What to watch for as ebooks enter their adolescence, Apple could be slyly needling Amazon through the iBooks store, rumors of a new waterproof Kobo device, Amazon to sell physical books in Brazil and more.
An inconclusive new study on print and ebook reading comprehension, Barnes & Noble’s new Nook tablet, Google and Ingram challenge Amazon, Paul Ryan comments on Amazon-Hachette war and more.
Retooling marketing strategies for the digital era, Amazon’s retort to German authors, “sorceress” turns songstress on Pottermore, Firebrand’s new ebook QA tool, tips for making book apps and much more.
Tallying the publishers with the most best-selling ebooks so far this year, Kindle head Russ Grandinetti’s role in the publishing world, Bezos-owned Washington Post briefly adds Amazon ‘buy’ button, how cheap books could hurt readers and much more.
Accounting for the steady rise in prices of best-selling ebooks, Amazon’s gamble on customer loyalty, the Colbert Report’s hand in boosting books, Orwell’s estate responds to Amazon, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt grows and more.
For two years, we’ve been tracking the average price of a top-25 best-selling ebook: Before I talk about the latest batch of data that we can add to our posts on the subject*, let me just tell you briefly how …
Navigating the latest challenges in digital publishing, Penguin Random House dominates ebook best-seller list, authors’ stakes in the Amazon-Hachette feud, BiblioBoard expands its catalog and more.
Analyzing the logic behind some indie authors’ support for Amazon, HarperCollins gears up to square off against Amazon next, OverDrive launches worldwide “Read an Ebook Day” and much more.
One of the most confusing things to me about the Amazon-Hachette contract dispute saga is why do so many indie authors want so passionately for Hachette, a competitor, to lower its prices? Isn’t it against their self-interest? Don’t indie authors, …
Amazon’s latest volley in the ongoing dispute, more from Hachette CEO Michael Pietsch, authors weigh in on Amazon-Hachette standoff, a history of ReadersUnited.com, Amazon turns up pressure on Disney and more.
The e-tailer launches a same-day delivery service, an alternative perspective on the ideal bookstore, Brazilian bookstore chain to sell e-readers, Nook With Glowlight comes to the UK and much more.
Movie tie-ins in the ebook era, an upset on this week’s ebook best-seller list, print production’s 2013 decline, a new ebook start-up in India, what to expect for Kindle’s near future and much more.
The logic behind Simon & Schuster’s new video series, O’Reilly acquires Pearson’s stake in Safari, Ingram’s operations deal with Chegg, why the Amazon-Hachette war could drag on and much more.
It’s a question that’s been floating around for years now: What do publishers do in an era when anyone can publish a book? And publishers have been answering it. Several years ago, Digital Book World obtained a leaked document that …
The close look at the state of e-lending worldwide, how much longer the Amazon-Hachette war could rage, Apple’s settlement approved, a new approach to crowdsourced content and much more.
Evaluating the standoff’s impact on the publisher’s bottom line, continuing the debate on subscription ebooks, publishers still concerned about ebook quality, Apple’s settlement settled and much more.
In its first half numbers, which came out today, French media conglomerate Lagardere reported that Hachette Books Group, its U.S. division, generated 5.6% more revenue in the first half of 2014 than it did in the prior year. This, the report …
One industry insider’s view of Apple’s BookLamp buy, subscription ebooks in Japan, Marcello Vena departs RCS Mediagroup, sales dip at Harlequin, Perseus closing delayed and much more.
How the new subscription service is impacting best-sellers, Amazon lays out its goals in Hachette dispute, a new digital-first Amazon imprint, Macmillan provides full front-list to libraries, Axis 360 integrates with Boopsie and much more.
Apple quietly acquires BookLamp, debating the best strategy for iBooks, authors heckle the Authors Guild, Pearson sales dip during Random House integration, Adobe’s new fixed-layout export and much more.
Why authors and publishers participating in Kindle Unlimited have cause to celebrate, Amazon tries to quell authors’ dissent in Hachette feud, Oyster gets onto Web browsers, Apple adds 48 million new devices to the market and more.
Kindle Unlimited is minting best-sellers. According to Publishers Lunch, the number of ebooks on the Kindle best-seller list that are Kindle Unlimited titles has just about tripled since the launch of the all-you-can-read service from Amazon last week. Amazon is counting …
How Amazon’s subscription model could serve some authors better than others, HarperCollins explores bundling with BitLit, marketing questions for self-published authors and much more.
Inside Amazon’s new ebook and audiobook subscription service, four ways publishers can compete with Amazon, experiments in ‘risk-free’ publishing, Apple stands to pay consumers and much more.
Is it possible to publish books without financial risk? In the case of the traditional publishing model, publishers often pay authors money in the form of an “advance on royalties.” They also invest in the creation of the book in the …
E-reading habits in soccer-crazed countries, Richard Russo objects to Amazon’s latest move in Hachette battle, the FTC sues Amazon over children’s in-app purchases, Simon & Schuster partners with the U.S. military, and much more.
The DBW website is focused entirely on the business of ebooks and digital publishing. Because one of the most interesting and relevant stories in this arena is the rise of self-publishing (also known as indie publishing), we cover that, too. …
A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to participate in New York University’s Summer Publishing Institute. I put together a panel about new business models in book publishing with folks from Diversion Books, Scribd and Librify. But before we …
Amazon’s overture causes the publisher and others to cry foul, forecasting the implications of the Amazon-Hachette dispute, HarperCollins goes direct to consumers, this week’s top-25 best-selling ebooks and much more.
Amazon Publishing and Rizzoli team up to accelerate the publishing process, when it’s cheaper investing in book companies than authors, New Zealanders prefer print and much more.
iOS users may have cooler handsets and tablets, but Android users are a tad more intellectual when it comes to what books they read, according to a new infographic from ebook subscription service Oyster. Oyster measured the reading habits of …
France moves to protect independent bookstores, McGraw-Hill Education expanding onto Amazon’s home turf, confronting digital production challenges, a look back at Perseus Book Group’s history and much more.
Revenues flattening out as predicted, Simon & Schuster widens ebook access for libraries, five tips for digital publishing start-ups, Forgotten Books launches subscription services and much more.