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  • Amazon Rolls Out New and Upgraded Tablets, E-readers

    Amazon is rolling out an upgraded suite of tablets that includes an enhanced 8.9-inch Kindle HDX ($379), a new tablet designed for children ($149), and a new Kindle HD tablet ($100).

  • iBooks Bestsellers: Child Hangs On

    Lee Child's latest Jack Reacher novel, 'Personal,' was once again the top selling title in Apple's iBooks store

  • BookShout to Offer E-books to Public Media Via Special Sales

    The direct-to-consumer e-book platform specializing in e-book special sales, is partnering with Forest Incentives, a public media distribution vendor, to provide bulk orders of bestselling e-books to public radio and TV stations.

  • Oyster Looks Back at a Year of E-book Subscription

    A year after its launch, e-book subscription service Oyster, has added tens of thousands of titles, scores of new publishers and appears to be attracting more subscribers.

  • HarperCollins Adds Digital Watermarks to E-books

    HarperCollins has started using Digimarc Corp.’s watermarking system for e-books to provide an extra layer of security to the sale of HC’s digital content.

  • Libraries Balk at OverDrive Changes

    In a letter to OverDrive CEO Steve Potash, the ReadersFirst coalition of libraries has protested a change that would require new users of OverDrive’s app to register accounts directly with OverDrive.

  • Polis Books Adds Categories, Print

    Polis Books, a digital-first publishing venture, is adding new genres—children’s and young adult—as well as print editions to its publishing program.

  • Apple iBooks Category Bestsellers, September 7, 2014

    The bestselling iBooks in mystery, romance, sci-fi, biography, fiction, children & teens, and more for the week ended September 7, 2014.

  • Vook Acquires Byliner

    Months after rumors that Byliner, a publisher of digital longform nonfiction and fiction, was having financial problems, digital publishing services vendor Vook has acquired Byliner, which will now be Vook’s first in-house publishing imprint.

  • HarperCollins Inks Partnership With Chinese E-tailer

    HarperCollins has reached an agreement to sell its English language e-books in China through local online retailer and China National Publications Import.

  • Amazon Customers Notified of Apple Settlement

    Amazon this week emailed Kindle customers court-mandated notice of the terms of Apple’s recent deal to settle damages in its e-book price-fixing case.

  • Top Shelf Kicks Off 'Massive' Sale

    For the next two weeks until September 26, more than 180 Top Shelf print and digital titles will be offered for as much as 50% off and many more will be priced at $10 or less.

  • iBooks Bestsellers: Child Ousts Forman

    'Personal,' the latest Jack Reacher novel from Lee Child, was the top selling title in Apple’s iBooks store last week.

  • Frey's Full Fathom Five Launches Digital Imprint

    Full Fathom Five Digital will be overseen by the newly appointed director of digital publishing Samantha Streger, who joined the company in April from Open Road.

  • Apple iBooks Category Bestsellers, August 31, 2014

    The bestselling iBooks in mystery, romance, sci-fi, biography, fiction, children & teens, and more for the week ended August 31, 2014.

  • Amazon Unveils KDP Kids

    In a move designed to attract and support children’s book authors and self-publishers, Amazon has launched KDP Kids, a children's-focused illustrated and chapter book category in the Kindle Store.

  • Two Novelists Launch Brash Books, New Crime House

    Launched by veteran crime novelists, Lee Goldberg and Joel Goldman, Brash Books is a new publishing venture that offers a new vision of publishing in the digital era.

  • iBooks Bestsellers: Forman Still Leads

    Gayle Forman’s 'If I Stay' held on to its #1 spot on Apple’s iBooks bestseller list for the week ended September 1.

  • Kobo Inks Exclusive Deal to Offer Reading Eggs E-books

    E-book retailer Kobo has reached an agreement with Blake eLearning to sell the company’s interactive Reading Eggs kids’ e-books through the Kobo Kids’ Store.

  • Digital-First Lion Forge Adds Kids' Line, Print Comics

    Launched as digital-first publisher, Lion Forge Comics is not even two years old and is already expanding, adding more licensed and original works, a kids' comics imprint, and now plans to offer print.

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