- Japanese Publisher head and Rakuten (Kobo) head join forces to “Destroy Amazon”.
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- Browser exploit in Kindle Touch gives attackers root access.
- B&N launches Nook for the Web, but it does not work in the iPad Safari browser.
- Kobo Writing Life launches. Here is an in-depth review from an Australian author.
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- Zola, a new way for indie stores to sell ebooks
- Penguin purchases Author Solutions, getting into the self-publishing business.
- BookStats data shows growth in some interesting areas
- eBooks accounted for 30% of net publisher sales in 2011, up from 13% the year before.
- Net sales revenue from eBooks increased from from $869 million in 2010 to $2.074 billion in 2011. That’s 15% of net revenues for publishers.
- Adult Fiction eBooks revenue for 2011 was $1.27 billion, growing by 117% from $585 million in 2010. This translated to 203 million units, up 238% from 85 million in 2010.
- Reflecting broader national trends in consumer purchasing, revenue from sales through online retail grew 35% from 2010 ($3.72 billion) to $5.04 billion in 2011. This channel, which represented 13% of total publisher net dollars in 2010, grew to 18.5% of the total in 2011.
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