Traditional Sales

Writers Groups Protest Audible Exchange Policy
November 23, 2020 at 11:00 pm

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 17, 2020 at 11:00 pm

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 11, 2019 at 11:00 pm

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 2, 2019 at 11:00 pm

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

Online Distribution Platform Ganxy to Close
November 29, 2018 at 11:00 pm

Ganxy, founded in 2009 by Joshua Cohen and Aleks Jakulin to help music and then book publishers sell their content online, is going out of business.

Kobo’s Michael Tamblyn Talks Walmart and E-books
February 15, 2018 at 11:00 pm

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.