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. …

Nook Continues Bleeding

Barnes & Noble struggles to stop the hemorrhaging at Nook, the latest techniques in ebook typography, Apple stands its ground, Macmillan opens its full ebook catalog to libraries and more.

Macmillan’s Ebook Backlist Available to Libraries

[Press Release] Macmillan Publishers Opens Entire eBook Backlist Catalog to Public Libraries via Axis 360 – Thousands of digital titles to be available for the very first time for library circulation – CHARLOTTE, N.C., October 18, 2013 – Baker & …

Higher Ed Libraries in England to Get Ebooks Via EBSCO

[Press Release] EBSCO eBooks™ Chosen as Vendor for SUPC Members Academic Libraries in England Now Able to Access EBSCO eBooks™ Ipswich, Mass. (PRWEB) October 10, 2013 EBSCO eBooks™ from EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) has been chosen as an e-book supplier …

5 Ways Tablets Will Change K-12 Education

by Beth Bacon Tablet shipments to schools grew 103% in the last year according to research from International Data Corporation (IDC). The report states  “that momentum will continue as the 2013 back-to-school season approaches.” This growth in tablets will affect learning and classroom …

Are Ebooks Worse For Kids Than Paper Books?

by Beth Bacon Two recent surveys on children and digital books have generated headlines hinting at ebooks’ negative influence on kids. Are these reports two more sources of data proving that digital books are worse for children than paper books? Where, exactly, …