US ebook sales down 3% in 2018
15 Jan 2019 (AAP)
But November up slightly in October and November.
Canadian public libraries protest ebook embargoes
14 Jan 2019 (Radio Canada International)
The Canadian Urban Libraries Council is calling on Canadians to demand stronger #eContentForLibraries of major multinational publishers. They’ve set up a campaign portal encouraging users to complain directly to trade book publishers.
How ebooks can help you keep your New Year’s resolution to read more
1 Jan 2018 (TeleRead)
To fit in those five pages, it also helps to keep a book, audiobook app, or e-reader on you as you go about the day. Then, when you have some down time—you’re waiting for a friend, dozing through your commute, or doing a task that doesn’t require your full attention—you can open your text…
Amazon’s “Look Inside” feature hacked
31 Dec 2018 (Justmaku)
“… I have built a simple ruby script to crawl the book starting with few generic keywords that I knew will be present in the book in several places and then continue in a divide-and-conquer fashion…”
[Analysis] The future book is here but …
20 Dec 2018 (Wired)
About 45 percent (up from 37 percent in 2015) of all print sales, and 83 percent of all ebook sales happen through Amazon channels.
Glose ebook start-up raises another 3m Euros
13 Dec 2018 (TechCrunch, via The Digital Reader)
French mobile reading platform lets you share your thoughts with other readers.
Ebook sales up 45% in Germany
11 Dec 2018 (destatis.de, via The Digital Reader)
E-Books were purchased by 1.6 million households in 2017. This corresponds to an 8% share of all households with expenditure on books. In 2014 there were 1.1 million households (5%).
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