When it comes to publishing platform providers, the arms race is on. Companies like Vook, Atavist and FastPencil are continuously upgrading their platforms and offerings to attract authors and publishing partners in the expanding marketplace for digital publishing services.Yesterday, Vook acquired Booklr, a data and analytics start-up based in New York. Booklr’s employees will join Vook and its founder will become Vook’s chief operating officer.The combined companies will now offer indie authors and its publishing partners, which include companies like the New York Times and Wall Street Journal, more analytics and data about their ebook titles.More.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:Simon & Schuster’s Content Marketing Play (DBW) Simon & Schuster’s new business books and insights website 250 Words aims to get people thinking, according to the site’s editors, who sat down with DBW for a short Q&A session about the site’s plans and goals.Apple Wants a Change of Venue (PW) Apple has filed to have its upcoming damages and civil class action ebook price-fixing trials moved out of New York and to California and Texas, …read more

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