Amazon Publishing in Talks to Offer E-books to Public Libraries

The potential deal would be a breakthrough moment in the library e-book market as Amazon currently does not make its digital content available to libraries. It would also be a major coup for the Digital Public Library of America's upstart e-book platform and its SimplyE library reading app. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-12-04 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon Publishing, DPLA Ink Deal to Lend E-books in Libraries

The deal represents a major step forward for the digital library market. Not only is Amazon Publishing finally making its digital content available to libraries, the deal also gives libraries a range of models through which it can license the content. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Key Rights Offers on Deck: Amazon Publishing Titles at Bologna and London Book Fairs

This week at Bologna International Children's Book Fair and then at London Book Fair April 10 to 12, the Amazon Publishing foreign rights team packs new titles–—and the retail muscle to make all boats float. The post Key Rights Offers on Deck: Amazon Publishing Titles at Bologna and London Book... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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New York Public Library launches imprint to publish books inspired by its collections

From colouring and picture books for children to work by adult authors including Maira Kalman, new project will celebrate the library’s role in the life of the cityA treasure trove of rare books, manuscripts, maps, photographs and more are set to fire the imaginations of authors in a new venture... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Tennessee Public Library to Publish Books with IngramSpark

A public library in Franklin, Tennessee has launched its own publishing imprint, Academy Park Press, using the IngramSpark platform for distribution and print-on-demand. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Amazon in Talks to Launch Digital-Book Library

Amazon.com Inc. is talking with book publishers about launching a Netflix Inc.-like service for digital books, in which customers would pay an annual fee to access a library of content, according to people familiar with the matter. Continue reading at AllThingsD

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What Do Libraries Do?: 7 Services Your Public Library (Probably) Offers

"What do libraries do?" You may be surprised by these seven basic services your public library offers for free, including job search help. Continue reading at Book Riot

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Susan Orlean talks ‘The Library Book’ on first day of L.A. Times Festival of Books

Susan Orlean cracked open her book and bent toward the microphone. “Covers burst like popcorn,” she said, reading from her book about the mysterious 1986 fire at downtown L.A.’s Central Library. “Pages flared and blackened and then sprang away from their bindings, a ream of sooty scraps soaring... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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London Book Fair: Publishers, Book Aid International Champion Rebuilding Iraqi Library

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Amazon Publishing Books Faring Better on Amazon's New Bestseller Lists

Four Amazon Publishing titles, which drew poor BookScan print sales numbers, are among the top 20 fiction bestsellers on the latest iteration of the e-tailer's new weekly bestseller list, bolstered by sales in non-print formats. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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E-book sharing: Amazon and book publishers' stupid attempts to curtail lending sites.

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Amazon, Publishers Seek to Knock Out Refiled E-book Price-Fixing Suit

Lawyers for Amazon and the Big Five publishers say that a revived class action suit accusing them of colluding to fix e-book prices is not significantly different from the case that was dismissed in September for lack of evidence, and should not be allowed to go forward. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Here are the Brooklyn Public Library’s most-borrowed books of all time.

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The New York Public Library is giving 500,000 free books (for keeps!) to kids and families.

We’ve said it many, many times before and we’ll say it many, many times again: libraries represent the best of America. Today’s entry: the New York Public Library will give away 500,000 books this summer to help kids, teens, and families build their at-home libraries. In addition to English,... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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Deborah James’s second and final book tops Amazon chart ahead of publication

The columnist and podcaster’s How to Live When You Could Be Dead is out in August heads the bestsellers listPre-orders of Deborah James’s second book have soared within days of it becoming available. The podcast host’s memoir-cum-self-help volume is topping the Amazon UK bestsellers list, ahead... Continue reading at The Guardian

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The New York Public Library makes four banned books free nationwide on its e-reader app

The New York Public Library made four banned books available nationwide on SimplyE, its free-reader app. The titles include Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson, King and the Dragonflies by Kacen Callender, Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi and Catcher in the... Continue reading at Engadget

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Maryland Lawyers Say E-book Law Is a Defense of Public Libraries

In a 25-page brief, Maryland lawyers contend that the AAP is seeking to find a copyright violation where none exists, and reiterated their contention that the state has both the authority and a compelling interest to protect public libraries from "unfair" market practices. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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PA backs filing against Maryland law forcing publishers to license library e-books

The Publishers Association and the Federation of European Publishers have voiced their support for the Association of American Publishers’ challenge of an “unprecedented, unjustified” Maryland law which could force publishers both in the US and abroad to license e-books to the state's public... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Amazon Publishing’s Eoin Purcell: ‘Surprise Books’ and Other Pandemic Effects

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Lawyers Argue that E-book Price-Fixing Case Against Amazon, Big Five Publishers Should Proceed

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