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Macmillan Wades Deeper into Subscription Ebooks

What began at Macmillan as a tentative (and even downright reluctant) experiment with subscription ebooks early this year is now steadily expanding. The publisher adds more than 1,000 additional back-list titles apiece to both Scribd and Oyster’s subscription-based catalogs, expansions that roughly double its offerings on the two platforms. A portion of both new batches...

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Macmillan Doubles Ebook Offerings on Scribd and Oyster

In an expansion of the partnerships with the leading subscription ebook platforms it kicked off in January this year, Macmillan doubles its offerings on both Scribd and Oyster, adding roughly 1,000 titles apiece to the two platforms. Both of those contributions cover popular back-list fiction and nonfiction ebooks, which Scribd says includes best-selling titles by Grace Paley, Hilary Mantel, John McPhee and...

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Macmillan Adds Kids’ Ebooks to Epic! Catalog

Deepening its participation in the subscription model, Macmillan contributes several hundred children’s ebooks to Epic!, a leading subscription service for kids’ content. Nearly six months into its experiment with subscription ebooks, Macmillan becomes the third Big Five publisher, after HarperCollins and Simon & Schuster, to partner with Epic!. Epic!, which offers more than 100,00...

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Macmillan Adds Ebooks to Subscription Platform Epic!

Macmillan becomes the third Big Five publisher, after HarperCollins and Simon & Schuster, to partner with the children’s ebook subscription service Epic!, in a deal announced today. The agreement makes “a few hundred” of Macmillan’s back-list ebooks available on Epic!’s catalog, which currently numbers more than 10,000 titles. According to the company’s co-founder Kevin Donahue, Epic!...

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How to (Really) Plan for Digital

“When was the last time you invited an ebook developer to an acquisitions meeting?” digital production expert Laura Brady asks. Inviting ebook developers to the table early in the publishing process isn’t about scrambling the production-editorial circuit. In fact, it’s quite the contrary. “The in-house crew responsible for the ebook will have a perspective...

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Macmillan Tries Ebook Bundling with BitLit

Macmillan becomes the second Big Five publisher after HarperCollins to team up with the Vancouver-based print and ebook bundling start-up BitLit. Most of the nearly 3,000 titles Macmillan adds to BitLit’s content offering are DRM-free ebooks from Tor, the sci-fi and fantasy publisher. BitLit offers readers free and cheap ebook editions of print titles...

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Macmillan Partners with BitLit on Ebook Bundling

The ebook bundling start-up BitLit adds Macmillan to its list of publishing partners in a deal that brings just under 3,000 titles to BitLit’s offering. The majority of those are published by Tor, a science-fiction and fantasy imprint well-known for its digital rights management (DRM)—free ebooks. Macmillan also includes select Farrar, Straus & Giroux and St. Martin’s...

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What Publishers Pay to Change Strategy

Adjusting to the digital market means continuously recalibrating investments to support strategic goals and the organizational resources for pursuing them. Bibliocloud founder Emma Barnes sees those costs as amounting to a “strategy tax” publishers and booksellers shoulder in order to compete. But more than just the “toll a business must pay in order to set the...

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iBooks Adding a Million New Users a Week

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.

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Kids Gain Control Over Their E-Reading

Why more children's publishers are training their focus on kids themselves rather than their parents, Macmillan enters a shifting subscription ebook landscape, Penguin Publishing Group reshuffles upper ranks and more news from DBW15.

Driving Innovation in Digital Learning

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt CEO Linda Zecher on driving technological change in K-12 publishing, why Amazon is making peace with publishers, Macmillan head John Sargent expresses frustration over ebook distribution options and more.

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Macmillan Strikes an Ebook Deal with Amazon, Explores Subscriptions

Macmillan becomes the latest Big Five publisher, after Hachette and Simon & Schuster, to reach a new multiyear print and digital distribution agreement with Amazon that returns to a version of the agency model of ebook pricing. The deal goes into effect on January 5, 2015, and allows the publisher to set its own ebook prices....

Kobo Moves to Expand Ebook Footprint

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.

E-Textbook Start-Up RedShelf Snags Former Macmillan Exec

Related: Inside the New World of Higher Education Publishing at Digital Book World 2015 [Press Release] RedShelf Cements Position in Digital Textbook Space and Hires Tom Scotty, former Macmillan Higher Ed Exec, as COO New data from RedShelf reveals eTextbook habits of ~30K students nationwide CHICAGO, October 7, 2014 – RedShelf, one of the...

American Library Association Praises Macmillan Expansion of Ebook Sales to Libraries

[Press Release] ALA WELCOMES MACMILLAN EXPANSION OF ITS PUBLIC LIBRARY E-LENDING PROGRAM Today Macmillan announces that its frontlist ebooks will be available through its public library e-lending program. ALA President Courtney Young released the following statement: “The Macmillan expansion of its library ebook program represents another important development for improving the ability of libraries...

Macmillan Makes Full Ebook Front-List Available to Libraries

[Press Release] Macmillan Publishers Broadens Public Library E-lending Pilot Program Macmillan Publishers will be adding its full collection of frontlist eBooks to their public library e-lending pilot, it was announced today. It is the first time the company has made its catalog of eBooks published in the last twelve months available for lending in...

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 revenues of the largest publishers except Macmillan have ranged from about $8.6 billion to...

Amazon Publishing’s Ebook Surge Explained

With the film version of The Fault in Our Stars making a splash in theaters this week, John Green’s YA novel finds itself securely at the top of our ebook best-seller list. Conspicuously absent, though, are four Amazon titles in the Kindle First program, allowing Prime subscribers one free download per month of certain Amazon Publishing ebooks...

Macmillan Launches Predictive Marketing Dashboard Using Social and Consumer Behavior Data

[Press Release] MACMILLAN PUBLISHERS LAUNCHES INNOVATIVE MARKETING DASHBOARD Macmillan Publishers, in collaboration with Next Big Sound, announced today the development of an innovative business intelligence dashboard called Next Big Book, signifying a monumental step forward for book marketers in the digital era. The tool draws sales, publicity, events, social media, web traffic, and web...

Macmillan Partners With Swagbucks to Offer Readers Rewards for Sharing Book Marketing, Buying Books

[Press Release] ST. MARTIN’S PRESS FIRST TO PARTNER WITH SWAGBUCKS TO LAUNCH ONLINE READING DISCOVERY PLATFORM New Rewards-Driven Discovery Model Delivers Increased Readership and Author Visibility St. Martin’s Press has partnered with Swagbucks (www.swagbucks.com), the web’s most rewarding content discovery community, for a new digital literature channel called READ. Featuring major titles from popular...

Report: Amazon Attacking Hachette?

Hachette claims that Amazon is delaying delivery of some of its most popular print titles from its biggest authors, according to a story in the New York Times: The Internet retailer, which controls more than a third of the book trade in the United States, is marking many books published by Hachette Book Group...

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 Extends Ebook Catalog to Schools Across U.S. and Canada Via OverDrive

[Press Release] Macmillan expands its eBook catalog to U.S. and Canadian schools More than 12,000 eBook titles now available for K-12 through the OverDrive platform OverDrive, the leading global platform for eBook lending in schools and libraries, announced today that Macmillan’s entire eBook catalog is now available for schools in the United States and...

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...

Follett Inks Deal With Macmillan to Add to School Ebook Offerings

Since August, Follett has struck deals with Random House, Hachette, Simon & Schuster and now Macmillan to sell the publishers’ ebooks into schools. The series of deals are moves on the part of publishers to capitalize on what they see to be a sizable opportunity to sell ebooks to schools as classrooms and school...