Financial Times: Prescription for Publishers Surviving Amazon

“What happens if your biggest customer is also your worst nightmare?” asks the Financial Times. While the question is reductive (for many publishers, Amazon has been far from a “worst nightmare,” giving purchase to previously “out of print” books, reviving authors’ …

HarperCollins Moves to Strengthen Independent Bookstores With Marketing Spend

[Press Release] HarperCollins Publishers Announces Promotional Fund for Independent Retail Accounts HarperCollins Publishers today announced the HarperCollins Promotional Fund (HCPF), which will provide an additional fund of marketing dollars for Independent Retailers in the company’s fiscal year 2015, which began …

Report: Perseus-Hachette-Ingram Deal Falls Apart

The three-way deal that would have seen Hachette grow its U.S. revenues roughly 10% and content distributor Ingram swallow one of its main competitors has fallen apart, according to Publishers Lunch. Announced at the end of June, the blockbuster deal …

News Corp Closes Harlequin Acquisition

[Press Release] News Corp Completes Acquisition of Harlequin News Corp announced today that it has completed its acquisition of Harlequin Enterprises from Torstar Corporation, bolstering and extending the global platform and digital presence of its HarperCollins Publishers subsidiary. As previously …

HarperCollins to Try Bundling Print and Ebooks With BitLit

[Press Release]  BITLIT SIGNS HARPERCOLLINS TO EBOOK BUNDLING PILOT Vancouver Startup lets readers download e-books for books they already own in print Today, BitLit begins a pilot program with HarperCollins Publishers to offer readers a physical and e-book bundle through …

The Rules of the Amazon Universe

Amazon’s calculus in context, UK authors call traditional publishing “unsustainable,” questioning Amazon’s sincerity on royalty offer, Amazon snubs French ‘no free shipping’ law, surveying digital innovation and more.

World Cup and Ebooks

E-reading habits in soccer-crazed countries, Richard Russo objects to Amazon’s latest move in Hachette battle, the FTC sues Amazon over children’s in-app purchases, Simon & Schuster partners with the U.S. military, and much more.

How Much Money the Biggest Publishers Actually Make

Over the past ten years, sales at the largest publishers in the world have leveled as the book industry felt the effects of recession and of the ebook revolution. According to a new analysis from DBW-partner Publishers Lunch, the worldwide …

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 …

Digital Book World 2015: Speakers and Themes Announced

[Press Release] Digital Book World Conference + Expo 2015 Announces Keynoters and Themes   NEW YORK – (May 27, 2014) How to manage changing roles and relationships in the constantly evolving publishing ecosystem is one of the key conference themes …

Children’s Ebook Subscription Service Epic! Signs HarperCollins

Children’s ebook subscription start-up Epic! has signed on another big partner, adding 1,000 ebooks to its catalog, which is now around 4,000 titles. HarperCollins joins Simon & Schuster as two big publishers that are working with Epic!. They are also …

Hachette Ebook Discounting Back?

Prices drop on the ebook best-seller list this week, Simon & Schuster plays ball with Scribd and Oyster, what publishers can learn from the New York Times, America’s most well-read cities and more.