Trend-Spotting in the Ebook Market

shutterstock_142413079The ebook sales data that’s out there doesn’t tell you what readers think of the titles they buy after they buy them.

So Digital Book World is rounding up some people who can, in a specially-priced webcast tomorrow featuring editors from BuzzFeed Books, Book Riot and The Huffington Post Books, which is co-hosting the discussion.

One of their own editors, Maddie Crum, offers a sneak-preview of reader trends that we’ll be comparing with our ebook best-seller data to find out what’s driving change in the ebook market.

Here are three of them.

Learn more in tomorrow’s webcast, “What Are Ebook Readers Reading?” Register here.

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Authors Found New Organization for Changing Times (DBW)
The Berkeley Center for New Media launches an Authors Alliance designed to support “authors who create in order to be read, seen and heard.”

Epic! Adds Capstone Titles to Kids’ Ebook Subscription Catalog (PW)
The subscription service offering ebooks to children gains 500 titles from Capstone Young Readers for its 3,000+ title library.

Finding Digital Publishing’s Future in Its Recent Past (DBW)
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Elsevier Launches Library of Medical Ebooks in Southeast Asia (DBW)
A pilot program makes health and medical ebooks available on the content distributor’s platform, with plans to expand more broadly in the region soon.

Apple Gains Temporary Stay, Bides Time (The Digital Reader)
The latest turn in the legal saga allows a three-judge panel to consider Apple’s appeal of Judge Denise Cote’s decision to move forward with Apple’s liability trial.

Attendance Booms at Abu Dhabi Book Fair (Middle East Online)
The Abu Dhabi International Book Fair sees a 10% increase in its attendees over last year. The event this year welcomes 1,125 publishers from across the region and further afield.

Kobo Wants You to Give Your Mom a Tablet (Good E Reader)
The retailer and device-maker discounts two of its e-readers in honor of Mother’s Day.


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