Trajectory Signs Deal to Bring US, UK eBooks to Xiaomi Smartphones

As anyone who follows smartphone news can tell you, Xiaomi is one of the largest Android device makers in the world. It’s strongest in China, both in terms of hardware sales and content deals (video, music, ebook, apps) with media companies, but that is slowly beginning to change. The Boston-based ebook distribution and discovery startup Trajectory has inked deals with Macmillan,… Read More »

Hachette CEO Arnaud Nourry Raises Questionable Arguments Against Subscription eBooks

Paid monthly subscriptions may be an established part of the music and video markets but the book publishing industry is still less than enthused with the business model. The Bookseller published an interview yesterday where Arnaud Nourry, the CEO of Hachette Livre, where he discusses ebooks, the publishing industry, and other topics. One part in particular caught my… Read More »

Because Outright Agency isn’t Good Enough: HarperCollins Now in Conflict With Amazon

Amazon may have inked deals with Hachette, Macmillan, and Simon & Schuster in the past 6 months, but HarperCollins is proving to be tougher negotiator. Business Insider reports that HarperCollins is in the midst of a bitter contract renegotiation with Amazon, and it’s not going well. Very few details have been leaked, but we do know that:… Read More »

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 eBouquin.fr ebook blog, is now the Senior Editor Original Manuscripts at Amazon Publishing France. He reports to Dominic Myers, head of… Read More »