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Amazon and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Year Abroad

A recent article in The Telegraph calls 2015 “the year Amazon delivered on its founder’s vision.” The reporter James Titcomb explains that in 2015 Amazon grew to double its share price, finally became profitable, and is now “almost untouchable as an online retailer” due to its streamlined delivery  service. While it’s been a good year…Continue Reading

For What It’s Worth: Fixed Book Price in Foreign Book Markets

Editor’s note: This post originally appeared on Publishing Trendsetter. Earlier this year, France made publishing news headlines when its court ruled ebook subscription services like Kindle Unlimited illegal. The law cited was the Lang Law, which gives publishers the exclusive right to set the price of a book. Retailers are not allowed to discount more than…Continue Reading

Top 5 Publishing Articles/Blog Posts of the Week 3/16-3/20

Every week, we recommend 5 publishing articles/blog posts that supplement the major news for the week. Whether data or industry commentary, we hope these 5 links will be a simple way to keep you in the know. Are virtual reality bookstores the next step for retailers who are competing in an on-demand world? Will Chinese translations find success…Continue Reading

A DRM Primer for a VAT World

The ongoing and increasingly heated debate over the use of Digital Rights Management (DRM) in digital publishing has recently received more press attention because of the EU ruling to charge VAT (value-added tax) on ebooks. For those in need of a reminder, Digital Rights Management refers to the protections  that are in place on many…Continue Reading

Our Ebooks, Ourselves: What’s Happening with Our Ereader Data?

In October of last year, news broke on The Digital Reader that Adobe Digital Editions was taking a significant amount of user data and sending it back to their servers. Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) is a program that allows readers to put ebooks onto their reading devices from retailers and libraries alike. The program’s terms…Continue Reading

Top 5 Publishing Articles/Blog Posts of the Week 1/12-1/16

Every week, we recommend 5 publishing articles/blog posts that supplement the major news for the week. Whether data or industry commentary, we hope these 5 links will be a simple way to keep you in the know. Why are publishers so keen on ebook subscription services? Is there a downside to teaching children to read at…Continue Reading

Top 5 Publishing Articles/Blog Posts of the Week 12/15-12/19

Every week, we recommend 5 publishing articles/blog posts that supplement the major news for the week. Whether data or industry commentary, we hope these 5 links will be a simple way to keep you in the know. Should Barnes & Noble start focusing on how to beat Starbucks instead of trying to win the tablet market?…Continue Reading

Top 5 Publishing Articles/Blog Posts of the Week 12/1-12/5

Every week, we recommend 5 publishing articles/blog posts that supplement the major news for the week. Whether data or industry commentary, we hope these 5 links will be a simple way to keep you in the know. Has Pamela Paul’s leadership led to a more inclusive New York Times Book Review “100 Notable Books” list? Is Apple guilty…Continue Reading

Top 5 Publishing Articles/Blog Posts of the Week 9/15-9/19

Every week, we recommend 5 publishing articles/blog posts that supplement the major news for the week. Whether data or industry commentary, we hope these 5 links will be a simple way to keep you in the know. Will the Apple iOS 8 update convert Amazon Kindle users into iBooks users? Will print books survive alongside ebooks…Continue Reading

Top 5 Publishing Articles/Blog Posts of the Week 7/28-8/1

Every week, we recommend 5 publishing articles/blog posts that supplement the major news for the week. Whether data or industry commentary, we hope these 5 links will be a simple way to keep you in the know. Is it time for publishers to take a stance on ebook subscription services? Should The Man Booker Prize be able…Continue Reading