Viz partners with Funimation for streaming anime

Viz Media is one of the largest distributors of manga and anime. The company has just partnered with Funimation, the second largest streaming platform, next to Crunchyroll. The new deal will include 2018 sci-fi boxing anime Megalo Box and Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet. They’ll join existing titles from the VIZ Media catalog, such as Hunter x Hunter, on September …

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John Wiley & Sons experiences a digital boom

John Wiley and Sons have experienced a big profit in the past quarter, due to COVID and more people buying research and online access. Digital and online products offset continued declines in print revenue, leading to a 2% increase in sales.  Revenue was $431.3 million in the quarter ended July 31, 2020, compared to $423.5 …

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Color E-Paper and E INK Kaleido have severe limitations

Color e-reader on the left and Pocketbook Touch Lux 5 on the right. After around two years of development, E INK released their new color e-paper technology. They are calling it by two different names, Print Color E-paper and Kaleido. This technology provides 4,096 different colors and has its own RGB color filter array that  …

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RBmedia will distribute audiobooks by Brandon Sanderson

RBMedia has been in the news lately, primarily due to them selling their library unit to Overdrive and the company is now just selling audiobooks directly to users through their network of retailers, such as Audible and Apple Books. Today, RBMedia has announced they signed a business deal with Mainframe, to produce and distribute four …

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Ebook revenue increased by 25% in July 2020

Ebook revenue in the United States are up 25.0% for the month of July 2020 as compared to July 2019 and the format generated $103.7 million. On a year-to-date basis, ebooks were up 14.2%, coming in at $652.9 million for the first seven months of 2020. Notably, ebook  revenues in the Children’s and YA category …

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Buy print and get a free ebook? Bundling will never happen

Ever since ebooks became popular in 2007, with the release of the 1st generation Amazon Kindle, major publishers have been actively digitizing their front and backlist titles. When the Barnes and Noble Nook and Kobo e-readers came around a few years later, they had massive bookstores on their e-readers, that allowed customers to buy them …

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Read a book by a local author this year (plus 12 books by Kentucky authors)

You’ve probably heard the expression “all politics is local.” As I’ve grown as a reader, I’ve been surprised and delighted to discover just how much literature is local as well. Books are written by people, people whose lives and experiences are anchored in a certain time and place, even if their books are not. One …

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Kindle for Android can now permanently delete ebooks

Amazon has added functionality to delete Kindle books right from your Android smartphone and tablet. This will allow you to completely delete ebooks that you no longer want on your device, or sampes you downloaded years ago. All you need to do is visit your library and long press on the cover art and it …

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