Subscription Ebooks ‘Inevitable’?

Why the biggest questions for subscription services remain unanswered, Kindle Unlimited encourages authors to go exclusive, this week’s best-selling ebooks, Stephen Colbert endorses another Hachette book, big authors band together and much more.

What Amazon Wants From Hachette

Inside the terms of the dispute, why Japan no longer leads the world in ebooks, a retailer experiments with selling ebooks with multiple-user licenses, Spain cracks down on book piracy and much more.

Amazon Hurt by Author Attacks?

Assessing the impact of authors’ criticism, four lessons libraries can learn from Amazon, politics and reality in Common Core-aligned publishing, Google Play launches in Norway and much more.

Hachette Ebook Discounting Back?

Prices drop on the ebook best-seller list this week, Simon & Schuster plays ball with Scribd and Oyster, what publishers can learn from the New York Times, America’s most well-read cities and more.

Hachette Books Discounted, Penguin Random House Still on Top of Best-Sellers List

Penguin Random House is still on top of the Digital Book World Ebook Best-Seller list this week with another strong performance from The Fault in Our Stars, the John Green hit that hits theaters as a movie in early June. It may not have needed the boost, but the book was discounted to $4.99 from $7.40. Meanwhile, updates on Hachette ebook discounts and an Amazon best-seller.