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 & …

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 …