Apple Pumps Another 60 Million E-Reading Devices Into Market

Another quarter, another avalanche of revenue and profit from one of the world’s most admired tech companies, Apple. While the company’s $45.6 billion in revenue and $10.2 billion in profit were of interest to Wall Street, publishers should be more …

Young Editors and Agents Gather to Build New Networks

When it comes to buying and selling books, even in the digital era and for the most digitally savvy, it’s still all about old-fashioned connections. Nearly seventy young editors and agents gathered at the Housing Works bookstore in Manhattan one …

European Library Association Launches Campaign to Get Ebooks

One of Europe’s library associations is just as upset about library access to ebooks as its American counterpart and has launched multinational campaign to try for change. The European Bureau of Library, Information and Documentation Associations (EBLIDA) launched its Right to …

Random House Launches Online Cookbook Store From TasteBook Community

[Press Release] TasteBook Launches The Bookshop Random House LLC Food Community Opens Online Cookbook Store with 10,000 Titles Across All Publishers TasteBook, the Random House LLC food community and blog, today announced the launch of The Bookshop, a cooking- focused …

Experts Answer Key Questions on Social Media Marketing

No serious marketing professional in the digital publishing world today can afford to ignore the resources social media offers to connect with readers. But as social platforms multiply and develop, it can be increasingly difficult to cut through the cacophony …

Elsevier to Produce All Ebooks in EPUB3

[Press Release] Elsevier Embraces EPUB3 Format, Ensuring More Enriched and Interactive eBook Experience for Readers EPUB3, the most advanced eBook format, will provide readers with a more immersive, multi-media eBook experience Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical …

Oyster Teams up With Spritz to Bring Faster Reading Experience

[Press Email] Oyster and Spritz have teamed up to provide a reading experience unlike any other before. With a groundswell of excitement around the capabilities of Spritz, Oyster is thrilled to provide the first platform for the public to read …

Riggio Reduces Stake in Barnes & Noble

Barnes & Noble founder and chairman of the board Len Riggio has reduced his stake in the company to about 20% after selling 3.7 million shares of stock in the bookseller. In a statement, Riggio said that he still believes …

New Poll Finds Majority of Americans Read Ebooks

The proportion of Americans who read ebooks just shifted radically, according to a new poll from Harris Interactive, a company owned by Nielsen. Some 54% of Americans currently read ebooks, according to the new poll, conducted in March 2014 among …

Goodreads Launches Add Amazon Books Feature

[Press Email] Our members have been asking for a long time for a quick way to add their Amazon book purchases to their Goodreads shelves. So, we’ve come up with a new way to help: Today, we’re starting to roll …

Book Expo America to Hold Book Start-up Pitch Contest

Book club start-up Librify is helping organize the event. More about Librify. [Presss Release] Startups Pitch at BookExpo America 2014 Announcing the unveiling of the BookExpo Startup Challenge; an event at Book Expo America where publishing startups compete for the …

Penguin Partners With We Transfer on Cover Art Discovery Project

[Press Release] Penguin Books collaborates with WeTransfer to showcase covers by leading designers and artists 16 April 2014, London – A new creative partnership between Penguin Books and free file-transfer service, WeTransfer, announced today, will see unique Penguin book covers …

Scholastic Launches Literacy and Math Learning Programs for International Markets

[Press Release] Scholastic Launches New Digital and Blended Learning Education Programs for International Markets Scholastic Literacy Pro™ and Scholastic PR1ME™ Mathematics to Be Released in Multiple Markets Scholastic, the global children’s publishing, education and media company, today announced the launch …

Amazon Acquires Digital Comics Retailer ComiXology

[Press Release] AMAZON.COM TO ACQUIRE COMIXOLOGY Amazon.com today announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire comiXology, the company that revolutionized the digital comics reading experience with their immersive Guided View technology and makes discovering, buying, and reading comic …

Rightscorp to Move Into Ebook Market

[Press Release] Rightscorp Targets the $15 Billion Book Publishing Industry Success and Growth of eBook Industry Leads Company to Expand Monetization Services to Copyright Infringements in Publishing Rightscorp (OTCQB: RIHT), the leading provider of monetization services for artists and holders …

Zola Adds Social Features to iOS App

[Press Release] Zola Books’ ereading app adds in-book commenting, sharing, and free books Zola Books, a cloud platform for book discovery and reading, has turned on new features that let users read alone or with friends using highlighting, commenting and …

Book Soundtrack Start-up Booktrack Launches Classroom Tool

[Press Release] BOOKTRACK LAUNCHES BOOKTRACK CLASSROOM – A FREE EDUCATIONAL TOOL THAT SYNCHRONIZES A SOUNDTRACK TO STORIES TO INCREASE READING COMPREHENSION AND ENGAGEMENT Expansion into Education For Peter Thiel Backed Company Follows Two University Studies Showing that Reading with Booktrack Increases Comprehension …

Barnes & Noble Nook Execs Optimistic About International Expansion

Barnes & Noble’s Nook digital device and content platform is now doing business in 32 countries and 14 languages and, despite turmoil on the balance sheet for the company, the executives leading its international expansion are optimistic about the future …

Children’s Ebook Library MagicBlox Offers Lifetime Access for $38

[Press Release] MAGICBLOX CHILDREN’S E-BOOK LIBRARY HITS 1M PAGEVIEWS, CELEBRATES WITH A LIMITED PROMOTIONAL OFFER; LIFETIME ACCESS FOR $38 The popular children’s e-book provider, MagicBlox announced today that it has surpassed one million pageviews for their website, which offers customers …

UK Paper The Guardian Launches Monthly Self-Publishing Award

[Press Release] The Guardian and Legend Times launch ground-breaking self-publishing award The Guardian and Legend Times have announced a new monthly writing prize, highlighting the best self-published novels. The winning novel will be selected by a panel of industry judges …

Amazon’s Vision for the Future of Self-Publishing

Related: Understanding authors — three Digital Book World reports on authors.  The term “self-publishing” may have outlived its usefulness, according to Jon Fine, director of author and publishing relations at Amazon, speaking at the Publishing for Digital Minds conference this …