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Women at the Intersection of Publishing, Finance and Tech

Digital Book World 2016 Evaluates ‘Women at the Intersection of Publishing, Finance and Technology’ and ‘Transformation in Publishing,’ Among Other Hot Topics NEW YORK (Feb. 5, 2016) — “Women at the Intersection of Publishing, Finance and Technology” and “Transformation in Publishing: Quarto & Sourcebooks” are just two of the highly anticipated sessions and hot...

Barnes & Noble

Barnes & Noble’s Chief Digital Officer to Speak at DBW16

Barnes & Noble’s Chief Digital Officer to Speak at the Digital Book World Conference + Expo, March 7-9 in N.Y.C. Fred Argir to Share Insights During DBW 2016; Early-Bird Registration Deadline Is Feb. 8, and the Final Pre-Conference Registration Rate Expires March 6 NEW YORK (Feb. 3, 2016) — The 7th Annual Digital Book...

HarperAudio

HarperAudio to Host Radio Drama Contest with NYU

[Press Release] HarperAudio to Host Radio Drama Contest with the Goldberg Department of Dramatic Writing at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts New York, NY (February 3, 2016) – HarperAudio, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, today announced a radio drama contest open to currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students and alumni (who graduated no...

Barnes & Noble

B&N to Carry ‘Put Me In The Story’ Personalized Books

Barnes & Noble announced today that it is partnering with Put Me In The Story, a personalized book service owned by Sourcebooks. Two-hundred Barnes & Noble stores will carry the personalized books, including You! by bestselling author, artist, and designer Sandra Magsamen, The Night Night Book and I Love You So by award-winning and...

Firebrand

Firebrand Launches Eloquence on Demand

[Press Release] Firebrand unveils Eloquence on Demand, a highly-efficient tool to meet the growing information needs of a complex marketplace Newburyport, MA, USA, February 2, 2015—Firebrand Technologies, a pioneer in publishing technology services, today announced the launch of Eloquence on Demand™, which delivers print, ebook and audio metadata and digital content to the global...

Inkshares, Nerdist Launch 6 New Publishing Contests

Inkshares, Nerdist Launch 6 New Publishing Contests

[Press Release] Nerdist and Geek & Sundry Launch Publishing Contest Series on Inkshares Six Contests Over Twelve Months Will Target Most Popular Themes in Science Fiction and Fantasy February 1, 2016 (San Francisco, CA)—Inkshares, a start-up crowdfunded book publisher, announced today that they will be expanding their partnership with Nerdist to include its sister site,...

AAP

Publishers’ Sales Decline 2% Through Third Quarter of 2015

The Association of American Publishers (AAP) released a quarterly update this morning, saying that publishers’ sales for the first three quarters of 2015 (January-September) were down 2.0 percent at $11.9 billion, compared to $12.1 billion for the same period in 2014. The AAP tracks sales for trade fiction, non-fiction and religious, K-12 instructional materials, higher...

Inkling

Inkling Unveils Inkling for Enterprise, All-in-One Platform

[Press Release] Inkling today unveiled its all-in-one enterprise content platform, Inkling for Enterprise, a new way for businesses to reach both internal and external audiences with dynamic, engaging content on mobile devices and PCs. The announcement follows strong overall business growth for Inkling, including a third consecutive year of triple-digit revenue growth. Inkling was...

DBW Conference + Expo

DBW Conference Publishes New White Paper on ‘Digital Transformation’

Digital Book World Conference + Expo Publishes New White Paper, ‘Viewpoints on Publishing’s Digital Transformation’ Pundits from DBW 2016, March 7 – 9 in N.Y.C., Share Lessons and Insights for the Digital Book Publishing and Content Communities; Conference Early-Bird Rates Expire Feb. 8 NEW YORK (Jan. 22, 2015) — A newly published white paper...

Pronoun’s Publishing Platform Now Available to All Authors

Pronoun’s Publishing Platform Now Available to All Authors

Digital book publishing platform Pronoun announced today that its service is now open to all authors. Since Pronoun opened its waitlist three months ago, 8,000 authors have signed up for early access, creating more than 1,000 books on the platform. In December 2015 alone, Pronoun authors published 140 books across all major digital retailers, including...

