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.
The international subscription service is making available 15-minute samplers of selected books in text and audio, in various nonfiction categories.
French publishers say 93 percent of their paper is now recycled or green-certified and Bowker partners with book discovery startup Book+Main.
A new reading community site is partnering with Bowker on metadata, while Ingram’s VitalSource announces its new deal with eCampus in digital coursework.
Having bought Bookish last year, NetGalley is launching a new platform for consumers that includes book excerpts, author information, book recommendations, and more.
A BookNet Canada study reveals growing sales and library circulation of audiobooks, but consumers are having some problems finding the audiobooks they want.
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.
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.’
In efforts like the Dutch Publishers Association’s ‘Renew the Book’ and ‘Scouting Successful Fiction’ at the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands’ publishing industry explores what’s ahead.
More than 1,200 publishers now have signed on to the ebook-bundling app Shelfie. New this season: recommendations for readers.