Dispatches from the Digital Revolution

Penguin ebook lending program update

More good news on the library e-lending front: Penguin has plans to expand its library ebook lending pilot program to libraries in both Los Angeles and Cleveland. The pilot program, … Continue reading

November 30, 2012 · 2 Comments

Our hero?: Penguin Random House confirmed

This week I joined most of the publishing industry in the water cooler buzz about the recently-announced marriage of Random House and Penguin. (Also, of course, the blogosphere/social media/Internet buzz.) … Continue reading

October 31, 2012 · 2 Comments

Penguin announces new ebook lending pilot program

It wasn’t all that long ago that Penguin abruptly pulled its ebook titles from OverDrive, the service it partnered with for e-distribution to libraries, citing (somewhat vague) security concerns. Two … Continue reading

June 25, 2012 · 4 Comments

Top News of the Week

The Amazon Effect. The Nation’s in depth cover story explores Amazon’s history and its current conquest over the publishing industry. Indies vs Amazon. Shannon McKenna Schmidt at Shelf Awareness discusses … Continue reading

June 1, 2012

Dear DOJ: Get a clue

Wednesday, April 11, 2012: the day had finally come. Rumors of an inquiry into the dealings between Apple and the big six publishers had been swelling for months. The question … Continue reading

April 17, 2012 · 11 Comments

Top News of the Week

Ongoing Amazon-IPG Dispute. Shelf Awareness takes a look at what’s going on between the Independent Publishers Group’s clients and Amazon. Penguin’s ebook sales double, profits up 8%. According to Penguin’s … Continue reading

March 2, 2012 · 2 Comments

Top News of the Week

The boycotting of Amazon continues. This week, Books-A-Million, Indigo, and now the American Booksellers Association’s IndieCommerce site has decided they will no longer sell Amazon books. See Shelf Awareness and … Continue reading

February 10, 2012

Postcards from publishing’s past

By EMILY PICILLO             My favorite Christmas present this year was hands down one of the most simple, inexpensive, and endearing—a box of 100 postcards … Continue reading

December 29, 2011 · 2 Comments

Penguin CEO named Publishers Weekly man of the year

By KEIRA LYONS Last week, fellow Appazoogler Emily Picillo reported on the controversy surrounding Penguin and their decision to suddenly and inexplicably pull its titles from the popular OverDrive ebook … Continue reading

December 13, 2011

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