Fri, 11/04/2014 - 15:35
The first UK e-lending trial involving major UK publishers has been positive, according toSociety of Chief Librarians (SCL) president Janene Cox, because “people who loan books, buy books”.
Cox was speaking at a panel on digital projects in public libraries at the London Book Fair this week.
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Tue, 08/04/2014 - 10:10
Faber's e-book service for fellow publishers, Faber Factory Powered by Constellation (FFPC), has appointed Simon Blacklock as client director.
Blacklock will undertake the now role, while also keeping his current leadership role at FFPC, reporting to Will Atkinson, sales and marketing director at Faber. In the new role, Blacklock...
Mon, 07/04/2014 - 10:00
Publishers have been accused of “holding authors over a barrel” when it comes to e-book royalties.
With the London Book Fair set to open tomorrow (8th April), agents have told The Bookseller there has been a “land grab”, with some major publishers accused of refusing to publish e-books where contracts...
Fri, 04/04/2014 - 16:50
London based publishing start-up Jellybooks has won £25,000 from the Government-backed Technology Strategy Board to develop user tracking tools for e-books. The prize was awarded this week at IC Tomorrow’s latest digital innovation contest, which this time around was focused on the collection and use of data.
Fri, 04/04/2014 - 10:00
If there is an overriding theme this first quarter in print books, it is that children’s is the place to be.
In the first 12 weeks of the year, Nielsen BookScan’s Children’s, Young Adult & Education category was up an impressive 7.1% in value terms, against an overall print market decline of 2.5%. At £269m...
Wed, 02/04/2014 - 09:30
E-book sales saw only a 3.8% increase in America in 2013, according to new statistics from the Association of American Publishers (AAP).
The organization said it had included full year information in its monthly “Statshot” sent to members yesterday (1st April) because “there has been so much interest paid to –...
Wed, 02/04/2014 - 09:20
The Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) is stepping up its campaign to allow libraries to lend e-books.
The campaign ties into a Europe-wide movement to change how e-books are treated under copyright law, which currently prevents libraries from lending e-books in the same as they can print books....
Mon, 31/03/2014 - 12:00
Dropbox has acquired Readmill for a rumoured $8m.
The Berlin-based team behind the social and sharing e-reading app has also been acquired by Dropbox and will be moving out to San Francisco where Dropbox is based, according to a...
Fri, 28/03/2014 - 14:26
Kobo has said that it is not withdrawing from the US market despite an intensification of price competition among e-book vendors since the demise of the original agency agreements.
Last week Kobo petitioned Canada's Competitions tribunal to stay the implementation of new agency-lite agreements in Canada, claiming that the new...
Fri, 28/03/2014 - 10:00
The arrival of blinkbox books, Tesco’s e-book site which launched this week (25th March), has been welcomed by publishers, with analysts giving it the “best chance yet” of breaking Amazon’s e-book market monopoly.