Google has killed off the print editions of Frommer’s guide books. And this makes sense, as Google never wanted to be a publisher and only bought Frommer’s for the metadata.
Surprisingly, Apple leads Brazil’s ebook sales, but by 2014 Amazon should dominate, with Kobo, Google, Saraiva and others behind. We explain why.
Apple’s Brazilian store is selling more ebooks than Amazon, Kobo and Brazilian retailer Saraiva; Groupo Editoral Record hits 70, and Amazon signs up retail partners.
This week’s issue of PublishNews Brazil looks at disappointment over high ebook prices in Brazil, the booming market for Brazilian lit in Romania, and Frankfurt’s new Sao Paolo staffer.
A week after Apple opened the Russian iTunes Store, users can now download books and movies from the Russian Google Play Store.
In the rush to market in Brazil, three international ebook sellers staked their claim on the same day. Why? The reasons are clear, but perhaps a bit ephemeral.
On Wednesday, the same day Kobo celebrated the launch of its e-bookstore in Brazil, Google then Amazon opened their e-bookstores for business 35 minutes apart.
Editorials are beginning to appear in UK newspapers encouraging consumers to consider boycotting Amazon and other multinationals who avoid paying UK tax rates.
Google announced three new Android devices on its blog on Monday morning: the Nexus 4 smartphone, Nexus 7 tablet and Nexus 10 tablet, available November 13th.
During a CEO panel at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2012, execs from bookselling giants discussed global e-book trends and how they differ across various markets.