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If you can't get enough of George R. R. Martin's epic Game of Thrones fantasy saga, there's a new way to get detailed information on its world and characters on your phone and tablet. Random House has introduced A World of Ice and Fire, an interactive guide to the series, for free on the App St...

November 28th 2012 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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The pressure of digital transitions can lead traditional media companies to circle the wagons -- for better or for worse -- and book publishers certainly aren't immune as e-books take hold. Bertelsmann and Pearson are worried enough to be merging their respective Random House and Penguin publishin...

October 29th 2012 at 10:15am 0 Comments
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Oddly, Random House deciding to triple the price of its e-books for libraries is being considered a compromise. While others, like Penguin, are pulling their electronic tomes from the virtual shelves of our lending institutions, Random House is at least willing to still play ball -- even if it's ma...

March 5th 2012 at 2:02am 0 Comments
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Apple's kicking off the iPad 2 event with some iBooks announcements. The first thing you need to know is that 100 million books have been downloaded to date from the company's bookstore. That's a lot of digital tomes, and there are more coming. Yep, that brings us to the second big piece of news --...

March 2nd 2011 at 12:50pm 0 Comments
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We posted that Random House had made a deal to finally get their books in the iBookstore. Well, it's in the process of happening. This morning the Random House published-Millenium Trilogy by Steig Larsson is available for purchase and the first two books are even at decent prices. Now we'll h...

March 2nd 2011 at 12:40pm 0 Comments
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Random House said in a brief statement Monday that it has agreed to the "agency model for e-book sales," according to AppleInsider. That agency model had been the chief stumbling block keeping Random House books from joining the iBookstore. In the traditional publishing model, retailers bought b...

March 1st 2011 at 10:30am 0 Comments
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Amazon's exclusive digital distribution deal with star literary agent Andrew Wiley looks like it wasn't all it was cracked up to be; in fact, it seems to have fallen through before the ink dried on the contracts. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Andrew Wiley is "largely abandoning" the ag...

August 25th 2010 at 6:32pm 0 Comments
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Mass Effect lead writer Drew Karpyshyn has been working overtime, penning two novels that will tie into the Xbox 360 action-RPG trilogy. The first, Mass Effect: Revelation, is described as a prequel novel following Alliance Commander David Anderson as he uncovers a "sinister conspiracy" that spans a...

February 25th 2007 at 3:28pm 0 Comments