Report: Simon & Schuster Now Also in Talks With Amazon

Hachette isn’t the only major publisher now in talks with Amazon, according to WSJ.com. Simon & Schuster is also in talks with Amazon: The country’s largest bookseller is also in talks with Simon & Schuster, said Leslie Moonves, CEO of …

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.

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 …

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 …

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.

Simon & Schuster Enters Ebook Subscription Distribution Channel

Simon & Schuster will be distributing its back-list to ebook subscription services Oyster and Scribd, becoming the second among the world’s five largest publishers to do so. “Consumers have clearly taken to subscription models for other media, and we expect …

Simon & Schuster Serves up Joy of Cooking App

Related: Developing Children’s Apps for Authors and Publishers [Press Release] JOY OF COOKING, AMERICA’S ICONIC AND BESTSELLING COOKBOOK, IS NOW AVAILABLE AS AN APP The classic Joy of Cooking transformed American cooking when it was originally published in 1931. Now, JOY is …

Revamping the Traditional Ebook Retailer

Over the past few weeks, three traditional content providers opened up category bookstores online.  Penguin-Random House launched a cookbook store TasteBook; the Chicago Tribune launched TribBooks to focus on Chicago-related titles and Simon & Schuster launched 250 Words focused on business …

Ebooks Way Too Cheap?

One content pricing consultant’s analysis, taking the tally of best-selling ebooks, estimating Kindle ebook sales, Hachette appoints a new executive editor and more.

Q&A: 250 Words Editors on the New Site’s Launch and Goals

Earlier this month, Simon & Schuster launched 250 Words, a website dedicated to the world of business books. The site features reviews and encourages discussion about all aspects of business book reading, writing and publishing—not just those published by Simon …

Internet Boom Means More Avid Users

New data on mobile and internet users in emerging nations, another angle on the Author Earnings report, Simon & Schuster’s strong 2013 finish, rethinking start-ups and the editorial process and much more.