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  • 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

  • Aerbook Turns Social Media Into a Virtual Bookstore

    What’s the best way to sell a book in the era of social media?

  • Vook Debuts Free E-book Sales Tracking Service

    Vook, a digital publishing and distribution platform, is launching Author Control, a new data service that allows authors and publishers to track e-book sales and unit downloads across every major retail channel.

  • Audible Lowers Royalty on Self-Published Audiobooks

    Amazon-owned audiobook retailer Audible is lowering the royalty rates it pays authors who self-publish, and exclusively sell, their audiobooks through the website.

  • Barnes & Noble Q3 Revenues Decline 10.3%

    Barnes & Noble reports that consolidated revenue for the third quarter of fiscal 2014 decreased 10.3% to $2 billion from the same period in the previous fiscal year. Third quarter EBITDA increased from $59 million a year ago to $173 million.

  • 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.

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