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The Ebook Industry News Feed delivers the inside running on all the hot developments in ebook publishing, retailing and technology.

Sales jumped 54% when this publisher went DRM-free

In 2019 we asked a major STM publisher if we might sell their ebooks DRM-free from They were already selling unencrypted (watermarked) ebooks from their own website direct to consumers, so clearly they had a reasonable appetite for this. The results were remarkable. In 2018 (the last full year when we sold their ebooks with encryption) this publisher...’s Premium Affiliate Program

Our Premium Affiliate Program is an easy way to offer ebooks from your website without the stress of setting up and maintaining your own ebook fulfilment platform. You can be selling ebooks in a few days, without having to implement file storage, DRM encryption, e-commerce, fraud-busting or end user support. We handle all that for you. The simplest solution. No...’s Compliance with EU and US Privacy Laws

You can always access our privacy policy, which sets out what (little) information we collect about you, what (little) we do with it, and how you can access that data or expunge yourself from our systems. We are fully compliant with the stringent privacy protection requirements of the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and California's Consumer Privacy Act...

Caboodle, the kitten

OK, yes, it's a cat video. We only do this once every 20 years, so here it is. Benedict and Sarah are fostering an orphaned kitten for a few weeks and today Benedict brought Caboodle into the office. So now it's Down-Tools-and-Play-with-Kitten time at!

How to direct your website visitors to for ebook sales and fulfilment

Hachette, Macmillan and Cambridge University Press are among hundreds of book publishers who refer their website visitors direct to their product pages on And you can do this too. It’s a simple trick that will take your developer a few minutes to set up. Here’s how…’s Publisher Hub

We've now launched the Publisher Hub, which is a single interface that houses a number of our popular publisher services. And now, instead of having to contact us via email to launch a marketing campaign or create a bulk sale, you can login into your Hub account and do it yourself, in a matter of minutes.

QUASH: How we crushed online credit card fraud

The cost of online credit card fraud in the US exceeds $11 billion annually.Global online card fraud is expected to exceed $50 billion by 2024.But that is dwarfed by the effects of over-cautious screening: $118 billion in lost’s credit card fraud-screening algorithm QUASH is now 14 times more accurate than the industry benchmark.The system discriminates effectively between transactions...

Tech Tree: Ebooks to be archived for 1,000 years

Are your titles on a list of technology books set to be preserved in a vault deep in the Arctic permafrost? has partnered with GitHub in an international project to archive a broad selection of tech-related titles beneath a mountain in Svalbard, Norway. Svalbard is an archipelago between mainland Norway and the North Pole. It is already home to a...

Two ways to buy and distribute bulk ebooks

In recent months we've distributed hundreds of thousands of ebooks in batches to students, virtual conference attendees and corporates. And we've just upgraded the system to make it even simpler. There are two ways to do this. 1. Just buy them and send them now Pay now with your cardIt takes 5 minutes Find the title you want on Click "Buy... dubbed “most ethical” e-bookseller

The Guardian newspaper has just flagged as the ethical alternative to Amazon. In an article titled How to Avoid Amazon, it says: " serves customers around the world and has titles starting at 99p in the UK. It has got the thumbs-up from Ethical Consumer magazine and is the only ebook seller in its top five." (The Guardian) The article...

Ebook Collections

Ebook Collections is your fully-branded ebook fulfilment platform that enables publishers, large and small, to sell their ebooks direct to schools, companies and institutional libraries with just a few mouse-clicks. The platform was created by the team that built the institutional ebook sales powerhouse, EBL, and the global e-retail portal, It's easy and stable, and impressively adaptable. If you don’t have...

Taylor & Francis adopts’s Collections platform

Taylor & Francis has signed on to's Ebook Collections service. The two companies announced their technical collaboration today at the Frankfurt Book Fair.'s CEO, Stephen Cole, said, "Taylor & Francis is at the forefront of the digital knowledge revolution. They were the first major scholarly publisher to embrace ebooks - as far back as 2000 - and have...

Publishers can now issue discount coupons discount coupons might be a useful item in your promotional toolkit. If you'd like to enable a user or organisation to buy one or more of your titles at a discount, you can now login to the publisher hub and create a special discount coupon code, just for them. Just type in the ISBN, the upper limit on the number...

What ebook reading apps are necessary for

You don't need any special software; you can read our ebooks online, in your web browser.Or you can download the whole ebook for offline reading, using the free Adobe Digital Editions app (for desktops) or Ebook Reader app (for mobile). Online Reader You don't need to download any software in order to use Online Reader because the reader allows...

Librarian’s Guide to Ebook Collections

About Ebook Collections ( does not sell ebooks directly to libraries. But we do offer a technology platform, Ebook Collections, which enables book publishers to sell collections of their own titles to libraries.) Thank you for choosing Ebook Collections, an ebook delivery service provided by The system enables any book publisher to provide collections of ebooks to libraries directly, without...



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