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Audiobooks.com

Audiobooks.com Brings Digital Audiobooks into the Home with Sonos

[Press Release] Audiobooks.com Brings Digital Audiobooks into the Home with Sonos Audiobooks Can Now be Enjoyed on Sonos Home Sound Systems TORONTO, January 18, 2017 – Audiobooks.com, a leader in the audiobook service space, is pleased to announce their immediate availability on Sonos worldwide. Audiobooks.com subscribers can listen to their content of choice through...

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Follett, VitalSource Partner on One-click Access to 80,000+ Digital Titles

[Press Release] Follett, VitalSource Integration Promotes One-click Access to 80,000+ Digital Titles Students can easily access their digital content in one spot without entering passcodes WESTCHESTER, Ill., Jan. 18, 2017 – A new collaboration between Follett Higher Education Group and VitalSource Technologies LLC is making it easier for college students to access their digital...

Sourcebooks

Sourcebooks and March 4th Announce Strategic Partnership

[Press Release] Sourcebooks and March 4th Announce Strategic Partnership New Venture Will Significantly Expand Sourcebooks Jabberwocky’s Nonfiction Program January 12, 2017—In a deal announced this morning, Sourcebooks has acquired from March 4th all publishing rights for Little Pickle Press, best known for creating books that relate meaningful, complex concepts to children, including the bestselling...

AAP

AAP Names Maria A. Pallante as President and CEO

[Press Release] The Association of American Publishers (AAP) Names Maria A. Pallante as President and CEO Washington, DC; Jan. 12, 2017 – The Association of American Publishers (AAP) announced today that the former United States Register of Copyrights, Maria A. Pallante, will succeed Tom Allen who is retiring as President and CEO. Pallante, who...

Firebrand

Firebrand Acquires IP Assets from Enthrill Distribution, Inc.

[Press Release] Firebrand acquires IP Assets from Enthrill Distribution, Inc. Newburyport, MA. January 12, 2017 — Firebrand Technologies, a pioneer in publishing technology services, today announced the acquisition of the technology assets and brands from Enthrill Distribution, Inc., a provider of innovative digital content distribution technologies for the publishing industry. The acquisition includes PackaDRM,...

hoopla digital

hoopla digital Boosts Library to 600,000 Titles

[Press Release] hoopla digital Announces New Content and Showcases Publishing Growth in 2016 Recent content deals and circulation of eBooks, audiobooks and comics titles speaks to the retail potential public libraries offer to publishers HOLLAND, Ohio, Jan. 5, 2017 — hoopla digital, which now partners with over 1,300 library systems across the U.S. and...

Optiqly

OptiQly Expands Management Team

[Press Release] OptiQly Expands Management Team with the Addition of Two Senior Executives January 9, 2017, New York, NY—OptiQly, a marketing technology and services start-up focused on optimizing the display, marketing and sales of books and other products at online retailers, today announced the expansion of their management team with two key hires. Didier...

DBW, digital book world conference

DBW Conference 2017 Hosts All-Star Media Panel

DBW 2017 All-Star Media Panel Includes The New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, CBS Sunday Morning and NPR DBW 2017 Takes Place Jan. 17 – 19 in N.Y.C.; Panel to Share How Publishers and Authors Can Work More Effectively with the Media NEW YORK (Jan. 9, 2017) — The 8th Annual Digital Book World (DBW...

Firebrand

Firebrand Launches Eloquence on Alert

Publishing technology services provider Firebrand Technologies announced today the launch of Eloquence on Alert, a tool that analyzes the marketplace to highlight trends such as fluctuating product prices, product presentation, ranking, and audience behavior. The tool allows publishers to observe all their titles in the marketplace. Full press release below: Firebrand unveils Eloquence On Alert,...

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Datalogics Launches Bookvia Mobile Reading Platform

Datalogics announced that it has released Bookvia, a new mobile reading platform that is integrated with Sony DADC’s User Rights Management System. Full press release below: Chicago, IL, December 16, 2016 – Datalogics, the premier source for PDF and eBook technologies, announces the release of Bookvia™, a new mobile reading solution integrated with Sony...

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AAP Sends Letter to President-Elect Donald Trump

The Association of American Publishers (AAP) sent a letter to President-Elect Donald Trump this morning. The letter, signed by Allan Adler, general counsel and vice president of government affairs for the AAP, runs five pages and discusses, in part, why effective copyright legal protections are critical for publishers; how publishers make significant societal contributions;...

