BookBub Raises $3.8 Million in Series A Funding – Book Bub, which promotes digital books through daily emails to a massive subscription list of more than 3 million, has just raised $3.8 million from investors including Avalon Ventures, NextView Ventures,… more
Thursday News: Shakespeare’s alleged dictionary digitized, cellphones increase literacy, Amazon Prime...
Shakespeare’s Dictionary? Skepticism Abounds. – Count me in on the side of the skeptics. Two booksellers buy a 1580 four-language dictionary on eBay (eBay!!) in 2008, and now claim that it’s Shakespeare’s personal dictionary. If you want to know about… more
Klout acquired for $200 million by Lithium Technologies – Remember when everyone was checking their Klout scores? Well, apparently Klout’s own score has just risen exponentially, with this $200 million acquisition by Lithium, in a mix of cash and private… more
Amazon Customers Win Big In Ebook Settlement – So many of you may have noticed refunds from the great ebook settlement, at least from Amazon and Apple. Barnes & Noble, along with smaller online retailers, do not appear to have… more
The Future of Reader Store in the US & Canada – Just a reminder that for US and Canadian customers, the Sony Reader Store closes permanently today, March 20, at 6 pm EST. If you have a Reader Store account,… more
The Most Popular Book in Each of the 50 States – So the first caveat here is the results are limited to Scribd downloads, which makes the results both narrower and more interesting. Alabama, for example, was Lisa Kleypas’s Midnight… more