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 the format is generating in revenue? Welcome to the state of the European e-book market.
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by Jim Milliot by Publisher’s Weekly
Anyone even remotely interested in book publishing knows who the Big Five trade publishers are—if not necessarily in what order they rank. For the record, Penguin Random House sold the most units through NPD BookScan outlets last year, followed by HarperCollins. Simon & Schuster was in third place; last week, S&S reported that its worldwide revenue was $767 million in 2016, down 1.8% from 2015. The Hachette Book Group was #4 in units sold in 2016, a total that includes units from the Perseus Books Group, which Hachette bought last March. Macmillan rounded out the top five.
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by Kobo Newsroom
Toronto, February 22, 2017 – Booklovers from The Netherlands and Belgium will never run out of things to read thanks to Kobo Plus.
The new subscription service jointly created by Rakuten Kobo, leader in the digital eReading space, and premier online Dutch and Belgian retailer bol.com, offers readers the largest all-you-can-read selection of digital books in The Netherlands and Belgium, with titles ranging from new releases and bestsellers to classics and old favourites, including both Dutch and international titles. Customers can try the eBook subscription service free of charge for 30 days.
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by Lauren Coleman-Lochner at Bloomberg
Barnes & Noble Inc. investors were bracing for weak results over the holidays. What they got was worse.
The bookstore chain posted profit of 96 cents last quarter, well below the $1.13 analysts estimated. And same-store sales — a closely watched benchmark — plunged 8.3 percent. That was the biggest holiday-quarter decline since 2005.
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Curious which post received the most views in the month of February? Check below to see that, as well as a few of the runner-ups. Thank you to all of you faithful viewers who continue to support this blog with your readership. It is much appreciated.
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