Tue, 16/09/2014 - 09:50
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has said that EU member states are free to charge different rates of VAT on physical books and e-books, without necessarily breaching the EU concept of ‘fiscal neutrality’.
VAT Live reported...
Tue, 16/09/2014 - 09:10
HarperCollins in the US is aiming to battle piracy with a new invisible watermark being applied to its e-books.
The publisher will use Digimarc Guardian Watermarking for Publishing, a system which applies a watermark to each e-book that is invisible to the reader, but will enable HarperCollins to track any copies which appear online...
Mon, 15/09/2014 - 09:25
HarperCollins commercial imprint Avon is launching a new digital-first imprint, Maze, with the aim of releasing 15 new titles a year.
Senior commissioning editor Lydia Vassar-Smith said the expansion was a natural move for Avon following its current publishing programme.
“We’ve had a lot of success with our e-...
Fri, 12/09/2014 - 09:15
E-book pricing and the preparedness of the publishing industry for further digital developments are among the topics industry professionals are being asked about in the annual FutureBook Digital Census. Authors are being asked to rate their publishing experiences, and indicate why they choose to self-publish or publishing traditionally....
Fri, 12/09/2014 - 09:10
E-book publishing platform Byliner has been acquired by digital publishing firm Vook.
In June, San Francisco-based Byliner, which focused on releasing longform journalism, announced that it had "struggled to reach the level of growth...
Wed, 10/09/2014 - 09:35
E-books distribution company ePubDirect has expanded into the US, opening a permanent office in New York.
The business has recruited three people as part of its expansion, with Leana Rivera joining the New York office as account manager, from her previous role in the children's division of Penguin Random House US. In ePubDirect...
Thu, 04/09/2014 - 10:00
Amazon has launched a dedicated self-publishing service for children's books, KDP Kids.
Children's authors will be able to download new software created by Amazon, Kindle Kids' Book Creator, to help put both chapter and illustrated books together. It will let authors import text and pictures from a variety of formats, and...
Thu, 04/09/2014 - 09:20
Transworld has acquired three further novels from Cathy Bramley, including one previously self-published story.
Senior commissioning editor Harriet Bourton bought British Commonwealth rights to Appleby Farm, Conditional Love and White Lies and Wishes through The Marsh Agency.
Wed, 03/09/2014 - 09:40
Authors who have e-books sold through the HarperCollins website will receive a higher net royalty than if they were sold through another site, the publisher has confirmed.
HarperCollins unveiled its new site last week, which features a direct-to-consumer function...
Wed, 27/08/2014 - 09:50
Kobo is set to release the world’s first waterproof e-reader after finding customers would buy more e-books if they were to able to read near water.
The Canada-based company, owned by the Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten, said the new device allowed consumers to use their e-readers for up to 30 minutes in one meter of water...