INscribe Digital

Dreamspinner Press Partners with INscribe Digital

[Press Release] Dreamspinner Press LLC Partners with INscribe Digital To Optimize Sales and Marketing Reach SAN FRANCISCO, CA – INscribe Digital today announced a new relationship with Dreamspinner Press LLC that enables the independent genre fiction publisher to increase retail distribution and market awareness of the 3,500 backlist titles in its three imprints: ·...

BEA Announces Conference Programming for 2016

BEA Announces Conference Programming for 2016

BOOKEXPO AMERICA (BEA) CONTENT & DIGITAL CONFERENCE PROGRAMMING ANNOUNCED FOR 2016 WITH FOCUS ON NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH THE AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION (ALA) Libraries Transform: ALA@BEA sessions and New Conference Tracks Covering Children’s and Self-Publishing Add to Programming Created to Engage and Educate Leaders in Publishing Industry Norwalk, CT, January 20, 2016: BookExpo America (BEA),...

F+W Names Tom Beusse New CEO

F+W Names Tom Beusse New CEO

F+W, A Content + eCommerce Company announced today the appointment of Tom Beusse as CEO, effective immediately. Beusse most recently served as founder and president of the USA Today Sports Media Group. In his three years in the position, Beusse built the company (which incorporated dozens of assets across Gannett’s many media properties) into one of...

IPR License

IPR License Has 28% Year-on-Year Membership Growth

[Press Release] IPR License in 28% year-on-year membership growth IPR License, the global rights and licensing solution, has announced a 28% year-on-year growth in new member sign-ups. The 28% membership growth in 2015 compared favourably with the 21% increase experienced in 2014. Q4 2015 was highlighted as a particularly strong period as a result...

Blurb

Blurb Announces New CEO

Book and magazine self-publishing platform Blurb announced on Tuesday that Todd Larsen has been appointed Chief Executive Officer. Larsen succeeds Founder and CEO Eileen Gittins, who becomes Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors as well as an advisor to the company. “I am honored and excited to lead Blurb into its next phase of...

Scribd

Scribd Hires New COO

The subscription content platform Scribd announced today that it has hired Eric Shoup, previously of eBay and Ancestry.com, as its new Chief Operating Officer. “I am thrilled to be joining Scribd as COO,” Shoup said. “I believe Scribd has the right ingredients to be a global brand at scale. I am looking forward to...

Amazon Kindle

Amazon Announces Kindle iOS App Updates

Amazon today announced three new updates to its Kindle iOS app: • Native Social Sharing – This feature makes it easier to recommend a book to a friend or discuss a line from the book. Readers and senders can recommend the book or share a quote from the book with whomever they want. Readers can also choose...

Barnes & Noble

Barnes & Noble Reports Holiday Sales Results

[Press Release] Barnes & Noble Reports Holiday Sales Results Core Comparable Sales Increase of 1.6% Marks Second Consecutive Holiday Increase Company Reiterates Full-Year Outlook New York, NY (January 7, 2016)—Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS) today reported sales for the nine-week holiday period ending January 2, 2016. Core comparable store sales, which exclude NOOK...

Verso Books Signs on with Virtusales

Verso Books Signs on with Virtusales

Verso Books has partnered with Virtusales Publishing Solutions to introduce a new sales analytical and reporting tool called Biblio Intelligence. According to Virtusales, Biblio Intelligence is a “fully integrated business intelligence module, enabling deeper analysis and better decision making based on complete, real-time data.” Jacob Stevens, managing director of Verso Books, said, “This [partnership]...

Libraries Lend Record Numbers of Ebooks and Audiobooks in 2015

Libraries Lend Record Numbers of Ebooks and Audiobooks in 2015

2015 was a big year for libraries’ digital efforts, with a record number of readers borrowing ebooks and digital audiobooks. Overdrive, the leading supplier of digital content to libraries and schools, reported Tuesday that, in 2015, readers borrowed more than 169 million ebooks. This marked a 24-percent increase over 2014. There was also a notable...

Pew Research Center

Share of Americans with Broadband at Home Has Plateaued

[Press Release] Share of Americans With Broadband at Home has Plateaued More rely only on their smartphones for internet access WASHINGTON, D.C. (Dec. 21, 2015) – Home broadband adoption stands at 67% of Americans, down slightly from 70% in 2013, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis. This small, but statistically significant, difference...

