How Apple's iOS 8 could shift the e-reading terrain by adding many more iBooks customers, future-proofing ebooks, rumors of a new Kindle on the horizon, inside Amazon's new Kindle Direct payouts and much more.
Authors United appeals to Amazon directors, BookShout expands retail network, HarperCollins bolsters DRM, global ebook market forecast to continue growth, UK gains new digital textbook platform and much more.
Evaluating recent arguments about the Amazon-Hachette dispute, the fading myth of the solitary author, high praise for the Kobo Aura H2O, using Tumblr for book marketing, ebook innovation in Vancouver and more.
Vook acquires short-form ebook start-up Byliner, India's tremendous ebook potential, the New York Times launches new monthly best-seller lists, Amazon UK expands, Colorado libraries rethink catalogs and more.
Earlier this week, I published a post about the pattern of Nook revenues and losses over the past four years, charting the figures the company has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission over that time. I also tried to explain why we observe the figures we do. In doing so, I left out...
A new study finds reading and library use are strong among younger Americans, HarperCollins enters the Chinese book market, Barnes & Noble bemoans ebook prices, new leadership at Andrews McMeel and more.
Tracking Nook's steady decline and forecasting what comes next, two new iPhones ideal for e-reading but no Apple mention of ebooks, Rakuten pushes intol the U.S. market, an upset on the ebook best-seller list, trade sales dip at Wiley and much more.
Barnes & Noble’s Nook division hasn’t fared well over the past four years. What was once thought to be the only credible challenger to Amazon’s dominance of the ebook business in the U.S. has fallen into a distant second or third position in the marketplace (Apple at this point may sell more ebooks than...
Amazon discounts Fire Phone to $0.99 ahead of Apple product launch, new leadership at Sesame Workshop, Rakuten stocks dip after Kobo Aura H2O rollout, Adobe Digital Editions goes EPUB3 and more.
Writing content to make use of digital capabilities, James Frey launches ebook publishing venture, Hachette author slams Amazon, Kobo rolls out 'Gone Girl' contest, Apple's latest legal woes and more.
Two new tools for self-publishing children's books, Amazon's CFO resigns, executive staffing changes at Penguin Random House and Verso, Oyster poaches Amazon books editor and much more.
Taking stock of the fast-evolving subscription ebook world, Penguin Random House continues strong showing on ebook best-seller list, Samsung doubles down on publishing, Txtr gets onto web browsers and much more.
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 we get this data and why I think it has some meaning. Every week,...
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, who generally price their books lower than traditionally published books are priced, benefit from...
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 publisher Hachette had been circulating among agents and authors, explaining the value it added...
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 stated, despite a drop in ebook sales “reflecting market trend, fewer movie tie-ins vs....
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.