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Ecommerce Solution Leader Rakuten Acquires Kobo

November 10, 2011 By the ZippyCart Content Team Japanese ecommerce solution giant Rakuten will be acquiring the Canadian ereading service Kobo from majority shareholder and founder of the service Indigo. Indigo is Canada’s largest book retailer and founded Kobo in 2009 to compete with Amazon’s and Barnes & Noble’s ereaders. The Kobo ereading platform has a catalog of more than two ... Read More »

Major Publishers Provide Ecommerce Solutions For Authors

October 21, 2011 By the ZippyCart Content Team Three major publishers will soon provide authors with access to book sales data online through new author portals. Publisher Simon & Schuster announced Wednesday the creation of its author portal that will allow authors and illustrators to see data online about the sales of their published material. Authors will have access to ... Read More »

Ecommerce Leader Amazon Taking Publishing Into Their Own Hands

October 19, 2011 By the ZippyCart Content Team Ecommerce giant Amazon is set to publish 122 books of a variety of genres this fall. By creating their own publishing line, Amazon is removing traditional publishing houses from the process and making their own deals with authors. Amazon Publishing will act similar to a traditional publisher, completing all of the editing, ... Read More »

2011 Holiday Shopping Cart Tablet Roundup

September 29, 2011 By the ZippyCart Content Team These days tablet devices are hot items for the holiday season, here is a roundup of some of the top contenders on the market for the remainder of 2011. Apple iPad 2 The iPad is currently dominating all other tablet competitors with a 73 percent market share. iPad users get access to millions ... Read More »

DC Goes “Day-and-Date” on Digital Comics!

September 5, 2011 By the ZippyCart Content Team The digital age has brought about many changes. Products that were usually only available in stores are available on ecommerce solutions. Items like books and CDs, which were previously only available in physical form, can now be wirelessly downloaded from remote servers and ecommerce software platforms. The retailers who previously sold these ... Read More »

Disruption in the Textbook World!

August 31, 2011 By the ZippyCart Content Team This school year more than any other, it’s all about textbook rentals. A variety of new options have sprung up in recent months, and they are poised to take advantage of the new school year and the huge numbers of students flocking back to schools who are feeling a bit light in ... Read More »

Could Amazon Kindle Cloud Reader Spark a New Change?

August 11, 2011 By the ZippyCart Content Team In a move to take back the control of the revenue generated by its best-selling Kindle app, ecommerce giant Amazon has responded to Apple’s controversial subscription rules by simply not playing by them by launching its app to the cloud. Back in February, Apple unveiled its much-anticipated subscription feature on its iTune’s ... Read More »

Barnes And Noble Offer $100 In Free E-Books With Nook

August 10, 2011 By the ZippyCart Content Team It’s that time of year again! Ecommerce solutions everywhere are coming out with deals to help kids get the best value on their back to school gear. Barnes and Noble has stepped it up by including $100 in free e-books and study guides with both the Nook Color and their standard Nook. ... Read More »

Panasonic Raboo Goes Into Japanese Shopping Carts

July 25, 2011 By the ZippyCart Content Team The Japanese have a unique ereader/tablet to put in their shopping carts starting late last week. The Raboo (short for RAkuten BOOks, after the country’s biggest ecommerce company) started selling overseas and has a lot of people talking. The Panasonic product will roll out with immediate access to 10,000 books in Rakuten’s ... Read More »

Kindle: Changing Textbooks, Saving Newspapers

July 22, 2011 By the ZippyCart Content Team The face of publishing, printing, writing, and distributing the written word is changing. It’s been changing for years. The introduction of the internet was a massive disruption of the usual publishing system. For decades (centuries?) the gates of the publishing world were tightly locked and closely monitored. Independent presses popped up here ... Read More »