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Our Ebooks, Ourselves: What’s Happening with Our Ereader Data?

This article was originally published on our parent site for the book publishing industry, Publishing Trends.  * * * In October of last year, news broke on The Digital Reader that Adobe Digital Editions was taking a significant amount of user data and sending it back to their servers. Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) is a program that allows readers to put ebooks onto their reading devices from retailers and libraries alike. The program’s terms and conditions don’t mention anything about the extra data logging, and there was some outrage. Users were […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 1/26-1/30

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. Oyster added all 10 Harry Potter universe books to its subscription service. Author David Lagercrantz will write a sequel to Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy. Simon & Schuster launched its new nonfiction imprint North Star Way, which will offer additional audience-building services to its authors. UK grocery retailer Tesco ended its ebook […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 1/19-1/23

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. With no buyer lined up, Egmont USA is closing at the end of this month. Retail CEO of Barnes & Noble, Mitchell Klipper, will retire at the beginning of May of this year. This week, Amazon announced their plans for textbook writers to be able […]

Listen Up! The Audiobook Revolution

Editor’s note: This was originally posted on our parent site, Publishing Trends. With audiobook sales numbers on the rise over the past two years, retailers have been searching for new ways to appeal to wider audiences. So far, the most common trends have been straight-to-audio publications, library digital downloads, abridged audiobooks, and an increase in subscription services.  However, speculation has begun to spread as to whether publishers should repackage audiobooks to be more similar to podcasts, given the format’s latest successes. At the end of November, Audible published The Starling […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 10/27-10/31

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. Sony is developing a new DRM that would allow the sale of used ebooks. Doubleday and Vintage Books announced the launch of a new imprint with movie company Blumhouse Productions. Here are the highlights from Literary Agent Andrew Wylie’s keynote address at the International Festival of […]

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 4/28-5/2

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. News Corp announced that it will purchase Harlequin Books, making it a part of HarperCollins. There is a growing backlash against a new policy that disallows prisoners being sent books. Instead of toys, McDonald’s is now giving away Kobo ebooks with Happy Meals. Scribd adds 1,000 […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 2/3-2/7

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 […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 12/26-1/3

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 since Christmas, these should help keep you in the know. After an almost year-long court battle, Illinois federal court rules that Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes is public domain. After a pause,  Best Buy stores in the United States are selling some Kobo models once again. HarperCollins UK’s profits dropped significantly, though its market […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories of the Week, 10/14–10/18

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. Congratulations to Eleanor Catton, this year’s winner of The Man Booker Prize! Another big congratulations to all appearing on the National Book Awards Shortlist. Macmillan ups the number of backlist eBooks available for lending to ~11,000. Kobo’s removal of all self-published titles from one of its […]