E-Books

09 Feb

E-Book Promos: Ongoing & Upcoming

The IndieCommerce Publisher Promotions page currently features six promotions: three ongoing and three to launch soon.

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09 Feb

Verso Study Spotlights Consumer Book Buying Behavior

The results of the third annual “Survey of Book Buying Behavior With Verso Digital,” presented at last month’s Winter Institute, provided insights on e-reader and tablet ownership, the split between e-book/print book purchasing, and the effect of the Borders closing on book buying.

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09 Feb

IndieCommerce Adopts Policy Change for Title Listings

On Monday, IndieCommerce informed subscribing stores of a new policy regarding available inventory. Beginning this week, only publishers’ titles that are made available to retailers for sale in all available formats will be included in the IndieCommerce inventory database.

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02 Feb

Books by the Numbers

Data from two studies presented by Len Vlahos, executive director of the Book Industry Study Group, at this year’s Winter Institute, provided booksellers with an overview of an industry clearly in flux.

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26 Jan

Digital Book World Looks at Indie Bookseller Landscape

On Wednesday, ABA CEO Oren Teicher told Digital Book World attendees that “not only are indie booksellers surviving in extraordinarily turbulent times, but many ... are thriving, even recording record sales numbers for the fourth quarter of last year.”

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26 Jan

E-Books: Where We’ve Been and Where We’re Going

Last week’s Winter Institute session “E-Books: Where We’ve Been and Where We’re Going” presented data on e-book sales growth and trends among IndieCommerce websites and a look at some of the creative ways indie booksellers are drawing customer attention to promote sales.

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25 Jan

BTW News Briefs

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in deal with Amazon’s East Coast Publishing; NBC News creates e-book publishing unit; Reaction mixed to president’s plan for SBA

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21 Dec

Google Staff Members to Take Part in Winter Institute

Representatives of Google will take part in next month’s Winter Institute at two sessions on Google Analytics and at the Ask ABA Table at the Consultation Station, all on Thursday, January 19.

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15 Dec
15 Dec

BTW News Briefs

E-readers cheaper, but not e-books; Readers return to the stores; ABA’s Teicher talks to HuffPost;  HuffPost launches book club; November retail sales rise; Ingram to distribute Turner Publishing

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14 Dec

IndieBound Reader Now Available for iOS

On Monday, Apple approved the American Booksellers Association’s IndieBound Reader™ for iOS, and it is now available for download in the App Store.

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01 Dec

IndieBound Mobile Reading App Launches

Book lovers who purchase their e-books from independent booksellers online now have their own device-based reading application —The IndieBound Reader.

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09 Nov

Booksellers Share Best Practices for Promoting E-Books

The best approach to promoting e-books is multiple approaches — feature them in general and targeted electronic and print newsletters, advertise online and in-store, train staff, and “just be relentless”— is the collective opinion of booksellers who shared their best practices with BTW.

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27 Oct

The Latest E-Book Promo

The newest addition to publisher e-book promotions featured on IndieCommerce.com’s Publisher Promotions page is from Random House.

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