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Google opens experimental ebookstore

8 February 2016

Google has opened a new ebookstore for ‘mobile-first’ titles, reports the Bookseller. Editions at Play, created by London-based publisher Visual Editions and Google’s Creative Lab in Sydney, is designed to...

Norwegian publishers refuse Google ebook deal 

17 June 2014

Norway’s three biggest publishers, Aschehoug, Gyldendal and Cappelen Damm, will not allow Google to sell their ebooks, reports the Bookseller. The Google Play store launched in Norway on 4 June with five...

Amazon, Apple and Google must pay UK taxes from 2015 

25 March 2014

Multinational corporations such as Amazon, Apple and Google will no longer be able to avoid paying 20% value-added tax (VAT) on online sales within the UK after the government legislates to close...

Authors Guild v Google: judges drop class action ruling 

3 July 2013

In the US Authors Guild’s lawsuit against Google’s book-scanning project, judges from the US Second Circuit Court of Appeals have dropped Judge Denny Chin’s 2012 ruling that granted the guild class action status,...

Jon Page on the digital future for booksellers

15 May 2013

Pages & Pages general manager Jon Page is stepping down as president of the Australian Booksellers Association (ABA) in June. In his final ‘President’s report’ in the ABA’s News on...

International Library News 

10 April 2013

UK legal deposit extended to include digital publications In the UK, new regulations have extended legal deposit to include all digital publications, reports the Bookseller. The newly introduced regulations require UK...

Google stops publishing Frommer’s titles in print 

25 March 2013

Google has stopped publishing print editions of Frommer’s titles, reports travel website Skrift. According to Skrift, the last two Frommer’s titles to appear in print were two guidebooks in the...

Copia to provide ebooks for QBD, Co-op Bookshop 

12 December 2012

Ebook platform Copia has confirmed that it will provide ebooks for bookselling chains QBD and Co-op Bookshop. Mathew Barlow, vice president of business development for Copia Interactive, told Bookseller+Publisher that...