Tagged: e-books

E-book sales abate for Big Five

For those who predicted the death of the physical book and digital dominating the market by the end of this decade, the print and digital... Read more

A clause with claws

Can Amazon be allowed to contractually enforce arrangements that secure its hegemony? In 2011 the European Commission opened an investigation into e-book price-fixing... Read more

The academic epidemic

With the Booksellers Association’s Academic, Professional & Specialist conference on the horizon (11th–13th March), I wanted to take this opportunity to take stock of the... Read more

Surprise, surprise

Consultants and pundits, look away now. The book market is performing in almost exactly the wrong way. The big publishers are not gaining market share;... Read more

The noise and fury

Barely two weeks into 2015, and already the year is shaping up to be a humdinger. Booksellers are back! The print book... Read more

Monthly E-Ranking: Darker before Midnight

Despite shifting 10,000 digital units fewer in December than November, Darker leapfrogged Lee Child’s The Midnight Line to give E L James her first e-book... Read more

Kobo launches 'Originals' programme in France, Holland and Canada

Kobo has launched its ‘Originals’ programme in France, the Netherlands and Canada, offering readers exclusive original e-book and audiobook content. Read more

Amazon's Naggar tells publishers to slash e-book prices

Amazon’s publishing chief David Naggar has said publishers should slash their e-book prices to 99p to sell more books. Read more

Wicks dominates print in Amazon Summer Trends report

Joe Wicks has claimed three spots on a ranking of Amazon’s top 10 bestselling print books, in a list dominated by non-fiction and lifestyle titles.... Read more

Delay to EU progress on e-book VAT

There has been a delay to progress on the planned measure to allow VAT on e-books to be reduced, after the members of the EU's... Read more

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