The following post is reproduced from my column in the May 2012 edition of News on Bookselling, the magazine of the Australian Booksellers Association.
Booksellers were dealt two blows last month in their efforts to carve out a slice of the ebook market. The agency pricing model began to fall [...]
In a pre-holiday announcement on its blog, Google quietly pulled the plug on its attempt to help booksellers to sell ebooks: it announced the end of its reseller programme in which Google provided the technology for booksellers to sell ebooks from their own websites.
The move affects partners [...]
Australian readers will have few reasons not to join the ebook revolution this Christmas as a host of offerings come on stream. The past year has seen major strides in the key areas of local availability, price, ease of use and ease of purchase.
“This Christmas will be a very important one for [...]
The two sites went live today and will bring “hundreds of [...]
I went to update the Kobo app on my iPad this morning but stopped when I saw what has changed. The main reason for the update is to cut access to the Kobo ebookstore from within the reading app. Instead, you have to fire up a separate browser, go to their store and make the purchase outside the [...]
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Martin Taylor (@nztaylor) has been involved in the publishing, technology and internet fields for more than 20 years. He operates a digital publishing consultancy and founded the Digital Publishing Forum, an initiative to accelerate the development of digital publishing in New Zealand. In a former life, he published technology and business magazines.