Author Archives: DBW

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...

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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...

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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...

Hachette

Hachette to Use Syncrofy for Data Solutions

[Press Release] Hachette Book Group (HBG) Selects Syncrofy™ by CoEnterprise to Gain Visibility into B2B Data and Streamline Operations New York, NY – October 14, 2015 – CoEnterprise, a B2B software and professional services company based in New York City, announced today that Hachette Book Group (HBG) has chosen Syncrofy to help them gain...

NetGalley

NetGalley and Vorablesen Partner in German Book Market

[Press Release] Vorablesen and NetGalley to join forces in the German book market 14 October 2015—NetGalley is partnering with reader platform Vorablesen, an independent initiative launched by Ullstein Publishers, to launch NetGalley in the German book community. NetGalley provides secure, digital review copies to 270,000+ reviewers, media, librarians, booksellers, educators and other professional readers....

Overdrive

Overdrive Adds More Than 300,000 Titles

[Press Release] More than 300,000 digital titles added to industry-leading global eBook catalog Top publishers and authors from more than a dozen countries join the OverDrive catalog FRANKFURT, October 13, 2015 – As the world’s authors and publishers convene in Frankfurt, Germany for the 2015 Frankfurt Book Fair, leading digital content provider OverDrive announced...

Inkling Partners with SPi Global to Build Digital Content Experience

Inkling Partners with SPi Global to Build Digital Content Experience

[Press Release] Inkling partners with SPi Global to Build Digital Content Experience October 12, 2015, Manila, Philippines. SPi Global, one of the world’s leading content and knowledge solutions provider, has expanded its digital technology enrichment portfolio to include Inkling. As a certified and preferred partner to Inkling, SPi expands its digital and interactive media...

Digital Publishing at the Frankfurt Book Fair

Digital Publishing at the Frankfurt Book Fair

[Press Release] THE MARKETS – Global Publishing Summit Market overview: USA Frankfurt, 9 October 2015 – According to the Association of American Publishers (AAP), in the first six months of 2015, sales of e-books in the US fell by 10 percent, yet e-books’ share of total book sales remains stable at 20 percent. Comparatively,...

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Publisher Net Revenue from Book Sales Declines 4.1% in First Half of 2015

[Press Release] Washington, DC; Oct. 8, 2015 – Publishers’ book sales for the first half of the year (Jan. – June 2015) were down 4.1% at $5.58 billion compared to $5.82 billion for the first six months in 2014. These numbers include sales for all tracked categories (Trade – fiction/non-fiction/religious, K-12 Instructional Materials, Higher...

Booktrack Announces New Content Deals

Booktrack Announces New Content Deals

[Press Release] BOOKTRACK ANNOUNCES CONTENT DEALS WITH SOURCEBOOKS, ROSETTABOOKS, NELSON LITERARY, ORCA BOOK PUBLISHERS, MIGHTY MEDIA PRESS Executive Leadership from the Innovative Digital Reading Platform Speaking at the Frankfurt Book Fair SAN FRANCISCO – OCTOBER 7, 2015 – Booktrack (www.booktrack.com), the first company to enrich the eBook experience by adding movie-style soundtracks and ambient...

Novellic

Book Club App Novellic Offers Early Access

[Press Release] New book-tech app, Novellic, offers book lovers and book clubs early access London, October 7th, 2015 A new London based book-tech venture, Novellic, has invited book fans and ebook lovers to register for early access prior to public launch Novellic, a new book platform developed to help readers create, find and join...

Barnes & Noble

Barnes & Noble Expands Nook Lineup

[Press Release] Barnes & Noble Expands NOOK® by Samsung Lineup, Launches New NOOK Trade-In/Trade-Up Promotion Addition of New 9.6-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab E NOOK® Brings NOOK Reading and Entertainment Experience to Large Screen Trade in Select Devices at a Barnes & Noble Store for Credit Toward Purchase of Any NOOK by Samsung Device Through...

Pubslush Closes, Colborne Communications Founds PubLaunch

Pubslush Closes, Colborne Communications Founds PubLaunch

[Press Release] Colborne Communications founds new company PubLaunch, parts ways with Pubslush October 6, 2015, TORONTO — Ontario-based Colborne Communications is parting ways with Pubslush and announcing the start of a new venture called PubLaunch, kicking off on February 1, 2016. PubLaunch is a web-based company that connects trusted industry professionals with writers while...

