhoShow More Summary

Pinterest Doubles Its Male User Base

Pinterest, the social network that skews heavily female, has doubled its male user base in the past year, reports GigaOm. Earlier this year, the social image-sharing platform hired former Unilever VP David Rubin to help the the service...Show More Summary

Hachette & Amazon Establish a New Multi-Year Contract

Hachette Book Group and Amazon have established a new multi-year agreement. The two companies have been locked in a dispute since April 2014. This contract will dictate the terms and conditions for eBook and print sales within the United States starting in early 2015. Show More Summary

Andersen Press to Publish UK Edition of Patrick Modiano’s Children’s Book

Andersen Press has acquired the exclusive UK and Commonwealth rights to Nobel laureate Patrick Modiano’s only children’s book, Catherine Certitude. The Bookseller reports that the United Kingdom-based company plans to make some early copies available for the holiday season. Show More Summary

Bryan Cranston Narrates ‘You Have to Fing Eat’

Breaking Bad actor Bryan Cranston recorded a four-minute audiobook of Adam Mansbach‘s new children’s book for adults, You Have to Fing Eat. In an interview with The New York Times, Mansbach commented that Cranston “reads with such nuance.” Audible...Show More Summary

Brian Selznick Inks Deal For ‘The Marvels’

Caldecott Medal winner Brian Selznick (pictured, via) has landed a deal with Scholastic for his new book, The Marvels. Here’s more from the press release: “The illustrated story begins in 1766 with Billy Marvel, the lone survivor of a shipwreck, and charts the adventures of his family of actors over five generations. Show More Summary

Cover Revealed For ‘The Wrath & The Dawn’

The cover has been revealed for The Wrath & The Dawn. According to Bustle, Renée Ahdieh’s new young adult novel features a retelling of The Thousand and One Nights. We’ve embedded the full image above—what do you think? Penguin Young...Show More Summary

‘Blue Mountain’: A Book That Stands Out from the Herd

Sometimes we don't realize what we're missing until we read it.

Publishing Jobs: Oxford University Press, Parallax Press, Skyhorse Publishing

This week, Oxford University Press is hiring a digital team manager, as well as a design project manager. Meanwhile, Parallax Press needs an acquisitions editor, and Skyhorse Publishing is seeking an interior production assistant. Get...Show More Summary

Dark Horse Comics to Publish a Gillian Flynn Short Story in an Anthology

Gillian Flynn’s comic short story, entitled “Masks,” will be featured in the Dark Horse Presents 200 anthology. According to the press release, this will be the first time that “Masks” appears in a United States publication. It was originally...Show More Summary

Thomas Piketty Wins the 2014 FT & McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award

Thomas Piketty won the 2014 Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year for his book, Capital in the Twenty-First Century. Piketty earned a £30,000 (about $48,711) prize, and the other shortlisted authors received £10,000Show More Summary

‘The Circus’ Hits Kickstarter

Artist Sarah Kaufman created a series of paintings and became inspired to use her pieces for a new children’s book entitled The Circus. She hopes to raise $9,000 on Kickstarter to cover the cost of self-publishing. Kaufman’s artwork features whimsical subjects including a floating ship, flying dogs, and elephants walking on stilts. Show More Summary

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