Kobo Adds Exclusive Kids Content From Reading Eggs

Related: Kobo Launches Waterproof Aura H2O E-Reader [Press Release] Kobo Announces Exclusive Partnership With Reading Eggs To Help Young Readers Come Out Of Their Shell This School Year Great educational titles for young “eggsplorers” of all levels now available at …

Txtr Launches Web-Based Reading

[Press Release] txtr launches Web reading powered by Readium Berlin – 02.09.2014, following the recent launch of its new Readium-based iOS 7 ebook app with EPUB 3 support in May 2014, txtr just released a new Web reading functionality also …

Samsung Doubles Down on Publishing, Sponsors Frankfurt Book Fair

Just weeks after announcing its new reading-focused tablet in partnership with Barnes & Noble, electronics giant Samsung is back in book new again, announcing a wide-ranging partnership with the Frankfurt Book Fair (details below). Related: Will the New Nook Samsung …

Self-Publishing Service Start-up Reedsy Launches

[Press Release] Self-publishing startup Reedsy officially launches today! Reedsy is excited to release to the public the first version of its website, progressively inviting editors and designers to join their marketplace over the course of the next 48 hours. Increasingly, …

Best-Sellers Power Penguin Random House

Young-adult hits drive the publisher’s half-year earnings, getting into China’s booming book market, the latest on the ebook pricing debate, analyzing Amazon’s Twitch buy and new Japan playbook and more.

Licensing in China: A Two-Way Street

As I come to the end of a very busy and productive Beijing International Book Fair (BIBF), there have been many lessons to reflect on in what has been a fascinating week. As part of IPR License’s full launch in …

Young Adult Best-Sellers Drive Penguin Random House Sales

For anyone keeping an eye on the Digital Book World Ebook Best-Seller List, it comes as no surprise that hit fiction titles like John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars played a big role in driving sales at Penguin Random House, whose …

New Ebook Production Tools Heighten Focus on Quality

Changes in ebook production and conversion technologies are opening up new opportunities when it comes to digital content. But that expansion is also creating a handful of challenges for those who use such tools, and quality assurance methods will need to adapt to keep …

The Future of Fixed-Layout Ebooks

How ebook designers can impact what comes next, Amazon widens cloud storage access and gains support for drone delivery, Audible gets into discovery, digital opportunities in Latin America and more.

Forging a Way Forward for Fixed-Layout Ebooks

Fixed-layout digital content has remained a stubbornly niche format in the broader ereading marketplace, and it always may. But their prevalence could soon be expanding, and according to Laura Brady, ebook production expert and Principal at Brady Type who joined Digital Book World …

Kobo Debuts Waterproof Aura H2O Reader

Some claim that smartphones and tablets are already making ereaders obsolete, and it’s far from certain that the latest Nook Barnes & Noble released last week will turn around the bookseller’s sinking ebook business. But that hasn’t stopped Kobo from developing a new …

Closing the Print-Digital Price Gap

One expert’s suggestion for getting customers to pay more for digital content, a study says smartphone users aren’t downloading new apps, Amazon buys video-streaming service Twitch, Pentian’s growing appeal and more.

Amazon Adds to Media Arsenal With Twitch Acquisition

Amazon announced today that it’s buying the popular live video streaming service Twitch for $970 million. The deal comes after Google, which already owns YouTube, reportedly walked away, fearing antitrust repercussions. Twitch is primarily a platform for video gamers to share live streams of the …

Progress and New Directions With Ebooks

What to watch for as ebooks enter their adolescence, Apple could be slyly needling Amazon through the iBooks store, rumors of a new waterproof Kobo device, Amazon to sell physical books in Brazil and more.