Tue, 18/06/2013 - 10:12
A price war has been sparked on e-reading devices as the summer holiday season begins, with many UK outlets offering the Kobo mini e-reader for £29.99 or less.
The move follows Barnes & Noble's aggressive discounting of its original Nook e-reader to £29 from £69 in the...
Mon, 03/06/2013 - 07:30
The US court case into agency pricing will begin later today (3rd June), with Apple defending itself against charges that it worked with publishers to fix the price of e-books.
Apple is accused by the US Department of Justice of colluding with major publishers to set prices to try and compete in the market dominated by Amazon....
Mon, 20/05/2013 - 09:20
The Argentine government’s economic protectionism is thwarting the growth of e-book sales, experts at the La Feria Internacional del Libro de Buenos Aires, have said.
The 39th edition of Buenos Aires fair—one of the most important in the Spanish-speaking world which ended on the 13th May—was attended by a total of 1...
Thu, 02/05/2013 - 09:30
Kobo is to air its first UK TV commercial from 13th May.
The advertisement—on digital TV multichannels including Sky—features Kobo readers so immersed in their reading that they ignore everything going on around them, and carries the tagline "For those who love reading above all else."
The campaign, which...
Fri, 19/04/2013 - 12:17
An Australian bookseller is calling on customers to dump their Kindles in a bin as part of a 'Kindle Amnesty'.
Pages & Pages in Sydney, run by the Australian Booksellers Association president Jon Page, said it will give customers a $50 gift voucher when they buy an e-reader from his shop and at the same time as dumping...
Thu, 11/04/2013 - 10:16
Book sales at W H Smith dropped 6% like-for-like in the six months to 28th February, according to the company's latest half-yearly financial results. However its range of Kobo e-readers and accessories saw a "strong performance", the company said.
W H Smith Group profit-before-tax increased 5% to £69m, even though...
Tue, 26/03/2013 - 10:10
Europe and the rest of the world may trail the United States in the size of their e-book markets, but they will be able to develop rapidly by partially leapfrogging dedicated reading devices and going straight to tablets and large-screen smartphones, according to Bill McCoy, executive director of the International Digital Publishing Forum (...
Mon, 25/03/2013 - 09:55
The number of French people who have read an e-book has tripled to 15% from 5% a year ago, according to the third biannual barometer on e-book use in France.
The findings, published last Friday ahead of Salon du Livre, revealed that the number of respondents not intending to read a digital book has fallen to 75% from 90% over the...
Fri, 11/01/2013 - 12:00
E-book sales figures supplied by publishers for 2012 show a wide variance in the take-up for e-books when compared to print book sales. Fiction titles are showing a high degree of digital penetration but non-fiction books still sell many more copies in print than they yet do digitally.
For the first time the leading trade publishers...
Wed, 09/01/2013 - 08:30
The Big Green Bookshop is calling on independent bookshops to club together to investigate what options they have for stocking e-readers.
The London bookshop’s co-owner Simon Key has written a blog calling for independent booksellers to rally together to have strength-in-...