Data

Insights and resources surrounding the evolving uses of data and analytics in digital publishing, including the biweekly “Databox” column.

Hachette Shares New Tools and Data With Authors and Agents

[Press Release] Hachette Book Group’s Author and Agent Portal October 9, 2014 Hachette Book Group has just launched their Author and Agent Portal, an important new channel within hachettebookgroup.biz, the company’s business platform. The Portal provides a self-service option that puts up-to-date information and resources at the authors’ and agents’ fingertips, including confidential sales...

Webcast: How to Use Data to Make Publishing Decisions

Join Digital Book World on Tuesday, July 29 at 12:00pm ET / 9:00am PT / 5:00pm GMT for a webcast exploring the multiplying strategic and operational roles data can play in publishers’ and authors’ decision-making. Utilizing data strategically is among the most urgent challenges for publishers today. With sales data still sharply restricted by...

Cengage Partners to Bring Big Data to Bear on Education Technology

[Press Release] Cengage Learning and Celebrus Technologies Partner to Harness the Power of Big Data in Education Technology Partnership will explore behavioral results and provide a better understanding of how students and instructors use digital course materials in the classroom Cengage Learning, a leading global educational content, technology and services company for the higher...

A Plea: Let Some Ebook Data Flow

This content was provided by Aptara.  Historically, when all others are concentrating on lowering costs, quality wins. Publishers with a laser focus on improving the reader experience win over those focused on saving pennies per page. There is an appetite for quality enhanced ebooks at a premium (e.g. audio books, companions). But it’s not necessarily...

Data on Readers Still Scarce, Retailers Should Take Action

As e-reading continues to spread, online reader communities to thrive and self-publishing and social reading platforms to develop, you’d think information about who’s reading what and how would be easier to come by. You’d be wrong. The book business is notoriously short on freely available data about its consumers. The proliferation of things to...

Vook Acquires Book Data and Analytics Start-up Booklr

Author services and ebook publishing platform Vook has acquired Booklr, a New York-based start-up that tracks ebook data and analytics. Vook intends to offer its authors and publisher partners, which includes companies like the New York Times and Wall Street Journal, market intelligence information gathered by Booklr. Vook competes with firms like ebook distribution...

Visualizing the Data of Stephen King

Over the last two months, my company (BookLamp) has had the honor of working with the publisher Coliloquy on a project with Stephen King and the other authors of The Rock Bottom Remainders. We’ve been analyzing their writing, and asking the question, “What does Stephen King’s writing look like compared to theirs?” I don’t...

New Start-Up Aims to Be Google Analytics for E-Books

Big brother booksellers are watching readers, according to a recent report in the Wall Street Journal, and they may soon be joined by publishers. A new start-up backed by the vaunted Y-Combinator start-up incubator aims to give publishers the ability to track who is reading e-books and when and how they read them.

WSJ: Amazon, Nook, Kobo Watch E-Book Readers and Learn

According to a lengthy report in The Wall Street Journal, Amazon, Nook, Kobo and other e-readers observe reader habits through their devices and reading apps and are beginning to organize the data and learn from it. Of course, in the book publishing industry, this has been well-known for some time. While the WSJ report...