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Ebook Industry News Feed

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

Who’s buying ebooks: Geographical insights from

In answer to the question, "Who's buying ebooks?" we already know that, unlike printed books, ebooks are significantly more popular with younger readers. But where are those readers? As an independent, global ebook retailer, we have a unique insight into ebook reading and buying habits around the world. And the answer is kind of interesting. Our biggest market, unsurprisingly, is...

Who’s buying ebooks? Ebook purchases by user age

The magic of data analytics enables us to drill into the data and see who's buying ebooks. Pew Research reported (via The Atlantic) that the average American reads five books per year, a number that increases as readers get older. Our own data suggests that, at least for now, ebooks work differently. The chart shows that consumption of ebooks on

New features added to Ebook Collections service

Our institutional library platform, Ebook Collections, has been updated to add two new features requested by our publishers. The first is the ability to add a limit to the number of concurrent users. The second is additional DRM options for downloadable ebooks. Here’s a more detailed explanation about each feature. Concurrent User Limits Previously collections had no limits on the number...

Is Trustworthy? is a long-established, leading  e-bookstore, with millions of members around the world. The company is a partner of all the major English language book publishers. It can be difficult to judge if a website is legitimate or a scam. This is especially important when they want you to provide personal data. There are scams and fraudsters everywhere. But here...

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...



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