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...
Fri, 22/08/2014 - 09:50
Amazon has started selling physical books in Brazil for the first time, almost two years after the launch of its digital bookselling business in the country.
The retailer opened a Kindle store in the Latin American country in December 2012,...
Wed, 20/08/2014 - 15:22
Barnes & Noble’s Nook Media has unveiled the Galaxy Tab 4 Nook, the first co-branded tablet in its partnership with Samsung.
The tablet, currently only available in the US, has a 7-inch screen and is lighter and thinner than previous...
Thu, 14/08/2014 - 09:30
Amazon is to launch its first ever staffed customer order pickup locations at the campus of an American university.
The online retailer has worked with Purdue University in Indiana to launch the Purdue Student Store on Amazon.com, which went live this week.
Amazon will return a...
Thu, 14/08/2014 - 09:15
Sheffield-based independent publisher Vertebrate Publishing is marking its tenth anniversary by expanding its digital list.
Vertebrate, which specialises in outdoor titles such as climbing and hiking guides, first began publishing in August 2004 with Dark Peak Mountain Biking. It has expanded over the past decade with a range...
Fri, 08/08/2014 - 10:00
HarperCollins has seen worldwide revenue and profits rise across the past year, driven by sales of Veronica Roth's YA title Divergent.
For the 12 months ended 30th June 2014, HarperCollins recorded revenues of $1.43bn (£850m), a growth of 5% on 2013's figure, $1.37bn (£810m).
Fri, 08/08/2014 - 08:30
E-book subscription service Scribd has revealed a “reimagined way to digitally browse and discover books”, which has the result of providing every reader with “their own personalised bookstore”.
Scribd’s new "browse experience" will allow people to browse at a high level, in categories such as...
Thu, 07/08/2014 - 11:49
David Nicholls, Graham Norton, Caitlin Moran and Kate Mosse are among the authors who will be in conversation with Clare Balding as part of a “two-day spectacular” organised by Tesco’s e-book service blinkbox Books.
The four shows, taking place at Cadogan Hall in London this October, will “bring readers closer...
Wed, 06/08/2014 - 09:40
Sainsbury’s has purchased the HarperCollins and Penguin Random House stakes in the Anobii e-book platform, becoming its sole owner.
The supermarket bought a 64% stake in the e-book platform from the HMV Company in June 2012 for £1 and has...
Wed, 06/08/2014 - 08:50
A 1.6% decline in the number of traditionally published print titles in the US last year shows the sector is “holding up relatively well” despite competition from e-books, according to research from Bowker. However the number of books produced as print-on-demand titles fell sharply, a 46% decline.
In its annual report on...