Digital Publishing at the Frankfurt Book Fair

The Classroom of the Future, 2015

[Press Release] The Classroom of the Future, 2015 Focus on hybrid schoolbooks/Nine pupils’ “explorative tours” to five subject areas/Motto: “Fantastic islands of learning” Frankfurt, 6 October 2015 – This year’s Classroom of the Future at the Frankfurt Book Fair (14-18 October 2015) will be innovative and digital – and even more varied than in...

Digital Publishing at the Frankfurt Book Fair

Frankfurt Book Fair Guest of Honor: Indonesia

[Press Release] THE MARKETS – Global Publishing Summit Market overview: Indonesia – the invisible market Frankfurt, 1 October 2015 – With the slogan “17,000 Islands of Imagination”, Indonesia, the fourth largest country in the world, is offering glimpses into its rich cultural and literary landscape – for the first time in the German-speaking world....

Kobo

Kobo Partners to Launch Orbile in Mexico

[Press Release] LIBRERIA PORRUA AND GANDHI JOINTLY LAUNCH ORBILE: AN ALL-NEW EREADING SERVICE POWERED BY RAKUTEN KOBO FOR BOOKLOVERS IN MEXICO A reading revolution that gives passionate readers access to the best Spanish language eBooks, eReading devices, and free apps TORONTO and MEXICO CITY, Sept. 30, 2015 – As the book industry continues to evolve, so...

Foyles

New Foyles Store: Where ‘Physical Meets Digital’

[Press Release] Foyles Grand Central, Birmingham: Author voices bring books to life in digitally enhanced shop Foyles, the independent bookshop chain, has opened its latest branch in Grand Central, Birmingham today, Wednesday 30 September 2015. It has been described as a retail space where ‘physical meets digital’. John Browne, Finance Director and head of...

Mysterious Press Announces Prize for Best Ebook Mystery Novel

Mysterious Press Announces Prize for Best Ebook Mystery Novel

[Press Release] MysteriousPress.com Announces $25,000 Prize For Best E-Book Original Mystery Novel New York, October 1– Otto Penzler, President and Publisher of MysteriousPress.com, has announced a contest for the Mysterious Press Award, which will be given for the best e-book original mystery novel. The winning entry will receive a prize of $25,000 and guaranteed...

NetGalley Introduces Wish Granting Program

NetGalley Introduces Wish Granting Program

[Press Release] NetGalley introduces Wish Granting, a new program to facilitate book giveaways and reviews 29 September 2015—NetGalley today announced a new “wish granting” feature which will allow publishers to facilitate digital book giveaways and generate reviews from professional readers and consumer influencers using the NetGalley platform. Susan Ruszala, NetGalley’s President, commented, “NetGalley’s 275,000+...

BookWalker

Japan’s BookWalker to Launch in English at NY Comic-Con

[Press Release] Debuting at NY Comic-Con 2015: BOOK☆WALKER KADOKAWA’s Online Store for Manga & Light Novels direct from Japan SEPTEMBER 24, 2015 – Kadokawa, one of Japan’s largest media, entertainment, and publishing companies is launching an English language version of BookWalker, their eBook online store in Fall 2015. Promotions will kick off at New...

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Millions of Students Using Ebooks as Learning Tool in Schools

[Press Release] Millions of Students Using eBooks as Learning Tool in Schools CLEVELAND, September 17, 2015 – OverDrive, the leading eBook and audiobook platform for schools, announced that nearly 13,000 schools and districts representing more than five million students from 41 countries have access to digital books this school year. Over the past nine...

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International Read an Ebook Day Set for September 18

[Press Release] International Read an eBook Day set for September 18 CLEVELAND, September 16, 2015 – International Read an eBook Day, an annual celebration to raise awareness for digital reading, is coming on Friday, September 18. As with most other aspects of our lives, the ways in which we read books have undergone radical...

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Hachette Livre Partners with Knewton to Develop Adaptive Curricula

[Press Release] Hachette Livre Partners with Knewton to Develop Adaptive Curricula For K-12 and Higher Education Students Partnership extends personalized learning across French schools NEW YORK – September 10, 2015 – Hachette Livre, the third-largest trade and educational publisher in the world, announced a partnership with leading adaptive learning company Knewton today. Together, the...

Kindle-Scout

Amazon’s Kindle Scout Publishing Platform Expands Internationally

[Press Release] Amazon’s Kindle Scout Publishing Platform Expands Internationally Authors and readers from locations around the world can now submit and nominate never-before-published English-language manuscripts for an opportunity to earn a Kindle Press publishing contract SEATTLE—Sept. 9, 2015—(NASDAQ:AMZN)—Amazon announced today that it is expanding Kindle Scout, its reader-powered publishing platform, to more authors and...