E-Books

08 Apr

New & Ongoing E-Book Promotions

Four e-book promotions were recently added to the IndieCommerce Publisher Promotions page. Categories include comedy, cooking, middle grade adventures, and poetry.

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04 Apr

Kobo Mini & Snapback Offer Starts Friday

Bookstores participating in the American Booksellers Association/Kobo partnership can offer their customers a new Kobo Mini & Snapback offer, beginning this Friday, April 5, and running through Thursday, April 18.

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04 Apr

The Doors’ John Densmore Collaborates With Kobo and Record Store Day to Support Indie Stores

Drummer John Densmore of The Doors is helping independent record stores and bookstores celebrate Record Store Day, on April 20, with the launch of his new, self-published book, The Doors: Unhinged, a look at the deep divide among the remaining band members after Jim Morrison’s death.

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28 Mar

New & Ongoing E-Book Promotions

Three e-book promotions were recently added to the IndieCommerce Publisher Promotions page. Categories include gardening, farm-to-table cooking, and the relationships between mothers and children.

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21 Mar

New & Ongoing E-Book Promotions

Eight e-book promotions were recently added to the IndieCommerce Publisher Promotions page. Categories include detective stories, YA titles, books for tax time, and about the Catholic Church and the papacy.

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14 Mar

Kobo Launches Promotion on Lonely Planet’s USA’s Best Trips

The first in a series of book-oriented promotions planned by Kobo for 2013 launched on Wednesday with the Lonely Planet eBook USA’s Best Trips: 99 Themed Itineraries Across America, a guide to the country’s most iconic road trips.

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07 Mar

New & Ongoing E-Book Promotions

More than 10 e-book promotions were recently added to the IndieCommerce Publisher Promotions page. Categories include gut-wrenching teen reads, murder mysteries, cookbooks, craft books, St. Patrick’s Day specials, and more. Several feature custom web banners provided by their publishers.

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19 Feb

March 1 Reporting Deadline for Kobo Valentine Promo

Stores that took part in the promotional event on Kobo Mini eReaders and Snapbacks leading up to Valentine’s Day must report their sales by March 1 to qualify for reimbursement.

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08 Feb

Macmillan Settles DOJ E-Book Pricing Suit

On Friday, February 8, Macmillan became the final publisher to agree to a settlement of the e-book agency model pricing suit brought by the Department of Justice against Hachette, HarperCollins, Macmillan, Penguin, Simon & Schuster, and Apple in April 2012.

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07 Feb

Learn More About Kobo at Wi8

Winter Institute 8 will feature several opportunities for booksellers to learn more about the ABA/Kobo program and plans in the works for 2013. In addition, Kobo representatives will be available to talk to booksellers directly.

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06 Feb

New & Upcoming eBook Promos

BTW’s spotlight on current and upcoming eBook promotions that booksellers can choose to highlight on their IndieCommerce websites returns this week with 15 promotions, including three free samplers, a selection of cookbooks and home organizers, great titles for Valentine’s Day, President’s Day, Ash Wednesday, and more.

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05 Feb

Free Buzz Books Sampler Features Top Spring/Summer Titles

This week, Publishers Lunch released Buzz Books 2013: Spring/Summer, a free e-book of pre-publication excerpts from 28 highly anticipated books set to go on sale between March and July. Close to half of the excerpts (11 titles) will also be featured at this month’s Winter Institute.

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31 Jan

Google eBooks No Longer Available via IndieCommerce

Starting today, IndieCommerce stores that do not participate in the Kobo eBook program will no longer be able to sell e-books. Earlier this year, Google set January 31 as the date that the Google eBooks catalog and the ability to sell Google eBooks would be removed from all reseller sites.

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30 Jan

Pre-Ordering Launches on Kobo eBooks

Customers looking to pre-order upcoming eBook releases can now do so from stores participating in the ABA/Kobo partnership.

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24 Jan

Google eBooks No Longer Available via IndieCommerce on January 31

On January 31, IndieCommerce stores that do not participate in the Kobo eBook program will no longer be able to sell e-books. That’s the date set by Google for the end of the Google eBooks reseller program worldwide. Stores that would still like to offer e-books to their customers should sign up as soon as possible for the ABA/Kobo program.

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