by Michael Kozlowski at Good e-Reader The Association of American Publishers has reported that from January to November 2016 e-books declined by 16.4% and digital audiobooks increased by 29.2%.
by Romain Dillet from TechCrunch Amazon has accepted new contract terms with book publishers in the European Union after Commissioner Margrethe Vestager led an investigation into Amazon’s practices. After today’s decision, Amazon will no longer force publishers to provide the best price on the company’s Kindle store.
by Mark Sweney at the Guardian Consumer sales down to £204m last year and are at lowest level since 2011 – when Amazon Kindle sales first took off in UK Britons are abandoning the ebook at an alarming rate with sales of consumer titles down almost a fifth last year, as “screen fatigue” helped fuel a… Read More “Screen Fatigue” Sees UK eBook Sales Plunge 17% as Readers Return to Print
by Mercy Pilkington at Good e-Reader If you’re a self-published author, writing your book is only half the battle. Some might even argue that it’s the easy part of being an author. Indies have been beaten over the head for years now about the need to hire professionals to take the manuscript and turn it into… Read More Amazon KDP Unveils Kindle Create Word Doc Conversion Tool
by Chris Meadows at TeleRead Remember when book-bundling service Shelfie shut down in January, and Kobo stepped in to continue providing access to Shelfie ebooks until the end of February? At the time, I wondered if that might be a precursor to Kobo snapping up Shelfie as it had snapped up the assets of a number… Read More Rakuten Kobo Snaps Up Shelfie Book-Bundling Service
by Michael Kozlowski at Good EReader The Japanese publishing industry has experienced a solid year of growth according to the All Japan Magazine and Book Publisher’s and Editor’s Association.
by Michael Kozlowski from Good e-Reader The European e-book market has been growing since 2007 when Amazon started selling the original Kindle. Over the course of the next ten years many companies have started to sell digital books, magazines and newspapers. Have you ever wondered what EU markets have the highest e-book penetration and how much… Read More The State Of The European EBook Market