Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Book News, In Brief

According to The Washington Post, the Clintons have earned $109 million since leaving the White House. While half of that is Bill's cash for whoring himself out at various speaking engagements, over $30 million is from the couple's bestselling, quickly forgotten books.

Not content with crushing bookstores (new and used) and print on demand companies (large and small), Amazon.com is now aiming their death rays at the British book publishers. Via Times Online: An online price war for books has broken out, pitching Amazon against some of Britain’s biggest publishers. Amazon is angry that Penguin, Bloomsbury and others are discounting titles on their websites, encouraging customers to buy direct instead of using the online retailer.