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  • Sequential Adds Enhanced SelfMadeHero Digital Graphic Novels

    Sequential, a comics storefront app focused on literary graphic novels, has released a new version of the app with upgraded features in addition to offering three specially-enhanced titles from acclaimed U.K. comics publisher SelfMadeHero.

  • Sony to Close E-bookstore, Move Customers to Kobo

    Sony, one of the first companies to enter the e-book market, will close its e-bookstore in March and allow its American and Canadian customers to migrate their accounts to Kobo.

  • OverDrive Distributing HC E-books in the U.K.

    OverDrive has announced that it is making available HarperCollins' 5,000 e-books to schools and libraries in U.K.

  • Blackboard Plans New Online Bookstore

    Blackboard, a learning management system that provides the online educational environment for many higher educational institutions, plans to launch an online bookstore for its platform.

  • ReDigi Gets Patent to Manage and Sell Used E-books

    The first online digital marketplace gets the nod for its invention of a system for "copyless" digital transactions.

  • Online Retailer for Animal Lovers Debuts

    Launched a month ago in Exeter, N.H. by Jeremy Townsend, Books for Animal Lovers is an online retailer offering just what its name specifies—books about animals.

  • Eagle Harbor Books Debuts Handseller Software for Indies

    The Handseller software is a digital platform for personalized book recommendations that allows customers to create detailed reading preference profiles.

  • DBW 2014: Amazon, Subscription and the Book Business

    In a morning session entirely devoted to, author Brad Stone and consultant Joe Esposito looked back over the history of Amazon's growth (and remorseless tactics) before looking ahead to its next round of competitive targets.

  • Bookish Acquired by Zola

    Bookish, the struggling social network backed by three big five publishers, has been acquired by start-up online retailer, Zola Books.

  • The PW Digital Publishing Startup Review, 2014

    We check in on 30 digital publishing startups to find out how they fared in the last year. Which are flying, and which have changed their business model?

  • A Very Merry Christmas at Amazon is calling this one of its best Christmas shopping seasons ever after more than 1 million consumers signed up for Amazon Prime, the online retailer’s free unlimited 2-day shipping deal, the week before Christmas.

  • 'Inferno,' 'Allegiant' Top Amazon's 2013 Bestsellers

    Amazon has announced its bestselling books of 2013, with Dan Brown's Inferno claiming the #1 spot on the adult list, and Veronica Roth's Allegiant taking the #1 spot on the children's list.

  • TheReadingRoom Adds Funding, NYC Office

    The book recommendation site TheReadingRoom has raised $2.75 million to help it speed its growth in North America.

  • Checking In on the Digital Royalty Debate

    Authors and editors have not given up on increasing the standard e-book royalty rate to 50%.

  • Togather Inks Partnership Deal with B&N College, a “fansourcing site” designed to make event planning more predictable and easier to promote, is partnering with B&N College Stores to provide store managers a turnkey platform for organizing in-store events.

  • BookBub Closing In on Two Million Members

    A few years ago, Internet entrepreneur Josh Schanker was asked by a friend to help brainstorm ways to get e-books from lesser known authors discovered.

  • Apple’s New Mavericks OS Offers iBooks

    Apple has just released Mavericks, an updated version of its OS X operating system, which now features support for iBooks, Apple’s e-book reading and iBooks store software.

  • Small Demons Extends Deadline to Find Buyer

    Small Demons, the L.A.-based book-focused venture that indexes the places, music, food and things mentioned in books, has extended its deadline for finding a buyer or new investor for at least another month.

  • A Mixed Blessing in Slowing E-book Sales

    It is rare that an industry would see the declining growth rate of its fastest-growing product as anything but bad news. But many in the book business see the slowdown in the sale of e-books as a positive.

  • BookShout Debuts Facebook Preview Integration

    BookShout, a social reading and book retail application, has launched a new integration feature that allows anyone on Facebook to see BookShout members’ book lists and to preview books available through the BookShout store.

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