Mon, 28/07/2014 - 10:10
The overall book market including print and digital fell by 4% in 2013, according to Nielsen Book.
The data company's UK Books & Consumers Annual Review found that the overall book market, combining "e" and "p", declined by 4% in volume and value in 2013 after fewer customers bought physical books. E-book...
Mon, 28/07/2014 - 09:50
Apple has acquired book analytics and recommendation company BookLamp in an estimated $10-15m deal.
The move could be seen as a bid to match Amazon in the book recommendations field; Amazon acquired Goodreads in April last year, and it is...
Mon, 28/07/2014 - 09:20
Nook has won market share in the UK over the past 12 months, the company has told The Bookseller.
Colin Eustace, general manager, international, said: “We are really happy with our performance and publishers are telling us we are gaining share in the UK market. We have seen double-digit growth in device sales and...
Tue, 22/07/2014 - 10:00
Independently published authors have responded with caution to Amazon’s launch of its new subscription service Kindle Unlimited.
Concern has been raised that the move could dilute author earnings, while limiting authors’ abilities to sell their content on other e-book sites. Some have also questioned why Amazon is paying...
Tue, 22/07/2014 - 09:50
HarperCollins in the US has signed up with Canadian start-up BitLit to allow people to buy discounted e-book versions of print titles they already own.
Readers will be able to write their name in ink on the title page of a book, take a photo using their smartphone, and then use the BitLit app to verify the book and offer a digital...
Mon, 21/07/2014 - 10:10
Consumer e-book sales rose 10% in the first quarter of 2014, according to the Publishers Association, with strong performances from children’s e-books, and digital downloads of audio titles.
The figure show the continuing slowdown in digital growth rates, after last year’s industry-wide growth rates of about 20%, but...
Mon, 21/07/2014 - 09:30
Amazon’s new Kindle Unlimited e-book subscription service, which launched in the US last week, includes no books from the big five publishers, it has emerged.
The service, launched on Friday (18th July), includes 600,000 e-books, with...
Fri, 18/07/2014 - 14:15
Amazon has officially launched its Kindle Unlimited e-book subscription service in the US today (18th July).
As reported on Wednesday after a test of the service was spotted (16th July), 600,000 e-books will be available to read on...
Fri, 18/07/2014 - 09:20
The latest Author Earnings report has concluded that “the indie movement in literature is not a blip and not a gold rush”.
The third quarterly report, which pulls data from Amazon.com's category bestseller lists, found that just 16% of titles on...
Thu, 17/07/2014 - 12:09
Apple could pay $400m (£262.7m) to US consumers to settle the e-book price fixing case, it was announced yesterday (16th July).
The figure for the settlement was announced by New York attorney general Eric T Schneiderman, who said...