When authors sign contracts with publishers, exactly what is given and what’s expected in return? What do publishers and indie authors do that makes some of them successful and others less so? The results of the 2015 Digital Book World and Writer’s Digest Author Survey are in, and they lay the groundwork for a...
A Canadian regulatory agency is pursuing a court order requiring both Kobo and Indigo Books to hand over information in an investigation of anti-competitive practices, drawing protests from Kobo. Kobo president Michael Tamblyn objects that the company is being unfairly “singled out for this particularly onerous process” after cooperating with the Competition Bureau’s inquiries relating...
Bookmate adds 200,000 English-language titles as the subscription ebook competition heats up internationally, why print and ebook sales cycles may be diverging, agency's return makes little dent on the best-seller list and much more.
How the mobile boom is driving a number of trends in a digital landscape where ebook growth has stalled, a full recap of Digital Book World 2015 conference coverage, Amazon reassures authors on Kindle Unlimited, data on authors' earnings and much more.
Apple's iBooks head Keith Moerer joins DBW15 to discuss the ebook business's rapid growth, charting the rise of audiobooks among ebook readers and beyond, Macmillan and Springer merge, rethinking social media and more.
SVP of Kindle Russ Grandinetti tells publishers at Digital Book World 2015 that Kindle Unlimited is evolving, announcing the 2015 Digital Book Award winners, what we still don't know about the YA market and much more news from DBW15.
Why more children's publishers are training their focus on kids themselves rather than their parents, Macmillan enters a shifting subscription ebook landscape, Penguin Publishing Group reshuffles upper ranks and more news from DBW15.
Kicking off three days of insights, debate and conversation at the most jam-packed Digital Book World ever, Simon & Schuster launches online video series, why going direct is such tough going, the return of agency ebook pricing and much more.
An alternative approach to the fee-based, aggregated user data retailers occasionally supply, kids and parents figuring out where ebooks fit, the year in review for publishing M&A, Amazon's latest crowdsourcing plans and much more.
New research shows children are reading ebooks and parents are spending more on them, why it's too early to foretell the death of the ebook market, Nook device sales tank, Hachette finalizes Black Dog & Leventhal acquisition and more.
Why one expert sees promise in more ebook publishers embracing HTML5 and EPUB3, a free look at a forthcoming resource on book metadata, low prices ring in 2015 on the ebook best-seller list, debating ebook sales in the UK and much more.
Rodale Books Publisher Mary Ann Naples agrees with Seth Godin that publishers must rethink their customer relationships, the can- and can't-do's of data-based publishing, Recorded Books bulks up and much more.
Why the state of digital publishing makes the need for new approaches and upgraded skill sets more urgent than ever, Smashwords CEO Mark Coker on slower ebook growth, Zuckerburg's new book club and more.
Leaders at the two biggest ebook retailers to take the stage next week at Digital Book World 2015, Smaswords increases output, sizing up supply-and-demand in the digital market, Scribd raises $22 million, what's next for Nook and more.
Amazon adds 10 million new Prime members and says device sales grew by leaps and bounds this holiday season, assessing authors' Kindle Unlimited qualms, Kobo aims to upsell erstwhile Sony loyalists with new devices and more.
Industry leaders offer their thoughts on what constitutes a publishing start-up and which ones hold the most promise, four ways metadata is evolving, digital audiobooks come of age, raising the bar on digital content and more.
Three ways to upgrade your book marketing tactics for the vastness and vagaries of the digital marketplace, Amazon's one-hour delivery service scores high, e-commerce driving supply chain innovation and much more.
Why direct-to-consumer retail is about more than just driving revenue for publishers, a new argument on behalf of enhanced ebooks and playing the long-game in digital publishing, the unsung potential of foreign rights sales, used ebooks in Europe and much more.
One industry leader argues publishers need to "reverse the trend of shrinking shelf space" as ebook growth stays flat, Barnes & Noble buys back Pearson's stake in Nook, getting the most out of social media marketing and more.
One industry leader's case for why Amazon could still prove a game-changer in the mobile market, what's ahead in digital content delivery, leadership changes at Wiley, reconsidering global ebook pricing and much more.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt CEO Linda Zecher on driving technological change in K-12 publishing, why Amazon is making peace with publishers, Macmillan head John Sargent expresses frustration over ebook distribution options and more.
Macmillan regains agency pricing in Amazon agreement and turns to explore subscription ebooks, Oyster adds Bloomsbury titles to its catalog, assessing Kindle Direct Publishing's pricing model and much more.
Smaller publishers and authors assess the distribution landscape, four changes ahead in book metadata, Amazon maps out the future of e-reading, whether Walmart is really eyeing Nook and much more.
Why the next wave of publishing innovation could emerge from the academic market, Bibliocrunch expands resources for authors, Kindle increases author payment fund, Penguin Random House best-sellers keep ahead and more.
Paper Lantern Lit's co-founders on building a "story experience" tailored to digital readers today, inside Apple's ebook pricing appeal hearing, Google doubles down on e-commerce, Amazon updates Kindle iOS apps and much more.
The need to improve data-driven publishing tactics grows more urgent, announcing finalists for the 2015 Digital Book Awards, Scribd adds Houghton Mifflin Harcourt ebooks, linking websites and social media book marketing and more.
Trends and opportunities for digital publishers to watch heading into next year, Digital Book World 2015 Conference Chair Mike Shatzkin's exhaustive precap of the approaching conference, the appeal of 'digical' retail and more.
Author and squidoo.com founder Seth Godin on why publishers need to figure out who their customers are, CBS head praises Simon & Schuster's Amazon deal, teen ebook buying lagging, Capstone Young Readers bundles print and ebooks and much more.
How the first wave of print-to-digital conversions created issues ebook publishers increasingly need to confront, publisher leaves Amazon Publishing, gambling on books by YouTube stars, ebook series still paying off and more.
Hachette partners with Gumroad on a direct sales platform for Twitter, Wattpad and Amazon face off on fan fiction market, Addr picks up where Readmill left off on social e-reading, Kobo crowdsources innovation and much more.
Author and 'New Yorker' contributor Ken Auletta on whether publishers can--or should--up their clout in Amazon negotiations, unfinished business for Authors United, Kobo sizes up the global ebook market and much more.
Barnes & Noble agrees to buy out Microsoft's stake in Nook Media, why Walmart should set its sights on Nook, Barnes & Noble has another weak quarter, weighing whether Amazon can be constrained and whether or not it should, 3M adds audiobooks and more.
How changes in Facebook, mobile e-reading and discovery are rewriting the digital marketing playbook, Wattpad adds paid content, best-selling author H. M. Ward voices discontent over Kindle Unlimited, Jeff Bezos on authors and ebook prices and much more.