Getting ‘aesthetically pleasing and accessible content’ out of what the judges gave her as a mashup of sci-fi and Lewis Carroll, Katy Mastrocola beats the competition.
Having once left the American ebook market largely to Seattle, Rakuten Kobo now is hitching a ride with Walmart back into Amazonian America, selling ebooks and audiobooks through the big-box leader.
Canada’s top bookstore chain, Indigo, confirms plans to open bookstores in the US in 2018. Some believe Indigo is in a better position to compete with Amazon than Barnes & Noble.
Two earthquake-zone universities in Italy are getting special access to Springer Nature resources, as Kobo announces its partnership with Fnac in Spain.
One of the nation’s largest, Mexico’s bookstore chain named for Mahatma Gandhi increasingly depends on non-book sales to stay ahead, according to the company’s marketing manager.
After the arrival in Mexico of Amazon and Apple, ebook sales growth has slowed and some wonder what all the fuss was about, according to editors, publishers and entrepreneurs.
Ebook sales are driven by people over 50, according to Kobo CEO Michael Tamblyn. Here he talks about designing better ebooks and e-readers to encourage sales.
With a global reach to 34,000 libraries and institutions, digital library lending service OverDrive expands its service to Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
Kobo CEO Michael Tamblyn, in the wake of reports of Rakuten’s write-down, talks of the ‘strongest content sales in our history.’
A survey of Colorado independent bookstores reveals ebooks sales are tiny and offer just a pittance of profit — often just 50 cents a book.