Thursday, May 29, 2008

E-book News, In Brief

Via Publisher's Weekly: Penguin has reported that e-book sales from the first four months of 2008 have surpassed the house's total e-book sales for all of last year. According to the publisher, the spike is "more than five times the overall growth in sales, year-on-year, through April 2008."

Via Publisher's Weekly: Barnes & Noble has launched a retail destination designed specifically for those with BlackBerries and smartphones. The new site,, caters to those who want to order books and other products from their mobile devices and, presumably, is intended to compete with Amazon's TextBuyIt option.

Via ebook2u: There is a wealth of content and other information in the public domain that is or soon will be in an ebook or some sort of digital form...A large collection (over 13,000) of public domain books have been indexed and made available in digital format at