A daily roundup of book and publishing news from across the Web: Borders Releases iOS App; ACLU gets involved in North Carolina Amazon suit; iPhone Complaints; Crosley on Publicity; Get Kids Reading; World Cup Hurts German Book Sales.
This is the week for e-reading news: the big booksellers are all trying to make headlines, with Amazon and B&N in a heated price war, and now Borders introducing its e-reader app.
The AP reports that the ACLU is getting involved in a lawsuit in which North Carolina's Department of Revenue is suing Amazon to collect state taxes on products bought online. The revenue department has asked Amazon for the names of buyers, and details about their purchases; this, the ACLU claims, is unconstitutional.
Let’s not pretend that Apple’s new iPhone, which lands in customer’s hands this week, ain’t big news, even for books. Turns out the new phone has some problems, as the first customers to get them are finding out. From Mashable.
Author and publicist Crosley talks to PRNewser about the state of publicity. [Video]
The Chicago Tribune tells you how.
According to Publishing Perspectives, the World Cup took a bite out of German book sales on the day the German team lost a game.