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  • DOJ Urges Supreme Court to Deny Apple’s E-book Appeal

    In an opposition brief filed on December 23, the U.S. Department of Justice urged the Supreme Court not to hear Apple’s appeal in the long-running e-book price-fixing case.

  • Declining E-book Sales Hit Home

    Softening sales for digital books have impacted the bottom lines at HarperCollins and Simon & Schuster, according to both companies' recent earnings reports.

  • News Briefs: Week of November 2, 2015

    Apple files to overturn e-book ruling.

  • Clock Ticks on Apple’s Supreme Court Bid

    Might consumers see e-book refunds from Apple in time for the holidays?

  • 'Times' Exposé of Amazon Workplace Draws Gov't Attention

    This weekend's damning 'New York Times' article painting Amazon as a "bruising workplace" continues to draw attention, this time from the government. According to the AP, House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi has assured the public that the company will be complying with various labor standards.

  • Hummingbird Offering E-book Retailing Option

    Hummingbird Digital Media is the latest company to try to develop a system that will allow booksellers to sell e-books and digital audio directly to consumers.

  • ‘The Girl on the Train’ Tops in First-Quarter E-book Sales

    Paula Hawkins’s blockbuster debut, "The Girl on the Train," led overall e-book sales for the first quarter of the year, from January to March.

  • Apple Loses E-book Appeal—Now What?

    Last week, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, by a 2–1 margin, affirmed Judge Denise Cote’s 2013 finding that Apple orchestrated a 2010 conspiracy with five major publishers to fix e-book prices.

  • Bay Area Spotlight 2015: Digital Winners In the Bay Area

    No examination of the Bay Area publishing scene would be complete without highlighting the many digital publishing and distribution startups in the area.

  • The Bestselling E-books of 2014

    John Green’s "The Fault in Our Stars" was the top-selling e-book in 2014, and three other young adult titles were in the top five.

  • Trajectory To Distribute Macmillan, MIT Press E-books in China

    Trajectory has partnered with Chinese mobile carrier Xiaomi to bring e-books into the Chinese digital book market.

  • Oyster Adds E-book Retail

    Oyster, the e-book subscription service launched in 2013, has added a retail component to its business. It is now offering more than a million e-books for sale, including titles from all of the Big Five publishers.

  • E-books Gained, Online Retailers Slipped in 2014

    E-books’ market share increased slightly in 2014 over 2013, while sales of Android devices surged and dedicated e-readers fell, according to new Nielsen survey.

  • B&N Execs Tout Promise of Retail-Digital Combination

    When the spin-off of its college division is completed later this year, Barnes & Noble plans to sell both print and digital books, B&N Inc. CEO Mike Huseby told analysts during a conference call last week to discuss third-quarter results.

  • Amazon to Publish First Titles from Kindle Scout

    Amazon opens pre-ordering for the first 10 titles coming from its crowdsourced publishing platform.

  • 'American Sniper' a Boost for Enhanced E-books

    Is the success of the enhanced e-book edition of 'American Sniper' a one-off or the harbinger of a turnaround for a generally under-performing format?

  • Morgan James Publishing Teams with Aerbook

    Morgan James Publishing, which dubs itself a house that functions on the "entrepreneurial" model, is partnering with Aerbook and the Aer.io Retail Network to offer excerpts and sales of its titles via social media.

  • Draft2Digital Inks E-book Deal with German Bookseller

    Draft2Digital is a self-published e-book platform offering about 40,000 titles and adding more than 3,000 titles a month.

  • German E-book Retailer Txtr is Bankrupt

    Txtr will continue to operate its e-book retailing operations while it restructures and seeks a buyer for its assets.

  • Kobo Takes Over Blinkbox Books

    Tesco, the U.K. retail giant and parent company of e-book retailer Blinkbox Books, has reached an agreement that will keep the digital operation in business.

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