Firebrand Launches Ebook Production Checking Tool: FlightDeck

Related: For the best in innovative, high-quality ebooks, check out the Digital Book Awards.  [Press Release] Firebrand Technologies, a leading publishing industry technology services company, announced today that FlightDeck, the new EPUB quality assurance tool from Firebrand’s eBook Architects team, …

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Overall Revenues, Profits up, Trade Down

Related: See HMH CEO Linda Zecher speak at Digital Book World 2015! More info: agenda.  Sales and profits are up at Boston-based educational and trade publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, even as the company’s trade division had a softer second quarter …

More Wiley Journals Have ‘Impact’ This Year Than Last

[Press Release] Wiley Announces Continued Growth in Titles with Impact Factor John Wiley & Sons, Inc., today announced a continued increase in the proportion of its journal titles indexed in the 2014 release of Thomson Reuters Journal Citation Reports® (JCR). …

Amazon Expands Campus Bookstore Program, Launches at Purdue

Amazon has launched an online campus bookstore at Purdue that the university says will save students there $6 million a year. The launch is an expansion of its Amazon Campus program, which opened a similar store at University of California, …

Financial Times: Prescription for Publishers Surviving Amazon

“What happens if your biggest customer is also your worst nightmare?” asks the Financial Times. While the question is reductive (for many publishers, Amazon has been far from a “worst nightmare,” giving purchase to previously “out of print” books, reviving authors’ …

Library Ebook Platform BiblioBoard Cuts Deals With Distributors, Boosting Catalog

[Press Release] BiblioBoard® partners with ePub Direct, Independent Publishers Group, CoreSource and Firebrand BiblioBoard announces new partnerships with four major content delivery services: ePubDirect, Independent Publishers Group, CoreSource and Firebrand Technologies. These partnerships will better serve current and future publisher …

OverDrive Launches International ‘Read an Ebook’ Day

[Press Release] International Read an eBook Day debuts September 18 First-ever eBook holiday celebrates and raises awareness of digital reading August 11, 2014 – Thursday, September 18, will mark the first International Read an eBook Day, an annual holiday to …

HarperCollins Moves to Strengthen Independent Bookstores With Marketing Spend

[Press Release] HarperCollins Publishers Announces Promotional Fund for Independent Retail Accounts HarperCollins Publishers today announced the HarperCollins Promotional Fund (HCPF), which will provide an additional fund of marketing dollars for Independent Retailers in the company’s fiscal year 2015, which began …

Report: Perseus-Hachette-Ingram Deal Falls Apart

The three-way deal that would have seen Hachette grow its U.S. revenues roughly 10% and content distributor Ingram swallow one of its main competitors has fallen apart, according to Publishers Lunch. Announced at the end of June, the blockbuster deal …

Study: Student Content Consumption Shifts to Cheap and Digital

Students are using core textbooks less and online study guides more, according to the latest Student Attitudes Toward Content in Higher Education report from the Book Industry Study Group. At the same time, students are getting better at acquiring course …

Barnes & Noble Brings Nook With Glowlight to UK

[Press Release] Barnes & Noble Introduces the Lighter, Brighter NOOK GlowLight^™ to the UK The Lightest NOOK^® Ever – Excellent for Long-Form Reading, with Perfectly-Lit Pages, Sharper Text and Twice the Storage Available Today for Just £89 from Argos, ASDA, …

Bowker: Print Book Production Slipped in 2013

[Press Release] Traditional Print Book Production Dipped Slightly in 2013, Says Bowker New report also shows Print-on-Demand experienced a steep decline after years of stunning growth roduction of print books by traditional publishers slowed in the United States in 2013, …

Simon & Schuster Launches Video Series Showcasing Editors and Publishers

[Press Release] INTRODUCING THE NEW VIDEO SERIES “BEHIND THE BOOK FROM SIMON & SCHUSTER” “Behind The Book from Simon & Schuster,” a new series of videos featuring Simon & Schuster editors and publishers sharing anecdotes, professional insight and behind-the-scenes background …

Start-up Digital Publisher to Crowd-Source Ebook Plots

[Press Release] South Dakota entrepreneur takes unusual approach to publishing fiction Entrepreneur Lori Colbeck will be bringing publishing to South Dakota in the form of a website that combines the talent of writers and the discerning appetite of readers. Books …

IFLA Report: Library Ebook Lending Worldwide Lags Behind U.S.

Major publishers have widened U.S. libraries’ access to their catalogs in recent months, but as a new background paper from the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) asserts, that isn’t happening everywhere around the world. According to the report, …

News Corp Closes Harlequin Acquisition

[Press Release] News Corp Completes Acquisition of Harlequin News Corp announced today that it has completed its acquisition of Harlequin Enterprises from Torstar Corporation, bolstering and extending the global platform and digital presence of its HarperCollins Publishers subsidiary. As previously …

Subscription Ebooks Enter Act Two (Free Download)

In the short time since their arrival, ebook subscription services have grown noticeably more prominennt. But while there’s little question about the force of their presence today, the longer-term questions of their permanence, and their impact on the publishing ecosystem, are unresolved. That remains …

Survey: Publishers Still Concerned About Ebook Production Quality

Related: – Check your ebook’s production quality with DBW’s QED! – Enter the Digital Book Awards to show off your innovative and high-quality ebooks! – Webcast: Creating Fixed-Layout EPUB with Adobe InDesign—Tools and Best Practices [Press Release] Data Conversion Laboratory & …