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For libraries, e-books are a complicated issue
April 26, 2011 | 11:30 pm

Publishers Weekly takes a long, interesting look at the question of library e-books and what they mean for both the publishing and library industries. To some librarians’ surprise, library e-books are proving extremely popular with patrons. "It's amazing," says Diane Eidelman, administrator for member services at the Suffolk Cooperative Library System, a consortium of over 50 libraries on New York's Long Island. "We just can't keep up with the e-book demand. We'll purchase an enormous amount of content, and within 24 hours it's all checked out." Indeed, the numbers tell the story....

Simon & Schuster’s ebook revenues at about 8% of adult sales
August 4, 2010 | 9:14 am

images.jpgSimon & Schuster's profits are up and so are revenues. The revenue increase was, in part, because of increased digital content sales. Their CEO, Carolyn Reidy, reports the Bookseller: ... echoed other US publishers in indicating that ebook sales "right now" were approximately 8% of adult sales, but added that the exact percentage has been changing every month. With a nod to the Odyssey Editions flap, Reidy estimated that the number of titles it had available digitally would double if they were able to agree upon royalty rates with rightsholders for titles not yet available electronically. Reidy said they were...

Simon & Schuster introduces mobile website
July 7, 2010 | 12:21 pm

Screen shot 2010-07-07 at 12.19.59 PM.pngS&S has opened a new mobile website specifically tailored for smartphones and other mobile devices. According to the press release the site includes: Author pages including popular features such as exclusive Author Revealed and Author Voices content, videos, and bios. · Books and series pages, with excerpts, descriptions, audio and excerpts · A dedicated Video hub similar to the similar to the simonandschuster.com site · Full-site search capability · Signups for...

Simon & Schuster Canada making its books available on iBooks
July 1, 2010 | 10:55 am

simon.jpgGood news for Canadians! From the press release: Simon & Schuster Canada is pleased to announce that it is making ebooks available on Apple's new iBookstore in Canada starting today.  iBookstore is included in the free iBooks app for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch (www.itunes.ca/appstore).  Among the ebooks now available on iBookstore are internationally bestselling titles from Stephen King, Kathy Reichs, Jodi Picoult, Robin Sharma and Cassandra Clare. ...