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Digital Book World

Women at the Intersection of Publishing, Finance and Tech

Digital Book World 2016 Evaluates ‘Women at the Intersection of Publishing, Finance and Technology’ and ‘Transformation in Publishing,’ Among Other Hot Topics NEW YORK (Feb. 5, 2016) — “Women at the Intersection of Publishing, Finance and Technology” and “Transformation in Publishing: Quarto & Sourcebooks” are just two of the highly anticipated sessions and hot...

Barnes & Noble

Barnes & Noble’s Chief Digital Officer to Speak at DBW16

Barnes & Noble’s Chief Digital Officer to Speak at the Digital Book World Conference + Expo, March 7-9 in N.Y.C. Fred Argir to Share Insights During DBW 2016; Early-Bird Registration Deadline Is Feb. 8, and the Final Pre-Conference Registration Rate Expires March 6 NEW YORK (Feb. 3, 2016) — The 7th Annual Digital Book...

HarperAudio

HarperAudio to Host Radio Drama Contest with NYU

[Press Release] HarperAudio to Host Radio Drama Contest with the Goldberg Department of Dramatic Writing at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts New York, NY (February 3, 2016) – HarperAudio, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, today announced a radio drama contest open to currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students and alumni (who graduated no...

Firebrand

Firebrand Launches Eloquence on Demand

[Press Release] Firebrand unveils Eloquence on Demand, a highly-efficient tool to meet the growing information needs of a complex marketplace Newburyport, MA, USA, February 2, 2015—Firebrand Technologies, a pioneer in publishing technology services, today announced the launch of Eloquence on Demand™, which delivers print, ebook and audio metadata and digital content to the global...

Inkshares, Nerdist Launch 6 New Publishing Contests

Inkshares, Nerdist Launch 6 New Publishing Contests

[Press Release] Nerdist and Geek & Sundry Launch Publishing Contest Series on Inkshares Six Contests Over Twelve Months Will Target Most Popular Themes in Science Fiction and Fantasy February 1, 2016 (San Francisco, CA)—Inkshares, a start-up crowdfunded book publisher, announced today that they will be expanding their partnership with Nerdist to include its sister site,...

Inkling

Inkling Unveils Inkling for Enterprise, All-in-One Platform

[Press Release] Inkling today unveiled its all-in-one enterprise content platform, Inkling for Enterprise, a new way for businesses to reach both internal and external audiences with dynamic, engaging content on mobile devices and PCs. The announcement follows strong overall business growth for Inkling, including a third consecutive year of triple-digit revenue growth. Inkling was...

DBW Conference + Expo

DBW Conference Publishes New White Paper on ‘Digital Transformation’

Digital Book World Conference + Expo Publishes New White Paper, ‘Viewpoints on Publishing’s Digital Transformation’ Pundits from DBW 2016, March 7 – 9 in N.Y.C., Share Lessons and Insights for the Digital Book Publishing and Content Communities; Conference Early-Bird Rates Expire Feb. 8 NEW YORK (Jan. 22, 2015) — A newly published white paper...

INscribe Digital

Dreamspinner Press Partners with INscribe Digital

[Press Release] Dreamspinner Press LLC Partners with INscribe Digital To Optimize Sales and Marketing Reach SAN FRANCISCO, CA – INscribe Digital today announced a new relationship with Dreamspinner Press LLC that enables the independent genre fiction publisher to increase retail distribution and market awareness of the 3,500 backlist titles in its three imprints: ·...

BEA Announces Conference Programming for 2016

BEA Announces Conference Programming for 2016

BOOKEXPO AMERICA (BEA) CONTENT & DIGITAL CONFERENCE PROGRAMMING ANNOUNCED FOR 2016 WITH FOCUS ON NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH THE AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION (ALA) Libraries Transform: ALA@BEA sessions and New Conference Tracks Covering Children’s and Self-Publishing Add to Programming Created to Engage and Educate Leaders in Publishing Industry Norwalk, CT, January 20, 2016: BookExpo America (BEA),...

IPR License

IPR License Has 28% Year-on-Year Membership Growth

[Press Release] IPR License in 28% year-on-year membership growth IPR License, the global rights and licensing solution, has announced a 28% year-on-year growth in new member sign-ups. The 28% membership growth in 2015 compared favourably with the 21% increase experienced in 2014. Q4 2015 was highlighted as a particularly strong period as a result...

Barnes & Noble

Barnes & Noble Reports Holiday Sales Results

[Press Release] Barnes & Noble Reports Holiday Sales Results Core Comparable Sales Increase of 1.6% Marks Second Consecutive Holiday Increase Company Reiterates Full-Year Outlook New York, NY (January 7, 2016)—Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS) today reported sales for the nine-week holiday period ending January 2, 2016. Core comparable store sales, which exclude NOOK...

