Author Archives: DBW

Writer's Digest

‘Author in Progress’ Features Lessons from 50+ Best-Selling Authors, Experts

[Press Release] ‘Author in Progress’ Features Lessons from 50+ Best-Selling Authors, Experts A New Book from Therese Walsh, Writer Unboxed and Writer’s Digest Offers Wisdom and Advice on the Various Stages to Becoming a Published Author NEW YORK (Sept. 22, 2016) — Author in Progress: A No-Holds-Barred Guide to What It Really Takes to...

W3C, world wide web consortium

W3C Global Web Experts Plan Technical Roadmap for Future of Web

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) hosted a gathering of 500 web technology experts to address challenges and new opportunities for the future of the Web’s technical roadmap and standardization work. Full press release below: W3C Global Web Experts Plan Technical Roadmap for Future of Web Annual Technical Plenary Meeting in Lisbon Draws Record...

DBW, digital book world conference

Asset Management – Semantics, Lifecycle and Strategy

If you want to manage your content assets for evolving digital products and services, you may need to think differently. And you may require transformative tools and new models that assume modularity, portability and the ability to repurpose content with a global reach—a strategy based on the conjunction of technology and rights. Join us...

DBW, digital book world conference

Get Ahead in 2017 with New Skills, Data and Insights

Think of the reimagined DBW 2017 as your go-to resource for all the information you’ll need to inform and drive your publishing plan. This year’s programming goes beyond the hypothetical and deep into the skills and information you’ll need to have a successful, forward-thinking strategy for the coming year. The final schedule is still...

authors, self-publishing, publishers, books, sales

How Much Should My Book Cost?

When you embark on the journey of getting a book published, there’s a lot to consider, and one of the things that should be on your priority list is how much you’re going to charge for your book. The editors of traditional publishing houses must fill out a profit and loss spreadsheet (P&L) before...

BookShout

BookShout and T-Mobile Partner to Distribute 237,000 Ebooks

BookShout announced today that it has distributed more than 237,000 ebooks as part of T-Mobile Tuesdays. The partnership, which occurred over two separate 24-hour blocks, resulted in customers reading more than 97,000,000 words read on the top day. Full press release below: BookShout Distributes Record 237,000 eBooks in 48 Hours on T-Mobile Tuesday More...

authors, books, ebooks, content, brand, author platform

Create a Strong Author Platform with Free Content

Building a strong author platform can start with free content. Every word you write is a tool for promoting your brand and driving book sales. While it may sound counterintuitive, giving away your writing benefits you in the end. The main principle of marketing with free content is that all publicity is good publicity....

bibliotecha

Bibliotheca Announces Partnership with PRH’s Living Language

Bibliotecha announced today that it has partnered with Living Language, an imprint of Penguin Random House, to exclusively distribute its digital language learning courses to public libraries. Full press release below: bibliotheca partners with Living Language as the exclusive distributor of digital subscriptions for public libraries Oakdale, Minn. – Aug. 23, 2016 –bibliotheca announced...

Amazon

Amazon Publishing Announces Winner of Little A Poetry Contest

[Press Release] Amazon Publishing Announces Ife-Chudeni A. Oputa as the Winner of the Little A Poetry Contest Jericho Brown, Cornelius Eady and Kimiko Hahn select Rummage by Ife-Chudeni A. Oputa as the winner of the Little A Poetry Contest Ife-Chudeni A. Oputa’s collection will be published by Little A in 2017 Today, Amazon Publishing...

gamescom, frankfurt book fair

Frankfurt Book Fair and gamescom to Host Publishers’ Pitch

[Press Release] Publishers’ Pitch launched at gamescom 2016: Five publishers present book projects with games-appeal Holger Volland will speak at the gamescom congress about storytelling in the age of virtual reality Frankfurt, 8 August 2016 – Book publishers and the games industry want to do more business together. The Frankfurt Book Fair (19 to...

Frankfurt Book Fair

FBF Announces Lineup for 30th Frankfurt Rights Meeting

The Frankfurt Book Fair announced today its lineup for the 30th Frankfurt Rights Meeting, which will be held on October 18. Speakers from a variety of countries will discuss examples of books that are “surprising successes in challenging times.” The Frankfurt Rights Meeting was previously known as the International Rights Directors Meeting. Full press...

scholastic, graphix, comics

Scholastic Announces Contest for Comic Artists

Scholastic announced today that it is holding a contest to find up to five comic artists to be published on its Graphix imprint, which is focused on children’s graphic novels. Winners will receive an offer to publish under Graphix and a $15,000 advance. Full press release below: SCHOLASTIC ANNOUNCES CONTEST TO DISCOVER THE NEXT...

ebooks, pdf, ocr, scan, agents, authors, publishers

4 Steps to Build a Strong Author Platform

For some writers, building a strong author platform comes naturally, but for others, this extroverted activity of networking takes a lot of work. Whether it feels comfortable or not, the reality is that an author’s work needs to reach the right community of readers to be successful. This means that one of the most...

Amazon

Amazon Launches Kindle Singles Classics

Amazon announced today the launch of Kindle Singles Classics, a new series of essays and stories from iconic authors. Many of the essays are available digitally for the first time. Singles Classics are exclusive to Kindle and free for Kindle Unlimited members. Full press release below: Kindle Announces Singles Classics Singles Classics launches with...

Lyrical Press

Digital-First Lyrical Press to Publish Mass Markets

Kensington Publishing announced at the 2016 Romance Writers of America Conference in San Diego today that Lyrical Press, its digital-first imprint, will launch a line of mass market paperback originals under the Lyrical Press banner. Full press release below: KENSINGTON’S DIGITAL-FIRST IMPRINT LYRICAL PRESS ANNOUNCES PRINT LINE TO DEBUT IN 2018 July, 2016: Kensington...

