Here, we have been providing you the most important stories constantly transforming the fabric of digital market. Stay on board with us to catch the intriguing news surrounding the fast growing e-market of ebooks, ebook readers, tablets and publishers. The breaking news of this week is the rumor about Amazon’s product launch expected next week. We will provide you direct coverage of the events, so stay with us!
Amazon Kindle Fire 2 Launch Rumor:
It is quite obvious after FCC filings that Amazon is on its way to launch a next generation Kindle Fire and a brand new ebook reader. It is said that the new device will have GlowLight, a spectacular feature embedded in the Barnes and Noble Simple Touch with GlowLight. Also, Kindle Fire will be available according to various memory sizes and in a less costly adverts version in which Home screen and screensaver will showcase advertisements. Amazon has partners like L’oreal and others who can pay handsome bucks to have their products on the home screens of Kindle users.
Apple iBooks introduces Latest Support Options for Digital Publishers:
Apple has made lives easier by introducing a new customer support service phone line which is accessible for most hours of the day for digital publishers. The customer services operators are trained to guide on submission questions and to provide assistance in troubleshooting. Contrary to Apple’s new launch, other major companies are not that easy to access. To submit Google Books is quite a pain and Amazon is also not very courteous in answering questions asked by small publishing companies through its email service.
Barnes and Noble continue to acquire UK partnerships:
Barnes and Noble, regarded as the largest bookseller in the US, has made lots of efforts to launch its products in the United Kingdom. The company has acquired partnerships of John Lewis, Argos, Blackwell’s and Foyles, all of which will be selling Nook ebook readers through their online store, as well as local stores. Looking at ambitious developments of last week, we can safely guess that Barnes and Noble is still looking for some more partnerships.
HarperCollins experiencing huge growth in ebooks:
Harper Collins recently stated that it is receiving 20% of its revenue from ebook sales. Looking at the current sales figures, the company also predicted major growth on ebook sales in next year and a half. Ebook sales are fast increasing, now reaching 250% annually which means that digital publishers will experience huge sales in ebooks, those accounting for 50% of their revenues.
Shop e-Readers taking a leap in Canada:
Shop e-Readers is an important online store, in charge of selling ebook readers and everything connected. Last month, they have signed agreements with major Universities of Canada to take ebook readers in student libraries, student eBook stores and classrooms. The top universities to partner recently with Shop e-readers include St. Johns Private School, York University, University of Northern British Columbia and The University of Western Ontario. The older partners of the company are the University of British Columbia, Vancouver Community College, Simon Fraser University and many others.