For the first time, Facebook’s Internet.org app has bundled free ebooks with its services, starting in Colombia with 24symbols.
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Oyster, a book subscription service in the United States, has kicked off 2015 with two major announcements, including offering more than 1 million books.
With $22 million in new funding, Scribd will boost its ebook subscription business by acquiring new content, and growing internationally.
The Bookseller’s Futurebook conference found the UK publishing industry focused on issues of marketing, ebook subscriptions and direct sales, among others.
We need innovation, and Kindle Unlimited might not be publishers’ best option, argues 24symbols co-founder, Justo Hidalgo.
Amazon will likely introduce an ebook subscription service, Kindle Unlimited, in the near future. Subscribers will have access to over 600,000 ebooks and audiobooks for $9.99 per month.
Mexico’s Manuvo has launched a new digitization and library subscription platform for small Spanish-language children’s publishers called Naay.
New research on subscription ebook models from BISG shows publishers are still reticent, while consumers who embrace the model continue to buy books.
Jan Reichelt of Elsevier’s Mendeley platform for managing and sharing research papers discusses how tech is changing the way in which academics build a reputation.
Andrew Weinstein, the new VP of Content Acquisition at ebook subscription service Scribd discusses the role of bookstores, territorial rights and content.