Traditional Sales

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.

Smashwords Launches Presales Option
December 3, 2019

Smashwords Presales will allow authors and publishers to design programs that will let readers buy an e-book before its public on-sale date.

Hummingbird Digital Media in E-book Deal with ABA
October 11, 2018 at 1:00 am

Hummingbird Digital Media has reached a non-exclusive marketing partnership with the ABA under which ABA members will have another option to sell e-books from their websites.

Kobo’s Michael Tamblyn Talks Walmart and E-books
February 16, 2018

International e-book retailer Rakuten Kobo has a long history of partnering with retailers to deliver e-books, but Kobo its new partnership with Walmart is on a whole different level.