10 Jun

Hummingbird Digital Media Acquired by 360 Media Direct

ABA partnered with Hummingbird in 2018 for e-book sales. The free, turnkey e-book and audiobook retailing platform allows bookstores to have their own branded and customizable storefront.

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10 Sep

Marketing Meetup Recap: Hummingbird E-Book Marketing

During the online conversation, Josh Mettee of Hummingbird Digital Media and Dave Lucey of Page 158 Books talked about the free e-book and audiobook retailing platform.

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09 Oct

ABA Partners With Hummingbird Digital Media for E-Book Sales

The Hummingbird platform integrates with ABA’s IndieCommerce and IndieLite programs by automatically supplying a “Buy the e-book” button next to the “Buy the Book” button on the bookstore’s title pages.

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16 Jul

Kobo Launches New Process for Purchasing eReaders

Stores will now use unique discount codes to purchase devices at the same discount and with the same affiliation terms as before.

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10 May

Kobo Debuts New Aura H2O eReader

Kobo has announced the newest addition to its lineup of eReaders, the Kobo Aura H2O, an updated version of the company’s waterproof eReader.

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10 Jan

A New Kobo eBook Promo & an Update on the Aura ONE

Kobo is offering a new eBook promotion in partnership with Kensington; it has also announced that the Kobo Aura ONE will be available at the end of January.

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01 Nov

Kobo Content Price Promotions

Stores selling Kobo eBooks should take note of several new and upcoming content price promotions.

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17 Aug

Kobo Unveils Two New eReaders

On August 17, Kobo announced the release of two new eReaders: the Kobo Aura ONE and the Kobo Aura Edition 2, which will be available starting September 6. 

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29 Jun

BTW News Briefs

Darrin Pratt to lead Association of American University Presses; Sara Nelson to join HarperCollins; Barnes & Noble launches self-publishing platform

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20 Jun

Special Offer on Kobo Glo HD Starts June 30

Kobo is offering a special price on the Glo HD eReader from June 30 through July 17, 2016.

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17 Jun

James Patterson’s BookShots Now Available Through Kobo

Author James Patterson’s new line of fast-moving, novella-length romances and thrillers are now available as eBooks through Kobo.

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01 Jun

BTW News Briefs

Lerner Publisher Services to distribute Lorimer Children & Teens; Macmillan buys e-book platform Pronoun; 2016 Children’s Choices List announced; Ostrovsky receives Orwell Prize; Suzanne Collins wins Author’s Guild Award for Distinguished Service

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20 May

IndieCommerce: SEO Tips From ICI, One-on-One Appointments at Ci4 & More

The May 20 edition of IndieCommunication features videos of SEO expert Max Thomas, who spoke at the IndieCommerce Institute, and a reminder about scheduling appointments to meet with IndieCommerce staff at the Children’s Institute.

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17 May

Video of Kobo CEO Highlights Advantages of Promoting eBooks

In a new video, Kobo President and CEO Michael Tamblyn urges booksellers to take advantage of all that Kobo has to offer to help brick-and-mortar bookstores bring in new customers and strengthen their overall business. 

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04 May

Around Indies

Midtown Reader to open in Tallahassee; New owners of Viewpoint Books announced; Detroit’s Pages Bookshop marks first anniversary; Harvard Book Store to offer e-book bundles through Shelfie

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