E-Books

11 Jun

European Commission Opens Formal Investigation into Amazon’s E-Book Distribution Arrangements

On Thursday, June 11, the European Commission (EC) opened a formal antitrust investigation into “certain business practices by Amazon in the distribution of e-books.” 

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28 May

Kobo Announces eRead Local Incentive Program for ABA Members

On Tuesday, Kobo revealed plans for an incentive program aimed at encouraging customers at ABA member stores to give e-reading a try. Set to launch later this summer and to run for 100 days, eRead Local will reward both ABA member stores that acquire new Kobo customers and the customers themselves.

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14 May

BTW News Briefs

Canadian company to host summer Bookseller Academy; Publishers Lunch releases Buzz Books; Kobo to provide free e-book access to Southwest Airlines customers

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07 May

BTW News Briefs

Canada’s Indigo Books looks to expand to U.S.; Macmillan partners with BitLit on e-book bundling; Lerner to distribute Hutton Grove; Skyhorse announces promotions, reorganization

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09 Apr

HarperCollins/Amazon Contract Negotiations Subject of Speculation

Following early April media reports that HarperCollins and Amazon had yet to reach a new contract agreement, Publishers Lunch reported on Wednesday that HarperCollins is moving to a full agency model for e-book sales as of midnight Pacific Time on Tuesday, April 14.

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09 Apr

BTW News Briefs

2015 Andrew Carnegie Medals shortlist announced; College to take over management of Bryn Mawr Bookstore; Consortium signs two indie publishers; Oyster to sell e-books; Atticus Lish wins 2015 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction;  X.J. Kennedy wins Jackson Poetry Prize; Winners of the 2014 James Tiptree Jr. Award announced; Winners of 2015 Christopher Awards announced

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09 Apr

New & Ongoing E-Book Promotions

Three e-book promotions were recently added to the IndieCommerce Publisher Promotions page. Categories include bargain books, digital originals, and down-priced frontlist.

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02 Apr

New & Ongoing E-Book Promotions

Thirteen e-book promotions were recently added to the IndieCommerce Publisher Promotions page. Categories include Easter, baseball, cooking, and mysteries.

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12 Mar

EU Court: E-Books Cannot Be Taxed the Same as Paper Books

On March 5, the European Union’s top court ruled that EU countries must charge the full value-added tax on e-books. The court found that e-books are not subject to the same tax reductions as physical books, as they are considered a service.

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05 Mar

BTW News Briefs

Elizabeth McCracken’s Thunderstruck wins annual Story Prize; Finalists announced for 27th Annual Lambda Literary Awards; SIBA releases 2015 Book Award longlist; CBC names Jon Colman new executive director; HuffPo publishes list of nine studies that say print beats e-books

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26 Feb

BTW News Briefs

NYT article on indie bookstores shared with millions of Twitter followers; SFWA announces 2014 Nebula Award nominees; Poets & Writers introduces mobile app; PEN releases 2015 Literary Awards calendar; Young people prefer print books to digital, Washington Post reports; May 2 announced as first Canadian Authors for Indies Day; Lerner Publishing Group acquires Egmont USA’s list

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08 Jan

New & Ongoing E-Book Promotions

Five e-book promotions were recently added to the IndieCommerce Publisher Promotions page. Categories include gardening, home improvement, and cooking.

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22 Dec

Kobo Aura HD No Longer in Production

This week, ABA notified Kobo program participants that Kobo was no longer producing the Kobo Aura HD.

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18 Dec

BTW News Briefs

Macmillan returns to agency pricing on e-books, plans to test subscriptions; Nielsen Children’s Book Summit highlights growing market; Cameron Post wins again with help of Kids’ Right to Read Project; Duncan, Ellroy named Mystery Writers of America Grand Masters

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11 Dec

BTW News Briefs

Brookline Booksmith customer wins A.J. Fikry sweepstakes; NPR’s Morning Edition announces first book club pick; BookCon grows partnership with We Need Diverse Books; Kobo launches “buy more, save more” program; Consumers look to shop local this holiday season; Scholastic report details kids’ reading habits; Chronicle Books to distribute Quadrille Publishing

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