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

PA: Brexit could help UK sidestep e-book VAT deadlock

The Publishers Association (PA) has expressed its disappointment in Brussels' inability to resolve a dispute with the Czech Republic preventing VAT on e-books from being reduced in the European Union.... Read more

Amazon Publishing launches non-fiction arm

Amazon Publishing is breaking into non-fiction in the UK through imprint Little A. Read more

Redundancies mark 'closing time' for PRH's e-book production team

Three roles in Penguin Random House's e-book production team have been made redundant as part of a strategic move by the company to integrate e-books within its print production... 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

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