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  • Kobo Writing Life Now Carries 250,000 titles by 30,000 Authors

    Two years after its launch, Kobo Writing Life (KWL), e-book retailer Kobo’s self-publishing channel, carries more than 250,000 self-published digital titles by over 30,000 authors who publish regularly through KWL.

  • Zola Books, BiblioCommons Offer ‘Bookish Recommends’ to Libraries

    Zola’s Bookish recommendation engine is coming to 67 libraries in the U.S., Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

  • F+W Looks Forward

    Tinicum LP, owner of F+W, a Content + eCommerce Company, is prepared to supply F+W with resources to upgrade its infrastructure and make more acquisitions.

  • Comixology Inks Deal to Offer Viz Digital Manga

    U.S. manga publisher Viz Media and digital comics marketplace Comixology announced an agreement that will bring Viz’s manga line to the Comixology platform in North America.

  • RosettaBooks Debuts Mobile E-book App

    E-book publisher RosettaBooks is launching an interactive e-reading app for mobile phones and tablets that serves as a marketing platform for its inventory of backlist classics.

  • Congressional Hearing on Digital Resale

    Judiciary Subcommittee considers whether or not it should extend the First Sale Doctrine to include e-books and other digital media.

  • Diamond, Trajectory Partner to Deliver Digital Comics

    Diamond Comics Distributors, the dominant distributor to the comics shop market, has reached a multi-year agreement with Trajectory, a digital publishing and distribution vendor, to offer conversion and global digital distribution for print comics.

  • Yudu Debuts BookSnacking

    Yudu, a U.K. digital publishing and retailing platform, has launched BookSnacking, a browser-based feature that allows publishers to distribute book excerpts with buy-buttons anywhere online.

  • Smashwords, OverDrive Ink Distribution Deal

    Smashwords, an e-book self-publishing platform, and digital library vendor OverDrive have reached an agreement to distribute 200,000 e-books via the OverDrive global network of public libraries.

  • Will the Agency Model Survive?

    For publishers, negotiating terms of sale with Amazon has always been difficult. But reports last week of Amazon’s hardball tactics with the Hachette Book Group suggest that this year’s negotiations could be among the most brutal yet.

  • INscribe Digital Debuts E-book Tracking Tool

    E-book distributor INscribe Digital has launched INstore, a new digital tool that allows publishers to track the real-time availability of their e-books at major e-book retailers.

  • Q&A with Dr. Lalit S. Kanodia of Datamatics: Digital Solutions in India 2014

    One of the pioneers in the Indian software and offshore services industry, Dr. Lalit S. Kanodia founded Datamatics in 1975, well after his role in setting up Tata Consultancy Services.

  • F+W Media Changes Company Name

    F+W Media is rebranding itself and will change the company’s name to F+W, a Content + eCommerce Company.

  • Humble Bundle, Image Offer All-Graphic Novel e-Bundle

    Humble Bundle, the website that bundles digital content and offers it to consumers for whatever they wish to pay, is teaming with Image Comics to offer its first all-graphic novel digital bundle.

  • Comixology Ends In-App Buying on iOS Apps

    As predicted at the time of its acquisition by Amazon, Comixology is removing in-app purchasing from its iOS apps, eliminating the 30% sales commission to Apple.

  • RH Adds Bookstore to Its Cooking Blog, TasteBook

    Random House's food blog and online cooking community, TasteBook, has added a new bookstore called The BookShop.

  • Boston Creating A Literary Cultural District: Spotlight On New England 2014

    As early as this August, Boston could become the first American city with a Literary Cultural District.

  • Amazon to Acquire Digital Comics Vendor Comixology

    Amazon has reached an agreement to acquire Comixology, the dominant digital comics marketplace, and a platform that has been instrumental in driving the growth and popularity of digital comics.

  • Sequential App Adds Top Shelf Graphic Novels

    Sequential, the digital comics storefront app focused on literary graphic novels, is adding a selection of Top Shelf graphic novels for purchase.

  • Is Dawn Finally Breaking For E-books in Spanish? Spanish Books Spring 2014

    In recent months, the double-digit sales growth of e-books in English has begun to plateau, but since the Spanish-language book market tends to be around three to five years behind the English-language market, e-book sales of Spanish books in the U.S. are just beginning to gain traction.

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