Entering a sector with a checkered track record, Canada’s Kobo and The Netherlands’ bol.com start an ebook subscription model for 9.99 euros a month.
The Canadian Association of Research Libraries has released a plan to improve open and effective scholarly communication between publishers, libraries, researchers and others.
‘The day that Indigo opened, our business went down 40 percent,’ says bookseller Oscar Malan. Sixteen years later, the big-chain store would leave.
Canadian authors including Margaret Atwood, Madeleine Thien, Luc Chartrand and Jocelyne Saucier are to travel to Cuba, as are 18 publishers.
Statistics from BookNet Canada reveal the best-selling books of 2016, along with a stable Canadian book market and growing online book sales.
Catching industry observers off-guard, Shelfie—the Canadian bundler of ebooks with customers’ print editions—quietly announces its service is folding.
In another deal that expands its international reach, Canada’s Kobo is taking on the ebook customers of South African bookseller Exclusive Books.
Penguin Random House ‘holds an effective veto on the success of ebook subscription services,” says Shelfie’s Peter Hudson.
Ebook distributor Enthrill is acquired by Firebrand; HarperCollins halts digital sales of a Trump appointee’s book amid plagiarism allegations.
In Toronto, Canada, the CBC is reporting that the latest wave of book thieves have a particular fondness for Haruki Murakami.