- 2017 Apr 27
How E-books Lost Their Shine
Just a few years ago, the Kindle was being blamed for the death of the traditional book. But the latest figures show a dramatic reversal of fortunes.
- 2017 Jan 24
New Amazon E-book Proposal in Europe
Amazon has offered to remove controversial "most favored nation" clauses in European e-book contracts and is asking for feedback.
- 2017 Jan 23
Canada and Apple Reach a Deal
Canada's Competition Bureau has come to an agreement on discounted titles with Apple and three e-book publishers.
- 2016 Dec 01
Iowa Considers An E-book Sales Tax
Iowa is the latest state considering the introduction of a sales tax on digital products such as e-books and software.
- 2016 Sep 28
Catfishing on Amazon
How one Kindle scam made an independent seller millions of dollars as thousands were tricked into buying low-quality e-books.
- 2016 Aug 31
A Treasure Trove of Kids' Lit
Enter an archive of 6,000 historical children’s books, all digitized and free to read online.
- 2016 Aug 23
Redshelf Shakes Up Textbooks
The e-textbook company has raised $4 million to drive new product development.
- 2016 Apr 19
Amazon Deal with NYC Schools?
Amazon waiting to hear on contract with NYC schools.
- 2016 Apr 05
Amazon CEO Previews New Kindle
Jeff Bezos tweeted that an "all-new, top of the line" Kindle is coming, and he'll be sharing more details next week.
- 2016 Mar 11
Kobo CEO on E-Reading
Chief of Kobo Michael Tamblyn said e-books have seen "fantastic growth" in Europe, noting that Kobo e-readers are here to stay.
- 2016 Mar 08
Google Patents an 'Interactive Book'
Google filed for patents for technology that would add special-effects imagery and sound to the reading experience.
- 2016 Feb 04
A Blueprint for Better E-books
The National Science Foundation is funding a project to create interactive digital textbooks.
- 2016 Jan 26
Amazon Tests E-Book Gift Cards
Bartell Drugs, a Seattle-based chain, is carrying title-specific Kindle gift cards as Amazon tests their success.
- 2015 Dec 16
Get Google Play's Night Light
Google's new reading mode, Night Light, aims to reduce eyestrain during darker hours.
- 2015 Dec 14
A Scientific Look at Books Vs. E-books
A new study uses scientific research to present the pros and cons of each format.
- 2015 Oct 22
How to Spot an E-book Catfish
Kindle entrepreneurs have found a way to make money by producing e-books in the name of fictional experts and marketing them using Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing.
- 2015 Sep 30
Apple Launches iBooks in China
The company has taken Apple Music, iTunes Movies, and iBooks to China, and said the cloud-based music streaming service will roll out on Android phones this fall.
- 2015 Sep 25
What's Ahead for the Subscription Model?
Oyster's shut down adds to the growing sense that the all-you-can-read subscription model for e-books is not succeeding — at least in its current form, writes 'Forbes.'
- 2015 Sep 24
From Books to E-books and Back
The future of literary consumption is unwritten, says Flavorwire.
- 2015 Sep 23
How to Launch a Book on Amazon
Nine tips from one successful author, at 'Forbes.'
- 2015 Sep 15
The Question of E-book Pricing
The 'Observer' says that raising prices doesn't appear to be helping the bottom line at big publishers.
- 2015 Aug 31
How Amazon's Healing Its 'Black Eye'
'Forbes' contributor Dave Chase says Amazon needs to respond "forcefully" to the recent, and scathing, NYT piece on its culture in order to be able to "attract and retain the best talent in the tech industry."
Dunham Drops New Story in New Newsletter
Lena Dunham's new newsletter, Lenny, has a preview fiction issue coming out that features a short story by the author/actress/filmmaker called “Six Sausages."
- 2015 Aug 27
New York Delays E-book Deal with Amazon
City education officials have shelved a $30 million deal to give students electronic books after advocates complained it would exclude the visually impaired.
- 2015 Aug 20
Authors React to Authonomy Closure
UK online writing community Authonomy is closing. Here are reactions from authors who use and read it.
- 2015 Aug 14
The E-book Effect
The BBC asks, did technology kill the book, or give it new life?
- 2015 Aug 04
Japanese Readers Buying Digitally
According to new research, Japanese readers will spend the most on electronic editions in 2015. U.K. readers will follow closely, with U.S. readers somewhere down the middle, spending an average of $46 this year.
