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For Publishers’ SEO, Divide and Conquer

Book publishers wanting to optimize their web content to drive discovery should approach it as a battle waged on two fronts: the elements they control, and the ones they don’t. Off-site content, like book reviews, fall into the latter category, but what marketing expert Murray Izenwasser calls the “mechanicals” of publishers’ own sites can be tailored to...

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Macmillan Strikes an Ebook Deal with Amazon, Explores Subscriptions

Macmillan becomes the latest Big Five publisher, after Hachette and Simon & Schuster, to reach a new multiyear print and digital distribution agreement with Amazon that returns to a version of the agency model of ebook pricing. The deal goes into effect on January 5, 2015, and allows the publisher to set its own ebook prices....

What’s Next for Ebook Retail?

A look at what's in store for the ebook retail landscape now that Hachette and Amazon have settled, debating the viability of subscription ebooks, Penguin Random House launches app to boost audiobook discovery and much more.

Simon & Schuster Strikes Amazon Deal Reviving Agency Ebook Pricing

This post has been updated with new information. Simon & Schuster has reached a multi-year distribution agreement with Amazon, according to reports today by the Wall Street Journal and Business Insider. Neither Amazon nor Simon & Schuster have publicly announced the deal, but Publishers Lunch reports that it marks a return to the agency pricing model,...

Did the Death of Agency Pricing for Ebooks Kill Nook?

Many pixels have been spilled of late on Barnes & Noble’s downward trajectory*. Needless to say, things aren’t going well right now for the largest bookstore chain in the U.S. And I think the Department of Justice’s actions against Apple and the five largest U.S. publishers have something to do with it. There are...

Simon & Schuster Has a New Deal With Amazon, Other Retailers

Simon & Schuster may have finally signed a new ebook retail agreement with Amazon and other retailers according to an analysis by Digital Book World. If the analysis proves true, Simon & Schuster will be the third out of three major publishers that settled an ebook price-fixing case with the Department of Justice to...