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5 Digital Distribution Tactics for Startups and Publishers

Anne Kubek

Anne Kubek of INscribe Digital offers five ways independent players, with fewer resources than large conglomerates, can keep up in the race to reach new audiences.

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Enthrill Reimagines “The Original Discovery Engine” for Ebooks

Kevin Franco, Enthrill Co-Founder and President, talks about the company's progress at its Frankfurt Book Fair booth.

Enthrill’s Kevin Franco discusses his company’s distribution platform to make ebooks salable in brick-and-mortar stores through ebook gift cards and author cards.

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S&S to Distribute Chinese Language Ebooks from Yilin Press

Carolyn Reidy, CEO of Simon & Schuster, signs a distribution agreement with Mr. Li Rui Hwa, VP of Yilin Press at the Frankfurt Book Fair

Simon & Schuster will distribute Yilin Press ebooks to Chinese readers around the world. The distribution agreement was signed at the Frankfurt Book Fair.

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Publisher Complaints Against Amazon Becoming Pervasive

The Digital Zone at the 2013 London Book Fair

Privately, publishers are raising concerns over Amazon’s term demands, listing of editions for which it doesn’t have territorial rights, and sourcing of titles from wholesalers.

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Ingram Expands Vital Source eTextbooks to the Indian Market

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A new joint venture between B.i. Publications in India and Ingram’s digital textbook platform, VitalSource, will expand access to digital textbooks throughout India.

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ePubDirect to Manage Random House’s Int’l Ebook Distribution

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Random House has appointed ePubDirect to manage distribution of ebook assets and provide retail support for the UK, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and India.

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Are Amazon’s Warehouses Equivalent to Modern Day Sweatshops?

Warehousing and fulfillment are costly endeavors for publishers.

With trouble in the UK and Germany, it’s beginning to appear that Amazon’s warehouses are the global book distribution chain’s equivalent of modern day sweatshops.

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Mobile Self-publishing Platform XinXii Launches in Russia

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German self-publishing platform XinXii, which allows indie authors to sell their titles through mobile e-book shops, has gone live in Russia.

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Wiley and O’Reilly Make DRM-Free E-Book Distribution Deal


O’Reilly Media has become an online distributor for technology e-books offered by John Wiley & Sons, which includes brands such as For Dummies and Sybex.

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Confronting the Big Issues in Indian Publishing

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A lack of trained professionals, of distribution channels for books, of good infrastructure, and piracy plague Indian publishers, but a dialogue for change has begun.

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