Announcing an IPO on the Warsaw Stock Exchange’s NewConnect index for this year, Poland’s Legimi ebook and audiobook subscription pursues development in Germany, China.
Promising as much as 70-percent savings over ‘the costs of traditional bound print textbooks,’ McGraw-Hill Education is teaming with Barnes & Noble Education. MBS Textbook Exchange and Chegg on an ebook and textbook rental program.
Tapping into the robust audiobook market, Molly Barton announces a key new investor: Boat Rocker Media can leverage Serial Box’s content for television and film production.
In an interview Hachette CEO Arnaud Nourry describes ebooks as ‘exactly the same as print, but electronic.’ The bigger question is whether that’s what consumers want.
More than a quarter of the roughly 15,000 ebooks available in Czech are on the newly launched Bookport subscription platform, with more titles coming.
Having once left the American ebook market largely to Seattle, Rakuten Kobo now is hitching a ride with Walmart back into Amazonian America, selling ebooks and audiobooks through the big-box leader.
An aggregator of English-language ebooks by self-published authors, Palatium sees more business potential in publishing books…for now.
In the estimation of LitRes chief Sergey Anuriev, ebooks could double as a factor in Russia’s market within two years and audiobooks are showing new strength as well. The prime challenge: piracy.
Citing the EC’s year-old proposal to allow member-states to tax print and digital book formats equally, the Federation of European Publishers demands action
Booksellers applaud the decision to exclude sales of ebooks and copyrighted material from the EU’s proposed legislation to curb geo-blocking.