Apr
13

Nielsen partners with Openbook to share data

Digital Book World reports on Nielsen partnering with Openbook to share global eBook data.

Apr
10

Oyster to sell eBooks you can’t borrow through its subscription service

Digital Trends reports that Oyster’s new eBook store will allow you to buy titles that are not available in the million plus eBooks you’ll find in its “all you can read” eBook subscription.

Apr
9

HarperCollins to push for Agency Model and blatentmarket manipulation

According to a GalleyCat post, we should get ready to be gouged again as HarperCollins’ contract talks with Amazon hint that the publisher is planning a return to the Agency Pricing model for eBooks (like many price-fixing publishers have already done) where they set their own prices regardless of what the retailer, consumer or market will bear.

The Agency Model forces the price of eBooks as high or higher than the “paper” book equivalents. This has the effect of filling publishers’ pockets with money, and cooling down the eBook Revolution where the keen and tech-savvy public does not buy the corporate sob story about eBooks costing as much to publish as hard covers.

The worst part of that is readers will again suffer the dirty end of the Agency Model stick.

One promising note. The eBook Revolution started out this way. As the big publishers undercut and damaged the eBook sales of their own stables of writers, Indie authors priced their wares to sell and sell they did. Readers got realistic prices and a long list of new authors that had been kept out by the corporate gatekeepers.

Oh, the Agency Model is good for the eBook pirates too since agency model pricing makes stealing eBooks well worth the effort. So get ready for those complaints again!

I can’t believe we’re going back to square one. The Indies should prep for a bump in sales!

Apr
8

Oyster to open eBook store

Yahoo Finance has a story on eBook subscription service Oyster’s plan to open its own eBook store with its sights on challenging Amazon’s market domination.

Apr
7

Kobo Glo HD eReader for May Release

TechCrunch features the new Kobo Glo HD eReader that rocks a “Kindle Voyage” resolution for $70 less.

Apr
3

More on OverDrive Acquisition

Information Today adds some background to tech giant Rakuten’s purchase of the OverDrive eBook distribution platform.

Apr
2

New author platform tools at Reedsy

Digital Book World posted on new author platform tools at Reedsy self-publishing services.

Apr
1

Barnes and Noble flaunts bricks and mortar footprint

Finances reported that Barnes and Noble continues to flaunt its bricks and mortar footprint in the digital publishing world by setting its April 2015 lineup of FREE Storytime events for children with a focus on the joys of reading.

Mar
31

Kindle Ivory headed to China

GoodeReader posted Amazon’s announcement of a new Kindle Ivory for the China market with a rumor suggesting a similar white eReader will be coming to the states.

Free eBooks at Manybooks.net
Barnes and Noble eBooks

MODERN TWIST ON CLASSIC HORROR - $3.99 or Less
eBooks by Indie authors at Smashwords.com
Kobobooks.com
Wattpad - Free eBooks for Mobile Devices
The Variant Effect - FREE Full Length Novel in Multi-Format Download FREE eBooks at Getfreeebooks.com
Canon Rumors

FREE eBOOK




Follow us on Twitter! Follow us on Twitter!