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  • Has the Tide Turned for Apple?

    On Monday, December 15, Apple appeared before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit to argue that the 2013 verdict holding it liable for fixing e-book prices should be reversed.

  • Another E-book Dip

    E-books lost a little bit of sales ground in the third quarter of 2014, according to data from the latest survey of book-buying behavior from Nielsen Books & Consumers.

  • BookShout to Offer Text-Based Retailing at SXSW 2015

    BookShout, a platform for selling and promoting print and digital titles, has been chosen to deliver content--and offer book retailing--to attendees at Austin’s SXSW festivals in 2015.

  • Apple iBooks Store: The Most Downloaded Titles of 2014

    Books by John Green and Michael Lewis were the most-downloaded paid titles in the iBooks store this year. James Patterson topped the free download list.

  • Hachette Tries Selling Books via Twitter

    The Hachette Book Group is partnering with native commerce platform Gumroad in a special promotion to sell print books by Amanda Palmer, Chris Hadfield and The Onion via Twitter beginning December 11.

  • Kobo Extends E-book Access to More E Ink Devices

    E-book retailer Kobo is teaming with screen manufacturer E Ink Holdings to offer wider access to the Kobo e-book catalog.

  • Black Friday Drives Sales of Kindles, Fire Tablets

    Amazon kicked off this year’s cyber Monday by claiming that Black Friday sales of its Kindle e-readers and Fire tablets were up significantly over last year.

  • Barnes & Noble Gets Back Into Downloadable Audio

    B&N is returning to the downloadable audiobook business with the release of a new nook app for Android devices that offers access to 50,000 audiobook titles.

  • Amazon Wins Auction for .Book Domain

    Despite opposition from the AAP, Amazon.com has won the right to operate the .book top-level domain name in a private auction.

  • Diversion Books Launches Romance Retail App

    E-book publisher Diversion Books has launched EverAfter, a bookstore app dedicated to romance titles.

  • Proving Amazon's a Monopoly? Not So Easy 'Seattle Times' Says

    According to a report in the 'Seattle Times,' proving that Amazon is a monopoly, let alone an abusive monopoly, will be very difficult, if not impossible.

  • Speculation Begins on Amazon, S&S Deal

    A raft of stories speculate on what the new terms deal between Amazon and Simon & Schuster means for authors, other publishers and, of course, Hachette.

  • More Publishers Join Comixology’s DRM-Free Program

    Digital comics marketplace Comixology, which launched a DRM-free program in July, announced that a second wave of 14 publishers will now allow their customers to download and store DRM-free copies of comics they have purchased.

  • Amazon Gives KU Authors $2.7M Bonus

    Kindle Direct Publishing "All-Stars," which includes the top 100 authors and top 100 books, will split a multi-million dollar incentive.

  • 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.

  • For Winning Indie, Drinks on Black Balloon

    Publisher Black Balloon is offering $250 to the indie bookstore with the most creative display of its new anthology 'Come Here Often? 53 Writers Raise a Glass to Their Favorite Bar.'

  • 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 JD.com and China National Publications Import.

  • Ingram, Microgroove Ink Deal to Add Book Sales to Mobile Apps

    Ingram Content Group has partnered with Microgroove, a Seattle software developer, to provide digital tools to give businesses with mobile e-commerce applications the ability to sell physical books.

  • Can Onix 3.0 Create a Global Digital Publishing Industry?

    Standards are like plumbing: they are only noticed when they don’t work. And like plumbing, retrofitting a 200-year-old structure—legacy publishing—with new metadata standards to improve commerce in the digital age is, at best, a complex process.

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