- 2015 Jul 30
NYC to Sign $30M Contract with Amazon
The Department of Education is about to approve a $30 million contract with Amazon to create an e-book marketplace for New York City's 1,800 public schools.
- 2015 Jun 25
Amazon's New Payment System Works
'Fortune' explains why Amazon's new way of paying authors makes sense.
- 2015 Jun 22
What If Authors Got Paid For Every Page?
Amazon is about to find out.
- 2015 Apr 15
What the Harper, Amazon Deal Means
Alison Griswold at Slate takes a look at what the agreement says about the future of e-book pricing, and publishing.
- 2015 Apr 13
Book Collecting--It's Alive and Well
According to a WSJ article, demand for collectible rare books has remained stable despite the embrace of e-books and e-reading.
- 2015 Feb 20
E-book of Malcolm X Autobiography Coming
One of the last major digital holdouts, 'The Autobiography of Malcolm X,' should soon be available as an e-book, according to the attorney for the late activist's estate.
- 2015 Feb 18
E-books Up in the Air
Digital resources in the form of e-books, audiobooks, and other media are beginning to take flight across the country by way of airport library branches.
- 2015 Feb 13
KU Launches in Canada
Continuing the roll-out of the e-book subscription service which launched in the U.S. last summer, Kindle Unlimited has now been established in Canada, with over 750,000 titles available to readers.
- 2015 Feb 04
Amazon Program Turns Print to E-book
Kindle Convert, a new program for Windows, turns print books into digital versions fully compatible with Amazon’s Kindle software.
- 2015 Jan 27
Tesco Shuts Down E-book Business
The supermarket chain has given up on Blinkbox Books after failing to find a buyer for the division.
- 2015 Jan 26
Spotify for Books
'The Economist' explores how authors and publishers may constrain the rise of e-book subscriptions.
- 2015 Jan 22
Reading Reading Behavior
Buzzfeed on the publishing industry’s uneasy embrace of Netflix-style analytics.
- 2015 Jan 13
The Print, Digital Debate Arises Again
This time, there's talk of e-books "dying out."
- 2014 Dec 23
S&S U.K. Permits E-lending on All Titles
Simon & Schuster UK is to allow libraries to lend its full catalogue of nearly 14,000 e-book titles, effective immediately.
- 2014 Dec 18
Apple Claiming Virtue
Vauhini Vara at the 'New Yorker' asks: Did Apple fix e-book prices for the greater good?
- 2014 Dec 12
KU Launches in France & Brazil
Amazon's Kindle Unlimited is now live in France and Brazil, bringing to seven the number of countries where the service is available.
- 2014 Dec 10
The Unfinished Novels
New data from Kobo shows that, although 'The Goldfinch' was the 37th bestselling e-book of the year for the retailer, it was completed by just 44.4% of Kobo’s British readers.
- 2014 Nov 05
Enhanced 'Mockingbird' E-book Out
Oprah Winfrey and Tom Brokaw are among the featured commentators for an "enhanced" e-book of Harper Lee's 'To Kill a Mockingbird,' released Tuesday by HarperCollins.
Dictionaries in a Digital World
A lexicographer at Merriam-Webster writes about how going electronic changed dictionaries.
- 2014 Nov 03
Most Popular Passages in Books
According to Kindle data.
- 2014 Oct 29
E-book Prices May Rise As VAT Kicks In
Publishers and retailers will aim to prevent e-book prices from soaring when a new European-wide VAT law on digital products is introduced on January 1, 2015.
- 2014 Oct 22
Do Readers Really Prefer Paperbacks?
The e-book industry by the numbers, in an infographic.
- 2014 Oct 17
Is Jeff Bezos the Bad Guy?
Alex Beam, in the 'Boston Globe,' asks.
- 2014 Oct 15
Google vs. Amazon
Google thinks Amazon is its biggest competitor, according to Slate's Alison Griswold.
- 2014 Oct 08
Adobe Spyware Reveals the Price of DRM
Two independent reports claim that Adobe’s e-book software, “Digital Editions,” logs every document readers add to their local “library,” tracks what happens with those files, and then sends those logs back to the mother-ship, over the Internet, in the clear.
- 2014 Oct 01
A Parent's Attachment to Print
Parents who buy books for their children have an attachment to print vs. e-books, a new Nielsen study has found.
