Self-Publishing Turns a Corner

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 Confirms It’s Gathering Ebook Readers’ Data

This post has been updated with new information. Adobe confirms some details of recent reports by The Digital Reader and Ars Technica that Adobe Digital Editions 4, the latest version of the widely used ebook platform, is gathering extensive data on its users’ ebook reading …

Amazon Drops New Devices

A new line of tablets and e-readers quietly enters the market, Amazon outbids Google for “.buy” domain, Nook and ‘The Bookseller’ boost self-published authors, UK publishers lodge antitrust complaints against Amazon and much more.

Should Self-Published Authors Slow Down?

The mixed blessings of self-publishing’s speed to market, another great week for Penguin Random House best-sellers, value-added taxes on European ebooks, HarperCollins helps indies during the holidays and more.

Hope for the Future of Books

A new study finds reading and library use are strong among younger Americans, HarperCollins enters the Chinese book market, Barnes & Noble bemoans ebook prices, new leadership at Andrews McMeel and more.

Surviving the Digital Transition

Navigating the latest challenges in digital publishing, Penguin Random House dominates ebook best-seller list, authors’ stakes in the Amazon-Hachette feud, BiblioBoard expands its catalog and more.

IFLA Report: Library Ebook Lending Worldwide Lags Behind U.S.

Major publishers have widened U.S. libraries’ access to their catalogs in recent months, but as a new background paper from the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) asserts, that isn’t happening everywhere around the world. According to the report, …

More on Kindle Unlimited and Its Effects

How the new subscription service is impacting best-sellers, Amazon lays out its goals in Hachette dispute, a new digital-first Amazon imprint, Macmillan provides full front-list to libraries, Axis 360 integrates with Boopsie and much more.

Amazon Revenue up as Losses Mount

Amazon’s latest financial figures halfway through a busy year, Amazon helps authors set prices, Scholastic sees growth and expects more, 90% of American libraries now lending ebooks, John Ingram invests in Mediander and much more.

Salad Days for Opted-in Authors and Publishers

Why authors and publishers participating in Kindle Unlimited have cause to celebrate, Amazon tries to quell authors’ dissent in Hachette feud, Oyster gets onto Web browsers, Apple adds 48 million new devices to the market and more.

Crowdfunded Self-Publishing Expands

Pentian brings its model for Spanish-language books to the U.S. market, Omnific’s two new agreements, Simon & Schuster’s library ebooks’ impact on consortia, Google takes aim at Amazon and much more.

U.S. Ebook Sales at $3 Billion

Revenues flattening out as predicted, Simon & Schuster widens ebook access for libraries, five tips for digital publishing start-ups, Forgotten Books launches subscription services and much more.

Thank You, Simon & Schuster

As reported earlier today, Simon & Schuster announced that it is converting its pilot on library ebook lending to a national program. Frankly, for some time I thought this day would never come. Flash back to a wintry day in …

What Amazon Wants From Hachette

Inside the terms of the dispute, why Japan no longer leads the world in ebooks, a retailer experiments with selling ebooks with multiple-user licenses, Spain cracks down on book piracy and much more.

Romance Ebook Sales Stats

Global sales insights from the popular genre, Amazon’s new payment plan, Rizzoli partners with Kindle to crowd-source books, Candlewick Press targets YA crowd on Tumblr and much more.

Amazon Hurt by Author Attacks?

Assessing the impact of authors’ criticism, four lessons libraries can learn from Amazon, politics and reality in Common Core-aligned publishing, Google Play launches in Norway and much more.

How Hachette Can Beat Amazon

An idea so crazy it just might work, a small publisher goes to bat for Jeff Bezos, the American Booksellers Association goes on the attack against Amazon, Next Big Book wins BEA start-up contest and more.

Libraries Forge New Roles in Digital Content Ecosystem, New Report Says

As the digital publishing landscape evolves, public and school libraries are striving to redefine their roles while shoring up their missions. Today, they’re beginning to find ways of achieving that balancing act, according to a new report published by the American Library Association. The report …

Monetizing the Back-List

Tips for gaining new income from old titles, taking stock of the slowdown in digital growth, two problems libraries face from ebooks, Encyclopaedia Britannica expands and more.

Baker & Taylor Launches New Collection-Planning Tool for Librarians

[Press Release] Baker & Taylor and collectionHQ Launch ESP – Evidence-based Selection Planning Baker & Taylor, the premier worldwide distributor of digital and print books and entertainment products, announced today a new service backed by collectionHQ’s data:ESP – Evidence-based Selection Planning. …