Children’s App Developer Cupcake Digital Acquires iStoryTime Parent Zuuka

[Press Release] Leading Children’s App Developer Cupcake Digital Acquires zuuka Inc. and its iStoryTime App Library Cupcake Digital, Inc., a leading developer of award-winning children’s enhanced storybook, interactive play and gaming apps, has acquired zuuka Inc., developers of the popular …

Social Media Marketing FAQ: Free Download

Attendees to last month’s webcast on social media marketing tactics were so engaged by the discussion that the hour concluded with a long list of questions our panelists were unable to answer. Two of the panelists, Kristin Fassler, director of …

Amazon Publishing Launches German-Language Publishing Program

Related: Amazon Publishing Roars With Best-Sellers [Press Release] Amazon Publishing Launches German-Language Publishing Program Debut list will include new titles from best-selling German authors Emily Bold and Alexander Hartung Amazon Publishing today announced the launch of a new German-language publishing …

Wiley Revenue up Slightly in Third Quarter

[Press Release] Wiley Reports Third Quarter Fiscal 2014 Results – Adjusted revenue of $458 million, up 1% on a constant currency basis – Adjusted revenue change by segment on a constant currency basis and excluding the divested consumer publishing programs: …

Pew: Internet Will Be Like ‘Electricity’ in 2025

[Press Release] Predicting the future on the Web’s 25th anniversary Experts say the Internet will become ‘like electricity’ over the next decade – less visible, yet more deeply embedded in people’s lives, with many good and potentially bad results Washington, D.C. (March …

Follett Venture Fund Invests in Educational Assessment Technology Start-up

[Press Release] FOLLETT INVESTS IN SHOWEVIDENCE, INC. Partnership Focused on Advancing Solutions for Educational Assessment Follett Corporation today announced an investment in ShowEvidence, Inc., a Santa Clara, California-based education software company that provides innovative solutions for assessing student and teacher …

3M Cloud Library Adds E-Audiobooks to Offerings

[Press Release] 3M Cloud Library Adds eAudiobooks —- New content and features demonstrated at Public Library Association tradeshow 3M Library Systems announces the launch of the newest innovation to its 3M Cloud Library Digital Lending System—eAudiobooks. Debuting with 40,000 titles …

Sales and Profits Increase at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in 2013

Sales and profits increased at education and trade publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in 2013. Both the education segment (which makes up more than 90% of the company) and the trade publishing segment saw growth in sales, with trade publishing hitting …

Blog Platform for Book Lovers BookLikes Integrates With Kindle

[Press Release] BookLikes, free and independent blog platform designed for book lovers, introduces reading progress synchronization for Amazon Kindle. Book lovers use BookLikes to share their reading milestones, connect with book bloggers and share book reviews and book recommendations with …

Readfy: Advertiser-Supported ‘Spotify for Ebooks’

Readfy, a new German start-up is calling itself “Spotify for ebooks,” a title that has many competitors. Unlike other subscription ebook services, however, Readfy is free and will be supported by ads. Currently, Readfy is an Android-based app with 15,000 …

Higher Education Content Provider MindEdge Partners to Add Adaptive Learning

Related: How Digital Reading and Adaptive Learning Are Revolutionizing Education [Press Release] MindEdge Announces Collaboration with Cognii Cognii software will support MindEdge’s adaptive learning MindEdge, an innovative, educational content provider of online courses to colleges and universities, recently announced its collaboration …

Revenue Declines Continue at Harlequin

Sales and income at Harlequin were down again in the fourth quarter and for all of fiscal 2013. The company has seen revenues decline steadily for the past five years as both ebook sales and the rise of indie authors …

Oyster, Zola, Slicebooks Gain New Ebook Partner in Globe Pequot Press

[Press Release] Globe Pequot Press Signs Digital Partnerships with Major eBook Platforms: Oyster Books, Zola Books & Slicebooks Globe Pequot Press (GPP), a mid-sized publisher and distributor with roots in major category publishing, is proud to announce recently signed digital …

Stories Etc Launches App for Families to Turn Memories Into Ebooks

[Press Release] stories etc Launches Family Storytelling App Powered by Pubsoft World’s First ‘E-Memoir’ App Allows Users to Create and Share with Video, Audio, Images and eBooks on an iPhone Pubsoft, a provider of cloud-based digital publishing software, announced that …

New Publisher at Scholastic UK

[Press Release] Miriam Farbey Named Publsiher, Children’s Books, Scholastic UK Scholastic UK, a subsidiary of Scholastic Inc., the global children’s publishing, education and media company, today announced the appointment of Miriam Farbey as Publisher, Children’s Books, effective March 6, 2014. …

Vook Launches Dashboard for Ebook Sales Tracking Across Retailers

Publishing services platform Vook has launched a new dashboard through which publishers and authors can track sales data across retailers. Dubbed “Author Control,” the dashboard is Vook’s first step in creating a larger data tool for its customers. “We want …

Author Services Platform FastPencil Adds Photo Book Functionality

[Press Release] FastPencil Enhances Publishing Capabilities with New Photo Book Functionality Easy-to-use features help commercial photographers and picture-taking consumers create professional-quality photo books FastPencil, the fastest, easiest way to write and publish your book, has announced the addition of Photo Book …

Cengage Division Gale Launches Slew of New Products and Services

[Press Release] Gale Expands Product Strategy and Bolsters Publishing Program to Address Critical Library Needs  Gale, part of Cengage Learning and a leading publisher of research and reference resources for libraries, schools and businesses, today announced expanded product and services …

McGraw-Hill Partners With StudySync to Offer More Digital Content to Its Customers

[Press Release] StudySync and McGraw-Hill Education Collaborate to Offer Engaging Digital Learning Products for English Language Arts StudySync and McGraw-Hill Education today announced an exclusive marketing and distribution partnership that will combine StudySync’s dynamic digital content and platform for English …

Ingram Acquires E-Learning Start-up CourseSmart

[Press Release] Ingram Content Group’s Vital Source Technologies Acquires CourseSmart Vital Source Technologies, Inc., Ingram Content Group’s global leader in building, enhancing and delivering e-learning content, today announced that it has acquired the assets of CourseSmart, a leading provider of …

Scholastic Hires Former Pearson Exec as New Chief Experience Officer

[Press Release] HEATHER M. CASSANO JOINS SCHOLASTIC AS CHIEF EXPERIENCE OFFICER Scholastic (NASDAQ: SCHL), the global children’s publishing, education and media company, today announced that Heather McIntosh Cassano has joined the Company as Chief Experience Officer. In this newly created …

BookBaby Launches Direct-to-Consumer Book Retail Platform for Authors

Related: Author Satisfaction With Traditional Publishers Vs. Self-Publishing  [Press Release] BookShop Brings Authors Direct To Fans: BookBaby Changes the Game in Independent Publishing BookBaby, the publishing arm of CD Baby, the world’s largest distributor of independent music, is ready to …