- 2014 Sep 30
This Interactive Book Makes $70k a Week
Since the last week of August, the interactive book 'Alice' been pulling in $70,000 a week from iOS customers alone and is on Apple’s list of top-grossing apps, the app’s creator Emanuel Paletz revealed to VentureBeat.
- 2014 Sep 25
Nearly 75% of Young People Prefer Print
New research shows that while nearly three-quarters of young people in the U.K. said they prefer the print form, only 27% prefer e-books and 31% said they don’t buy e-books at all.
- 2014 Sep 22
Vintage to Release Márquez E-books
Six months after his death at 87, Gabriel García Márquez is finally getting a digital makeover.
- 2014 Sep 15
Line by Line, E-books Go Poetry Friendly
More than a decade into the e-book revolution, poetry publishers are scrambling to carve out a place in the digital market.
- 2014 Sep 02
How We Can Fix Scientific Publishing
TechCrunch tells us how the digital revolution can change scientific publishing.
- 2014 Aug 29
Greer: E-books 'Should Cost Pennies'
Writer Germaine Greer has said that e-books should “cost pennies” and accused people of having an “irrational attachment to the [printed] book."
- 2014 Aug 20
E-reading Adversely Affects Plot Recall
Kindle readers are “significantly” worse at recalling plot compared to paperback readers, according to a new Europe-wide study.
- 2014 Aug 15
Reading Literature On Screen
A new study suggests that there may be some cognitive drawbacks to reading even short works of literature on a screen.
- 2014 Aug 12
Amazon Book Battle is Yesterday's War
What Amazon, authors, and publishers fail to recognize is "in the world of digital literature, book ownership will soon be an anachronism," according to Leonid Bershidsky at BloombergView.
- 2014 Aug 07
Sainsbury Now Sole Owner of Anobii
The U.K. supermarket has purchased the HarperCollins and Penguin Random House stakes in the Anobii e-book platform, and now owns 100% of the company.
- 2014 Aug 05
What Amazon's E-book Numbers Say
Carolyn Kellogg, at the 'Los Angeles Times,' writes about what Amazon's math on e-books does and doesn't tell you.
- 2014 Jul 25
Judge Troubled by Apple Settlement
A U.S. judge on Thursday expressed concern over a proposed $450 million settlement of claims Apple conspired with five publishers to fix e-book prices, saying its provisions could drastically reduce money paid to consumers depending on appeals.
- 2014 Jul 11
iBook Bestsellers Vs. Kindle Bestsellers
Are they different?
Gladwell Takes Comedic Shot at Amazon
The author gets cheeky in a video about the ongoing terms dispute between the e-tailer and Hachette.
- 2014 Jul 07
Summer's Most Un-Read Bestsellers
Relying on Kindle data, the WSJ looks at the book people are buying, but not reading.
- 2014 Jun 30
The E-reader Death Watch Begins
E-readers are dying, says Slate. So what does that mean for book sales?
- 2014 Jun 20
I Was a Digital Bestseller
Tony Horwitz pens an opinion piece in the "New York Times" about his experience with digital publishing.
- 2014 Jun 04
Byliner Seeks Partners
Byliner, a company that publishes long, literary journalism and fiction online and as e-books, told its contributors Tuesday that it has been struggling and is seeking partners to ensure its future.
- 2014 May 28
Target to Offer E-books
As the retailer works to build a more competitive e-commerce experience, it's partnering with a startup e-book subscription service called Librify to give customers an online platform for buying, sharing, and discussing their favorite books.
- 2014 May 20
Jane Friedman talks tech, e-books and why content still rules, at "Forbes."
- 2014 Apr 28
Kids on E-books
Could e-books actually get in the way of reading?
'To Kill a Mockingbird' Going Digital
Filling one of the biggest gaps in the e-library, "To Kill a Mockingbird" will become available as an e-book and digital audiobook on July 8, HarperCollins Publishers announced Monday. Harper Lee, in a rare public statement, cited a "new generation" of fans in agreeing to the downloadable editions of her Pulitzer Prize-winning classic.
- 2014 Apr 25
Hemingway Goes Digital
Ernest Hemingway’s collected works will be made available in e-book for the first time in a global project by Simon & Schuster.
- 2014 Apr 24
Pharrell Releasing Digital Book Today
Just hours after the busy "Happy" hit-maker released the music video for his new single "Marilyn Monroe," he also revealed that he is releasing a new, untitled book.