London Book Fair, book publishing

LBF Confirms Baltics as 2018 Market Focus; Confirms 2018 Dates

The London Book Fair announced today that the Baltics—Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania—have been confirmed as the Market Focus for the 2018 fair. The honor marks a century since their independence. The London Book Fair also announced that the fair will take place April 10-12, 2018. The Market Focus will be divided into two streams:...

Highwire Press

Highwire Press Acquires Semantico

Scholarly publishing company HighWire Press announced today that it has acquired Semantico, a technology and services provider for the scholarly publishing market. Full press release below: HighWire Press acquires Semantico December 12th, 2016 ­- Scholarly publishing company HighWire Press today announced its acquisition of Semantico, a privately held provider of technology and services for...

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DCL and Bowker Publish 2016 Digital Publishing Survey

Data Conversion Laboratory, Inc. (DCL), which converts content into digital formats, and Bowker, the official U.S. provider of ISBNs, released the results of their 2016 Digital Publishing Survey. One of the primary takeaways is the worry over quality and consistency when content moves from print to digital. This year’s survey is the third joint effort between...

amazon

Amazon Announces Best-Selling Books of 2016

Amazon announced today its list of the best-selling books of 2016. J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts 1 & 2, Special Rehearsal Edition Script topped the list in every category: Best-Selling Book overall, Best-Selling Kid & Teen Book, Most Gifted Book and Most Wished For Book. This year marks the first...

reedsy, ebooks, indie authors, independent authors, self-publishing

Reedsy Launches Smart Margins for Reedsy Book Editor 

Publishing marketplace Reedsy announced today that it has added a new feature called Smart Margins to its book editing platform. With the new feature, the margins of physical copies of books authored using the platform will now be calculated automatically based off a book’s word count. In an email to users, Reedsy wrote: “Why...

Semantico, Scolaris, digital publishing, scholarly publishing

Semantico Partners with TrendMD for Content Discoverability Engine

Semantico announced today a partnership with TrendMD to use the latter’s content discoverability tool within Semantico’s Scolaris digital publishing platform. Full press release below: Semantico announce partnership with TrendMD content discoverability engine Press release – Brighton, UK 01-12-16 Semantico have announced a partnership to provide the native integration of TrendMD within their Scolaris digital...

Copyright Clearance Center

CCC Announces Enhancements to RightFind XML for Mining

Copyright Clearance Center announced today that it has made enhancements to its cloud-based RightFind XML for Mining software, which allows organizations using text mining to glean important insights from vast amounts of scientific, technical and medical (STM) content. Full press release below: Copyright Clearance Center Announces Enhancements to RightFind® XML for Mining Danvers, Mass....

Libro.fm, audiobooks, digital audiobooks, indie bookstores

Libro.fm Announces the Top 10 Audiobooks of 2016

Libro.fm, a digital audiobook provider for independent bookstores, announced today its list of the 10 bestselling digital audiobooks from indie bookstores in 2016. 1. H Is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald (audio by Blackstone; print by Grove Atlantic) 2. Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates (Penguin Random House Audio) 3. My Brilliant Friend...

Barnes & Noble

Barnes & Noble Offering 15% off BN.com on Cyber Monday

[Press Release] Barnes & Noble Announces Amazing Cyber Monday Deal: 15% off Your Entire Order Online at BN.com on November 28 Special Offers on Books, New NOOK®, Toys & Games, and More New York, New York – November 28, 2016 – Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the nation’s largest retail bookseller and a...

Wattpad

Wattpad and Universal Cable Productions Partner on TV Content

Wattpad announced today a partnership with Universal Cable Productions, a division of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, to develop original TV content. Full press release below: UNIVERSAL CABLE PRODUCTIONS AND WATTPAD TEAM UP TO DEVELOP ORIGINAL CONTENT FOR TV Wattpad, the global multiplatform entertainment company, and Universal Cable Productions (UCP), a division of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment,...

DBW, digital book world conference

DBW’s Indie Author Conference: Strategies, Lessons and Insights

Speakers at DBW’s Indie Author Conference to Present Strategies, Lessons and Insights for the ‘New Professional Author’ One-Day Indie Author Conference Takes Place on Jan. 19, 2017 in New York City – Part of the Overall Digital Book World Conference Program, Which Runs Jan. 17 – 18, 2017 NEW YORK (Nov. 18, 2016) — At DBW...

