Indie Publishing News Roundup for 27 April

Indie Publishing NewsHere is a quick round-up of some of the news in ebook publishing over the past week.

Kiwis Still Love Indie Bookstores

“…Lincoln Gould of Booksellers New Zealand said the indie booksellers’ recent success is following trends in the US that saw independent bookstores increase their sales by 9 per cent in 2013.”

Japan Passes Bill to Protect Ebook Copyright

“The Diet enacted a bill Friday to revise the copyright law to recognize publishing rights for electronic books. Under the revised law, which is set to take effect in January 2015, rights holders will be able to file suits to stop pirated digital books from being distributed on the Internet.”

Hemingway’s Work Goes Digital for the First Time

“Ernest Hemingway’s collected works will be made available in e-book for the first time in a global project by Simon & Schuster. Twenty-eight titles will feature in The Hemingway Collection, to be published in digital in the UK on 22nd May in a “fresh and modern” style.”

Kobo Culls 60 Jobs in Toronto

“Kobo has cut more than 60 jobs in its head office in Toronto. The firm has restructured some of its teams to “support the company’s core goal of providing the best global e-reading experience”, reported the Toronto Star.”

The Chinese eBook Market is Finally Taking Off

“Right now everyone in the English speaking blogosphere is focused on Brazil and Japan, but China could be where the interesting story is happening.”


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