Tue, 03/08/2010 - 08:34
Amazon.com and Apple are under investigation by a US attorney general for using most favoured nation clauses in their agreements with publishers to sell e-books.
The office of Connecticut attorney general Richard Blumenthal revealed late yesterday he was looking into agreements about the sale of e-books that "may block competitors...
Tue, 03/08/2010 - 08:14
Odyssey Editions - the new digital publishing venture set up by agent Andrew Wylie - has little commercial value, Penguin chief executive John Makinson has said.
Referencing a piece published in the FT last week, which "speculated on the death of publishing in the context of a little local difficulty between Andrew Wylie",...
Tue, 03/08/2010 - 07:52
Amazon.com estimates that it has 70-80% of the e-book market, and that 80% of its e-book sales are to people with Kindle devices, CNET reports.
Tue, 03/08/2010 - 06:49
Stieg Larsson's Millennium Trilogy were the most downloaded audio and e-books in July, from more than 11,000 libraries across the world, according to digital content distributor OverDrive.
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo was the most downloaded audio and e-book through OverDrive-supplied library websites, having been in the...
Mon, 02/08/2010 - 09:04
Random House chief executive Markus Dohle is expecting e-books to contribute more than 10% of the total US revenue next year, according to an interview in German magazine Der Spiegel.
Sun, 01/08/2010 - 09:30
Andrew Wylie has threatened to expand his digital publishing business to include up to 2,000 titles if publishers refuse to improve digital royalties, the Financial Times reports.
Last week it was revealed that Wylie had launched a digital-only imprint, Odyssey Editions, publishing some 20 titles by authors such as Salman...
Thu, 29/07/2010 - 15:09
UK publishers will not be setting the prices of e-books in Amazon's UK Kindle, the retailer has disclosed.
Mon, 26/07/2010 - 08:12
The president of Nielsen Book has said an e-book chart will be launched in "a matter of months rather than years". Jonathan Nowell told The Bookseller he was "talking to all the players", but declined to go into specifics.
"We will clearly, as we are in the print book world, be transparent about who is...
Mon, 26/07/2010 - 07:26
Rough Guides founder Mark Ellingham and Punk Publishing have set up a new travel brand series for the iPhone and iPad. Cool Places covers destinations throughout Britain and are designed for use over a weekend or a week's holiday where users would previously have just used a few pages of a guidebook. Each ‘microguide’ is...
Sun, 25/07/2010 - 10:00
UK publishers are snappng at the heels of those in the US for e-book sales, with the UK's largest house revealing the digital format accounts for around 8% of frontlist sales by volume.
Earlier this week, Amazon.com revealed that paid-for e-books had outsold hardbacks on a unit basis by nearly 150 for every 100 for the three months...