Digital Apps For Early Learning: A Glimpse At Kumon Publishing

Can digital tablets help children learn skills like penmanship? Can interactive apps foster appreciation for the sounds of language? Kumon Publishing North America is exploring these questions. The company that’s known for its educational learning centers has introduced two digital apps …

The New Trend in Ebook Prices

Accounting for the steady rise in prices of best-selling ebooks, Amazon’s gamble on customer loyalty, the Colbert Report’s hand in boosting books, Orwell’s estate responds to Amazon, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt grows and more.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Overall Revenues, Profits up, Trade Down

Related: See HMH CEO Linda Zecher speak at Digital Book World 2015! More info: agenda.  Sales and profits are up at Boston-based educational and trade publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, even as the company’s trade division had a softer second quarter …

New Ebook Production Tools

Getting acquainted with the new production technologies, weighing the future of digital content development, Rosetta Books moves to reinvent print models, Amazon’s campus expansion and more.

More Wiley Journals Have ‘Impact’ This Year Than Last

[Press Release] Wiley Announces Continued Growth in Titles with Impact Factor John Wiley & Sons, Inc., today announced a continued increase in the proportion of its journal titles indexed in the 2014 release of Thomson Reuters Journal Citation Reports® (JCR). …

Amazon Expands Campus Bookstore Program, Launches at Purdue

Amazon has launched an online campus bookstore at Purdue that the university says will save students there $6 million a year. The launch is an expansion of its Amazon Campus program, which opened a similar store at University of California, …

Surviving the Digital Transition

Navigating the latest challenges in digital publishing, Penguin Random House dominates ebook best-seller list, authors’ stakes in the Amazon-Hachette feud, BiblioBoard expands its catalog and more.

Financial Times: Prescription for Publishers Surviving Amazon

“What happens if your biggest customer is also your worst nightmare?” asks the Financial Times. While the question is reductive (for many publishers, Amazon has been far from a “worst nightmare,” giving purchase to previously “out of print” books, reviving authors’ …

Library Ebook Platform BiblioBoard Cuts Deals With Distributors, Boosting Catalog

[Press Release] BiblioBoard® partners with ePub Direct, Independent Publishers Group, CoreSource and Firebrand BiblioBoard announces new partnerships with four major content delivery services: ePubDirect, Independent Publishers Group, CoreSource and Firebrand Technologies. These partnerships will better serve current and future publisher …

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 …