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That’s three: Amazon inks distribution deal with Macmillan following long fight with Hachette

That’s three: Amazon inks distribution deal with Macmillan following long fight with Hachette | book publishing | Scoop.it
Macmillian Publishers announced today that the company has reached a distribution deal with Amazon to allow the e-commerce company to sell physical and electronic copies of its books.
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Can Wikipedia Influence the Developing World? - Publishing Perspectives

Can Wikipedia Influence the Developing World? - Publishing Perspectives | book publishing | Scoop.it
Florence Devouard, former chair of the Wikimedia Foundation and co-founder of Wikimedia France, describes the work Wikipedia does in the developing world.
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Oyster Adds 1,000 Titles from Bloomsbury ⋆ The Digital Reader

Oyster Adds 1,000 Titles from Bloomsbury ⋆ The Digital Reader | book publishing | Scoop.it
Oyster Adds 1,000 Titles from Bloomsbury ebook subscription, Oyster, Subscriptions Oyster announced on its blog today that it has signed a deal with UK-based Bloomsbury to add 1,000 titles from that publisher's catalog to Oyster's subscri
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Book Clubs Boost Scholastic in Q2

Book Clubs Boost Scholastic in Q2 | book publishing | Scoop.it
Led by a 14% increase in its children’s book publishing and distribution business, revenue at Scholastic rose 7% in the second quarter ended November 30, 2014 compared to the same period last year.
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Scholastic second quarter revenues up 7%

Scholastic second quarter revenues up 7% | book publishing | Scoop.it
Scholastic Corporation said it increased revenues 7% to $665.6m (£426m) during the fiscal 2015 second quarter, which ended on the 30th November.
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Amazon Launches One-Hour Delivery Service in NYC

Amazon Launches One-Hour Delivery Service in NYC | book publishing | Scoop.it
Amazon on Thursday introduced a new service called Prime Now, which lets Prime members in New York City get a range of more than 25,000 “daily essentials” delivered to them within an hour for $7.99.
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Apple’s Bite at the Enterprise: New IBM Apps Are Serious Business

Apple’s Bite at the Enterprise: New IBM Apps Are Serious Business | book publishing | Scoop.it
The world’s largest tech players do not disappoint.
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OverDrive Announces Browser-Based Audiobooks Coming to Platform in Early 2015

OverDrive Announces Browser-Based Audiobooks Coming to Platform in Early 2015 | book publishing | Scoop.it
From the OverDrive Library Blog:
…we’re happy to announce that browser-based audiobooks will be joining your collection in 2015 – instant access, maximum ease of use. See audiobook, play audiobook – and that’s all it takes!
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Thirsty? Go to a library, not a coffee shop - Telegraph

Thirsty? Go to a library, not a coffee shop - Telegraph | book publishing | Scoop.it
Libraries should be re-branded as vibrant community hubs offering free wifi, comfy sofas and coffee, according to government-commissioned report
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e-Readers – The Race to the Bottom

e-Readers – The Race to the Bottom | book publishing | Scoop.it
When Sony and Amazon first got into the e-reader business, they were considered a new breed of luxury items. The first generation Kindle retailed for $399
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Torture Report A Best Seller On Kindle, Despite Being Available For Free (And In The Public Domain) | Techdirt

Torture Report A Best Seller On Kindle, Despite Being Available For Free (And In The Public Domain) | Techdirt | book publishing | Scoop.it
"You can't compete with free!" is the mantra of a number of copyright maximalists -- and no matter how many times we show them examples of people successfully competing with free, it's still taken as inviolable law by some. Yet...
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State-sponsored or not, Sony Pictures malware “bomb” used slapdash code

State-sponsored or not, Sony Pictures malware “bomb” used slapdash code | book publishing | Scoop.it
Malware was just good enough to do the job, perhaps what North Korea intended.
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Daring Swedish YA Tale Attracts Strong Foreign Rights Deals

