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  • Literati Launches E-commerce Platform for Teachers

    Literati is launching Literati Classrooms, a new e-commerce platform aimed at preschool and elementary school teachers, which will return 15% of sales on the platform to teachers as credit to buy books for their classrooms.

  • Open Road Starts Imprint for Out-of-Print Books

    Open Road Integrated Media has launched Re-Discovery Lit, a new imprint that will republish out-of-print and reverted books. The imprint is starting with about 200 titles.

  • Spotify Launches Audiobook Sales in Canada

    Swedish audio streaming company Spotify has expanded its English-language audiobook service to Canada, offering some 350,000 titles in English and French for purchase.

  • to Take Over Sales for, the ABA's consumer-facing online bookselling and marketing platform, will switch to using links to handle sales and fulfillment beginning March 1.

  • Digital Book World: Startups Are Entering 'A New Age'

    DBW's final day looked at a recent study of publishing industry startups and found that innovation takes all forms, from wildly successful ideas that took time to take off, like Audible, to cutting edge innovations, like blockchain book retailing.

  • Digital Book World 2023: The Future of AI Writing and Audio

    According to multiple presenters at the Digital Book World conference, ChatGPT has potential to remake the way people write and streamline production and editing, while AI voice replication promises affordable audiobook adaptations.

  • Apple Books Bestsellers: Sandford's 'Ocean Prey' Floats to the Top

    John Sandford’s two main series leads, Lucas Davenport and Virgil Flowers, team up for his latest thriller, 'Ocean Prey,' the #1 book on Apple Books store's bestseller list.

  • Writers Groups Protest Audible Exchange Policy

    The Authors Guild and other writer organizations are gathering signatures on a letter protesting a policy by Audible that enables Audible Premium Plus customers to exchange audiobooks they have purchased within 365 days and deducts those returns and exchanges from authors’ accounts.

  • Author-Funded BingeBooks Site Launches

    More than 120 authors have come together to fund BingeBooks, an online community and book discovery site that launched November 18.

  • Firebrand to Close Preview-a-Book Service

    Founded in 1993 by Stanley and Betty Greenfield as Dial-a-Book, the company produced nearly 1 million book excerpts that are used by retailers and libraries.

  • Smashwords Launches Presales Option

    Smashwords Presales will allow authors and publishers to design programs that will let readers buy an e-book before its public on-sale date.

  • Online Distribution Platform Ganxy to Close

    Ganxy, founded in 2009 by Joshua Cohen and Aleks Jakulin to help music and then book publishers sell their content online, is going out of business.

  • Hummingbird Digital Media in E-book Deal with ABA

    Hummingbird Digital Media has reached a non-exclusive marketing partnership with the ABA under which ABA members will have another option to sell e-books from their websites.

  • Kobo’s Michael Tamblyn Talks Walmart and E-books

    International e-book retailer Rakuten Kobo has a long history of partnering with retailers to deliver e-books, but Kobo its new partnership with Walmart is on a whole different level.

  • New Walmart Partnership Brings Retailer Into the E-Book Game

    Walmart has partnered with Rakuten, the Japanese internet services and e-commerce company, to bring its Kobo e-readers and e-books to the chain's U.S. stores.

  • Microsoft Quietly Rolls Out Its E-bookstore

    After a stealthy opening in April, the company's e-bookstore is steadily adding more titles to its offerings.

  • At Humble Bundle, Some Growth to Brag About

    The promotional site that lets consumers pay what they wish for bundles of e-book content reports a nearly $5 million increase in sales since last year—and a boost in charity donations to boot.

  • In Whole Foods Purchase, It's All About Barcodes

    A look at why Amazon decided to go through with its purchase of Whole Foods shows that stock keeping units might be the answer.

  • Digital Publishing's Bar Code Revolution

    Publishing discovered the utility of scannable bar codes early. Just ask the 13-digit ISBN.

  • With E-books Down, E-tailers Are Still Far From Out

    The much-ballyhooed fall in sales of traditionally published e-books in 2016 was balanced by an expanded share of book sales for e-tailers.

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