Apple Throws Support Behind Steve Jobs Biography, Offers Exclusive iBooks Preview

-+*Apple may not have initially liked Becoming Steve Jobs, the Steve Jobs biography by Brent Schlender and Rick Tetzeli which is coming out tomorrow, but Geekwire and iDownload blog report that the tech company is now showing considerable support for the book. To start with, Apple is heavily promoting the book in iBooks, and  several members of senior management… Read More »

Amazon Publishing France Names First Hire: Clément Monjou

-+*The whole of the French publishing industry fell into wrack and ruin today at the news that Amazon’s newest publishing venture. Actualitte reports that Amazon Publishing France has made its first hire. Clément Monjou, formerly the editor of the ebook blog, is now the Senior Editor Original Manuscripts at Amazon Publishing France. He reports to Dominic Myers, head of… Read More »

Yes, the Success of the “American Sniper” Enhanced Edition is a One-Off

-+*Many startups have made a go of producing enhanced ebooks, and so far no one has had much luck in creating a real market. But  Clare Swanson , writing for Publishers Weekly, thinks that HarperCollins has found a way forward. Swanson is pointing at the success of the enhanced version of Chris Kyle’s novel*, American Sniper, and asking… Read More »

Harlequin Has Closed Author Solutions Front Company DellArte Press

-+*Sometime in the past month Harlequin quietly shuttered its vanity press imprint Dellarte Press, replacing its website with a notice that the business is closing. Harlequin was the second major US publisher to partner with famed vanity press Author Solutions when Harlequin launched Harlequin Horizons in 2009 (it was later renamed to Dellarte Press). That vanity press service launched only… Read More »