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  • Ellora’s Cave Cuts Staff, Blames Big Amazon Sales Drop

    In a letter to her authors, Ellora’s Cave CEO Patty Marks blames the cuts on unexplained declines in e-book sales through Amazon.

  • B&N, Samsung Unveil Galaxy Tab 4 Nook

    Barnes & Noble unveiled the Galaxy Tab 4 Nook, a 7-inch tablet cobranded with hardware manufacturer Samsung Electronics, at a press conference at the B&N Union Square store in Manhattan.

  • Amazon Responds to German Authors' Protest

    Over the weekend, the 'New York Times' reported on a letter of protest, from authors in Germany, about a terms dispute between Amazon and the local publisher, Bonnier.

  • B&N Partners With Google for Same-Day Delivery

    The bookselling chain is partnering with Google's new shopping service, Google Shopping, to offer same-day delivery in three U.S. cities.

  • Over 900 Authors Sign Open Letter to Amazon

    Authors United, the loosely knit group of authors who joined forces to formally ask Amazon to end its sales terms dispute with Hachette Books, is preparing to run a full-page ad in Sunday's "New York Times."

  • Amazon Expands Same-Day Delivery

    Amazon has expanded its "Get It Today" capability to six new cities.

  • New York’s Kinokuniya Adds U.S. Comics, Graphic Novels

    The Japanese bookstore chain is adding western comics and graphic novels at its New York City store with plans to also host events and add related pop culture merchandise.

  • Amazon Claims $9.99 E-books Create 'Bigger Pie'

    Amazon claims a "key objective" in its ongoing dispute with Hachette is to keep e-book prices low and competitive with other other media.

  • Amazon's Latest Proposal Rankles Hachette and Authors

    The acrimony between Amazon and Hachette does not appear to waning. And their battle, over e-book sales terms, continues to play out in newspaper headlines.

  • Diamond Comic-Con Report: Graphic Novels, Merch Up, Periodicals Down

    Total 2014 half-year figures are up 3.8% over 2013 and 12% over 2012, suggesting a healthier, diversifying market for comics specialty stores.

  • Kobo Writing Life Now Carries 250,000 titles by 30,000 Authors

    Two years after its launch, Kobo Writing Life (KWL), e-book retailer Kobo’s self-publishing channel, carries more than 250,000 self-published digital titles by over 30,000 authors who publish regularly through KWL.

  • Zola Books, BiblioCommons Offer ‘Bookish Recommends’ to Libraries

    Zola’s Bookish recommendation engine is coming to 67 libraries in the U.S., Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

  • F+W Looks Forward

    Tinicum LP, owner of F+W, a Content + eCommerce Company, is prepared to supply F+W with resources to upgrade its infrastructure and make more acquisitions.

  • Comixology Inks Deal to Offer Viz Digital Manga

    U.S. manga publisher Viz Media and digital comics marketplace Comixology announced an agreement that will bring Viz’s manga line to the Comixology platform in North America.

  • RosettaBooks Debuts Mobile E-book App

    E-book publisher RosettaBooks is launching an interactive e-reading app for mobile phones and tablets that serves as a marketing platform for its inventory of backlist classics.

  • Congressional Hearing on Digital Resale

    Judiciary Subcommittee considers whether or not it should extend the First Sale Doctrine to include e-books and other digital media.

  • Diamond, Trajectory Partner to Deliver Digital Comics

    Diamond Comics Distributors, the dominant distributor to the comics shop market, has reached a multi-year agreement with Trajectory, a digital publishing and distribution vendor, to offer conversion and global digital distribution for print comics.

  • Yudu Debuts BookSnacking

    Yudu, a U.K. digital publishing and retailing platform, has launched BookSnacking, a browser-based feature that allows publishers to distribute book excerpts with buy-buttons anywhere online.

  • Smashwords, OverDrive Ink Distribution Deal

    Smashwords, an e-book self-publishing platform, and digital library vendor OverDrive have reached an agreement to distribute 200,000 e-books via the OverDrive global network of public libraries.

  • Will the Agency Model Survive?

    For publishers, negotiating terms of sale with Amazon has always been difficult. But reports last week of Amazon’s hardball tactics with the Hachette Book Group suggest that this year’s negotiations could be among the most brutal yet.

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