Amazon US has launched its first subscription service for physical books - a service called Prime Book Box specialised in children's books.... Read more
Amazon’s Kindle Storyteller Award will return for a second year.
The increased visibility of international editions on Amazon’s Global Store is fuelling fears that the retailer’s approach is incompatible with local rights-based publishing.... Read more
Audiobook sales have doubled in the last five years, according to data from the Nielsen UK Books & Consumers survey.
The first ever FutureBook 40 list of UK book industry innovators, sponsored by Kortext, is here.
Audiobook and large print publisher W F Howes Ltd has made a raft of senior appointments as it prepares to install new audiobook facilities at its... Read more
The Bonnier Books-owned BookBeat is "pausing" broader investments in the UK market until more publishers allow their titles to be streamed
Twenty automated bookstores staffed by robots are reportedly expected to open in Beijing later this year, offering a 24-hour-a-day service.
The Creative Industries Federation has published a report claiming the true value of the UK's creative digital exports, including from the publishing sector, is much higher than originally... Read more
Drones may soon be able to fly beyond their operators' line of sight, opening up possibilities for retailers such as Amazon to use them for... Read more
Radical publisher Verso Books has released a free e-book in response to the #MeToo movement.
Canongate has partnered with streaming service Zebralution to distribute its audiobooks on streaming services such as Spotify.
Print sales have been overtaken by sales of home entertainment products for the first time ever, according to a report from the Entertainment Retailers Association (ERA).... Read more
Serialised reading platform Serial Box, hailed as the "HBO of reading", has secured $1.65m (£1.18m) in initial funding.
Hachette Group c.e.o. Arnaud Nourry has expressed frustration with the e-book format, calling it a "stupid product" and forecasting its sales would continue to plateau because... Read more
Issue No 5819
Friday, November 9 2018
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