Macmillan Strikes Ebook Deal with Amazon

Macmillan regains agency pricing in Amazon agreement and turns to explore subscription ebooks, Oyster adds Bloomsbury titles to its catalog, assessing Kindle Direct Publishing’s pricing model and much more.

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 …

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 …

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.

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 …

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 …

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 …

An Ebook’s Best Salesperson

Four steps to crafting an effective book blurb, Macmillan launches rewards program with Swagbucks, Smashwords and OverDrive push indie books into libraries and much more.

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 …

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.

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 going to start with the boldest predictions first. Enjoy.

Former Macmillan President Napack Joins Isolation Network Board

Related: Publishers Not Equipped to Deal With Digital Opportunities, Napack Says [Press Release] Brian Napack Joins Board of Isolation Network, Parent Company of Digital Distribution Companies, INgrooves & INscribe Digital Brian Napack, former president of book publisher Macmillan, has joined …

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 & …