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  • RWA Releases 'Novel Engagement' Romance App

    In a move targeting the ever-booming market for romance fiction, the Romance Writers of America is releasing an app called Novel Engagement.

  • DPW Debuts Disney Story Central, a Kids' E-book Portal

    Disney Publishing Worldwide is launching Disney Story Central, an online portal of interactive titles for kids aged 3-7.

  • iBooks Bestellers: 'Unbroken' Shows Up at #2

    'Unbroken,' Laura Hillenbrand’s testament to the spirit of Louis Zamperini, jumped to the #2 slot after Zamperini’s recent death, returning to Apple’s iBooks Bestseller List for the week ending July 7.

  • Wattpad Acquires Red Room Writers’ Site

    Wattpad, an online writing and reading community, has acquired the Red Room, an online community originally described as a “Facebook for authors.” The site will be subsumed into Wattpad.

  • FarFaria Adds HarperCollins’ Titles, iPhone Support

    FarFaria, a subscription app for iPad providing unlimited access to kids’ content for $3.99 a month, has inked a deal to offer 17 HarperCollins’ titles and has expanded support for the iPhone.

  • Smashwords Releases 2014 Indie E-book Sales Survey

    In Smashwords' annual survey, CEO Mark Coker says that indie e-books selling for $2.99-$3.99 earn as much for their authors as conventionally published e-books selling for $7.99 or more, but generate "triple the readership."

  • Special Report: Digital Printing

    Welcome to a special educational series about digital printing solutions and technology. Here, we look at the value proposition of digital printing, and take stock of the current thoughts and practices in the publishing industry in implementing a hybrid printing program.

  • College Students Still Prefer Print Textbooks

    According to a new survey conducted by Hewlett Packard, 78% of college students prefer exclusively print or a mix of print and digital textbooks.

  • Apple iBooks Category Bestsellers, June 29, 2014

    The bestselling iBooks in romance, biography, memoir, children & teens, fiction, and more, for the week of June 29.

  • Houghton Unveils Educational App for iPad, Chrome OS

    Houghton Miffllin Harcourt is releasing the HMH Player, an interactive educational app designed for the iPad and Google’s Chrome OS that allows teachers to access HMH school content, customize materials and communicate and collaborate with students.

  • iBooks Bestsellers: Patterson Follows Green

    "Invisible," by James Patterson and David Ellis, was the second best selling book in Apple's iBooks store for the week ended June 30.

  • Publishers Claim Apple Order Illegally Hobbles Return to Agency Model

    In appeal filings last week, lawyers for Simon & Schuster and Macmillan contend that Judge Denise Cote's injunction against Apple has made a timely return to a “no-discount” agency model for e-books all but impossible.

  • YA Writers Launch Writing Contest Via Wattpad

    The Freshman Fifteens, a group of 15 authors publishing debut YA novels in 2015, are teaming with online writing community Wattpad to organize a writing and mentoring contest that opened for entries on June 30.

  • Apple iBooks Category Bestsellers, June 22, 2014

    The bestselling iBooks in mystery, romance, sci-fi, biography, fiction, children & teens, and more for the week ended June 22, 2014.

  • Madefire Launches On Windows 8 with Free Transformers Comics

    Madefire, the "motion book” digital comics platform, has expanded to the Windows 8 operating system, launching with a free five-installment Transformers comic exclusive to their app.

  • A Kickstarter Drive to Fund AEON and ‘Black Jack’

    The comics character Aaron Day, better known as Black Jack, is an African American adventurer created by comics writer, playwright and educator Alex Simmons. A Kickstarter campaign has been started to support Black Jack and the launch of AEON, a new online gaming, comics and animation platform.

  • S&S Opens E-Book Lending to All Libraries

    Following “a successful pilot program” in 20 select library systems, S&S will now open its catalog of e-books to all libraries nationwide.

  • iBooks Bestsellers: 'Silkworm' Hits #2

    J.K. Rowling's new novel was beat out by John Green's "The Fault in Our Stars."

  • Bibliomotion Launches 30gurus Instructional Platform

    Bibliomotion has teamed with Exploros, an educational technology developer, to launch 30gurus.com, a learning platform that allows authors to turn their books into educational courses.

  • SAGE Signs on to CCC’s ‘Get It Now’ Service

    SAGE is the 100th publisher to sign on to the service, which offers library patrons and staff instant access to journal content.

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