Surveys and polls are in the news, not on the presidential campaign, but on the rise of e-books in the US and the rest of the world. Bowker Market Research’s Global eBook Monitor has taken a close look at the international market for e-books, notes PW’s Andrew Albanese. And in the weekly review of PW reviews, Mike Harvkey, PW’s Deputy Reviews editor, has details on Paul Tobin’s sci-fi/fantasy novel, Prepare to Die!, a deconstruction of the superhero story, full of “fierce action, sexy romance, warm nostalgia, and wry observations on being a superhero in the age of YouTube.”

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