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, …

EPUB3 Key to Growing Illustrated Ebooks Internationally?

There’s no shortage of publishers ready to declare illustrated ebooks a lost cause, at least until further notice. But according to one Japanese publisher speaking at the International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF) at Book Expo America in New York City …

Production Demands Push Publishers to Develop Software

Publishers aren’t software companies, at least according to digital production experts speaking at the International Digital Publishing Forum at Book Expo America in New York City this morning. But with publishers striving to develop ever more cutting-edge digital products, that could …

Libraries Forge New Roles in Digital Content Ecosystem, New Report Says

As the digital publishing landscape evolves, public and school libraries are striving to redefine their roles while shoring up their missions. Today, they’re beginning to find ways of achieving that balancing act, according to a new report published by the American Library Association. The report …

Advantages Multiply for Open Source Publishing

If publishers tune out at the mention of “open source” approaches to publishing, it’s largely out of habit. For many, the idea of making content freely and publicly available is akin to surrendering the central asset of their businesses. But open source digital …

Digital Book World 2015: Speakers and Themes Announced

[Press Release] Digital Book World Conference + Expo 2015 Announces Keynoters and Themes   NEW YORK – (May 27, 2014) How to manage changing roles and relationships in the constantly evolving publishing ecosystem is one of the key conference themes …

Self-Published Authors Predict Fewer Hybrids, More Indie Clout

Related: What Advantages Do Traditional Publishers Offer Authors? | Work on Authors by Sociologist Dana Beth Weinberg “We do what we want,” best-selling indie author Bella Andre said, pithily summing up the advantages self-published writers enjoy in the digital marketplace, …

Illustrated Self-Publishing Platform Blurb Builds Kindle Integration

[Press Release] Blurb Enables Its Authors to Create and Publish on Kindle/Amazon, Enters Into Global Distribution With Ingram, and Offers Competitively Priced Trade Book Line On the heels of the Graphicly team hire and the takeover of HP’s MagCloud operations, …

LeVar Burton’s RR Kidz Taps Kickstarter for More Funding

Related: The Digital Book Awards [Press Release] LeVar Burton Launches Kickstarter to Bring Reading Rainbow Back for Every Child, Everywhere $1M goal will create and deliver completely new browser based Reading Rainbow Experience for homes and schools. Classrooms in need …

Findaway World White Labels Ebook Distribution Platform, ‘Lock’

[Press Release] Findaway World Debuts Lock™ Pioneer in preloaded digital audiobook and eBook technology unveils new eReader solution for a fully customizable and secure library of content Findaway World (www.findawayworld.com), a leading digital content delivery provider of audiobook and eBook …