The subscription ebook service turns web publisher with an online literary magazine, Simon & Schuster widens its library ebook program, BiblioBoard offers library ebooks by indie authors, BitLit bundles Elsevier ebooks and much more.
The audiobook market heats up as Nook gets back into a game Scribd just joined, Simon & Schuster launches an online magazine, Open Road eyes Spanish ebook readers, why Penguin Random House should try subscription ebooks and more.
Digital Book World and Writer’s Digest ask authors to share insights as their publishing options in the digital market evolve, moving the goalpost on ebook forecasts, Nokia gets into tablets as Samsung scales back smartphones and more.
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.
Amazon rolls out new features in a software update to its latest Kindle and Kindle Voyage e-readers. Two of the more noteworthy additions include support for “Family Library” and “Word Wise.” The first allows users to share content among Kindle devices …
Amazon and Hachette put an end to their long-running dispute in a new agreement restoring agency ebook pricing, diverse analysis of the deal, Vook acquires digital publisher Coliloquy, sales flat at Bertelsmann and much more.
Hachette announces today it has concluded a new “multi-year” contract with Amazon, ending the standoff that has captured the industry’s attention since May of this year. The agreement covers print and ebook distribution and will take effect early next year. Much like …
The automaker releases an enhanced ebook as part of a new marketing campaign, Barnes & Noble tries ebook bundling, Amazon buys ‘.book’ domain, Nook Media cuts staff, pricing worries stymie ebook growth in Europe and much more.
Nook adds to its slate of offerings for publishing services as that marketplace expands, brushing up on metadata before the holiday shopping season, ebooks by self-published authors comprise a fifth of the best-seller list and much more.
Scribd offers 30,000 audiobook titles to subscribers in a bid for Audible customers, Simon & Schuster pleased with ebook sales on subscription platforms, HarperCollins wins Open Road Media suit, Android developers make strides and more.
The ebook subscription service adds a shareable recommendation feature to drive discovery, emerging markets to power Google Play growth, children’s publishers adopt Lexile metric, Sherlock Holmes enters public domain and more.
Bookmate’s founder on why subscription ebooks alone won’t cut it, the subscription model expands to audiobooks, a new multiplatform publishing imprint draws on film industry, Amazon says it botched Fire Phone pricing and more.
New features show Google Play differentiating e-reading UX by genre, a look at one of the growing mobile device maker Xiaomi, consumers prefer Fire Phone ads to Fire Phone, why Sony might be considering ebook resale and much more.
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 …