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 …

University of Pennsylvania plan to cut Math and Science Libraries Unpopular

University of Pennsylvania plan to cut Math and Science Libraries Unpopular

A plan by the University of Pennsylvania to cut back on two of its branch libraries – one for engineering and the other for math, physics, and astronomy – has yielded an outcry from students and professors who say the books are critical to their studies and research. Both libraries …

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 …

BGR has details on the new Kindle Fires

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. – Exclusive details on Amazon’s next-gen Kindle Fire …

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 …