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Should Europe Develop a Pan-European Ebook Platform?

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Is a pan-European ebook platform still a viable option? Or has ebook platform development progressed so far that it has rendered the point moot?

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In Germany: Ebooks Less Than 10% of Market, Tolino Grows

Ronald Schild

Ronald Schild, CEO at Germany’s MVB, discusses developments in German ebook sales — which still command just a single digit market share — and the Tolino ebook platform.

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Lithuania’s Book Trade “Impossible to Shoot Down”

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The Lithuanian book market was hit by the global recession and remains small, but a coterie of publishers are forging ahead through diversification.

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Indies First Goes North: Canadian Authors for Indies Day is May 2

Anne Marie Macdonald

Nearly 100 independent bookstores and 270 authors throughout Canada have signed up for the first annual Canadian Authors for Indies Day on May 2.

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Will Amazon Prime Now Hurt Manhattan Bookstores?

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Amazon has made its Prime Now one-hour delivery service available in Manhattan, and the service includes books. How will it impact B&N and other bookstores?

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OpenBooks: A Self-Publishing Bookstore Where You Read First, Pay Later

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With Poland’s OpenBooks.com readers can download and read self-published books for free and decide to pay for them only if they want.

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Binc Foundation Launches 2015 Scholarship Program

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The Book Industry Charitable (Binc) Foundation has announced that its annual scholarship program, which supports booksellers and their families.

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Which Out-of-print Books Are Searched For the Most?

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Madonna’s book, Sex, had long dominated the list of the top most searched-for out-of-print books, but there’s a new title on top of the list.

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Poland’s Top Online Bookseller For Sale, Consolidation Looms

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Poland’s top online bookstore, Merlin.pl, is up for sale, and many believe this is that of consolidation in a saturated Polish online marketplace.

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Italian Ebook Market Estimated to Grow 30-40% in 2015

Italian ebook market estimates from AllBrain

Marcello Vena of AllBrain’s recent survey of the Italian book market estimates Italian ebook sales nearing €60m, and growing 30-40% in 2015.

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