On Tuesday, Scribd officially launched its new ebook subscription service, which offers all-you-can-read access for $8.99 a month. The service includes a broad partnership with ‘Big 5’ publisher HarperCollins.
Virtual Harry Potter community and digital bookstore Pottermore.com is losing its CEO: Charlie Redmayne has been appointed CEO of HarperCollins U.K. So what does this mean for Pottermore?
At the Apple ebook trial on Monday, HarperCollins CEO Brian Murray and Macmillan CEO John Sargent offered testimony as witnesses for the government. Emails showed that News Corp CEO Rupert Murdoch expressed the desire to “screw Amazon.”
A new initiative from HarperCollins allows authors to give away digital advance copies of their ebooks. The ebooks are protected by DRM and can only be read on devices that support Adobe Digital Editions (which does not include Kindle).