The Increase in Translated Books

The Increase in Translated Books

A major change is going in for Translated Works. Consistent powerhouses such as Dalkey Archive Press and – this may surprise you – AmazonCrossing (Amazon’s translation imprint) make up the bulk of publications, but a wealth of smaller presses are rethinking the process of publishing in translation, traditionally a laborious …

Smashwords expands Overdrive deal

Smashwords expands Overdrive deal

Digital self-publishing site Smashwords is making its ebooks available to more libraries through a partnership with Overdrive, the country’s largest digital library distributor. Through the partnership, Overdrive library clients — the company works with about 28,000 libraries and schools worldwide — will be able to purchase about 200,000 ebooks by …

Author accuses Harper Collins of …

Author accuses Harper Collins of …

Posted to Amazon by author Carl Ashmore: Hi guys, I thought I’d make you aware of a recent situation I’ve found myself in. In July 2010, I gained a gold star for my children’s book The Time Hunters (Book 1 of the acclaimed series for children of all ages) on …

The Possible Death of Agency Pricing

The Possible Death of Agency Pricing

Agency Pricing seems to be dying. Agency as we knew it is on its death bed. Penguin titles are now being discounted by retailers and the rest of Penguin Random House titles will soon follow. – Agency Dead? Penguin Ebooks Discounted Some say this is a good thing. “The consumer …

Advantage Amazon after Apple Ruling

Advantage Amazon after Apple Ruling

    The verdict in the Apple case might have been a foregone conclusion, telegraphed by the judge herself, but it emphatically underlined how the traditional players in the book business have been upended. Only Amazon, led by Mr. Bezos, seems to have a plan. He is executing it with …

Ruling in Apple E-book Case: Orchestrated Conspiracy

Ruling in Apple E-book Case: Orchestrated Conspiracy

A federal judge on Wednesday found that Apple violated antitrust law in helping raise the retail price of e-books, saying the company “played a central role in facilitating and executing” a conspiracy with five big publishers. “Without Apple’s orchestration of this conspiracy, it would not have succeeded as it did …

HarperCollins Overdrive

HarperCollins Overdrive

In the first significant revision to lending terms for ebook circulation, HarperCollins has announced that new titles licensed from library ebook vendors will be able to circulate only 26 times before the license expires. – Library Journal Our system has belonged to a partnership through our local MLC that has …