Ebooks now make up 33 percent of Penguin’s US revenue

Ebooks accounted for 33 percent of Penguin’s U.S. revenue in the first half of 2013, parent company Pearson reported Friday, up from 31 percent this time last year. Worldwide, ebooks made up 21 percent of Penguin’s revenue, up from 19 percent last year. This is the last time we’ll see earnings from Penguin as a separate publisher, as it is merging with Random House.

iPad publisher Inkling expands to iPhone

In a move aimed primarily at users of its textbooks, iPad publisher Inkling is making all of its titles available for the iPhone. The company’s interactive ebook publishing platform, Habitat, now works for iPhone as well.

Penguin buys self-publishing service Author Solutions for $116m

Book publisher Penguin is embracing self-publishing with its acquisition of Author Solutions for $116 million. The acquisition lets Penguin “gain skills in customer acquisition and data analytics that will be vital to our future,” said Penguin CEO John Makinson in a statement.