Kobo's parent company Rakuten has struck a "strategic alliance" with Walmart which will see the e-book retailer broaden its customer base in the US.... Read more
Kobo has launched its ‘Originals’ programme in France, the Netherlands and Canada, offering readers exclusive original e-book and audiobook content.
The British Educational Suppliers Association (BESA) is to take on the operational running of start-up mentoring organisation EdTech Exchange, in a joint venture with its... Read more
Holtzbrinck technology company Digital Science has collaborated with high-profile universities and research funders to develop a platform, Dimensions, which it says will "democratise and transform... Read more
George Walkley, formerly Hachette UK’s head of digital, has been appointed digital and development director.
Frances Pinter is relinquishing her position as executive director of policy analysis and research group Knowledge Unlatched Research this spring.
Jamie Oliver has topped Amazon UK’s print chart this year in a list dominated by celebrity-authored healthy eating titles.
Three psychological thrillers were the most-bought fiction iBooks in 2017.
Michael Lynton, chairman of messaging app Snapchat, and a former chair and c.e.o. of Sony Entertainment, has been appointed to the Pearson board of directors. ... Read more
Cambridge University Press is launching a content-sharing pilot on its Cambridge Core platform, which will allow users and authors to share read-only versions of journal... Read more
Thirty-seven per cent of UK-authored research articles were made freely available to the world immediately on publication last year, via Open Access, according to a report from... Read more
Cengage is to launch Cengage Unlimited, a subscription service enabling students to access its entire digital portfolio for one set price, in the US.... Read more
Nosy Crow has unveiled its first fiction audiobooks as the market grows.
An animated debate about whether publishers should automatically lay claim to audiobook rights unfolded at the FutureBook Conference.
Kobo’s chief executive Michael Tamblyn has said that an "education needs to happen" in audio rights for publishers and agents to prevent one player dominating the... Read more
Issue No 5811
Friday, August 17 2018
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