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 process involving government-sponsored reading lists, recommendations from foreign friends, unreliable readers’ reports and dashed-off sample translations.

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 88,000 Smashwords authors and lend them out to their patrons.

The Top Selling Books vs E-Books

But most importantly, the analysis, based on print book bestsellers, is already weighted against e-books. The top-selling print books may not also be the top-selling e-books. – The invisible e-book

So e-books aren’t just print books in electronic form but something different entirely.

The Shattering for $1.99

Christie Golden’s World of Warcraft: The Shattering: Prelude to Cataclysm is available as a Kindle Daily Deal for $1.99 Today.

His eyes were open now, watching the path of the tiny flame. If you continue your path, little spark, you will cause great harm.I must burn!

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.

Ruling in Apple E-book Case: Orchestrated Conspiracy

Apple iBooks

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 in the spring of 2010,” the judge, Denise L.

BGR has details on the new Kindle Fires

Trusted sources tell BGR that Amazon is currently prepping at least three new Kindle Fire tablets that will launch ahead of the holiday shopping season this year. BGR has previously reported exclusive details about Amazon’s Kindle Fire tablet plans on several occasions.

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 allowed us to offer EBooks to our patrons the last couple of years.

The Googlization of Libraries

There are lots of library issues I concern myself with every day. I just spent a few minutes this morning walking through the newly branch closest to my home. As a long-time member of the community (since I was born there some years ago), I am truly excited about this development.