Traditional Sales

Literati Launches E-commerce Platform for Teachers
November 15, 2023

Literati is launching Literati Classrooms, a new e-commerce platform aimed at preschool and elementary school teachers, which will return 15% of sales on the platform to teachers as credit to buy books for their classrooms.

Open Road Starts Imprint for Out-of-Print Books
May 24, 2023 at 1:00 am

Open Road Integrated Media has launched Re-Discovery Lit, a new imprint that will republish out-of-print and reverted books. The imprint is starting with about 200 titles.

Spotify Launches Audiobook Sales in Canada
March 22, 2023 at 1:00 am

Swedish audio streaming company Spotify has expanded its English-language audiobook service to Canada, offering some 350,000 titles in English and French for purchase.

Digital Book World: Startups Are Entering 'A New Age'
January 18, 2023

DBW's final day looked at a recent study of publishing industry startups and found that innovation takes all forms, from wildly successful ideas that took time to take off, like Audible, to cutting edge innovations, like blockchain book retailing.

Digital Book World 2023: The Future of AI Writing and Audio
January 17, 2023

According to multiple presenters at the Digital Book World conference, ChatGPT has potential to remake the way people write and streamline production and editing, while AI voice replication promises affordable audiobook adaptations.

Writers Groups Protest Audible Exchange Policy
November 24, 2020

The Authors Guild and other writer organizations are gathering signatures on a letter protesting a policy by Audible that enables Audible Premium Plus customers to exchange audiobooks they have purchased within 365 days and deducts those returns and exchanges from authors’ accounts.

Author-Funded BingeBooks Site Launches
November 18, 2020

More than 120 authors have come together to fund BingeBooks, an online community and book discovery site that launched November 18.

Firebrand to Close Preview-a-Book Service
December 12, 2019

Founded in 1993 by Stanley and Betty Greenfield as Dial-a-Book, the company produced nearly 1 million book excerpts that are used by retailers and libraries.