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...
Fri, 02/05/2014 - 10:59
A lawsuit in America alleging that PRH-owned self-publishing company Author Solutions engaged in “fraudulent business activities” has been granted leave to proceed.
Author Solutions told The Bookseller it did not “comment publicly on litigation” and that its commitment to serving writers remained....
Fri, 02/05/2014 - 09:50
The invoiced value of UK publishers’ annual sales fell 2% in 2013 to £3.39bn, with sales of physical books falling by 5% and sales of digital products rising 19%, to £509m.
Consumer e-book sales rose 18% to £263m, with digital now accounting for 33% of fiction sales and 7% of the non-fiction/reference sector...
Thu, 01/05/2014 - 09:40
The German government has cut VAT on audiobooks to 7%, and the rate on e-books might soon follow.
The decision was made by the German coalition government’s executive board on Tuesday (29th April) and means audiobook sellers will be able to charge less for the product now the VAT rate has been slashed from its previous 19%....
Wed, 30/04/2014 - 09:30
Fast food chain McDonald’s is teaming up with Kobo to offer free downloads of children’s books for the first time.
From today (30th April), every Happy Meal box will come with an e-book voucher allowing customers to download Famous Five book Five and A Half-Term Adventure by Enid Blyton (Hodder...
Mon, 28/04/2014 - 13:07
To Kill a Mockingbird (William Heinemann) is to be published as an e-book for the first time by Cornerstone.
The Penguin Random House imprint acquired UK and Commonwealth rights, excluding Canada, to the e-book and digital audio of Harper Lee’s text.
To Kill a Mockingbird will be available as a straight...
Mon, 28/04/2014 - 09:50
For the past 30 years or so we have been living in a glorious Paperback Era, with the format responsible for the lion’s share of the book trade’s growth and revenue.
In the 13 and a quarter years we have format data from Nielsen BookScan, paperbacks have accounted for 69% of physical sales by value (£14.5bn of...
Fri, 25/04/2014 - 10:00
Ernest Hemingway’s collected works will be made available in e-book for the first time in a global project by Simon & Schuster.
Twenty-eight titles will feature in The Hemingway Collection, to be published in digital in the UK on 22nd May in a “fresh and modern” style. Designer Tom Poland was...
Thu, 17/04/2014 - 15:14
Samsung has today launched a new app created in partnership with Amazon, which will allow Galaxy device users to buy and read Amazon’s catalogue of books, magazines and newspapers.
Kindle for Samsung is available in 90 countries to people using the Galaxy S5 and other Galaxy devices using Android 4.0 and above.