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 …

Apple Gets Serious About Book Discovery

Apple quietly acquires BookLamp, debating the best strategy for iBooks, authors heckle the Authors Guild, Pearson sales dip during Random House integration, Adobe’s new fixed-layout export and much more.

Amazon Revenue up as Losses Mount

Amazon’s latest financial figures halfway through a busy year, Amazon helps authors set prices, Scholastic sees growth and expects more, 90% of American libraries now lending ebooks, John Ingram invests in Mediander and much more.

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 …

Salad Days for Opted-in Authors and Publishers

Why authors and publishers participating in Kindle Unlimited have cause to celebrate, Amazon tries to quell authors’ dissent in Hachette feud, Oyster gets onto Web browsers, Apple adds 48 million new devices to the market and more.

Man Booker Prize: Disappointing and Disappearing

Book prizes have become an increasingly key route through which to discover and champion the best writers, to elevate and highlight the brilliant above the masses of books now being published every year. That’s why over the last few years …

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 …

Subscription Ebooks ‘Inevitable’?

Why the biggest questions for subscription services remain unanswered, Kindle Unlimited encourages authors to go exclusive, this week’s best-selling ebooks, Stephen Colbert endorses another Hachette book, big authors band together and much more.

For Subscription Ebooks, Great Expectations But Few Guarantees

A report released today by the Book Industry Study Group (BISG) finds that 80% of publishers believe subscription ebooks becoming a major part of the publishing business is “inevitable.” The launch last week of Amazon’s subscription service, Kindle Unlimited, would appear to …

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 …