Traditional Sales

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.

At Humble Bundle, Some Growth to Brag About
June 30, 2017

The promotional site that lets consumers pay what they wish for bundles of e-book content reports a nearly $5 million increase in sales since last year—and a boost in charity donations to boot.