Kobo launches a new fleet of e-reading devices aimed at passionate readers, and they add Pocket and magazine support to their platform.
At the Tokyo International Book Fair the focus finally shifted away from devices to actual ebooks, but hype of their immediately transforming the business was toned down.
A new survey shows that Amazon’s Kindle is leading Japan’s market for ebook sales, with Apple second, followed by Kinokuniya’s Kinoppy, Sony’s Reader Store and Kobo.
Kobo is offers readers an experiential contest based on three original ebooks tied-in to the release of Dan Brown’s soon-to-be-published Inferno.
In 2012, Brazil became the latest battleground for the big international ebooksellers. Ebook sales have since skyrocketed, with Apple in the early lead ahead of Amazon.
Today in Paris Readium.org launched its new open EPUB 3 SDK Project and has formalized a strong and varied consortium of international players to support it.
Brazil’s is demanding that every school in the country house a library by 2020. To meet that goal, 128,020 libraries will have to be built, or 39 per day.
This week on PublishNews Brazil: Amazon opens kiosks to sell Kindles in Brazil, Kobo launches two new ereaders, 33% of Brazilians read a book last month.
For long-time ebook buyers indoctrinated in Amazon’s convenient ecosystem, trying to make the switch to a competitor can lead to frustration and disappointment.
Apple’s Brazilian store is selling more ebooks than Amazon, Kobo and Brazilian retailer Saraiva; Groupo Editoral Record hits 70, and Amazon signs up retail partners.