Hummingbird Digital Media announced that more than 3000 publishers are now using its service to distribute ebooks and audiobooks. Hummingbird, which set out 18 months ago to “disrupt the ironclad control an oligarchy of large corporations had on the retailing of e-books and audiobooks,” is a free service for booksellers and others to directly offer their customers ebooks and audiobooks.
Author Earning Posts New Report on Big Five Ebook Pricing [Digital Book World]
Author Earnings posted a new report on ebook pricing from the Big Five publishing houses. The average price of a Big Five ebook, according to the report, dropped from $10.31 in January 2016 to $8.67 in May 2016.
Dear librarians, please don’t move away from enabling & encouraging reading [No Shelf Required]
It has come to my attention lately that librarians of all walks of life are participating in all kinds of wonderful outreach initiatives in their communities….making me ultimately conclude that, as admirable as they are, they are moving librarians away from what the society needs them to do now more than ever: encourage people to read and have as much access to quality information as humanly possible.
8 Ebook Discovery Services Compared [Alliance of Independent Authors]
Data on eight popular services comparing pricing, audience, and features to find the right platform for promoting free and discounted books. Services compared include: Freebooksy, Bargain Booksy, BookBub, BookSends, Fussy Librarian, Robin Reads, EReaderIQ, and BookGorilla. Continue reading News Roundup [June 10, 2016]