*+-France is once again putting pressure on Amazon, this time through ebook subscription. Ironically, France’s homegrown subscription services may suffer more.
*+-Amazon has launched a new tool for authors to create and sell digital textbooks. But there are questions about royalty rates on higher priced e-textbooks.
*+-Interviewed at DBW, Amazon’s Russ Grandinetti argued that the company’s ecosystem is ‘healthy,’ and aligned with the interests of publishers and authors.
*+-Global Spanish-language ebook retailers are racing to capture Latin American readers and bolster ebook sales before Amazon makes a big push into the region.
*+-In the tradition of the annual New Yorker Christmas poem, Roger Tagholm serves up some verse to celebrate the year in publishing passed.
*+-Latin America is a dynamic book publishing region. Read our top articles from 2014 about publishing in Brazil, Mexico, Argentina and other Latin American countries.
*+-Hachette has partnered with Gumroad, a company that enables direct sales through Twitter, to see if the social media platform can sell books.
*+-In 2014, publishers dealt with shrinking bookstores shelves, opaque sourcing, Amazon v. Hachette and the continuing rise of self-publishing.
*+-Marcello Vena of AllBrain in Italy is repulsed by a recent report on publishing on Vox.com and calls for a renewed sense of ethics in those covering digital media.
*+-Sweden’s book market is bracing for the launch of Amazon, where ebooks are hamstrung by high taxes and print books are still relatively affordable.