Readers Can’t Digest – Week 6 (15-Sep to 21-Sep)

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1. Sale of Joan Rivers’ book sky rocketed following her death on 4th September. It saw a 570% increase in sales in 1 week.

Joan Rivers


2.  HarperCollins will add new invisible watermarks to its ebooks to battle piracy. The watermark will be invisible to the reader, but will enable HarperCollins to track any copies which appear online.



3.  Tom Hiddleston has signed on to play the lead role in the sequel to King Kong’s 2005 remake. The movie will be called ‘Skull Island’.



4. HarperCollins and HarperCollins Christian Publishing will offer expedited shipping from November 3 through January 16. This is a part of HarperCollins’ newly introduced Holiday Express Shipping program for independent bookstores.



5.  Protests are mounting against the rumored closure of Paris’s oldest book store, Delamain. The book store was created in 1900 and moved into its current premises in 1906.



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