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Publishers Lunch opens online bookstore, Bookateria

Publishing industry newsletter Publishers Lunch has opened an online bookstore in partnership with Random House. Bookateria’s goal is to aid discovery of new titles and “merchandise the daily book publishing news.” It includes over 2 million titles with affiliate links to bookstores.

With new digital imprints, Random House taps self-published authors

Random House is launching three new digital-only imprints for mystery, “new adult” and science fiction titles, and is revamping a fourth digital imprint focused on romance. The publisher appears to be reaching out to authors who were previously self-published and do not have literary agents.

Random House TV launches to create shows based on books

Random House and Bertelsmann sister company Fremantle Media are partnering to launch a new initiative, Random House Television, that will develop TV shows based on Random House books. Random House authors will also be invited to develop original TV programming.

Random House Invests In Flat World Knowledge

A new high profile-backer for open source textbook firm Flat World Knowledge: Random House. The book publisher is investing an undisclosed a…

Random House Finally Comes to iBooks

Apple’s iBookstore originally launched with many major publishers on board, but Random House was a longtime holdout. Then, just over a day ago, Random House switched to the agency model for e-book pricing and today began populating the iBookstore with its titles.

Old Jews Telling Jokes Launches Book, 200th Episode

Timed perfectly for the eve of the Jewish New Year, Old Jews Telling Jokes, which launched in January 2009, today debuted its 200th episode in conjunction with a book published by Random House. Producer Eric Spiegelman reveals the show’s two secrets to success.

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As E-book Sales Grow, So Does Disintermediation

The economics of e-books are developing on terms far more favorable to authors than traditional publishers, and those trend lines will be increasingly problematic for the latter. The shift from print to e-books could mean lower total revenue, with more of it going to authors — a powerful incentive for authors to start looking for other types of publishing arrangements.

Random House To Sell Audiobooks Without DRM

Random House will begin selling its online audiobooks without DRM protection starting next month, according to WSJ, confirming an earlier re…