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Oyster Adds Light-Adjusting Technology for Easier E-Reading

Oyster, the ebook subscription service and retailer, adds a new feature to its e-reading platform that adjusts the color and brightness of mobile users’ screens in order to improve the e-reading experience. Called Lumin, the software decreases the amount of blue light emitted by LED screens, which some recent research has suggested can be harmful to readers’...

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Copyright Crises and Controversies

The American Library Association (ALA) blasts a bill pending in Congress that would bring the U.S. Copyright Office out from under the auspices of the Library of Congress. According to ALA President Courtney Young, the legislation, called the CODE Act, “does not address the longstanding problems facing the agency,” whose technological resources Young says...

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ALA Slams Bid to Modernize U.S. Copyright Office

The American Library Association (ALA) says a bill now up for consideration in Congress does too little to address what it sees as the issues plaguing the U.S. Copyright Office. ALA President Courtney Young says the Copyright Office for the Digital Economy (CODE) Act doesn’t solve the issue of severe underinvestment in technological resources...

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New Data, Same Slow Ebook Market

Ebooks grew modestly in 2014, a year that saw a 4.6% uptick in revenue overall, according to new full-year figures from the Association of American Publishers (AAP). But while the nearly 1,800 U.S. publishers who participated in the AAP’s latest survey say their ebook sales rose 3.8% on balance last year, the bigger story...

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New AAP Figures Show Ebook Growth Mostly Flat

The Association of American Publishers (AAP) introduces new, full-year snapshot of the U.S. book market in 2014. The program, called StatShot Annual, is distinct from both the monthly StatShot reports the organization releases and the now retired BookStats program. With a sample size somewhat larger than that of the monthly report (based on some 1,200 publishers),...

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Mobile Moves to the Center

How the mobile boom is driving a number of trends in a digital landscape where ebook growth has stalled, a full recap of Digital Book World 2015 conference coverage, Amazon reassures authors on Kindle Unlimited, data on authors' earnings and much more.

Five Digital Publishing Leaders Weigh in on Industry’s Future

Here’s one short thought each from five industry leaders on where digital publishing is headed: “For the foreseeable future, we will operate in a hybrid print and digital world.” —Jonathan Nowell, President, Nielsen Book “Ebooks and digital media enable execution of a variety of new business models globally, opening new channels by delivering content in...

Blurb Plays Publishing Matchmaker

The platform offers authors a "Dream Team" of recommended publishing experts, evaluating the changing self-publishing landscape, Amazon Publishing loses top editor to Penguin Press, subscription e-textbooks and much more.

Ebooks, Children’s Titles Grow in 2014

Overall revenues are up slightly for U.S. trade books, according to monthly and year-to-date figures released today by the Association of American Publishers (AAP). AAP’s StatShot program, which covers publishers’ net earnings from distribution channels rather than retailers, indicates 3.9% growth in the trade sector during the first five months of 2014 over the...

BookStats: Ebooks Flat in 2013

Ebook revenue in the U.S. leveled off at $3 billion, according to a new report released today. The BookStats report, from the Association of American Publishers and the Book Industry Study Group, confirmed earlier reports from the AAP and anecdotal evidence. Ebook revenue in 2012 was about $3 billion as well, up from $2.1...

BISG Pulls Out of Deal With AAP on BookStats Annual Report

[Press Releases] AAP Statement on BISG Withdrawal from BookStats Joint Venture On June 19, the Book Industry Study Group Board voted not to renew its joint agreement with the Association of American Publishers to continue as co-producers of the annual BookStats survey capturing the estimated size and scope of the publishing industry. This decision...

Ebook Sales up Across Trade in January, Young Adult Leads the Way

Ebook sales across U.S. trade publishing were up 12.8% in January versus the same period last year, mostly due to a jump in children’s and young adult sales, according to the latest numbers from the Association of American Publishers. Ebooks in that category had $20.7 million in sales for the month, versus $12.5 million...

Adult Ebook Sales Flat in September and Year-to-Date

What has been a worrying trend for ebook publishers in the U.S. continued through September 2013, according to the latest report from the Association of American Publishers. Ebook sales in the month were up 3.5% versus the same period last year, a marked slowdown from the double- and triple-digit growth rates for ebooks in...

Trade Ebook Revenue Growth Continues to Slow Through First Half of 2013

Revenue growth for adult trade ebooks is continuing to slow down through the first half of this year. For January through June, adult trade ebook revenue was $647.7 million, up 4.8% from $618 million a year ago, according to the latest numbers from the Association of American Publishers. Through the first four months of...

Why Publishers Are Making a Push for EPUB3 Now

The Association of American Publishers (AAP) announced a major initiative to accelerate adoption of EPUB3 earlier this week. This latest version of EPUB, the widely used open standard format for digital publications, is based on the latest Web Standards including HTML5. But given that the vast majority of ebooks selling today are fiction and text-centric...

AAP Supports Ambitious EPUB3 Plan

While retailers like Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Apple seem set on an ebook strategy involving custom file formats essentially creating “walled gardens” where readers can buy and read books but have a tougher time importing and exporting them, publishers are pushing for quite the opposite. The Association of American Publishers came out with...

Ebooks up Modestly in First Quarter 2013

Ebook revenue growth in the U.S. has slowed in 2013 afters years of double- and triple-digit gains. Ebook revenues for trade publishing grew 5% in the first quarter of 2013 to $393.6 million. Ebooks now account for over a quarter of trade book revenue.

Ebook Revenues Rising Abroad For American Publishers

Ebook revenues for American publishers selling the digital content abroad are rising — both in aggregate and as a percentage of overall international book publishing revenues. According to the latest data from the Association of American Publishers, revenues for American Publishers selling ebooks internationally rose 63% to $121.5 million. Meanwhile, international print revenue increased...

Ebook Revenue Growth Stalling Out? Ebooks Flat in January

Continuing a trend started in the middle of 2012, ebook revenue gains continue to slow in early 2013. In January, the latest month for which data is available, ebook revenue was up 0.7% to $130.2 million, according to the latest numbers from the Association of American Publishers. Adult trade across the board was down...

Shindig to Broadcast DBW, AAP and Workman Women in Publishing Careers Panel

Just two days after announcing Women in Book Publishing: Career Opportunities, Challenges and Advice, a cocktail networking event and panel discussion hosted by Digital Book World, the AAP’s Young to Publishing Group and Workman Publishing, the event sold out. The waiting list is now larger than the guest list. To accommodate all those people who...