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  • 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.

  • INscribe Digital Debuts E-book Tracking Tool

    E-book distributor INscribe Digital has launched INstore, a new digital tool that allows publishers to track the real-time availability of their e-books at major e-book retailers.

  • Q&A with Dr. Lalit S. Kanodia of Datamatics: Digital Solutions in India 2014

    One of the pioneers in the Indian software and offshore services industry, Dr. Lalit S. Kanodia founded Datamatics in 1975, well after his role in setting up Tata Consultancy Services.

  • F+W Media Changes Company Name

    F+W Media is rebranding itself and will change the company’s name to F+W, a Content + eCommerce Company.

  • Humble Bundle, Image Offer All-Graphic Novel e-Bundle

    Humble Bundle, the website that bundles digital content and offers it to consumers for whatever they wish to pay, is teaming with Image Comics to offer its first all-graphic novel digital bundle.

  • Comixology Ends In-App Buying on iOS Apps

    As predicted at the time of its acquisition by Amazon, Comixology is removing in-app purchasing from its iOS apps, eliminating the 30% sales commission to Apple.

  • RH Adds Bookstore to Its Cooking Blog, TasteBook

    Random House's food blog and online cooking community, TasteBook, has added a new bookstore called The BookShop.

  • Boston Creating A Literary Cultural District: Spotlight On New England 2014

    As early as this August, Boston could become the first American city with a Literary Cultural District.

  • Amazon to Acquire Digital Comics Vendor Comixology

    Amazon has reached an agreement to acquire Comixology, the dominant digital comics marketplace, and a platform that has been instrumental in driving the growth and popularity of digital comics.

  • Sequential App Adds Top Shelf Graphic Novels

    Sequential, the digital comics storefront app focused on literary graphic novels, is adding a selection of Top Shelf graphic novels for purchase.

  • Is Dawn Finally Breaking For E-books in Spanish? Spanish Books Spring 2014

    In recent months, the double-digit sales growth of e-books in English has begun to plateau, but since the Spanish-language book market tends to be around three to five years behind the English-language market, e-book sales of Spanish books in the U.S. are just beginning to gain traction.

  • DC Periodical Comics Now for Sale on Google Play

    DC Entertainment’s list of serialized superhero comics will now be available for sale on Google Play along with digital editions of DC and Vertigo original graphic novels and collected editions.

  • Kobo Names Michael Tamblyn President

    Michael Tamblyn, chief content officer at e-book retailer Kobo and a member of the Kobo founding executive team, has been named president in addition to his duties as the company’s chief content officer.

  • Kobo Inks Deals with Nickelodeon, Blue Apple Books

    In separate announcements, Nickelodeon Publishing and Blue Apple Books reached agreements to make their children’s titles available for sale through e-book retailer Kobo.

  • Canadian Judge Reveals Reasons for Suspending E-pricing Agreement

    Kobo's arguments against a Canadian e-book pricing consent agreement convinced judge to put the agreement on hold.

  • Diesel eBooks to Close

    March 31 is the last day for the nearly 10-year-old indie e-book retailer.

  • Canadian E-Book Consent Agreements Suspended

    A strong protest from Kobo convinced Canada’s Competition Tribunal to suspend an agreement announced last month between four multinational publishers and Canada’s Competition Bureau regarding e-book pricing.

  • PODG Signs with Flipkart in India

    World-wide aggregator and digital distributor Publish on Demand Global (PODG) finalized a distribution deal with Flipkart.com.

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