Publisher SAGE has extended its partnership with online platform Publons, following a successful trial.
Leicester-based audiobook and large print publisher W F Howes is now part of a new umbrella company, RBmedia, formed by private equity firm Shamrock Capital... Read more
The University of Exeter has ditched its former partner Pearson for a new 10-year partnership with US-based ed-tech provider Keypath Education with whom it is launching online Masters degrees... Read more
Amazon has revealed statistics from its Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) programme claiming Manchester as "an indie publishing hotspot".
Pandora White, who has been at the helm of Orion Audio since its inception in 1997, is retiring at the end of this month, on 28th April 2017.... Read more
Amazon US is offering authors $5,000 upfront in lieu of royalties to incorporate their books into its unlimited reading programme for Prime members.... Read more
German publisher Bastei Lübbe has launched mobile storytelling platform Oolipo, dubbed "the offspring of a love-affair between Netflix, YouTube, and a Snapchat Story".... Read more
A group of Lords has called on the government to make digital literacy sit alongside reading, writing and mathematics as a “fourth pillar” of education.... Read more
BookBeat - a subscription service for streaming audiobooks, part of Swedish company Bonnier Books - has launched in the UK. ... Read more
The European Commission ruling that led to Amazon pledging to abolish its Most Favoured Nation clauses in contracts with publishers will give it freedom to... Read more
Faber will offer an online permissions and licensing tool to the industry as a “first of its kind” following the successful launch of its permissions... Read more
Dick Bruna’s cartoon rabbit character, Miffy, stars in a newly unveiled app for young children to “build early cognitive development”.
Swedish company Bonnier is launching a new self-publishing platform, Type & Tell, in the UK.
The European Court of Justice has said VAT on e-books cannot be reduced to that of printed books.
Hachette UK has acquired independent e-book publisher Bookouture, just four years since it was founded in 2012 by former Harlequin/Mills & Boon marketing executive Oliver... Read more
Issue No 5751
Friday, April 21 2017
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