But over the past year, Barnes & Noble’s digital content and device sales have declined precipitously. If Apple ebook sales increased enough over the same period of time, it’s possible Apple could surpass B&N.
Digital Book World editorial director Jeremy Greenfield did some digging to find out. The answer? It depends.
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Ebook Prices to Increase in the UK? (Good E Reader)
Changes in the taxation rules for ebooks in the UK is likely to mean price increases. How will readers and retailers respond?
A First: Italian Immersive Narratives for Kids (DBW)
Rizzoli head of digital Marcello Vena takes you through a new kind of content for kids, unveiled at the Bologna Book Fair and shared exclusively with DBW.
Open Road Gets Serious About Authors (DBW)
Digital publisher Open Road Media has brought on a publishing industry veteran to be an author brands advisor.
Bookish Engine to Power Library Recommendations (DBW)
The New York Public Library has built a new book recommendation engine and it’s powered by Bookish technology (now owned by ebook retailer Zola).
Canadian Bookstore Sales Slip (DBW)
Canadian physical bookstores had a rough year, shedding nearly 4% of revenue in 2013 versus 2012.
Digital Comics Review (Boston Globe)
The Boston Globe has discovered digital comics. If you’re not familiar with what’s out there, it’s a good introduction.
Divergent Destroys Box Office (EW.com)
The first movie based on the hit series from HarperCollins had a smash opening weekend at the box office: $56 million in the U.S.
International Ebooks, iTunes for Android and More (Good E Reader)
Have a few minutes to kill while eating lunch at your desk? Bulk up on your ebook industry knowledge with this short podcast.
Classics for Kids (Slate)
A fun series of illustrated kids books takes on such fun, breezy reads at Cormac McCarthy’s post-apocalyptic travelogue The Road.
Webcast: New Digital Workflows (DBW)
The latest in digital production workflows aren’t just for big publishers anymore. Small publishers can implement new time- and money-saving workflows, too. Don’t miss out on this Digital Book World webcast, which is today at noon Eastern Time, and find out how. Register now.