Whether it’s still worth developing interactive digital content, a breakthrough in screen technology, why Apple is courting Alibaba, Amazon Prime stays hot as Fire Phone goes cold, mounting privacy concerns for mobile users and more.
Marvel adds more than 250 of its titles to Kobo’s catalog, HarperCollins launches a new podcast series, ALA applauds Adobe’s privacy patch and calls for further steps, subscription ebooks eyeing emerging markets and much more.
Whether the ongoing standoff is finally impacting Amazon’s business, Austria mandates minimum ebook prices, Apple plays offense on iBooks, Pearson and Penguin Random House hold steady in third quarter and much more.
The strategic incentives and technical challenges of publishing ebooks in web browsers, Amazon shares slide as earnings disappoint, Adobe updates Digital Editions to improve privacy and more.
Rounding up all the speculation on the agreement’s terms and what comes next for Hachette and others, new ebook service Blloon aims to undersell subscription providers, Tolino enters Italy, Bookspan reboots and expands and more.
Ebook publishers live and die by data, the year’s mergers and acquisitions in the book start-up world, Bilbary a casualty of the Amazon-Hachette feud, Bertelsmann buys an educational tech firm and much more.
Simon & Schuster reaches an agreement with Amazon allowing it to set ebook prices, Atavist Books shuts its doors, Apple Pay and in-app purchasing, librarians hamstrung to protect users’ privacy, enhanced ebooks embrace video and more.
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 …
Kobo’s Michael Tamblyn on why indie authors won’t be spared Amazon’s profit-improving tactics, Google Play’s swift growth, gloomy forecast for global e-reader market, Amazon tests “Apple store concept” and more.
Kobo President and Chief Content Officer Michael Tamblyn (@mtamblyn) took to Twitter today to explain why, in his view, indie authors won’t be exempt from the tactics Amazon is using against Hachette in order to squeeze more profit from the publisher’s titles. …
‘After’ by Wattpad author Anna Todd follows up its Simon & Schuster book deal by landing a movie deal with Paramount, the digital educational content market expands, Google and Apple face off on premium tablets and much more.
Clearing up common misperceptions about data analysis in publishing today, a sneak peek at Apple’s newest tablets, the Fire Phone still isn’t catching, weighing Amazon’s physical retail logic and much more.
Introduction Big data was one of Frankfurt Book Fair’s hottest topics of discussion this year among digital publishing professionals. Viktor Mayer-Schönberger, professor of Internet Governance and Regulation at the Oxford Internet Institute and author of the recent international best-seller Big …
Amazon rolls out new “reader-powered” publishing program Kindle Scout, Google takes on Amazon Prime with new delivery service, pricier ebooks selling briskly, Aspen Institute assesses libraries’ digital transition and much more.
On last week’s list, seven titles with price tags higher than $10 contributed to pushing the average price of a best-selling ebook up to $7.74. That figure now jumps to $8.39, as more than a third of this week’s top-25 titles …
Kobo helps authors and publishers put their ebook data to use, poor UX hinders mobile e-reading, debating whether Amazon’s a monopoly, Amazon ups investment in video, Lenovo pushes tablet-based e-reading in India and much more.
The e-tailer plans to open a physical store in Manhattan, Amazon arms authors with data and resources, ebooks on track to overtake print by 2018, HarperCollins adds titles to Bookmate’s catalog, the latest on Adobe’s data tracking and more.
Data suggesting the self-publishing market is maturing, HarperCollins expands in Germany, Simon & Schuster imprint scraps DRM, Nook puts news into libraries, rethinking English translation rights sales, new workflow tools and more.
Adobe Digital Editions confirms it’s collecting user data, Amazon and Apple compete for mobile readers, Bertelsmann weighs increasing stake in Penguin Random House, Slicebooks contracts d2c client and more.
The past several weeks have not seen particularly strong showings for Hachette on the Ebook Best-Seller List, partly because of the publisher’s battle with Amazon and partly because of the steep competition from competitors, especially Penguin Random House. But this …
The publisher teams up with social content-sharing platform Milq to boost discovery, Amazon distributes the ‘Washington Post’ through new tablets, Bertelsmann gets bigger, the latest in browser-based e-reading and more.
I joined the Digital Book World team just weeks before the 2014 Conference + Expo kicked off in New York City last year. A few days ahead of the event, I wrote about my expectations for the three days of programming in terms of how …
The publisher offers to boost authors’ royalties for selling ebooks through its e-commerce site, Harlequin adds titles to Scribd, Amazon’s two new crowdsourced publishing initiatives, regulatory pressure on Amazon builds and more.
Amazon on track to place only fifth in global tablet market by the end of 2014, Amazon Publishing the second biggest publisher of ebooks sold in the Kindle Store, Kindle First launches in the UK, Bookmate goes mobile and much more.
Related: Tablet Sales Growth Disappoints in the First Half By the end of 2014, Amazon will only have a 3% share of tablet sales in the global tablet market, according to a new report by ABI Research, a Long Island-based …
Weighing conflicting claims in the Ellora’s Cave defamation lawsuit, big-name authors join Authors United at the barricades in Amazon battle, genre fiction sweeps the small screen, Readfy launches in Germany and much more.
What’s next for crowdsourced publishing, Perseus Books Group and Amazon reach agreement on ebook terms, ebooks still lag behind print sales, library discovery platform for indie ebooks expands and much more.
Last week Amazon confirmed it’s adding a crowdsourced-based option to its current slate of self-publishing offerings. While details are still forthcoming, the fact that Amazon is taking greater interest in exploring crowdsourcing as a publishing model suggests its profile is on the …
Inside Scholastic’s first-quarter financial report, Hachette UK reorganizes children’s division, sourcing ideas that drive digital innovation, a glitchy week for Apple, why Britain could soon seen more ebook buyers and much more.
UK readers get Amazon’s ebook subscription service, BookBub expands into UK market, Penguin Random House doubles down on movies, Amazon invests in hardware development, Authors United solicits Justice Department and more.
UK readers today gain access to the subscription ebook program Amazon launched in the U.S. in July this year. Unlimited access to Amazon’s 650,000-title-strong catalog costs stateside users $9.99 a month, a price-point a few notches higher than the access …
A closer look at the relationship between best-selling ebooks and TV and film adaptations, subscription ebooks redefine “publisher,” reassessing Barnes & Noble’s prospects, Amazon looks to the Netherlands, Perseus takes sales team global and more.
Why complaining about Amazon might be the wrong approach for authors, an inside look at the state of children’s publishing, six steps to connecting with readers, reevaluating Amazon Prime’s customer base, Google’s mobile e-commerce push in India and more.