Daring Swedish YA Tale Attracts Strong Foreign Rights Deals | book publishing | Scoop.it
Jessica’s Schiefauer’s Swedish YA novel Pojkarna (The Boys) is attracting strong foreign rights interest for its daring story about gender transformation.
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Headliners galore will address Digital Book World 2015 - The Shatzkin Files

Half of Digital Book World is delivered to the entire audience from the Main Stage. The speakers for 2015 comprise the most illustrious group we have ever had. The headine is definitely that we have managed to corral both Amazon and Apple speakers for our main stage — a feat we don’t believe any other …
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Wal-Mart Looks To Step Up Competition With Amazon As It Considers Buying Nook

Wal-Mart Looks To Step Up Competition With Amazon As It Considers Buying Nook | book publishing | Scoop.it
IntroductionThe recent rumor that Wal-Mart (NYSE:WMT) could buy the beleaguered Nook division from Barnes & Noble (NYSE:BKS) is a clear indication that Wal-Mart intends to heat up its retail rivalry with Amazon (AMZM). Yo
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U.S.: North Korea behind Sony hack

U.S.: North Korea behind Sony hack | book publishing | Scoop.it
The U.S. is officially pinning the epic Sony hack on North Korea. And while our government is convinced that North Korea was “centrally involved,” it’s not clear yet how the White House will respond, according to the New York Times.
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PRH: 'year of implementation' ahead

PRH: 'year of implementation' ahead | book publishing | Scoop.it
2015 will be a “year of implementation” for Penguin Random House, with the work ahead allowing PRH to “fully realise the potential of our new company”, c.e.o. Markus Dohle has told employees.
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Macmillan US does agency deal with Amazon

Macmillan US does agency deal with Amazon | book publishing | Scoop.it
Macmillan in the US has reached a new multi-year deal with Amazon, including an agency deal on e-books.
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Public libraries ‘should try to emulate coffee shops’

Public libraries ‘should try to emulate coffee shops’ | book publishing | Scoop.it
Independent report warns of library closures if features such as free Wi-Fi are not improved Continue reading...
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Korean E-Book Platform Ridibooks Raises $8M Series B - TechCrunch

Korean E-Book Platform Ridibooks Raises $8M Series B - TechCrunch | book publishing | Scoop.it
Ridibooks, which claims to be South Korea’s largest e-book vendor, announced that it has raised a $8 million Series B to improve its user experience and..
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DRM-Free Site Humble Bundle Generated Over $4 Million in 2014

DRM-Free Site Humble Bundle Generated Over $4 Million in 2014 | book publishing | Scoop.it
Over the last year, Humble Bundle, the promotional site that lets readers pay what they wish for bundles of DRM-free content, released 18 e-book bundles that generated $4.75 million in revenue.
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Deepening Consumer Insights Takes Priority for Book Publishers in 2015

Deepening Consumer Insights Takes Priority for Book Publishers in 2015 | book publishing | Scoop.it
Book Business interviewed several leaders in the publishing industry to discover what new trends will disrupt publishing in 2015. We featured those interviews in our December issue. Here we want to share the full interviews, which offer valuable insight on the future of the book business.
Following David Lipsey, partner at Optimity Advisors, shares his insights on the year to come in publishing.
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Doing Better With Open Access Advocacy

Doing Better With Open Access Advocacy | book publishing | Scoop.it
When thinking about open access to content, is it appropriate to equate disabling downloads with lack of support for the visually impaired?
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Making the Internet a utility—what’s the worst that could happen?

Making the Internet a utility—what’s the worst that could happen? | book publishing | Scoop.it
A cable lobby lawyer reveals the industry’s darkest fears.
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Reports: US to confirm North Korea behind the Sony hack

Reports: US to confirm North Korea behind the Sony hack | book publishing | Scoop.it
After much speculation, the U.S. government will reportedly confirm soon, as early as Thursday, that North Korea was responsible for the massive hack against Sony Pictures Entertainment, according to multiple reports from CNN, NBC and The New York Times. According to NBC, unnamed U.S. officials said that while the attacks originated outside the reclusive nation,…
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