OverDrive

Overdrive Launches New Library Websites and App

Overdrive announced today that it has launched new digital library websites and a new app. The ebook and audiobook prover, which is used by more than 90 percent of U.S. libraries, updated its service with enhanced security, a simplified borrowing process and improved discoverability. With Overdrive’s improved technology, users will have a more seamless...

Bookbaby

BookBaby Launches 2017 Self-Publishing Survey

BookBaby announced today that is launching its 2017 Self-Publishing Survey, a comprehensive study aimed at revealing the most successful book marketing and promotion strategies for self-published authors. The company has partnered with 15 self-publishing providers to ask published and aspiring authors to share their marketplace experiences and opinions. “The self-publishing community is gigantic and...

Barnes & Noble

B&N Introduces New 7″ Nook Tablet for $49.99

Barnes & Noble announced today that it will debut a new 7″ Nook tablet for $49.99 available in stores on November 25 (Black Friday). The e-reader is the least expensive device the company has created. The new Nook features front- and rear-facing cameras, Bluetooth compatibility, a soft-touch back, a quad-core processor, and expandable storage...

Inkitt, data, publisher, authors

Inkitt Announces Global Launch of iOS App

Data-driven publisher Inkitt announced today the global launch of its iOS app for iPhone and iPad that will give readers access to Inkitt’s digital library of more than 80,000 stories. The app was previously only available in Canada and Australia. “As more people read digitally we want to make it easier and faster for...

Penguin Random House

PRH to Offer Student Loan Repayment Assistance

Penguin Random House announced today that it has partnered with Gradifi, a student loan pay down provider, to offer financial assistance to U.S. employees to pay down their student loan debt. “I know all too well that student loan debt burdens a great deal of our colleagues at Penguin Random House, and increasingly, our...

American Booksellers Association, Librio.fm, audiobooks, bookstores

ABA and Libro.fm Partner to Sell Audiobooks Through Indie Bookstores

The American Booksellers Association, a national trade group for independent bookstores, and digital audiobook provider Librio.fm announced today they have formed a new marketing partnership to enable independent bookstores to sell digital audiobooks. Full press release below: American Booksellers Association and Libro.fm Partner for Sale of Digital Audiobooks Through Independent Bookstores Popular Format Now...

Sharjah International Book Fair

Over 1.3 Million Visitors Attended Sharjah International Book Fair

The Sharjah International Book Fair announced today that more than 1.35 million visitors attended the event’s first week. Full press release below: Over 1.3 Million Visitors Attend First Week of Sharjah International Book Fair 2016 Footfall figures for opening seven days of 35th edition of fair break previous records Sharjah, November 9, 2016 Over...

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DBW 2017’s Roster Features New Voices and Familiar Faces

Digital Book World 2017’s Roster of Presenters Features New Voices, Familiar Faces from the Publishing Community and Its Partners Event Takes Place Jan. 17 – 19, 2017 in N.Y.C and Presents Leading Industry Experts NEW YORK (Nov. 8, 2016) — The 8th Annual Digital Book World (DBW 2017) announces a line-up of distinguished speakers,...

OverDrive

OverDrive to Donate Popular Ebooks to 1,000 Elementary Schools

Digital reading platform Overdrive announced today that it is donating a collection of hundreds of popular ebooks to up to 1,000 elementary schools. The initiative is part of Overdrive’s marking its 30th anniversary. School officials can click here to apply to receive the donation for their school through the end of the school year. Overdrive...

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Amazon Launches Rapids, a Chat-Style Kids’ Reading App

Amazon announced today that it has launched a new app for children called Rapids, which features “fun, engaging short stories told in a unique chat style.” The app is available for iOS, Android and Amazon Fire devices, and a subscription costs $2.99 a month. “Many kids already love using phones to chat with friends...

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Scribd Adds Magazines and News to Subscription Service

Scribd announced today that it has added magazines and news articles to its subscription service, which also offers users access to ebooks, audiobooks, comics, sheet music and documents. The magazines Scribd is adding are as follows: archive and current issues from Time, Fortune, Money, People, Bloomberg Businessweek, Entrepreneur, Foreign Policy, New York Magazine, Newsweek...