The Smashwords self-publishing platform has published a quarter of million books containing 8.5 billion words in six years in business.
Amazon is merely predicting that 10,000 books will be available through its Kindle MatchBook program by the time it launches in October. Will they get there?
With the simple concept of alerting readers to a curated list of discounted ebooks, Bookbub has attracted nearly 1.5 million users in just a year.
Apple has been found guilty of colluding to raise ebook prices. Financial ramifications aside, has the judgement damaged publishing’s reputation with consumers?
Last week two of China’s leading ebookstores Dangdang.com began offering nearly all of their ebooks for free, a move criticized by authors and publishers alike.
Fixed book price laws are commonplace across Western Europe and parts of Asia and the Americas, but many oppose them. Where do you stand?
Humble Bundle is offering a pay-what-you-will, DRM-free bundle of 13 e-books from top SF authors have sold close to $1m of bundles to 68,000 customers.
A settlement with three of the five publishers accused by the Department of Justice of price fixing e-books has been approved, opening the door for discounting.
The coming decision from the Department of Justice could mean cheaper e-books for consumers in the USA, which is likely a problem for Barnes & Noble.
As part of austerity measures VAT on e-books has been raised to 21% in Spain, a move that is likely to slow growth in the nascent segment.