Following up on the launch of 250 Words, a website dedicated to reviewing business books and ideas, Simon & Schuster has launched Off the Shelf, a website about great back-list books.Like 250 Words, Off the Shelf will be publisher agnostic and will feature books from competitive publishers to Simon & Schuster.Other publishers, like HarperCollins and F+W Media, have invested in a vertical media strategy to attract and engage readers.More.Related: 250 Words Editors on the Site Launch and Goals To get all the ebook and digital publishing news you need every day in your inbox at 8:00 AM, sign up for the DBW Daily today!The rest of the day’s top news:Death of Canada’s Niche Bookstores? (DBW) Online competition and real-estate woes are taking their toll on Canada’s vibrant network of niche bookstores.Ingram Acquires CourseSmart (DBW) Ingram Content Group has acquired CourseSmart, a provider of e-textbooks in the higher education market. CourseSmart will be integrated with Ingram’s digital higher education play Vital Source.OverDrive Acquires Course Materials Marketplace (DBW) Ebook library vendor OverDrive has acquired, a marketplace where 550,000 teachers creating, sharing, buying and selling course materials. Related: Demystifying the Common Core – How Publishers Can Profit From New Educational StandardsJulie Bosman to …read more

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