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  • 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.

  • 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.

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