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...
Thu, 17/07/2014 - 10:00
Amazon appears to be testing an e-book and audiobook subscription programme in the US called “Kindle Unlimited”.
Test pages which have now been taken down earlier appeared on Amazon.com under “KU”, offering “unlimited access to over 600,000 titles and thousands of audiobooks on any device for $9.99 a...
Thu, 17/07/2014 - 09:10
Biteback will release a standalone e-book "epilogue" alongside the updated paperback and e-book editions of Damian McBride's political memoir Power Trip.
Power Trip: The Epilogue will be available for just £1.99, as compared to the £11.99 paperback and the updated, full text e-book, at...
Thu, 17/07/2014 - 08:40
Princeton University Press (PUP) will make 3,000 of its backlist titles available as e-books and through print-on-demand in a collection described as the Princeton Legacy Library.
The titles will be available through the Ingram Content Group to libraries and scholarly institutions through library aggregators.
More than 1,200...