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  • 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.

  • Booksellers Can Sell Kindles Under New Amazon Program

    Beginning today Amazon is starting a new program, Amazon Source, through which bookstores and other retailers can sell Kindle devices and in return receive 10% of the revenue from every Kindle e-book sold for a two-year period.

  • Kodansha, Crunchyroll Talk Global 'Simulpub' Manga

    Crunchyroll Manga is live and PW talked with Kodansha International's Tatsuya Morimoto and Crunchyroll's Robert Newman to get more details about this new worldwide digital comics publishing venture.

  • Viz Manga Now Available via Apple's iBooks Store

    Following recent deals to release the Viz Media manga catalogue on the Kindle and Comixology in Europe, Viz is now offering more than 1600 volumes of digital manga for sale through Apple’s iBookstore.

  • HC Creates E-bookstore for C.S. Lewis Titles

    HarperCollins has created a new e-book platform that will allow it to sell e-book editions of C.S. Lewis titles directly to consumers from two Lewis Web sites, and

  • Damage Estimate Shows $1.54 Billion in E-book Revenue

    In a filing last week, attorneys for the states and consumer class put Apple’s estimated damages for its role in an e-book price-fixing conspiracy with publishers at nearly $308 million.

  • Data Mining Scribd Subscriptions

    According to Scribd's early analysis of user data of its e-book subscription service, 4.5 books were browsed for every book read.

  • Indie Authors Launch Petition Reacting to Retailers' Censorship

    In the wake of a mounting controversy over a number of retailers removing titles from their Web sites because of inappropriate material, a group of authors have generated a petition asking retailers to "leave our erotica and self-published Indie authors alone."

  • Open Road Partners For Spanish-Language Global Venture

    Open Road Media is teaming up with Barcelona Digital Editions to form Ciudad de Libros/Open Road Espanol, a partnership that marks Open Road’s first venture into the foreign-language e-book market.

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