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eBooks: Kobo in Mexico, Amazon In NY Schools

Kobo is joining with Mexican publisher and retailer Libreria Porrúa (with almost 70 bookstores) and bookstore chain Gandhi (with close to 30 stores) to power a new ereading service for Mexican readers called Orbile. They plan to launch an ebookstore in September with a catalog that will include over 70,000 titles. Both Porrúa and…

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Harper Likes $14.99

After we reported a week ago that Harper told a wide swath of ebook accounts that they would return to full agency for ebooks as of Tuesday morning Pacific time, the big question wasn't so much Amazon as pricing. In September 2012, when HarperCollins was the first settling publisher to…

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German Giant Media-Saturn Looks to Build On Bankrupt Txtr

Some publishers were recently informed via email that Germany's txtr, which filed for bankruptcy in late January, will be adopted as the ebook platform for the big consumer electronics retailing group Media-Saturn-Holding as of the beginning of April. (Described as the Best Buy of Germany and/or Europe, the group's Media…

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People, Etc.

In the UK, Foyle's ceo Sam Husain, 67, will retire in April, the Bookseller reports. Former toy retailer Hamley's coo Paul Currie will take over the leadership for the bookseller, and Husain will stay on as a non-executive director. Also in the UK, Kieron Smith, who had been managing director of…

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New Agency Returns

Two of the large publishers that announced new multiyear sales agreements with Amazon late last year have resumed their latest version of agency ebook pricing. Simon & Schuster and Macmillan are both selling ebooks under their newest model of the agency model. (Remember that, given the current Federal Court injunction imposed on Apple, none…

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Whatever Is Happening with Tablet and eReader Sales, Apple's App Store Had Record New Year's

There are a variety of indications that sales of dedicated ereading devices as well as tablets (or at least non-Apple tablets) were weak over the holiday period -- perhaps because those who want them already have them, and the devices are all solid enough that they do not require continuous…

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People, Etc.: Durham to Leave Amazon

Publisher of adult trade and children's at Amazon Publishing Daphne Durham will leave the company on January 16, PW reports, and will be replaced by head of global marketing for the publishing division Mikyla Bruder, who will serve as publisher for Montlake Romance, Thomas & Mercer, Skyscape, Lake Union, 47North and Jet…

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Digital: Diversion Launches Romance eBookstore; More Kindle Unlimited; Start Buys Cleis; and More

Digital publisher Diversion Books has set up a new division "to go deeper into the romance vertical," EverAfter -- which has launched an ebookstore and reader app on iOS and Android. "Exclusively dedicated to romance ebooks," the store offers over 100,000 titles from traditional houses and self-published authors. They promise…

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Harper Offers Authors Additional Net Royalty For Online Direct Sales Referrals

As promised in July when HarperCollins relaunched their web site to focus on making their full catalog of books, ebooks and audiobooks available for sale to consumers, the company is now ready to provide additional compensation to "our authors who want to sell directly" via Harper's shopping cart. Authors who…

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iOS8 Launch Gives Apple A Second Bite At Building iBooks

The new iPhones become available on Friday, but it is today's release of Apple's iOS 8 (at 10 am Pacific Time) that may present the company's biggest opportunity since the debut of iBooks in 2010 to build a meaningful market presence for their ebookstores. As originally disclosed in June, for…

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