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Amazon Just Admitted It's Making Less Than You Think

Investors need to wise up to Amazon's accounting games.<p>Shares of Amazon AMAZON.COM INC.<p>surged after the company reported its fourth-quarter earnings …

Classroom Management in the Tech-Equipped Classroom

What's Plan B?<p>When you're integrating technology and designing a classroom management strategy, it's always best to think about the kind of scene …

What Amazon's e-book numbers are and aren't telling you

How much should an e-book cost? Publishers set the retail price for a current e-book, like James Patterson's "Invisible," at $14.99. That's a lot less than a hardcover copy of the book ($25.50), but it's still more than<p>Amazonthinks a reader should be paying for an e-book; Amazon says the price tag …

Bowker Reports U.S. Traditional Print Book Production Dipped Slightly in 2013, Print-on-Demand Experiences Steep Decline

Production of print books by traditional publishers slowed in the United States in 2013, declining from 309,957 titles in 2012 to a projected 304,912 …

Hachette's deal to purchase Perseus falls apart

The sale of Perseus, America's sixth-largest publisher, to Hachette, one of publishing's "Big Five," fell through Thursday. The deal would have included sale of its distribution arm to distributor Ingram.<p>Hachette's planned purchase of Perseus was announced in June. At the time, the acquisition was …

Hachette CEO: “More than 80% of the ebooks we publish are priced at $9.99 or lower”

Advertisement<p>13 Comments<p>Credit: Biz Carson/Gigaom<p>It’s been a weekend of manifestoes as Amazon (s AMZN), book publisher Hachette and authors try to …

a variety of thoughts on Hachette/Amazon... and on ebook royalties

Yesterday, after a hell of a lot of careful analysis, discussion, debate and argument among our volunteer leadership, I had a staff member press</i> …

Hachette CEO to Amazon: Withdraw the sanctions you have imposed against our authors

Hachette CEO Michael Pietsch fires back at the tech giant<p>Sarah Gray<p>August 11, 2014 4:15pm (UTC)<p>Hachette CEO Michael Pietsch is firing back at Amazon, asking the tech giant to "withdraw the sanctions against Hachette’s authors" as the quarrel between the publisher and Amazon continues.<p>In the …

Which Subscription Service is Best for Self-Published Authors: Kindle Unlimited, Scribd or Oyster?

Amazon’s new Kindle Unlimited e-book reader subscription program caused a real commotion in the publishing industry last month. But how will this …

Why the Public Library Beats Amazon—for Now

As E-Book Subscription Services Grow Their Catalogs, the Age-Old Institution Trumps All<p>A growing stack of companies would like you to pay a monthly fee to read e-books, just like you subscribe to Netflix to binge on movies and TV shows.<p>Don't bother. Go sign up for a public library card …

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Kobo president questions Amazon’s tactics in dispute with publishers

The president of Toronto-based e-book retailer Kobo Inc. is calling out Amazon.com over its pricing dispute with a book publisher, saying the …

Using InDesign to Create Fixed Layout EPUB

<i>photo from Shutterstock</i><p>The new fixed-layout EPUB export feature for Adobe InDesign is helping print designers and ebook developers more seamlessly …

New Self-Publishing Options from Blurb and Book Design Templates

For many years self-publishers have been frustrated.<p>I’m not talking about the usual ups and downs of indie publishing. No, I’m talking about authors …

The Japanese author talked writing, heroes, domestic life, dreams and how his life informs his novels at a Guardian book club at the Edinburgh international book festival – and he answered some of your questions<p>When you start reading Murakami novels, life starts being like them. That’s their …

Tapping into Innovation: Lessons for Booksellers

As new directions for bookselling evolve, the industry is increasingly looking to take advantage of the changes taking place across the entire retail …

For Major Publishers, A Not-So-Profitable Six Months

Publishers remained profitable in the first six months of this year, but margins slipped at four of the six major companies that report financial …

B&N Tests Espresso Book Machines in Stores as the Kodak-OnDemandBooks Partnership Falls Through | The Digital Reader

Once hailed as the future of the book industry, print on demand has a solid niche in said industry but lately it seems to be treading water. Whenever …

In B2B e-commerce, Alibaba has solved the one problem Amazon can't

In 2000, analysts predicted a massive chunk of the world’s business-to-business commerce market would come online, resulting in trillions of dollars …

Uber's challenge in China

In December, leaked Uber documents showed that the company was completing about 800,000 rides a week around the world. It’s a safe bet that the …

What Alibaba’s IPO says about the rise of private investors

As Alibaba Group goes public later this month in an offering that could value the company at about $160 billion, its astonishing valuation highlights …