*+-Direct-to-consumer bookselling is growing and innovative thinking is helping. Two solutions that are appealing: BitLit ebook bundling and Penguin Hotline.
*+-Richard Mollet, CEO of the Publishers Association, reports that 2014 UK publishing revenues were £4.3 billion, with 44% coming from export markets.
*+-Upstart publishers in Iran are using ebooks and digital-only distribution as a way to circumvent government censors in Iran and reach willing readers.
*+-Leanpub’s Peter Armstrong discusses the benefits of Lean Publishing, or publishing your book as it is written to acquire feedback from your audience.
*+-Ebookseller Kobo is offering free ebooks and previews to Southwest Airlines passengers through the airline’s inflight entertainment portal.
*+-Emma Shercliff looks into the creative process in African publishing and distributing an anthology of digital romance writing from Nigeria’s Ankara Press.
*+-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.
*+-The Publishers Association released statistics about the UK book publishing industry that show a stable market and increased digital and export sales.
*+-A new report from German ebook distribution platform quantifies the anticipated growth of digital publishing across Latin America.
*+-The UK’s Poisoned Pen Press will publish the British Library Crime Classics and Spy series of historical mysteries rediscovered by the British Library.