Amazon launched Kindle Unlimited in India with local publishing partners that include Jaico, Westland, Grapevine, Orient, and Sinclude, and more promised.
Al Manhal the Arabic-language ebook education company, has attracted more than a million users and updated its database to allow full-text search.
LitRes, Russia’s dominant ebookseller, is helping to develop the country’s National Digital Library, which is expected to host 1.5m + titles by 2018.
In the face of years of war and threats from ISIS, the Iraq National Library has begun to preserve its holdings through digitization.
Orbile, a new Mexican ebookselling platform created by Kobo and bookstore chains Gandhi and Libreria Porrúa, will offer 70k ebooks on launch in September.
Ken White, former manager of San Francisco’s Books Inc., has launched Query Books, a publishing company focusing on republishing significant LGBT books.
This weekend in San Francisco, the CODEX hackathon will tackle a variety of book-related innovation projects, including KINDLR, a dating app around books.
Read Forward, a Romanian startup which developed the first digital textbook in the Romanian market, launched its first international office in London.
Publishing is returning to its pre-industrial models when everyone was a creator, transforming into a network where emotions matter most, says Richard Nash.
Tong Zhilei of ChineseAll.com discusses ebooks, UGC, and the evolution of digital publishing in China, growing at 40% each year, and valued at $40 billion.