Sweden’s Storytel beats Amazon’s Audible to the India audiobook market

Audiobook producer and distributor Storytel added its ninth global audiobook subscription platform this week. India joins home country Sweden, and Denmark, Finland, Norway, Netherlands, Poland, Russia and Spain in having a Storytel platform. The United Arab Emirates may be next. Storytel is one of the world’s largest audiobook producers and distributors, turning out about 2,000 Read More …

The Czech Republic’s first ebook subscription service

Back in early September, before The New Publishing  Standard went live, news broke that the publisher and distributor Euromedia was looking to buy the Czech bricks and mortar bookstore chain and online book and ebook retailer Neoluxor. The move is on hold pending a review by the Czech competition authorities so I’d been waiting for Read More …

Bookstores at war with Kobo Plus as Dutch ebook sales rise

Earlier this month the Dutch ebook subscription service Kobo Plus, run in tandem by Rakuten Kobo and Bol.com, launched an exclusive new series by Dutch thriller writer Linda Jansma and an exclusive pre-release title from another Dutch thriller writer Willem Asman, in cooperation with the authors’ publishers. Both authors have seen considerable success with digital Read More …