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eBooks Will Soon be Returnable in Germany(*)

April 17th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · ebookstore news, Europe → 1 Comment

Self_Publishing_BookRix_Vorschuss-500x359[1]Amazon is widely known as having the most customer-friendly return policy of all the major ebook retailers, but that could change soon in Germany. New regulations will be going in to affect in June 2014 which will require online retailers to offer refunds for ebooks and other digital downloads.
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Samsung, Amazon to Launch Co-Branded Kindle App

April 17th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · Amazon, ebookstore news, Samsung → 2 Comments

Samsung’s samsung_kindle_appebook efforts took a turn for the confusing today. The electronics giant announced a deal this morning with Amazon that makes a co-branded Kindle app available in the Samsung App Store in 90 countries.
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Amazon’s Deal with Bokrondellen Paves the Way for a Swedish Kindle Store

April 14th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · Amazon, ebookstore news, Sweden → 2 Comments

6285961331_94006ebe61[1]Following months-long talks with Swedish firms, news is breaking today that Amazon has signed a deal with Bokrondellen, a Swedish publishing services company.

Given that Bokrondellen runs the central book database for the Swedish bookselling industry, this deal paves the way for Amazon to enter the Swedish book and ebook market. This company is owned by a consortium of publishers, and it is the primary source of information on what book titles are in print and being published in Sweden.
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Entitle Adds eReader Support to Their Subscription eBook Service

April 13th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · ebook subscription, ebookstore news, Entitle, Subscriptions → 8 Comments

When Entitle logofirst launched in September 2013, one of its stronger selling points was that readers would own the ebooks they acquired through the Audible-like subscription service.
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Total Boox Will Make Their Pay-as-You-Read Service Free During National Library Week

April 11th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · digital library, ebookstore news, library ebooks → No Comments

In honor oftotal-boox[1] National Library Week, Total Boox announced today that their “pay-as-you-read” metered ebook platform will be completely free next week to all users.

This Israeli startup offers a catalog of over 20,000 titles from a wide variety of publishers, and next week anyone with an Android or Kindle Fire tablet, iPhone, or iPad, in the United States and around the world can download and read any of the ebooks for free.
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Amazon to Acquire ComiXology

April 10th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · Amazon, Comics, comiXology, digital comics, ebookstore news → 10 Comments

ComingComiXology-Comics-App nearly 2 weeks after rumors broke about the deal, Amazon announced today that they were acquiring the leading digital comics distributor comiXology.

In one fell swoop Amazon has bought a strong position in yet another digital market.
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Thai eBook Startup Ookbee Raises $7 Million in New Funding Round

April 8th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · ebookstore news, Thailand → No Comments

Southeast ookbee-logo[1]Asia’s number one ebookstore startup picked up a new investor today in their series B funding round.

Ookbee announced today that Tokyo-based Transcosmos has bought a 10% stake in the company. The terms of the deal have not been disclosed, but sources place the deal at around $7 million. This would value the company at approximately $70 million.
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Sony Issues Penultimate Update for Sony Readers

April 3rd, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · ebookstore news, kobo, sony, Sony Reader, Sony Reader Store → 2 Comments

Sonysony kobo logo has released what will very likely be the second to last firmware updates for the Sony Readers.

As part of Sony’s plans to shut down the NA branch of the Sony Reader Store and transfer customers to Kobo, they issued an update which replaces the ebook store integrated in the Sony Reader PRS-T1, T2, and T3.
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Readers Report that eBooks, Credits Aren’t Transferring From Sony to Kobo

April 1st, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · ebookstore news, kobo, sony, Sony Reader, Sony Reader Store → 13 Comments

Sony sony kobo logoannounced in February that they were shutting down the NA branch of the Sony Reader Store and transferring their customers to Kobo, but that process really only started about a week ago – and it’s not going very well.
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Sony Now Sending Out Emails About the Transition to Kobo

March 27th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · ebookstore news, sony, Sony Reader, Sony Reader Store → 73 Comments

When sony kobo logoSony announced back in February that they were closing the North American branch of the Sony Reader Store, they promised that their customers would have a chance to shift their accounts to Kobo. 
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