E-Books

23 May

BTW News Briefs

Minnesota legislature passes affiliate nexus bill; Stephen King’s Joyland to be released in print only; Barefoot Books cuts ties with Amazon; Penguin settles at $75 million in e-book case; Storey Publishing president retires; Ingram Publisher Services signs four publishers

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23 May

Study Finds No Technical Reasons for Closed E-Book Ecosystems

At its annual conference held last Thursday, May 16, in Brussels, the European & International Booksellers Federation released the results of a study that found no technical or functional obstacles to an open e-book ecosystem.

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16 May

BTW News Briefs

BookStats annual survey results announced; BEA author events to be streamed live; “Buzz Books 2013: Fall/Winter” released; Prospective booksellers learn the ropes at Paz workshop; Midwest Booksellers Choice Awards finalists announced; Anne Frank’s The Diary of a Young Girl challenged at Michigan school; Winner of Hugh Hefner First Amendment Award announced; Bookmasters to distribute TGS International

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15 May

New & Ongoing E-Book Promotions

Two e-book promotions were recently added to the IndieCommerce Publisher Promotions page. Categories include Buddhism and teen romance and fantasy.

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09 May

Kobo Program Updates

Here is news of a 24-hour Kobo eBook Mother’s Day sale, an update on revenue share and rebate distributions, and a callout for best practices for Kobo content promotion, in-store displays, and customer acquisition.

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08 May

New & Ongoing E-Book Promotions

Seven e-book promotions were recently added to the IndieCommerce Publisher Promotions page. Categories include Father’s Day, landscaping, food, healthy living, and heavy metal music.

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02 May

BTW News Briefs

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s Our Boston to benefit The One Fund; Preliminary World Book Night statistics revealed; Publishing Triangle’s annual awards presented; AAUP lists “Books for Understanding: Chechnya”; MacAdam Cage founder David Poindexter dies; HarperCollins launches digital mystery line Witness; Down East Books sold to Rowman & Littlefield; Hachette makes e-book catalog available to libraries

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02 May

A New Mother’s Day Promotion From Kobo

Kobo has just announced a new Mother’s Day promotion: buy a Kobo Glo between May 1 and May 13 and receive a free sleep cover. 

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01 May

New & Ongoing E-Book Promotions

Three e-book promotions were recently added to the IndieCommerce Publisher Promotions page. Categories include middle grade humor, steals and deals, and favorites from Harper Perennial.

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25 Apr

New & Ongoing E-Book Promotions

Three e-book promotions were recently added to the IndieCommerce Publisher Promotions page. Categories include Mother’s Day, romance, and book group reads.

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18 Apr

New & Ongoing E-Book Promotions

Six e-book promotions were recently added to the IndieCommerce Publisher Promotions page. Categories include humor, teen reads, great leaders, thrillers, and steals and deals.

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18 Apr

BTW News Briefs

Pubs for the Hub to raise funds for Boston; Intuit’s “Make a Wish” contest for small business owners returns; ALA’s list of most challenged titles released; Houghton Mifflin Harcourt announces Take 5; Books Are My Bag to launch in U.K.; Simon & Schuster in pilot program with New York City libraries; Ingram adds Ebook Library titles to OASIS

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16 Apr

A Perfect Gift for Mother’s Day

From April 15 through May 13, any Kobo eReader device purchased at an ABA member bookstore will come with a free copy of the Algonquin eBook What My Mother Gave Me: Thirty-one Women on the Gifts That Mattered Most, edited by Elizabeth Benedict.

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11 Apr

New & Ongoing E-Book Promotions

One e-book promotion was recently added to the IndieCommerce Publisher Promotions page, in the category of Earth Day.

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08 Apr

BTW News Briefs

Publishers request dismissal of booksellers’ lawsuit; BEA Blogger Conference to feature Will Schwalbe, Randi Zuckerberg; SBA and AARP host National Encore Entrepreneur Mentor Month; National Book Awards judges include indie booksellers; University of Nebraska Press acquires Potomac Books; Arthur Frommer takes brand back; Penguin lessens restrictions on eBooks for libraries; Hugo Award finalists announced

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