OverDrive Launches International ‘Read an Ebook’ Day

[Press Release] International Read an eBook Day debuts September 18 First-ever eBook holiday celebrates and raises awareness of digital reading August 11, 2014 – Thursday, September 18, will mark the first International Read an eBook Day, an annual holiday to …

HarperCollins Moves to Strengthen Independent Bookstores With Marketing Spend

[Press Release] HarperCollins Publishers Announces Promotional Fund for Independent Retail Accounts HarperCollins Publishers today announced the HarperCollins Promotional Fund (HCPF), which will provide an additional fund of marketing dollars for Independent Retailers in the company’s fiscal year 2015, which began …

Report: Perseus-Hachette-Ingram Deal Falls Apart

The three-way deal that would have seen Hachette grow its U.S. revenues roughly 10% and content distributor Ingram swallow one of its main competitors has fallen apart, according to Publishers Lunch. Announced at the end of June, the blockbuster deal …

Audiobook CDs in MP3: No More Switching Discs

Do you listen to audiobook CDs in the car? I do. They’re a great way to get through all those new titles (I’ve heard 3,500 new books are introduced every day) and it makes the commute more bearable. My only pet peeve is …

Study: Student Content Consumption Shifts to Cheap and Digital

Students are using core textbooks less and online study guides more, according to the latest Student Attitudes Toward Content in Higher Education report from the Book Industry Study Group. At the same time, students are getting better at acquiring course …

Barnes & Noble Brings Nook With Glowlight to UK

[Press Release] Barnes & Noble Introduces the Lighter, Brighter NOOK GlowLight^™ to the UK The Lightest NOOK^® Ever – Excellent for Long-Form Reading, with Perfectly-Lit Pages, Sharper Text and Twice the Storage Available Today for Just £89 from Argos, ASDA, …

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 …