The term “ebook subscription service” may be losing some of its utility. With the addition of 10,000 digital comics to its subscription-based content catalog today, Scribd now offers more than 1 million titles across a range of media. That puts the size of Scribd’s content offering roughly on par with Oyster’s, which said it had hit the...
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.
Apple's iBooks head Keith Moerer joins DBW15 to discuss the ebook business's rapid growth, charting the rise of audiobooks among ebook readers and beyond, Macmillan and Springer merge, rethinking social media and more.
Audiobooks are growing quickly, with publishers and distributors seeing their uptake among ebook readers and fans of other audio media like podcasts.
Rodale Books Publisher Mary Ann Naples agrees with Seth Godin that publishers must rethink their customer relationships, the can- and can't-do's of data-based publishing, Recorded Books bulks up and much more.
Industry leaders offer their thoughts on what constitutes a publishing start-up and which ones hold the most promise, four ways metadata is evolving, digital audiobooks come of age, raising the bar on digital content and more.
Macmillan regains agency pricing in Amazon agreement and turns to explore subscription ebooks, Oyster adds Bloomsbury titles to its catalog, assessing Kindle Direct Publishing's pricing model and much more.
Trends and opportunities for digital publishers to watch heading into next year, Digital Book World 2015 Conference Chair Mike Shatzkin's exhaustive precap of the approaching conference, the appeal of 'digical' retail and more.
Barnes & Noble agrees to buy out Microsoft's stake in Nook Media, why Walmart should set its sights on Nook, Barnes & Noble has another weak quarter, weighing whether Amazon can be constrained and whether or not it should, 3M adds audiobooks and more.
Kobo partners with E Ink to bring its ebook catalog to users of third-party-built devices, iBooks rep unrepentant ahead of Apple appeal, Amazon gets more audiobook competition in Europe, a top Hachette sales exec departs and much more.
A fresh take on the argument that publishers need to rethink what they offer authors, the Digital Book World and Writer's Digest Author Survey evolves, high praise for HarperCollins CEO Brian Murray, how Amazon is disrupting itself and 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.
Nook launches an audiobook app for Android users, sweetening the deal by bundling two free audiobook titles with first-time downloads of the new app for a limited time. Earlier this month, Scribd added audiobooks to its subscription ebook platform in a move meant to give Amazon’s Audible a run for its money. An audio streaming start-up...
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.
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.
Scribd adds a 30,000-title library of audiobooks to its subscription-based catalog, at no additional cost to users. The move is the latest expansion of Scribd’s content offering after adding more than 15,000 Harlequin ebooks, building on an existing partnership with HarperCollins, which acquired the romance publisher in May. According to Scribd co-founder Jared Friedman, the Harlequin addition has “gone...
Sales are up 25% at HarperCollins in the first quarter of fiscal 2015. Total revenue is up $406 million, from $328 million last year. That’s largely thanks to two things: a “modest” boost from the addition of Harlequin, which HarperCollins acquired this summer, and the continued strong performance of Veronica Roth’s best-selling Divergent series,...
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.
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.
How ebook designers can impact what comes next, Amazon widens cloud storage access and gains support for drone delivery, Audible gets into discovery, digital opportunities in Latin America and more.
The titles driving revenue growth in the first quarter of 2014, the scoop on Amazon's new Kindle Unlimited service, rising demand for audiobooks licensing, Apple's payout through investors' eyes, Aquafadas upgrades and more.
[Press Release] Kindle Reading Apps Now Even Better with Audible Integration—Switch Between Reading and Listening Without Leaving the App Whispersync for Voice lets you start reading while you’re at home, switch to listening on your commute—now with just one tap Audio upgrades to Kindle books are available from Audible for as little as $0.99,...
[Press Release] Findaway World Unveils AudioEngine Leader in digital audiobook delivery launches new platform to enable integration of audiobooks into partner products and applications SOLON, OH (March 31, 2014) — As consumer adoption of audiobooks reaches an all-time high, Findaway World (www.findawayworld.com), a leading provider of technology for the delivery of digital audiobook and...
Hachette's increasing digital revenues, a new head at Hyperion, Amazon Publishing moves into Germany, a children's app developer expands and more.
[Press Release] 3M Cloud Library Adds eAudiobooks —- New content and features demonstrated at Public Library Association tradeshow 3M Library Systems announces the launch of the newest innovation to its 3M Cloud Library Digital Lending System—eAudiobooks. Debuting with 40,000 titles powered by Findaway World, a premier provider of digital audiobook technology and delivery, the...
Perhaps inspired by Sourcebooks’ children’s customized story platform Put Me in the Story, software company stkr.it has launched StorySticker, a customized children’s audio book platform. StorySticker allows parents to record their reading of children’s books and then place a customized sticker in the inside cover of the book that forever links that recording with...
By Emily Williams | "The moment is ripe to match a young, tech-savvy audience with the kind of offbeat fiction published by Iambik's indie partners."
By Emily Williams | "This argument is equivalent to saying that use of Google Translate would infringe on the translation rights of an ebook."