Sitting high atop a perch with a view of the publishing landscape down below, book publishing company CEOs have a different perspective than the rest of us when it comes to what's happening in digital books.
According to a recent survey, nearly half of readers discover new books through the recommendations of family and friends, and nearly a third discover them at bookstores.
E-reader and e-book seller Kobo was born international. The Toronto-based company had to expand abroad from the very beginning, as Canada isn't a very large market, said Kobo vice president of content, sales and merchandising Michael Tamblyn at the Digital Book World conference in New York last week.
Free 1-hour WEBcast January 19th at 1 PM ET / 10 AM PT sponsored by Constellation
Free 1-hour WEBcast presented by Digital Book World and Innodata on December 15th at 1 PM ET / 10 AM PT
Free 1-hour WEBcast presented by Digital Book World and Ingram Content on November 22nd at 1 PM ET / 10 AM PT
A free 1-hour WEBcast presented by Digital Book World and the Publishing Innovation Awards on October 27th at 1 PM ET / 10 AM PT
"We have had to...learn to live in two industries: tech and publishing."
BW Roundtable: 10/20 | Topic: Generating More Sales on Amazon
"Contrary to popular belief the industry is not dead or dying. It’s evolving quickly and dramatically, making this the scariest and most exciting time to be in publishing."
Matt Mullin | There are 3 new ways to get access to digital resources year round
Matt Mullin | The best of the web on the Kindle announcement and what it means for publishing
Matt Mullin | Data from a publishing revolution, 2009-2011
Adrián Puentes & Joana Costa Knufinke | An interview with B&N's Patricia Arancibia: “Thanks to the ebook, small editors can now think globally”
DBW Roundtable 9/29 | What are the major changes quietly reshaping our industry?
New WEBcast 9/20 at 11 AM EST / 8 AM PST / 4 PM GMT
"A fine example of technology in the service of literature can inspire other publishers to see how far they can go with things and still wow the consumer." - Anne Kostick
DBW Roundtable: 8/25 | Topic: Making Ebooks More Discoverable On Amazon
New WEBcast 8/9 at 1 PM ET / 10 AM PT
DBW Roundtable: 8/4 | Topic: The Top Common Ebook Design Mistakes
DBW Roundtable: 7/14 | Topic: The Who, What, and Why of Ebook Standards
New WEBcast 7/12 at 1 PM ET / 10 AM PT
DBW Roundtable: 6/30 | Topic: Improving What Publishers Release Into the Digital Marketplace
Join us on June 29th at 1 PM ET / 10 AM PT for this free StoryWorld WEBcast.
DBW Roundtable: 6/2 | Topic: What Works (and Doesn't) in Book Apps
New WEBcast 6/21 at 1 PM ET / 10 AM PT
DBW Roundtable: 5/19 | Topic: Problems and Opportunities in Contracts
DBW Roundtable: 5/5 | Topic: Community Building for Publishers
DBW Roundtable: 4/7 | Topic: Making Online Titles More Visible
This exclusive hour long panel bringing together publishers, librarians, vendors, and advocates.
DBW WEBcast, presented live on 3/31 at 1pm ET / 10am PT.
"Are the eReader Wars officially over, and if so, is the next battlefield a return to eBook pricing?"