The strategic incentives and technical challenges of publishing ebooks in web browsers, Amazon shares slide as earnings disappoint, Adobe updates Digital Editions to improve privacy and more.
Rounding up all the speculation on the agreement’s terms and what comes next for Hachette and others, new ebook service Blloon aims to undersell subscription providers, Tolino enters Italy, Bookspan reboots and expands and more.
Ebook publishers live and die by data, the year’s mergers and acquisitions in the book start-up world, Bilbary a casualty of the Amazon-Hachette feud, Bertelsmann buys an educational tech firm and much more.
What a difference a week makes. Not for Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl, which enters its fifth week at the top of the Ebook Best-Seller List, but for the average price of a best-selling ebook, which drops from $8.39 last week down …
Simon & Schuster reaches an agreement with Amazon allowing it to set ebook prices, Atavist Books shuts its doors, Apple Pay and in-app purchasing, librarians hamstrung to protect users’ privacy, enhanced ebooks embrace video and more.
Kobo’s Michael Tamblyn on why indie authors won’t be spared Amazon’s profit-improving tactics, Google Play’s swift growth, gloomy forecast for global e-reader market, Amazon tests “Apple store concept” and more.
‘After’ by Wattpad author Anna Todd follows up its Simon & Schuster book deal by landing a movie deal with Paramount, the digital educational content market expands, Google and Apple face off on premium tablets and much more.
Clearing up common misperceptions about data analysis in publishing today, a sneak peek at Apple’s newest tablets, the Fire Phone still isn’t catching, weighing Amazon’s physical retail logic and much more.
Amazon rolls out new “reader-powered” publishing program Kindle Scout, Google takes on Amazon Prime with new delivery service, pricier ebooks selling briskly, Aspen Institute assesses libraries’ digital transition and much more.
On last week’s list, seven titles with price tags higher than $10 contributed to pushing the average price of a best-selling ebook up to $7.74. That figure now jumps to $8.39, as more than a third of this week’s top-25 titles …
Why publishers and ebook developers are looking anew at browser-based e-reading, new Nook gets a bigger screen, Scribd accused of ebook piracy, ALA upbraids Adobe on data gathering, Baker & Taylor expands to New Zealand and more.
Kobo helps authors and publishers put their ebook data to use, poor UX hinders mobile e-reading, debating whether Amazon’s a monopoly, Amazon ups investment in video, Lenovo pushes tablet-based e-reading in India and much more.
The e-tailer plans to open a physical store in Manhattan, Amazon arms authors with data and resources, ebooks on track to overtake print by 2018, HarperCollins adds titles to Bookmate’s catalog, the latest on Adobe’s data tracking and more.
Data suggesting the self-publishing market is maturing, HarperCollins expands in Germany, Simon & Schuster imprint scraps DRM, Nook puts news into libraries, rethinking English translation rights sales, new workflow tools and more.
Adobe Digital Editions confirms it’s collecting user data, Amazon and Apple compete for mobile readers, Bertelsmann weighs increasing stake in Penguin Random House, Slicebooks contracts d2c client and more.
The past several weeks have not seen particularly strong showings for Hachette on the Ebook Best-Seller List, partly because of the publisher’s battle with Amazon and partly because of the steep competition from competitors, especially Penguin Random House. But this …
The publisher teams up with social content-sharing platform Milq to boost discovery, Amazon distributes the ‘Washington Post’ through new tablets, Bertelsmann gets bigger, the latest in browser-based e-reading and more.
Digital Book World 2015 widens and sharpens its focus to reflect publishing’s changing landscape, Squidoo founder Seth Godin launches direct publishing project, HarperCollins looks to Brazil and much more.
The publisher offers to boost authors’ royalties for selling ebooks through its e-commerce site, Harlequin adds titles to Scribd, Amazon’s two new crowdsourced publishing initiatives, regulatory pressure on Amazon builds and more.
Amazon on track to place only fifth in global tablet market by the end of 2014, Amazon Publishing the second biggest publisher of ebooks sold in the Kindle Store, Kindle First launches in the UK, Bookmate goes mobile and much more.
New data on the tablet market and why growth might have peaked, HP rolls out two new budget tablets, Simon & Schuster signs on with Danish subscription ebook provider, Bookshout! widens direct ebook distribution and more.
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn hangs onto its spot at the top of this week’s Ebook Best-Seller List ahead of the hotly anticipated film adaptation due out in theaters this Friday. Last week we noted that twelve, or just under half, of the …
Weighing conflicting claims in the Ellora’s Cave defamation lawsuit, big-name authors join Authors United at the barricades in Amazon battle, genre fiction sweeps the small screen, Readfy launches in Germany and much more.
What’s next for crowdsourced publishing, Perseus Books Group and Amazon reach agreement on ebook terms, ebooks still lag behind print sales, library discovery platform for indie ebooks expands and much more.
Inside Scholastic’s first-quarter financial report, Hachette UK reorganizes children’s division, sourcing ideas that drive digital innovation, a glitchy week for Apple, why Britain could soon seen more ebook buyers and much more.
UK readers get Amazon’s ebook subscription service, BookBub expands into UK market, Penguin Random House doubles down on movies, Amazon invests in hardware development, Authors United solicits Justice Department and more.
A closer look at the relationship between best-selling ebooks and TV and film adaptations, subscription ebooks redefine “publisher,” reassessing Barnes & Noble’s prospects, Amazon looks to the Netherlands, Perseus takes sales team global and more.
We’ve written before about the impact of popular TV and film productions on the Ebook Best-Seller List, and the power of media tie-ins to drive ebook sales is no secret inside the publishing industry. This week that phenomenon is especially noticeable even amid significant …
Why complaining about Amazon might be the wrong approach for authors, an inside look at the state of children’s publishing, six steps to connecting with readers, reevaluating Amazon Prime’s customer base, Google’s mobile e-commerce push in India and more.
What’s driving recent sales figures, ebook growth flattens out in Canada, tensions swirl during Amazon’s author retreat, Kindle Voyage shipments delayed, Apple’s antitrust compliance record, UK cracks down on ebook piracy and more.
A new line of tablets and e-readers quietly enters the market, Amazon outbids Google for “.buy” domain, Nook and ‘The Bookseller’ boost self-published authors, UK publishers lodge antitrust complaints against Amazon and much more.
How Apple’s iOS 8 could shift the e-reading terrain by adding many more iBooks customers, future-proofing ebooks, rumors of a new Kindle on the horizon, inside Amazon’s new Kindle Direct payouts and much more.
The mixed blessings of self-publishing’s speed to market, another great week for Penguin Random House best-sellers, value-added taxes on European ebooks, HarperCollins helps indies during the holidays and more.