Scribd Adds Exclusive Short Story Content From Start-up Connu

We have confirmed through a Scribd spokesperson that part of the deal prevents Connu content from appearing on other ebook subscription services like rival Oyster. [Press Email] Wanted to share some exciting news from Scribd – today we’re teaming up …

Amazon Announces Fire Phone

Amazon has a new piece of hardware that it can sell to readers: Fire Phone. The smartphone handset, unveiled today at a private presentation in Seattle, features a 4.7-inch screen, a Quad-core 2.2 GHz processor, two gigabytes of RAM and a …

Ebook Subscription Service Oyster Now on Android

[Press Release] Unlimited ebook Subscription App, Oyster, Now Available On Android, Kindle Fire And Nook HD Built from the ground up, Oyster for Android showcases beautiful, immersive design and brings subscription books to new, eager audience Oyster, the unlimited ebook …

How Much Money the Biggest Publishers Actually Make

Over the past ten years, sales at the largest publishers in the world have leveled as the book industry felt the effects of recession and of the ebook revolution. According to a new analysis from DBW-partner Publishers Lunch, the worldwide …

Amazon Touts Growth of App Store Selection, Revenue

[Press Release] Amazon Appstore Selection Nearly Triples Year-Over-Year   According to a recent survey, 65% of surveyed developers said that the total revenue achieved on Kindle Fire is equal to, or even better than other platforms Amazon today announced that …

Wiley Acquires Pharmaceutical Research Software Firm

[Press Release] Wiley Acquires SimBioSys John Wiley & Sons, Inc., a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled solutions that improve outcomes in research, professional practice, and education, announced today that it has acquired SimBioSys Inc., a provider of scientific software …

IPR License Expands in China

[Press Release] IPR License bolsters Chinese market presence IPR License has partnered with Beijing-based The Charlesworth Group to increase its member exposure in China. The Charlesworth Group will act as an agent for IPR License to engage with Chinese publishers …

Skepticism Remains Despite Strides for Ebook Subscription Services

While ebook subscription services have made significant inroads in recent months, their place in the digital publishing landscape remains an open question. For panelists arguing in a Digital Book World debate today on the services’ impact on publishers, authors and readers, …

Wolters Kluwer Health Launches Bundling Program for Medical Reference Titles

[Press Release] Wolters Kluwer Health Announces eBook Promotion That Saves Medical Residency Programs a “Bundle” “Buy A Bundle, Save a Bundle” Promotion Provides Customizable Collections of Reference Resources at Significant Savings Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information …

Ingram Partners With EBSCO to Enhance OASIS Library Platform

[Press Release] Ingram Expands Content and Patron-Driven Acquisition Solutions for Libraries Integration with EBSCO provides more content and new tools in preferred library workflows Nashville, TN – Ingram Content Group Inc. today announced it has enhanced the patron-driven acquisition (PDA) …

Stephen Colbert Joins Chorus of Authors Slamming Amazon

Television personality and author Stephen Colbert slammed Amazon this week on his nightly, satirical Comedy Central show The Colbert Report. The celebrity Hachette author gave Amazon the finger — twice — during his segment and implored listeners to download and …

Webcast: How to Build a Global Ebook Sales Strategy

Join us Wednesday, June 25 at 12:00pm ET / 9:00am PT / 5:00pm GMT for a free webcast where you’ll learn how to use ebook analytics to access emerging international markets. What do ebook sales professionals want above all else? …

Barnes & Noble and Samsung Partner on New Nook Tablet

With Nook on the ropes and Samsung quickly abandoning its ebook aspirations, the two have partnered on a new Nook tablet, which will marry “leading Samsung tablet technology with the award-winning Nook reading experience,” according to a press release. The …

Ebook Subscription Service Entitle Adds Christian Vertical

[Press Release] Entitle Books Launches Christian Vertical – Boasting a Catalog of Over 10,000 Christian focused titles. Some of Entitle Christian’s participating publishers at launch include: David C Cook, Baker Publishing Group, B&H Publishing Group, Howard Books and HarperCollins Christian …

Mediander Launches Ebook Store

[Press Email] I would love to talk with you about a new website launch featuring a new kind of Bookshop– Mediander.com, which aims to share book options for purchase based on how books are related to your search vs. related …

Gale Adds Hundreds of Wiley Ebook Titles to Virtual Reference Library

[Press Release] Gale Adds Hundreds of Wiley Titles to e-Book Platform Continues Transformation of GVRL with New STEM and Self-Help Titles Cengage Learning Logo. (PRNewsFoto/Cengage Learning) Cengage Learning Logo. (PRNewsFoto/Cengage Learning) More than 400 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. e-books …

New Penguin Random House Logo Could Be Cooler

POLL: Vote on your favorite Penguin Random House logo below [UPDATE: polling is now closed]. There’s nothing random, house or penguin-like in the new corporate logo for Penguin Random House: It’s almost as if the logo, rather than combining two …

Open Road Media Acquires Premier Digital Publishing List

[Press Release] OPEN ROAD INTEGRATED MEDIA ACQUIRES PREMIER DIGITAL PUBLISHING’S BOOK LIST Premier Digital Publishing’s High-Quality Content Further Strengthens Open Road’s Catalog Bestselling Authors Alan Jacobson, Piers Anthony, Greg Dinallo, and Andre Norton Lead the List Open Road Integrated Media, …

New Apple iOS 8 to Allow Ebook Sharing

[Press Release] Apple Unveils iOS 8, the Biggest Release Since the Launch of the App Store Introduces iCloud Photo Library, New Messages Features & New Health App Apple® today unveiled iOS 8, the biggest release since the launch of the …

Hachette Launches Dedicated Bookshop on Booksamillion.com

As Hachette’s contract  negotiations drag on with Amazon, meaning slower deliveries and lower sales of Hachette titles at the nation’s largest bookseller, the publisher is fighting back. Hachette has inked a deal with bricks-and-mortar chain Books-A-Million to launch a dedicated …

Next Big Book Wins First Book Expo Startup Challenge, Qlovi Second

Startup Next Big Book has won the first-ever Book Expo Startup Challenge at Book Expo America, besting 17 other start-ups to achieve the honor. The New York-based company earned $10,000 in cash, provided by event sponsor Ingram Content Group. Next Big Book, …