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Libraries and Licensing

This article was originally published on our parent site for the book publishing industry, Publishing Trends.  * * * With the ever-increasing importance of libraries as a way readers can discover new authors and books, and the growing popularity of digital access, we thought it was time to post a comprehensive update on libraries and ebook licensing. It’s important to recognize that the large majority of libraries license, rather than buy, their ebooks.  This is a critical difference, because in licensing contracts, the first sale doctrine does not apply. For those […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 9/15-9/19

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. At last, ebooks are becoming poetry friendly. Barnes & Noble scrapped the ability to download Nook Books onto computers for ebook security reasons. The National Book Award longlists were announced this week. HarperCollins is adding a digital watermark to their ebooks to add yet another layer of security […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 8/4-8/8

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. Hachette and Ingram cancel their plans to buy Perseus Book Group. Google and Barnes & Noble team up to offer same day delivery in major metropolitan cities to strike back at Amazon. Scribd announced a change in their search mechanisms to provide better browsing, mixing real-life […]

Survey results: Where Do Publishing Professionals Get Their Books?

Editor’s note: This post can also be found on our parent site, Publishing Trends. Codex’s recent reader poll shows that the Amazon-Hachette contract negotiations may be having an impact on the way the average consumer purchases books. According to Codex, 39% of their respondents are aware of the ongoing negotiations between Amazon and Hachette, and there has been a decline in consumers buying books from Amazon at a rate of 7.5%. Since publishing professionals are not quite the average book consumer, Publishing Trends conducted a quick, informal survey on where publishing professionals get their books […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 6/30-7/4

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. World Book Night US announced that it is ceasing operations due to high costs. French Lawmakers passed what’s being dubbed “The Anti-Amazon Law” which forbids online booksellers to provide discounts higher than 5% to be combined with free shipping. Barnes & Noble CEO, Mitchell S. Klipper […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 4/14-4/18

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. Barnes & Noble Founder and Chairman of the Board, Len Riggio sells off 3.7 million shares of stock. Amazon announces it will retire Kindle Cloud Storage, moving users’ files to Amazon Cloud Drive. Verso uses innovative discounting strategies to drive a successful launch of their […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 3/31-4/4

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. Liberty Media, a key investor in Barnes & Noble, sells off a majority of its stock in the company.  Amazon Web Services has secured what is likely its most lucrative client, the Department of Defense. Meanwhile, Amazon announces Fire TV, a competitor to Roku. Audiobook sales […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 3/24-3/28

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. Amazon remains the number one seller of ebooks, but Apple and Barnes and Noble are in a tight race for second place. New York Public Library is working with Zola Books to offer a new system for book recommendations. Hachette’s UK counterpart, Hodder & Stoughton is […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 2/24-2/28

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. Audible announced that it will be lowering its royalty rate on audiobooks, leading many to speculate that Amazon can easily do the same with Kindle Direct Publishing. The man behind @GSElevator may have never worked for Goldman Sachs, but that won’t stop the release of […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 2/10-2/14

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. In response to faltering sales, Barnes & Noble overhauls its hardware division and looks to move the Nook Study platform in a new direction. Looking to expand into digital and print books, DreamWorks launches an in-house imprint, DreamWorks Press. Hugh Howey uses data from Amazon […]