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.
The bookseller is spinning off Nook Media early next year, problems linger for public libraries’ access to ebooks, the fading dream of publishing’s long tail, a Canadian Byliner/Atavist and much more.
Amazon makes its power felt by blocking pre-orders, four tips for publishers looking to China, Penguin Random House dominates this week’s ebook best-seller list, McGraw-Hill partners with Follett and more.
What the contract negotiations could mean for publishing’s future, Amazon delays print and digital editions of ‘The Silkworm,’ mixed results for indie booksellers pushing back against Amazon and more.
How much Amazon’s new Fire Phone could affect ebooks, investor versus consumer interests clashing for Amazon, Scribd adds exclusive content, Bertelsmann retires its book club and much more.
The world’s biggest publisher dominates the ebook best-seller list, Apple settles its class-action lawsuit, Crown offers advance copies direct to book bloggers, Oyster launches Android app and much more.
Imagine hundreds or even thousands of crazed readers can’t wait for an ebook title to be available for sale. And when it finally is, they go to Amazon and other retailers to buy it. But they buy the wrong ebook …
An close look at what publishers actually make, why Amazon is chasing publishers’ profit margins, Amazon’s app store boasting some quarter million apps, how libraries gamble on ebooks and more.
A closer look at the new “Ask the Author” tool in Goodreads, Hugh Howey goes to bat for Amazon, self-publishing booming in the UK, predictions for Amazon’s new smartphone and much more.
Why Amazon’s stock is ticking upward, how Barnes & Noble can benefit from the Hachette-Amazon standoff, inside Hachette’s recent layoffs, how publishers can make the Common Core pay and much more.
An inside look at Amazon’s approach to the future of digital publishing, the details on the current state of Hachette’s business, four ways for publishers to diversify sales channels, Amazon squeezes more suppliers and much more.
With the film version of The Fault in Our Stars making a splash in theaters this week, John Green’s YA novel finds itself securely at the top of our ebook best-seller list. Conspicuously absent, though, are four Amazon titles in the Kindle First …
Global sales insights from the popular genre, Amazon’s new payment plan, Rizzoli partners with Kindle to crowd-source books, Candlewick Press targets YA crowd on Tumblr and much more.
The tech company joins with the bookseller to bring at least a million new tablets to market, an ebook subscription service adds a vertical, building a global ebook sales strategy and much more.
Weighing the conflict’s impact on this week’s rankings, signs of Amazon beginning to ease up on Hachette, the outlook for Byliner’s future, Open Road Media adds to its catalog and much more.
Why Apple is banking on the new operating system, readers focus on authors as publishers fixate on Amazon-Hachette duel, Independent Publisher Award winners announced, BEA attendance drops and more.
How other retailers are using the dispute to appeal to readers, Amazon editors recommend Hachette titles anyway, Blookist’s project to bridge blogs and books, Random House publisher on careers and more.
An idea so crazy it just might work, a small publisher goes to bat for Jeff Bezos, the American Booksellers Association goes on the attack against Amazon, Next Big Book wins BEA start-up contest and more.
Before you read any further, know that this opinion does not represent those of my employer, friends, family, anyone else in publishing, my doctor, my accountant or my lawyer. This opinion is mine alone — and it’s a little crazy. …
Why it’s too early to give up on enhanced ebooks, children’s ebook stats from Europe, Bookmate raises $3 million, Hachette leaves all options open in Amazon dispute and much more.