‘We are advocating for a hybrid of existing pricing models that introduces fairness and flexibility’ into what Canada’s libraries pay for ebooks.’
Italy Sees Print Sales Buoyed in 2015
Even as the VAT rates changed, Italy saw a rise in print sales in 2015 after a five-year decline.
Smashwords Reaches a Milestone: Publishes 250,000th Book
The Smashwords self-publishing platform has published a quarter of million books containing 8.5 billion words in six years in business.
Datapoint Discussion: “10,000” Titles Offered Through Kindle MatchBook
Amazon is merely predicting that 10,000 books will be available through its Kindle MatchBook program by the time it launches in October. Will they get there?
BookBub Ebook Deals Site Closes in on 1.5 Million Subscribers
With the simple concept of alerting readers to a curated list of discounted ebooks, Bookbub has attracted nearly 1.5 million users in just a year.
Survey: Does Apple’s Guilty Verdict in Ebook Trial Damage Publishing?
Apple has been found guilty of colluding to raise ebook prices. Financial ramifications aside, has the judgement damaged publishing’s reputation with consumers?
What Would Happen if Amazon Gave Every Ebook Away for Free?
Last week two of China’s leading ebookstores Dangdang.com began offering nearly all of their ebooks for free, a move criticized by authors and publishers alike.
SURVEY: Do You Favor or Oppose Fixed Book Price Laws?
Fixed book price laws are commonplace across Western Europe and parts of Asia and the Americas, but many oppose them. Where do you stand?
Top SF Authors Raise $1m With Pick-Your-Price, DRM-Free E-Titles
Humble Bundle is offering a pay-what-you-will, DRM-free bundle of 13 e-books from top SF authors have sold close to $1m of bundles to 68,000 customers.
E-Book Pricing Settlement Approved Between DOJ and Publishers
A settlement with three of the five publishers accused by the Department of Justice of price fixing e-books has been approved, opening the door for discounting.