- 2014 Apr 21
You Don't Own Your Kindle Books
Amazon reminds one customer.
Enhanced E-books and Scholarly Writing
For scholars in the humanities, the "enhanced" e-book format is a game changer. Now we can much more easily disseminate our work in art history, archaeology, and many other scholarly fields that have presented high hurdles to print publishing.
- 2014 Apr 14
Students Reading E-books are Losing Out
Students who read conventional books have a higher reading comprehension than those reading digitally, according to a new study.
- 2014 Mar 28
The Great E-book Royalty War
A backstage battle between publishers and authors over royalties may be limiting which e-books you can buy.
- 2014 Mar 26
The Revolutionary Atavist
Inside the digital platform that, according to PolicyMic, is about to revolutionize book publishing.
- 2014 Mar 10
Forecasting the Self-Pub Market
Mark Coker, founder of Smashwords, estimates that self-published e-books will account for 50% of digital sales by 2020.
- 2014 Feb 07
First Arab E-bookstore Launched
Kotobi.com, the first webstore where Arabic books can be downloaded and purchased online, was launched at this year's Cairo International Book Fair.
- 2014 Jan 23
The Author Life in a Digital Age
We used to know what it took to be a writer – you had to publish a book. But electronic publishing is piling pressure on myths of the author's life.
- 2014 Jan 10
'Mein Kampf': E-Book Bestseller
Salon explores why Hitler's memoir/manifesto has become a bestseller in digital.
- 2013 Dec 20
Kindle Readers Make Their Mark
Amazon's popular highlights chart reveals a revolution in reading habits.
- 2013 Dec 19
Startup Settles Dispute with Publishers
Boundless, a ed-tech startup that aimed to provide free, online alternatives to textbooks, was served with a lawsuit citing a violation of the Copyright Act from three major textbook publishers in March 2012. The companies have now reached a settlement, which will set a precedent for digital publishing and serve as a warning to future education technology startups.
- 2013 Dec 03
Australian Kindle Store
Amazon has been prising open the wallets of Australian consumers for years – but what will its local push on Kindle mean for readers, writers and publishers?
- 2013 Dec 02
HarperCollins, Beyond E-Books
The New York-based publishing house, whose roots date back to 1817, was the only one of the Big Five publishers to offer some of its backlist titles — and perhaps more importantly, some of its prestige — to startups at launch, helping to kickstart the fledging Netflix-like e-book subscription market.
- 2013 Nov 26
YA Readers Prefer Printed Books
A survey finds that 62% of 16 to 24-year-olds prefer traditional books over their digital equivalents.
- 2013 Nov 21
HC U.K. Boss: Take Storytelling Back
HarperCollins U.K. CEO Charlie Redmayne warns that publishers must take their space back from digital rivals by going beyond e-books to apps, games and video.
- 2013 Nov 12
The Rise & Fall of Kno
Kno launched with much fanfare and raised nearly $100 million in venture capital and debt, only to find out that the world of education didn’t care much for the company’s products or for that matter the company itself. It crash landed at Intel last weekend.
- 2013 Nov 04
Startup to Offer Didion E-books
Beginning Monday, ZolaBooks.com will be the only place consumers can find the e-book edition of Slouching Towards Bethlehem, an essay collection by Didion that was published in 1968.
- 2013 Oct 18
Franzen's Worst Nightmare
Apple’s exploring ways to autograph e-books. Slate asks, what does that even mean?
- 2013 Sep 13
White Plains High Goes All Digital
Students at Stepinac High will no longer be lugging around their print textbooks after the catholic school created a unique digital textbook program with Pearson.
- 2013 Sep 10
APA Creates Publishing Arm
The L.A.-based talent and literary agency is launching digital book publishing business called Beverly Drive Press.
- 2013 Aug 12
Amazon's Kindle Biz Worth $4.5 billion?
Morgan Stanley has released a report estimating the e-tailer will make $4.5 billion selling Kindle devices in 2013.
- 2013 Jun 18
Magzter Launches E-Book Store
Magzter, an online store front for digital magazines, is to launch an e-book store with a planned beta version rolling out in July.
- 2013 May 16
Steve Jobs's E-book Email
“Throw in with Apple and see if we can all make a go of this to create a real mainstream e-books market at $12.99 and $14.99.”