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Oyster Adds User Curated Ebook Recommendations to Drive Discovery

Ebook subscription service Oyster introduces “Book Lists,” allowing users to recommend and share personalized collections of titles. The feature offers a rough equivalent to the experience of creating and sharing a playlist on a music streaming platform like Spotify, and it’s likewise aimed at boosting discoverability. Book Lists are now available to all Oyster subscribers at...

Will Amazon Pressure Indie Authors?

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.

Ebook Subscription Service Entitle Improves Recommendation Engine

Entitle announces an upgrade to its recommendation engine in an effort to improve discovery through its subscription-based ebook platform. Related: Tactics for Boosting Ebook Discovery at Digital Book World 2015 Entitle CEO Bryan Batten explains how the upgraded recommendation system works: We currently employ a content analysis recommender system which reads, analyzes and understands the actual...

Ebook Subscription Service Entitle Adds Christian Vertical

[Press Release] Entitle Books Launches Christian Vertical – Boasting a Catalog of Over 10,000 Christian focused titles. Some of Entitle Christian’s participating publishers at launch include: David C Cook, Baker Publishing Group, B&H Publishing Group, Howard Books and HarperCollins Christian (Thomas Nelson & Zondervan) Entitle, the e-book subscription service offering members access & ownership...

Most Americans Now Reading Ebooks?

A new poll suggests e-reading is more prevalent than does another recent study, Barnes & Noble's founder reduces his stake in the company, Samsung gets a custom Kindle app, Oyster teams up with Spritz and much more.

Readfy: Advertiser-Supported ‘Spotify for Ebooks’

Readfy, a new German start-up is calling itself “Spotify for ebooks,” a title that has many competitors. Unlike other subscription ebook services, however, Readfy is free and will be supported by ads. Currently, Readfy is an Android-based app with 15,000 ebook titles. The app currently has 3,500 beta testers and has plans to expand...

Publishers Must Offer Services, Not Just Books, to Make Subscriptions Work

For subscription ebook models to work, publishers must provide services to customers, not just content, according to panelists speaking this afternoon at the third day of Digital Book World 2014 in New York. “I don’t think our role is creating books anymore,” said Chantal Restivo-Alessi, chief digital officer at HarperCollins. Deborah Forte, executive vice...

Ten Bold Predictions for Ebooks and Digital Publishing in 2014

It’s been another exciting year for the publishing industry – perhaps the most dynamic in the history of the business. Seeing as though 2013 is just about over, we’ve gathered more publishing experts to predict what extraordinary events are to come in book publishing in 2014. In the interest of being truly bold, we’re...

eReatah Re-Brands as Entitle, Relaunches to Public

One of the ebook subscription services that launched this fall has already re-branded itself and embarked on a relaunch with lower prices. The service formerly known as eReatah is not being called Entitle and launched today with a segment on the Fox and Friends morning show. Unlike Oyster and Scribd, which offer unlimited reading...