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  • Proving Amazon's a Monopoly? Not So Easy 'Seattle Times' Says

    According to a report in the 'Seattle Times,' proving that Amazon is a monopoly, let alone an abusive monopoly, will be very difficult, if not impossible.

  • Speculation Begins on Amazon, S&S Deal

    A raft of stories speculate on what the new terms deal between Amazon and Simon & Schuster means for authors, other publishers and, of course, Hachette.

  • More Publishers Join Comixology’s DRM-Free Program

    Digital comics marketplace Comixology, which launched a DRM-free program in July, announced that a second wave of 14 publishers will now allow their customers to download and store DRM-free copies of comics they have purchased.

  • Amazon Gives KU Authors $2.7M Bonus

    Kindle Direct Publishing "All-Stars," which includes the top 100 authors and top 100 books, will split a multi-million dollar incentive.

  • BookShout to Offer E-books to Public Media Via Special Sales

    The direct-to-consumer e-book platform specializing in e-book special sales, is partnering with Forest Incentives, a public media distribution vendor, to provide bulk orders of bestselling e-books to public radio and TV stations.

  • For Winning Indie, Drinks on Black Balloon

    Publisher Black Balloon is offering $250 to the indie bookstore with the most creative display of its new anthology 'Come Here Often? 53 Writers Raise a Glass to Their Favorite Bar.'

  • HarperCollins Inks Partnership With Chinese E-tailer

    HarperCollins has reached an agreement to sell its English language e-books in China through local online retailer JD.com and China National Publications Import.

  • Ingram, Microgroove Ink Deal to Add Book Sales to Mobile Apps

    Ingram Content Group has partnered with Microgroove, a Seattle software developer, to provide digital tools to give businesses with mobile e-commerce applications the ability to sell physical books.

  • Can Onix 3.0 Create a Global Digital Publishing Industry?

    Standards are like plumbing: they are only noticed when they don’t work. And like plumbing, retrofitting a 200-year-old structure—legacy publishing—with new metadata standards to improve commerce in the digital age is, at best, a complex process.

  • Amazon Unveils KDP Kids

    In a move designed to attract and support children’s book authors and self-publishers, Amazon has launched KDP Kids, a children's-focused illustrated and chapter book category in the Kindle Store.

  • B&N Testing Espresso Book Machines

    Barnes & Noble has begun a test of the Espresso Book Machine system at three of its outlets, including its New York City store at Union Square.

  • Ellora’s Cave CEO Confirms Amazon Sales Drop

    Ellora’s Cave CEO Patty Marks confirmed the house is downsizing in the wake of what she described as "drastic" and unexplained declines in its e-book sales via Amazon.

  • Ellora’s Cave Cuts Staff, Blames Big Amazon Sales Drop

    In a letter to her authors, Ellora’s Cave CEO Patty Marks blames the cuts on unexplained declines in e-book sales through Amazon.

  • B&N, Samsung Unveil Galaxy Tab 4 Nook

    Barnes & Noble unveiled the Galaxy Tab 4 Nook, a 7-inch tablet cobranded with hardware manufacturer Samsung Electronics, at a press conference at the B&N Union Square store in Manhattan.

  • Amazon Responds to German Authors' Protest

    Over the weekend, the 'New York Times' reported on a letter of protest, from authors in Germany, about a terms dispute between Amazon and the local publisher, Bonnier.

  • B&N Partners With Google for Same-Day Delivery

    The bookselling chain is partnering with Google's new shopping service, Google Shopping, to offer same-day delivery in three U.S. cities.

  • Over 900 Authors Sign Open Letter to Amazon

    Authors United, the loosely knit group of authors who joined forces to formally ask Amazon to end its sales terms dispute with Hachette Books, is preparing to run a full-page ad in Sunday's "New York Times."

  • Amazon Expands Same-Day Delivery

    Amazon has expanded its "Get It Today" capability to six new cities.

  • New York’s Kinokuniya Adds U.S. Comics, Graphic Novels

    The Japanese bookstore chain is adding western comics and graphic novels at its New York City store with plans to also host events and add related pop culture merchandise.

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