Every week we recommend 5 publishing news stories that young book professionals should read to feel more connected to what’s going on in the industry. There are only 5, so even if you weren’t able to read a thing all week, these should help keep you in the know.
Two new digital book platforms: German company, Readfy, launched an ebook subscription service this week, offering 15,000 free titles with advertising throughout the book, and NoiseTrade also expanded its free music program to include books as well.
Sony relinquished its place in the ebook market to Kobo, and will start transferring its customers to the Kobo ebook platform as early as March of this year.
Amazon Publishing holds its own on Digital Book World’s ebook bestseller list with a record breaking 4 Amazon original titles on this week’s list.
Daniel Handler, also known as Lemony Snicket, is sponsoring a new prize entitled The Lemony Snicket Prize for Noble Librarians Faced with Adversity, which will be awarded at the ALA Annual Conference this year.
Amazon considers increasing the price of its Amazon Prime service by $40 per year.