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DeannaUtroske

About DeannaUtroske

Deanna Utroske is the Content Producer at Digital Book World and an active member of New York Women in Communications, where she serves on the Integrated Marketing & Communications Committee. Previously, Deanna worked in the editorial office of Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, a publication of the University of Chicago Press.

10 Tips for Cost-Effective Multilingual Marketing

Digital publishing is by its nature an international venture. Reaching an international and multilingual readership with your content and marketing initiatives can present quite the challenge, however. Nicole Fonovich, president of Luca Lashes LLC knows about multilingual marketing. The company publishes children’s book apps in five languages. From the start Luca Lashes “aimed to...

Oyster’s iPad App

Today Oyster Books launched an iPad app. In an email to DBW, a company spokes person described the app interface: “With an emphasis on superior user experience, Oyster’s elevated design and typography are re-imagined for the iPad. A custom dark blue-lit background makes night reading easy on the eyes and helps dull reflection, encouraging...

Beneath The Ink: A Portal To Adjacent Content

Fully digital reading experiences remain an exception, not the rule. Yet readers of all stripes are inclined to go digital—Google it!—when searching for resource material or expanded second-screen-style media experiences. To mitigate the disconnect between the printed book and relevant digital content, publishers are exploring ways to connect readers with adjacent content. Digimark’s watermark...

Ebook Best-Sellers $3.00 to $7.99 Week Ending 10-13-13

Ebook best-sellers from the week ending 10/13: – Top 25 Best-Selling Ebooks – Top Selling Ebooks: $10 and above – Top Selling Ebooks: $8.00 – $9.99 – Top Selling Ebooks: $0.00 – $2.99 Top 10 Ebook Best-Sellers | $3 to $7.99 Week Ending 10/13/13 Sponsored by: Rank* Title Author Publisher  Price**  Change 1/1 (3)...

Ebook Best-Sellers $0.00 to $2.99 Week Ending 10-13-13

Ebook best-sellers from the week ending 10/13: – Top 25 Best-Selling Ebooks – Top Selling Ebooks: $10 and above – Top Selling Ebooks: $8.00 – $9.99 – Top Selling Ebooks: $3.00 – $7.99 Top 10 Ebook Best-Sellers | $0 to $2.99 Week Ending 10/13/13 Sponsored by: Rank* Title Author Publisher  Price ** Change 1/22...

Average Ebook Best-Seller Price Climbs Higher

This week, Liane Moriarty’s The Husband’s Secret gained three spots to overtake last week’s number 1, Killing Jesus: A History by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard, which landed in the number 5 spot just behind Elizabeth Smart’s My Story. With well-priced ebooks like these from major publishers prevailing in this week’s rankings, the average...

Ebook Best-Sellers $8.00 to $9.99 Week Ending 10-13-13

Ebook best-sellers from the week ending 10/13: – Top 25 Best-Selling Ebooks – Top Selling Ebooks: $10 and above – Top Selling Ebooks: $3.00 – $7.99 – Top Selling Ebooks: $0.00 – $2.99 Top 5 Ebook Best-Sellers | $8 to $9.99 Week Ending 10/13/13 Sponsored by: Rank* Title Author Publisher  Price**  Change 1/2 (2)...

Ebook Best-Sellers $10 and Above Week Ending 10-13-13

Ebook best-sellers from the week ending 10/13: – Top 25 Best-Selling Ebooks – Top Selling Ebooks: $8.00 – $9.99 – Top Selling Ebooks: $3.00 – $7.99 – Top Selling Ebooks: $0.00 – $2.99 Top 10 Ebook Best-Sellers | $10 and up Week Ending 10/13/13 Sponsored by:   Rank* Title Author Publisher  Price ** Change...

How Creative Tech Leaders Shape Publishing

With evermore new technical developments and innovations, digital publishing presents a real opportunity for creative tech leaders to shape the future in useful and interesting ways. Andrea Colvin is one such leader. Colvin is Vice President of Content and the Executive Producer in the Book Division at Andrews McMeel Publishing (AMP). In this role,...

Five Digital Channel Management Challenges Facing Publishers

Five big challenges face publishers as they leverage readership, customers, and authors, according to Mary Dolan, Director of Sales at Harvard Business Review Press: 1. Balancing direct sales and e-tail partners Currently, HBR’s largest channel of digital sales is Amazon and the publisher finds that mapping Amazon’s analytics onto HBR’s is useful and, for...

Ebook Best-Sellers $8.00 to $9.99 Week Ending 9-22-13

Ebook best-sellers from the week ending 9/22: – Top 25 Best-Selling Ebooks – Top Selling Ebooks: $10 and above – Top Selling Ebooks: $3.00 – $7.99 – Top Selling Ebooks: $0.00 – $2.99 Top Ebook Best-Sellers | $8 to $9.99 Week Ending 9/22/13Sponsored by: Rank* Title Author Publisher   Price**   Change 1/19 (n/a)...

Ebook Best-Sellers $0.00 to $2.99 Week Ending 9-22-13

Ebook best-sellers from the week ending 9/22: – Top 25 Best-Selling Ebooks – Top Selling Ebooks: $10 and above – Top Selling Ebooks: $8.00 – $9.99 – Top Selling Ebooks: $3.00 – $7.99 Top 10 Ebook Best-Sellers | $0 to $2.99 Week Ending 9/22/13Sponsored by:   Rank* Title Author Publisher  Price ** Change 1/5...