Bookbaby

BookBaby Expands POD Service

BookBaby announced today that it has expanded its print on demand service to now be available through its BookShop direct-to-reader sales website. Full press release below: BookBaby expands Print On Demand service to pay out highest royalties to self-published authors With POD on BookShop™, indie authors earn more, get paid faster, and enjoy guaranteed...

eStories

eMusic Relaunches Audiobook Store as eStories

Online store eMusic announced today that it has relaunched its audiobook service as eStories. The “fully upgraded” service offers more than 80,000 titles and unlimited cloud storage. Full press release below: eMusic Audiobooks Relaunches as eStories eMusic unveils a premium audiobook service at low prices: eStories offers 80K titles, unlimited cloud storage, mobile apps,...

Barnes & Noble

Barnes & Noble Partners with Adaptive Studios

Barnes & Noble announced today that it has partnered with Adaptive Studios, a publisher that repurposes content across different platforms. Full press release below: Barnes & Noble Announces Exclusive Publishing Partnership with Adaptive Studios Innovative Publishing Gives B&N Customers Access to New Books from Reimagined & Reinvigorated Stories New York, NY – July 14,...

dbw, digital book world conference, digital book world

DBW Returns to NYC Jan. 17–19 with a Reimagined Program

Digital Book World Returns to N.Y.C. Jan. 17 – 19 with a Reimagined Program on Integrated Print and Digital Publishing DBW Names Leading Publishing Consultant Ted Hill the 2017 Conference Chair NEW YORK (July 14, 2016) — The 8th Annual Digital Book World (DBW) – the premier event for publishers and their partners – is...

IPR License

IPR License Signs Up The Mark Allen Group

IPR License announced today that it has signed up The Mark Allen Group, a media company that delivers content to specialist publications. Full press release below: IPR LICENSE SIGNS UP THE MARK ALLEN GROUP IPR License, the global rights and licensing specialist, has continued to strengthen its key partnership network by announcing it has...

Copyright Clearance Center

Copyright Clearance Center Adds RUP to RightFind XML for Mining

Copyright Clearance Center announced today that The Rockefeller University Press is now participating in RightFind XML for Mining, a service that allows publishers to offer life science companies controlled access to full-text articles in native XML format for import into text mining software. Full press release below: The Rockefeller University Press Participating in Copyright...

Frankfurt Book Fair

Frankfurt Book Fair Announces Global Illustration Award

The Frankfurt Book Fair announced today the debut of its Global Illustration Award. IlluSalon, an illustration resource platform, will run the competition, and illustrators can submit entries until August 14. Full press release below: First-ever Global Illustration Award to be awarded at this year’s Frankfurt Book Fair Winner to receive 10,000 euros Frankfurt, 11...

Booktrack

Hugh Howey’s ‘Silo’ Trilogy Now Available on Booktrack

Hugh Howey‘s Silo trilogy, including Wool, Shift and Dust, are now available on Booktrack, a platform that syncs text with movie-style soundtracks. Ridley Scott and 20th Century Fox are currently developing the series for film. Full press release below: SCI-FI AUTHOR HUGH HOWEY BRINGS HIS BOOKS INTO THE FUTURE OF READING WITH BOOKTRACK New...

Penguin Random House

PRH CEO: ‘Publishing Is Undeniably a Force for Good’

Penguin and Random House merged three years ago, in 2013, and today Penguin Random House’s CEO, Markus Dohle, sent an anniversary letter to employees in which he congratulated them on their hard work, but more importantly, detailed how that work is affecting people throughout the world. “Along this road, we have continued to write...

Amazon

Amazon Launches Page Flip Feature for Kindle

Amazon announced today the launch of Page Flip, a new feature for its line of Kindle e-readers, that makes it easier for readers to flip back and forth between pages to different parts of the book without losing their place. Page Flip will be delivered starting today as part of a free, over-the-air update....

Sweek, mybestseller, self-publishing, authors, writing

Mybestseller Launches Reading and Writing Platform Sweek

Mybestseller announced today the launch of Sweek, a new global and mobile platform that allows readers to read and write both online and off. Writers can post stories that are available instantly at no charge. Sweek is currently available on Android and the web, and will be available on iOS in July, when it...

Barnes & Noble

Barnes & Noble Adds Print Feature to Nook Press

Barnes & Noble announced today the launch of a new print feature for its self-publishing platform, Nook Press, which will allow authors to turn their ebooks into print versions that can be sold in B&N stores and online at BN.com. The program is self-service and allows authors to create both hardcover and paperback versions....

Datalogics

Datalogics Announces Availability of READynamic

Datalogics announced today the availability of READynamic, a server-to-client ebook solution for enhancing, managing and distributing learning content. READynamic™, a comprehensive eBook solution, now available from Datalogics Chicago, IL, June 27, 2016 – Datalogics, Inc., the premier source for PDF and eBook technologies for developers, today announced the availability of READynamic™, a comprehensive eBook...

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

HMH and Google Launch VR Field Trips Program

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt announced today that, in partnership with Google, it is launching the first-ever curriculum-based virtual reality field trips. HMH Field Trips for Google Expeditions have been developed to integrate with the HMH curriculum. Relevant programs will contain free teacher guides for HMH customers, including student activities and lesson plans, which will enable...

OverDrive

Overdrive’s Platform Sees ‘Record Number’ of Students

Overdrive announced today that “a record number” of K-12 students are reading digital books on the provider’s platform. In the last school year, approximately 6 million students had access to Overdrive’s collection of ebooks and audiobooks, and the number of digital books borrowed through the platform increased nearly 60 percent. Full press release below:...