FastPencil Inks Deal With Evernote So Users Can Self-Publish Ebooks

[Press Release] FastPencil Creates Print Books and eBooks from Evernote Notes Instantly New feature is first to enable Evernote users to easily import, self-publish and distribute notes as an eBook or print book regardless of device, location or previous publishing …

Amazon Spells Out Objectives in Hachette Negotiation

In a short note today on its website, the Amazon Books team spelled out for observers and readers just what its goals are in its negotiation with Hachette. Amazon says that its overall goal is to make more money for …

Macmillan Makes Full Ebook Front-List Available to Libraries

[Press Release] Macmillan Publishers Broadens Public Library E-lending Pilot Program Macmillan Publishers will be adding its full collection of frontlist eBooks to their public library e-lending pilot, it was announced today. It is the first time the company has made …

EPUB3 Fixed Layout Ebooks Now Available to Libraries Through OverDrive

Webcast: Creating Fixed-Layout EPUB with Adobe InDesign—Tools and Best Practices [Press Release] EPUB3 fixed layout eBooks now live at public libraries through OverDrive Fully-illustrated eBooks based on open industry standards available for the first time for libraries OverDrive’s browser-based OverDrive Read™ …

Baker & Taylor Integrates Axis 360 With Boopsie Mobile Library Apps

[Press Release] Baker & Taylor and Boopsie Announce Integration of the Axis 360 Digital Media Platform with Boopsie Mobile Library Apps — Integration with Axis 360 provides seamless on-the-go experience for users on smartphones and tablets – Baker & Taylor, …

Amazon Expands Self-Publishing to 3D Printing

[Press Release] Amazon Customers Become Designers with New 3D Printed Products Store Offering Customizable Fashion Accessories, Toys, Home Décor and More The new 3D Printed Products store enables customers to customize and personalize items like earrings, pendants, rings, bobble head …

American Library Association: 90% of Libraries in U.S. Now Lend Ebooks

See bolded area in the release below. [Press Release] Libraries Support Digital Readiness with Tech Training, STEM Programs, More Robust Online Collections Leading Role Recognized in Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Nearly 100 percent of America’s public libraries offer workforce …

Amazon Sales up 23% to $19.34 Billion in Second Quarter

Amazon continues to grow at a fast clip. Revenues at the nation’s largest bookseller increased 23% in its second quarter to $19.34 billion. At the same time, losses increased to $126 million; the company lost $7 million in the second …

John Ingram Invests in Media Content Site Mediander

[Press Release] MEDIANDER™ SECURES STRATEGIC INVESTMENT FROM JRI VENTURES TO ACCELERATE EXPANSION JRI Ventures managing member John Ingram invests in first-of-its-kind content site featuring a knowledge engine that powers discovery and exploration of millions of topics. Mediander.com (Mediander), an expansive content …

Scholastic Revenues and Profits Increase in 2014

Scholastic revenues and profits both increased in 2014 and the company expects the same in 2015. In 2014, the company booked $1.82 billion in revenue, a modest increase of 2% over the previous year’s $1.79 billion result. Profits were up …

Oyster Goes Browser-Based, Now on All Mobile Devices

[Press Release] OYSTER NOW AVAILABLE ON WEB AND MOBILE WEB BROWSERS Aiming to be on any platform where people want to read, Oyster takes the next step in product expansion Oyster, the unlimited ebook subscription service, today announced the launch …

Apple Adds Another 48 Million E-Reading Devices to Market in Q3

Apple sold another 48 million iPads and iPhones in the third quarter of 2014, according to its latest earnings report. Its year-over-year iTunes revenue also increased 12% in the quarter, which includes digital book sales. While iPhone sales were up …

App Developer Activity Grows Around Amazon Fire Phone

[Press Release] Developer Excitement Grows for Amazon’s New Fire Phone Rate of app and game submissions to the Amazon Appstore have more than doubled since the Fire phone unveiling Innovative apps and games from developers—including Camouflaj, Craigslist, eBay, Fandango, Fluik, …

HarperCollins to Try Bundling Print and Ebooks With BitLit

[Press Release]  BITLIT SIGNS HARPERCOLLINS TO EBOOK BUNDLING PILOT Vancouver Startup lets readers download e-books for books they already own in print Today, BitLit begins a pilot program with HarperCollins Publishers to offer readers a physical and e-book bundle through …

Ebook Sales Continue to Increase in UK

Sales of ebooks in the UK have continued to grow in the early part of 2014, even as ebook sales growth has tapered in the U.S. Ebook sales are up 10.5% in the UK through the first four months of …

Aquafadas Releases New Version of Digital Publishing System, E-Reader

[Press Release] Aquafadas Introduces Next Gen Reader in the Newest Version of Its Digital Publishing System Version 3.4 of the Aquafadas Digital Publishing System boasts the ultimate in responsiveness, fluidity and elegance thanks to the new Next Gen Reader Aquafadas, …

IPR License: Audio and Print Licensing Increasing

[Press Release] IPR License sees Q2 rise in Audio and Large Print licensing IPR License, the global digital platform for the licensing of book rights, has seen licensing demand for international audio and large print deals rise by 32% in …

Report: Simon & Schuster Now Also in Talks With Amazon

Hachette isn’t the only major publisher now in talks with Amazon, according to WSJ.com. Simon & Schuster is also in talks with Amazon: The country’s largest bookseller is also in talks with Simon & Schuster, said Leslie Moonves, CEO of …

Scholastic to Launch New Multi-Platform Series, TombQuest

[Press Release] SCHOLASTIC TO LAUNCH TOMBQUEST™, A NEW MULTI-PLATFORM ACTION ADVENTURE SERIES, IN FEBRUARY 2015 “Book 1: Book of the Dead” by Michael Northrop Brings the Thrill and Mysteries of Ancient Egypt to Life Joins Scholastic’s Collection of Bestselling Multi-Platform …

Kobo Adds Dr. Seuss Titles to Kids Store

[Press Release] OH THE PLACES YOU’LL GO!: KOBO WELCOMES BELOVED DR. SEUSS EBOOKS TO THE FAMILY, TAKING YOUNG READERS ON ZANY ADVENTURES THIS SUMMER Top titles like Green Eggs and Ham, The Lorax, and Horton Hears a Who! now available …