Touting its one-year-old Méxican service as a success, the company is opening a new advertising effort, buoyed by pandemic-era activity.
Grupo Planeta in Exclusive Deal With Subscription Service Scribd for México
Adding some 1,000 titles to its catalogue, the Planeta books bring Scribd’s Spanish-language offer to more than 85,000 titles.
Switzerland’s getAbstract: Nonfiction Summaries, by Permission
Some fear that a summary can kill book sales, but Lucerne’s getAbstract for 20 years has created and distributed summaries in partnership with publishers.
Scribd Rolls Out ‘Snapshot’ Samplers From Nonfiction Books
The international subscription service is making available 15-minute samplers of selected books in text and audio, in various nonfiction categories.
French Publishers’ Sustainable Paper Consumption; Bowker Partners With Book+Main
French publishers say 93 percent of their paper is now recycled or green-certified and Bowker partners with book discovery startup Book+Main.
Digital Notes: Bowker Partners With Siteabook; VitalSource Partners With eCampus
A new reading community site is partnering with Bowker on metadata, while Ingram’s VitalSource announces its new deal with eCampus in digital coursework.
NetGalley Launches BookishFirst, a Discovery and Recommendation Site for Readers
Having bought Bookish last year, NetGalley is launching a new platform for consumers that includes book excerpts, author information, book recommendations, and more.
Turning Up the Volume on Audiobooks in Canada
A BookNet Canada study reveals growing sales and library circulation of audiobooks, but consumers are having some problems finding the audiobooks they want.
Children’s Book Summit: Nielsen on Kids, Their Trends, and Their Parents
Taking a holistic approach that might warm the heart of a millennial mom, Nielsen’s third conference on the young readers’ market looked at their parents, too.
Nathan Hull at Frankfurt’s ‘The Markets’: All in the Curation
Can the robust tradition of recommendation seen in book clubs be scaled up through digital? Nathan Hull and a Dutch company intend to find out by offering a ‘Choice.’