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  • 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.

  • Apple Says iBooks Store Attracts 1 Million Users a Week

    Not only has the Apple's iBooks store recently recorded 1 billion e-book downloads since its launch, the online e-book seller is also attracting a 1 million new users a week.

  • Diesel eBooks Returns as Diesel Digital

    The new service offers to set up a branded, easy to use e-book retail operation optimized for mobile traffic as well as the web.

  • Has the Tide Turned for Apple?

    On Monday, December 15, Apple appeared before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit to argue that the 2013 verdict holding it liable for fixing e-book prices should be reversed.

  • Another E-book Dip

    E-books lost a little bit of sales ground in the third quarter of 2014, according to data from the latest survey of book-buying behavior from Nielsen Books & Consumers.

  • BookShout to Offer Text-Based Retailing at SXSW 2015

    BookShout, a platform for selling and promoting print and digital titles, has been chosen to deliver content--and offer book retailing--to attendees at Austin’s SXSW festivals in 2015.

  • Apple iBooks Store: The Most Downloaded Titles of 2014

    Books by John Green and Michael Lewis were the most-downloaded paid titles in the iBooks store this year. James Patterson topped the free download list.

  • Hachette Tries Selling Books via Twitter

    The Hachette Book Group is partnering with native commerce platform Gumroad in a special promotion to sell print books by Amanda Palmer, Chris Hadfield and The Onion via Twitter beginning December 11.

  • Kobo Extends E-book Access to More E Ink Devices

    E-book retailer Kobo is teaming with screen manufacturer E Ink Holdings to offer wider access to the Kobo e-book catalog.

  • Black Friday Drives Sales of Kindles, Fire Tablets

    Amazon kicked off this year’s cyber Monday by claiming that Black Friday sales of its Kindle e-readers and Fire tablets were up significantly over last year.

  • Barnes & Noble Gets Back Into Downloadable Audio

    B&N is returning to the downloadable audiobook business with the release of a new nook app for Android devices that offers access to 50,000 audiobook titles.

  • Amazon Wins Auction for .Book Domain

    Despite opposition from the AAP, Amazon.com has won the right to operate the .book top-level domain name in a private auction.

  • Diversion Books Launches Romance Retail App

    E-book publisher Diversion Books has launched EverAfter, a bookstore app dedicated to romance titles.

  • Proving Amazon's a Monopoly? Not So Easy 'Seattle Times' Says

    According to a report in the 'Seattle Times,' proving that Amazon is a monopoly, let alone an abusive monopoly, will be very difficult, if not impossible.

  • Speculation Begins on Amazon, S&S Deal

    A raft of stories speculate on what the new terms deal between Amazon and Simon & Schuster means for authors, other publishers and, of course, Hachette.

  • More Publishers Join Comixology’s DRM-Free Program

    Digital comics marketplace Comixology, which launched a DRM-free program in July, announced that a second wave of 14 publishers will now allow their customers to download and store DRM-free copies of comics they have purchased.

  • Amazon Gives KU Authors $2.7M Bonus

    Kindle Direct Publishing "All-Stars," which includes the top 100 authors and top 100 books, will split a multi-million dollar incentive.

  • BookShout to Offer E-books to Public Media Via Special Sales

    The direct-to-consumer e-book platform specializing in e-book special sales, is partnering with Forest Incentives, a public media distribution vendor, to provide bulk orders of bestselling e-books to public radio and TV stations.

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