Ebook Best-Seller Average Price Gains Nearly $2

It’s been over a month since ebook best-seller prices averaged in the $7.00 – $8.00 range. While last week saw a slight up tick, this week the average price gained nearly $2.00 to arrive at $7.77. Penguin Random House titles continue to be well represented in the top 25; eleven titles from the publisher...

Ebook Best-Sellers $3.00 to $7.99 Week Ending 9-22-13

Ebook best-sellers from the week ending 9/22: – Top 25 Best-Selling Ebooks – Top Selling Ebooks: $10 and above – Top Selling Ebooks: $8.00 – $9.99 – Top Selling Ebooks: $0.00 – $2.99 Top 10 Ebook Best-Sellers | $3 to $7.99 Week Ending 9/22/13Sponsored by: Rank* Title Author Publisher  Price**  Change 1/1 (1) The...

Ebook Best-Sellers $10 and Above Week Ending 9-22-13

Ebook best-sellers from the week ending 9/22: – Top 25 Best-Selling Ebooks – Top Selling Ebooks: $8.00 – $9.99 – Top Selling Ebooks: $3.00 – $7.99 – Top Selling Ebooks: $0.00 – $2.99 Top 10 Ebook Best-Sellers | $10 and up Week Ending 9/22/13Sponsored by:   Rank* Title Author Publisher  Price**  Change 1/2 (8)...

Half of Russian Kids are Reading Digitally

A new study from Digital Parenting Russia and Tvidi.Ru, a substantial internet platform for children between 6 and 16 year of age, conducted a survey earlier this summer on the e-reading habits of Russian kids. Related: Back to School in an E-reading World, the latest report from DBW and Play Collective, looks carefully at...

A Consumer Publishing Approach to Ebooks

Where ebook subscriptions fit in the publishing ecosystem, Julie Blattberg joins Open Road, Amazon’s standing in the UK ebook market, Simon & Schuster not for sale, in 2020 the book market will be 75% digital and more!

Children Reading Digitally

No buyer for Nook, RUP teams with McIntosh & Otis on ebook rights, Smashwords launches series discovery tool, Kaplan EdTech introduces 10 startups to investors and more!

Ebook Best-Sellers $8.00 to $9.99 Week Ending 9-8-13

Ebook best-sellers from the week ending 9/8: – Top 25 Best-Selling Ebooks – Top Selling Ebooks: $10 and above – Top Selling Ebooks: $3.00 – $7.99 – Top Selling Ebooks: $0.00 – $2.99 Top Ebook Best-Sellers | $8 to $9.99 Week Ending 9/8/13Sponsored by: Rank* Title Author Publisher  Price ** Change 1/33 (n/a) Dark...

Ebook Best-Sellers $0.00 to $2.99 Week Ending 9-8-13

Ebook best-sellers from the week ending 9/8: – Top 25 Best-Selling Ebooks – Top Selling Ebooks: $10 and above – Top Selling Ebooks: $8.00 – $9.99 – Top Selling Ebooks: $3.00 – $7.99 Top 10 Ebook Best-Sellers | $0 to $2.99 Week Ending 9/8/13Sponsored by: Rank* Title Author Publisher  Price**  Change 1/6 (10) Envy...

Ebook Best-Sellers $10 and Above Week Ending 9-8-13

Ebook best-sellers from the week ending 9/8: – Top 25 Best-Selling Ebooks – Top Selling Ebooks: $8.00 – $9.99 – Top Selling Ebooks: $3.00 – $7.99 – Top Selling Ebooks: $0.00 – $2.99 Top 10 Ebook Best-Sellers | $10 and up Week Ending 9/8/13Sponsored by: Rank* Title Author Publisher  Price ** Change 1/1 (5)...

Ebook Best-Sellers $3.00 to $7.99 Week Ending 9-8-13

Ebook best-sellers from the week ending 9/8: – Top 25 Best-Selling Ebooks – Top Selling Ebooks: $10 and above – Top Selling Ebooks: $8.00 – $9.99 – Top Selling Ebooks: $0.00 – $2.99 Top 10 Ebook Best-Sellers | $3 to $7.99 Week Ending 9/8/13Sponsored by: Rank* Title Author Publisher  Price**  Change 1/2 (1) The...

New All-Time Low Average Price for Best-Selling Ebooks

Average price dropped significantly for titles on the best-seller list. This week the price sank by nearly $1.00 to the new all-time low of $5.41. For the last two weeks the average price of best-selling ebooks was steady at $6.33. Nine of the ten titles that fell squarely in the average price range $3.00...

Digital Educational Media Today

Ed tech company Desire2Learn acquires LeaP, e-textbooks depend on tech infrastructure, Wiley reports 2014 Q1 results, content licensing can ease publishers' digital transition, e-readers bring countless books to students in Kade, Ghana and more!

Finding Excellence in Educational Digital Publishing

Innovation, design, usability, content, consistency and excellence are all key elements of successful digital publishing projects, and educational digital publishing is no exception. The 2014 Digital Book Awards (formerly known as the Publishing Innovation Awards) are now open for nominations. If you’re involved with some excellent digital work going on in the education space,...

Creative Professionals Bring Digital Enhancements to Life

Traditionally published authors are increasingly partnering with production companies and using social media in new ways to drive market attention to their titles. Notably, it’s the creative professionals beyond the author and book-content folks that make these social and digital marketing strategies come to life and really resonate with consumers. DBW spoke with one...