Pew Research Center

Share of Americans with Broadband at Home Has Plateaued

[Press Release] Share of Americans With Broadband at Home has Plateaued More rely only on their smartphones for internet access WASHINGTON, D.C. (Dec. 21, 2015) – Home broadband adoption stands at 67% of Americans, down slightly from 70% in 2013, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis. This small, but statistically significant, difference...

Odilo

Odilo and Gardners Partner to Boost Library Offering

[Press Release] ODILO offers close to one million titles with Gardner’s Partnership (Denver, CO) December 16, 2015: ODILO, one of the leading eBook providers in Europe and Latin America, has recently partnered with Gardners, Europe’s leading independent wholesaler of English language products and content (both physical and digital). With the addition of over 650,000...

Transformation in Publishing Is Key Theme at DBW 16

Transformation in the Publishing Community Is a Key Theme at Digital Book World Conference + Expo, March 7-9 in N.Y.C. DBW 2016 Speakers Reveal How They’re Thriving Through and Beyond Publishing’s Digital Transformation; Early-Bird Registration Deadlines Approach NEW YORK (Dec. 15, 2015) — The 7th Annual Digital Book World Conference + Expo (DBW) is...

Shelfie

Shelfie Partners with Findaway on Print-Audiobook Bundles

[Press Release] Shelfie Partners with Findaway to Offer Print-Audiobook Bundles Vancouver start-up partners with leading audiobook distributor to make print-audiobook bundles available to readers December 14, 2015 (Vancouver, BC) – Today, Shelfie announces a partnership with leading audiobook distributor, Findaway, to offer audiobook bundles to readers on titles from Blackstone Audio, Gildan Media, Hachette...

DBW

Data Guy to Present on Stage for the First Time at DBW 16

Data, Discovery and SEO Are Key Themes at the Digital Book World Conference + Expo, March 7-9 in N.Y.C. Data Guy to Present on Stage for the First Time; Early-Bird Registration Rates Expire Dec. 15 NEW YORK (Dec. 11, 2015) — Data, discovery and SEO are hot topics in the book, content and tech...

Kobo

Flipkart Transfers Users to Kobo

[Press Release] KOBO KEEPS FLIPKART EBOOKS CUSTOMERS READING ON ITS WORLD-CLASS DIGITAL READING PLATFORM Flipkart eBooks customers will enjoy a seamless transfer of their libraries to Kobo’s eReading service, gaining access to a catalogue of more than 3.7 million titles Toronto, Dec 11, 2015 – Rakuten Kobo Inc., a global leader in eReading, is...

NetGalley

NetGalley Adds Social DRM Reading Option

[Press Release] NetGalley adds Social DRM reading option to facilitate “read anywhere” access to galleys 11 December 2015—As publishers begin to explore alternatives to traditional digital rights management (DRM), NetGalley today announced the addition of a “Social DRM” reading option, which when enabled by publishers, will allow members to access digital galley content on...

Playster

Playster Announces U.S. Launch

[Press Release] Playster Announces U.S. Launch, Offers Free Tablet, Premium Headphones To Subscribers Of All-Inclusive, Unlimited Entertainment Platform MONTREAL, Dec. 10, 2015 — Playster, the all-inclusive, global media and entertainment platform, announced today the U.S. launch of its unlimited platform of content across all forms of entertainment, including books, audio books, video games, music, movies...

Digital Book World 2016

DBW 16 Presents Dynamic, Forward-Thinking Leaders

The Nexus of Tech, Content, Strategy – Digital Book World Conference + Expo Speakers Focus on Publishing’s Digital Transformation DBW 16 Presents Some of the Most Dynamic, Forward-Thinking Leaders Who Are Shaping and Driving the Industry; Best Early-Bird Registration Rates Expire Dec. 15 NEW YORK (Dec. 8, 2015) — The Digital Book World Conference...

PCG

PCG Signs Agreements with Three New Publishers

[Press Release] PCG signs agreements with three new publishers to sell content in emerging markets Boston, December 8, 2015 –Publishers Communication Group (PCG) today announced representation agreements with Berrett-Koehler Publishers, The MIT Press and Morgan & Claypool Publishers for direct sales into new global markets, including one or more of India, China and Latin...

Amazon

Amazon Unveils Fire HD 8 Reader’s Edition

[Press Release] Introducing the All-New Fire HD 8 Reader’s Edition: The Best Tablet for Reading New Reader’s Edition comes with the all-new Fire HD 8, a year of Kindle Unlimited, and a limited edition leather cover—all for only $249.99 With Blue Shade, an exclusive Fire OS “Bellini” feature that limits sleep-suppressing blue wavelength light...

