Mon, 12/05/2014 - 09:00
Amazon has partnered with an Italian bookshop chain Giunti al Punto to sell Kindle e-readers.
The deal will also see Amazon and Giunti open an online store together later this year, selling books, “physical media products” and toys through Amazon.it. Amazon will fulfill the online orders and customers will earn “...
Mon, 12/05/2014 - 08:00
The e-book market in Latin America is trailing far behind those in Europe and the US, frustrating editors gathered at the 40th Buenos Aires International Book Fair (the Feria del Libro de Buenos Aires) which runs until 12th May.
In Argentina, where publishers and readers seem reluctant to abandon print, the e-book market has remained...
Fri, 09/05/2014 - 14:07
Children’s publisher Usborne has signed an e-book distribution deal with ePubDirect.
Lisa Watts, director of digital development at Usborne, said the dealwill “free up” time, thanks to the consolidated service.
“We’re looking forward to streamlining our e-book delivery...
Fri, 09/05/2014 - 10:00
The Bookseller is to bring together major publishers for the UK’s first publishing hackathon. FutureBook Hack, being held on 14th and 15th June, will challenge teams to come up with a solution to challenges facing the industry in just 36 hours.
Thu, 08/05/2014 - 09:30
Sony e-reading customers in the UK will shift to the Kobo platform from June 16th.
The move will also take effect in Germany, Austria and Australia.
The Sony Reader Store in the four countries will close on 16th June, with customers and their libraries shifting to the Kobo platform and directed to use the Kobo e-book store to...
Thu, 08/05/2014 - 08:50
Century is to publish a three-part digital novella by Simon Kernick over three consecutive weeks.
Dead Man’s Gift is described as a “race against time” novella, which focuses on MP Tim Horton, who arrives home to find his seven-year-old son has been abducted by a ruthless gang.
The kidnappers have...
Tue, 06/05/2014 - 12:53
E-books will not replace printed children’s books, bestselling children’s author Judith Kerr told the BBC.
Some books are “alright” as e-books, but only if they’re the type of book that is read once then cast aside, she said...
Tue, 06/05/2014 - 09:30
Harlequin has launched an online story world spun off from a series of Mills & Boon titles. The interactive space centres around a fictional luxury hotel called The Chatsfield, with the site using a mix of multimedia content to reveal different story stands. The initiative was described by...
Tue, 06/05/2014 - 09:10
Amazon has partnered with Twitter to allow shoppers to buy directly from the social media platform.
Users can now connect their Amazon and Twitter accounts together to buy products from the online retail giant.
In the UK, customers who see a tweet with an Amazon link in it can hit reply and add the hashtag #amazonbasket to...
Fri, 02/05/2014 - 12:00
Tesco is encouraging its Clubcard holders to buy more e-books in a marketing campaign to run over the next two months.
The supermarket's Clubcard holders will be given 100 points every time they buy an e-book from Blinkbox books over £1 until...