Cassette Sales Rose 35% in 2017

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Cassette Sales Rose 35% in 2017

Cassette album sales in the United States rose by 35% last year, according to Nielsen Music (via the Hollywood Reporter). Total sales numbered 174,000 copies in 2017, as compared to 129,000 in 2016. The top three best-selling cassette tape albums in the U.S. were different soundtracks for the
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Book review: “Traitor” betrays itself

It's just not a good spy thriller, missing key ingredients. … But “Traitor” does not come close to the quality of Silva's best sellers. … That's the difference between a good thriller, such as those by Silva, that weave the issues in world news into the story, and “Traitor,” which avoids getting into geopolitical
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Disputed Trump book a hot midnight item at DC bookstore, No. 1 bestseller on Amazon

Attempts by President Donald Trump's lawyers to squash the publication of a controversial book about his administration have only fanned the flames. The book, “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” was available first thing today after the publisher moved up the release date amid the
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Fire and Fury: US president Trump's lawyer tries to stop publication of controversial book

US President Donald Trump has tried to stop the publication of a book about the chaotic first year of Trump's presidency. On Thursday (US time), lawyer's for the president demanded that publishers Henry Holt & Co and author Michael Wolff stop publication of Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House
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Holiday Sales Surpass Forecasts, Reflecting Consumer Rebound

Accelerating rapidly after a decade of mediocre growth, retail spending growth is seeing its best performance since 2005, with widespread gains both … The lack of TV advertising during the retail industry's most crucial selling season is being seen as highly unusual, even in today's digital age, and was
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Local book fair pioneer NTS Chopra dies

SINGAPORE – Local publishing pioneer N. T. S. Chopra, who helmed Singapore's first book fair for 27 years, died on Thursday aged 88, following complications from pneumonia. With his curled moustache, the founding director of the Singapore International Book Fair and Festival Of Books was a
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After Trump seeks to block book, publisher hastens release

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump mounted a legal attack Thursday (Jan 4) on a new book portraying him as a volatile and ill-equipped chief executive, but the publisher rebuffed his demand to halt its release and defiantly moved up official publication to Friday because of soaring interest.
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Author of White House tell-all book says he spent 3 hours Trump on the project

The publication date for the book, Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, was moved up to Friday, after the president's lawyers send the publishers a cease-and-desist letter trying to block its release. The publishers said the date was brought forward because of the demand for the book. Asked his
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Trump battles to block publication of bombshell book

Image obtained Jan 4, 2018, from the publisher, shows the cover page of the book 'Fire and Fury' by Michael Wolff. The publisher of the bombshell book about Donald Trump's White House has responded to demands to 'cease and desist' publication from the White House by moving the release date to
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Trump tried to block the release of an explosive new book about the White House — and now …

1 best-seller spot on Amazon, with customers being forced to wait two to four week for their copy to be shipped. As of Friday, many of the reviews on Amazon claim to have only bought the book for one reason — to make Trump angry. “I probably would not have bought this,” reads one five-star top review.
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Bombshell Book About Trump White House Hard To Find Locally

The publisher of Michael Wolff's new book moved the date up to Friday morning, only making the announcement the day before after the president tried to shut it down. The president's lawyers sent a cease and desist letter to the publishers of “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House.” The letter
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This sneaker-selling startup is trying to stomp out fakes

Sellers are charged a fee, which goes up or down based on the quality of the experience. A good seller is charged 9.5% and $5 for a shipping label. Limited edition shoes are a small market — Lu says there's only 12 or so “hyped” models a year. To grow, the Culver City based company has moved into
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Saga by best-selling Lafayette novelist set on Great Wall: review

After his editor at a major New York publishing house retired recently, Lafayette novelist John Shors decided to take a road increasingly taken, even by bestselling authors: He decided to self-publish his next novel. Self-publishing of old typically translated into poor quality. There are still countless titles
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Trump fails to block book's publication, says it is 'full of lies'

US President Donald Trump lashed out at a bombshell-filled book that hits the shelves today, dismissing it as “full of lies” after threats of legal action failed to block its release. Publishers responded to a cease-and-desist letter by moving forward by four days the release of Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump
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'Fire & Fury; Inside the Trump White House' released

WASHINGTON (AP/CBS) — A new book critical of President Donald Trump has gone on sale despite threats of a lawsuit. Michael Wolff's book, “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” was released Friday and is already on Amazon's best sellers list. The publisher moved up the release by four
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Best-Selling Author Announces an Event-Filled January

Jack Uldrich, a well-recognized global futurist, speaker and author of 11 books, including award-winning bestsellers, will be delivering 11 keynote addresses across the U.S. and Canada this month. Uldrich, who is the founder of The School of Unlearning, dedicates himself to helping businesses,
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Large-Screen 4K TVs, AI-Driven Speakers Among Top Tech Sellers During 2017 Holidays

Large-screen 4K Ultra High-Def (UHD) TVs and artificial intelligence (AI)-driven, voice-controlled speakers were again among the best-selling technology products over the 2017 holiday season. While the TV category was helped by increasingly prevalent high-end features including High Dynamic
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Stop Dissing Me: Trump Lawyer Sends Cease and Desist Letter to Steve Bannon

The letter also accuses Bannon of disclosing “confidential information” to Michael Wolff, author of the new book Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House. … In other news, in response to the 11-page letter from Trump's counsel demanding that the efforts to publish Wolff's book stop immediately, the
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West vs. Coates: Two views of black progress

Best sellers. Unbelievable honoraria. A university professorship at Harvard, bringing a generous stipend and the ability to teach at any school at the university. But as we know, the public is fickle, and the flavor of the month changes. Moreover, West's criticism of Obama alienated him from many people,
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