BitLit

BitLit Partners with Springer to Offer Ebook Bundles

[Press Release] BITLIT PARTNERS WITH SPRINGER TO OFFER EBOOK BUNDLES Leading international publisher to work with Vancouver start-up to offer readers e-versions of books they own in print. December 7, 2015 (Vancouver, BC) – Today, BitLit announces an agreement with preeminent science, technology and medicine publisher Springer to offer ebook bundles to their customers....

Overdrive

Seven Reasons Schools Use Digital Audiobooks with Students

[Press Release] Seven reasons why schools are using digital audiobooks with students every day CLEVELAND, December 3, 2015 – These days, technology and classroom are two words that go hand in hand. More schools and educators have an increased focus on engaging students by leveraging eBook and audiobook technology to support instruction in the...

Amazon

Amazon Fire Tablet Now Available in China

[Press Release] Amazon Fire Tablet Now Available in China Millions of customers in China already using Kindle e-readers BEIJING—December 3, 2015—(NASDAQ: AMZN)—Amazon today announced that Fire, its fastest-selling tablet ever, is now available to customers in China for just RMB 499 Yuan. With access to hundreds of thousands of Kindle books and with English...

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Digital Book World Conference + Expo, March 7-9, N.Y.

Digital Book World Conference + Expo, March 7-9, Presents Strategies for the Digital Transformation of Publishing Registration Is Open for the Book Publishing and Digital Content Community’s Premier Event; Best Early-Bird Rates Expire Dec. 15 NEW YORK (Dec. 2, 2015) – The 7th Annual Digital Book World Conference + Expo (DBW) returns to New...

Inkshares

Sword & Laser to Launch “Sequel” to First Publishing Contest

[Press Release] Sword & Laser to Launch “Sequel” to First Publishing Contest December 1, 2015 (San Francisco, CA)—Inkshares, a start-up crowdfunded book publisher, announced today that after running an initial publishing contest in the spring of 2015 with Sword and Laser—an award-winning science fiction and fantasy-themed book club, video show, and podcast—they will be...

Amazon

Amazon Brings New Features to Fire Tablets

Amazon announced that starting today, December 2nd, and over the next couple of weeks, Amazon’s Fire HD 10, Fire HD 8, and Fire tablets will receive a free, over-the-air software update that will add several new Fire OS 5 “Bellini” features, including: Introducing Blue Shade – Read Comfortably at Night Want to read that...

AUTHORS

AUTHORS Announces YA Fiction Competition

[Press Release] AUTHORS.me ANNOUNCES YOUNG ADULT FICTION COMPETITION Three Winners to Collect Prizes of Cash, Editing and Promotional Services AUSTIN, TEXAS November 23, 2015 – AUTHORS, Inc., creator of AUTHORS.me, the premier online platform for queries, manuscript submissions and acquisitions discovery empowering writers, agents, and publishers, announced its Young Adult Fiction Competition, YA! 2015....

NetGalley

NetGalley Adds Excerpt Support Via Dial-a-Book

[Press Release] NetGalley adds support for excerpts via Dial-a-Book, Firebrand’s excerpts service December 2, 2015—NetGalley today announced that shareable excerpts are now available on book pages in NetGalley when they are included in the Dial-a-Book excerpt database. Dial-a-Book, part of Firebrand Technologies, is a free service for publishers which creates, aggregates and distributes first...

IPR License

IPR License Partners with 3 Major Chinese Publishers

[Press Release] IPR License, the global rights and licensing specialists, has formed an alliance with three major Chinese publishing houses to help widen the international gateway for Chinese language titles. Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press (FLTRP), Yilin Press and Foreign Languages Press (FLP) have all partnered with IPR License to utilise its fully...

Amazon Publishing

AmazonCrossing Announces Spotlight on Indonesian Literature

[Press Release] AmazonCrossing Announces Spotlight on Indonesian Literature Amazon Publishing commits to publish Indonesian authors beginning in 2016 Spotlight part of $10 million investment to increase publication of international books into English SEATTLE—October 15, 2015—(NASDAQ: AMZN)—AmazonCrossing, the literary translation imprint of Amazon Publishing, today announced a commitment to publish exceptional works of literature from...

IPR License

63% Rights Buyer Uplift for TradeRights

[Press Release] 63% rights buyer uplift for TradeRights TradeRights, IPR License’s global rights licensing marketplace, has announced a 63% increase in rights buyer activity since the onset of its partnership with the Frankfurt Book Fair (FBF) in May. Tracking activity on the TradeRights marketplace – powered by IPR License and in partnership with FBF...