22 Mar

Kobo Super Sale Kicks Off March 24

Kobo is offering a five-day Super Sale of up to 80 percent off select eBooks from March 24 to 28.

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08 Mar

Supreme Court Will Not Hear Apple/Amazon E-Book Case

The U.S. Supreme Court will not review a decision by an Appeals Court that upheld a District Court ruling that Apple conspired to fix the retail price for newly released and bestselling trade e-books in violation of the Sherman Antitrust Act.

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01 Mar

Wi11 Education Session Reveals Overall Trends in Book Retailing

At the Winter Institute 11 education session “Overall Trends in Book Retailing,” Peter Hildick-Smith of Codex Group and Kristen McLean of Nielsen Book presented their latest data on trends in U.S. book retail.

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25 Feb

The Latest News From Kobo

Here’s an update on revenue distributions, promotions and daily deals, and the results of Kobo’s gift card survey.

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16 Feb

Kobo: A Gift Card Survey and Other Updates

Here are some reminders about Kobo’s gift card survey, revenue share reports, the reporting deadline for Valentine’s Day promotional sales, and daily deals on e-books.

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08 Feb

Kobo Valentine’s Day Special Ends February 14

Booksellers can take advantage of Kobo’s Valentine’s Day special, which offers $20 off the $129.99 price of the Kobo Glo HD eReader through February 14.

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03 Feb

Kobo to Offer Valentine’s Day Special on Glo HD eReader

Kobo is launching a new Valentine’s Day special on February 5 that offers $20 off the price of the Kobo Glo HD eReader.

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20 Jan

Kobo Offers Account Credits With New “Refer a Friend” Program

Kobo is inviting current customers to refer their friends to Kobo in order to earn a $10 Kobo credit for themselves, plus $5 for their friends who sign up for a new Kobo account. 

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22 Dec

BTW News Briefs

Association of American University Presses backs U.K. collective licensing program; Grant program to make out-of-print humanities titles available as free e-books; Ferlinghetti, Katzenberger win PubWest’s 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award

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03 Dec

ABA, Authors Guild, Authors United, and B&N File Supreme Court Brief in Support of Competitive E-Book Pricing

Groups representing booksellers and authors joined in filing an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday, December 2, to urge the court to review a lower court decision that found Apple violated antitrust law by conspiring to influence e-book pricing.

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12 Nov

BTW News Briefs

BookCon announces celebrity-studded guest list; HarperOne to publish new digital-first fiction line; 2015 National Outdoor Book Award winners announced; District of Columbia Library Association wins 2015 WNBA Eastman Grant

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05 Nov

Kobo eReader and Accessory Price List Now on BookWeb

Booksellers can now visit BookWeb to access the price list for all Kobo eReaders and accessories available for direct purchasing through Kobo.

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29 Oct

BTW News Briefs

U.K. indies report book sales up 30 percent during “Books Are My Bag” campaign; Authors share #BooksThatHooked in Twitter campaign; HarperCollins acquires e-Book deals newsletter The Midlist

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01 Oct

Kobo Launches Direct Device Purchasing, Super Points Loyalty Program

Beginning this month, ABA members will be able to order Kobo’s brand-new Glo HD and Aura H20 eReaders directly from Kobo. Additionally, Kobo customers can now earn points for every eBook and magazine purchase made online or with Kobo’s app.

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01 Oct

Strong Print, Slow E-Book Sales Make Headlines

Following a September 22 New York Times article that highlighted a downturn in e-book sales, other national, local, and international media outlets have been sharing the news that print books remain a favorite for readers and that physical bookstores are benefitting. 

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