Odilo

Odilo and Gardners Partner to Boost Library Offering

[Press Release] ODILO offers close to one million titles with Gardner’s Partnership (Denver, CO) December 16, 2015: ODILO, one of the leading eBook providers in Europe and Latin America, has recently partnered with Gardners, Europe’s leading independent wholesaler of English language products and content (both physical and digital). With the addition of over 650,000...

Transformation in Publishing Is Key Theme at DBW 16

Transformation in the Publishing Community Is a Key Theme at Digital Book World Conference + Expo, March 7-9 in N.Y.C. DBW 2016 Speakers Reveal How They’re Thriving Through and Beyond Publishing’s Digital Transformation; Early-Bird Registration Deadlines Approach NEW YORK (Dec. 15, 2015) — The 7th Annual Digital Book World Conference + Expo (DBW) is...

Shelfie

Shelfie Partners with Findaway on Print-Audiobook Bundles

[Press Release] Shelfie Partners with Findaway to Offer Print-Audiobook Bundles Vancouver start-up partners with leading audiobook distributor to make print-audiobook bundles available to readers December 14, 2015 (Vancouver, BC) – Today, Shelfie announces a partnership with leading audiobook distributor, Findaway, to offer audiobook bundles to readers on titles from Blackstone Audio, Gildan Media, Hachette...

DBW

Data Guy to Present on Stage for the First Time at DBW 16

Data, Discovery and SEO Are Key Themes at the Digital Book World Conference + Expo, March 7-9 in N.Y.C. Data Guy to Present on Stage for the First Time; Early-Bird Registration Rates Expire Dec. 15 NEW YORK (Dec. 11, 2015) — Data, discovery and SEO are hot topics in the book, content and tech...

Kobo

Flipkart Transfers Users to Kobo

[Press Release] KOBO KEEPS FLIPKART EBOOKS CUSTOMERS READING ON ITS WORLD-CLASS DIGITAL READING PLATFORM Flipkart eBooks customers will enjoy a seamless transfer of their libraries to Kobo’s eReading service, gaining access to a catalogue of more than 3.7 million titles Toronto, Dec 11, 2015 – Rakuten Kobo Inc., a global leader in eReading, is...

NetGalley

NetGalley Adds Social DRM Reading Option

[Press Release] NetGalley adds Social DRM reading option to facilitate “read anywhere” access to galleys 11 December 2015—As publishers begin to explore alternatives to traditional digital rights management (DRM), NetGalley today announced the addition of a “Social DRM” reading option, which when enabled by publishers, will allow members to access digital galley content on...

Playster

Playster Announces U.S. Launch

[Press Release] Playster Announces U.S. Launch, Offers Free Tablet, Premium Headphones To Subscribers Of All-Inclusive, Unlimited Entertainment Platform MONTREAL, Dec. 10, 2015 — Playster, the all-inclusive, global media and entertainment platform, announced today the U.S. launch of its unlimited platform of content across all forms of entertainment, including books, audio books, video games, music, movies...

Scribd

Scribd Introduces Sheet Music

Scribd announced today that it has added a new vertical to its subscription service: sheet music. Subscribers can now receive access to more than 2,600 sheet music selections from renowned songbook publisher Hal Leonard. These range from contemporary hits to classics, and users have the ability to browse by song, artist, genre, instrument or...

Digital Book World 2016

DBW 16 Presents Dynamic, Forward-Thinking Leaders

The Nexus of Tech, Content, Strategy – Digital Book World Conference + Expo Speakers Focus on Publishing’s Digital Transformation DBW 16 Presents Some of the Most Dynamic, Forward-Thinking Leaders Who Are Shaping and Driving the Industry; Best Early-Bird Registration Rates Expire Dec. 15 NEW YORK (Dec. 8, 2015) — The Digital Book World Conference...

PCG

PCG Signs Agreements with Three New Publishers

[Press Release] PCG signs agreements with three new publishers to sell content in emerging markets Boston, December 8, 2015 –Publishers Communication Group (PCG) today announced representation agreements with Berrett-Koehler Publishers, The MIT Press and Morgan & Claypool Publishers for direct sales into new global markets, including one or more of India, China and Latin...

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....