DBW Interview with Enrique Parrilla, CEO, Pentian

Last year, Digital Book World wrote about a Spanish crowdfunding publisher called Pentian. From that piece: In the Spanish-speaking world, one digital publishing company has disrupted the traditional publishing process by creating an online platform that combines full-service self-publishing with crowdfunding. This platform allows authors to present their projects, lets backers pledge and support...


DBW Interview with Paul Cameron, CEO, Booktrack

Booktrack is one of the more unique e-reading platforms out there, allowing for the combination of music and sound effects with ebooks to create an immersive experience for the reader—something of a movie-style soundtrack. The site went live in August of 2011, and since that time, the platform, to some extent, has divided critics....


Ebook Service Epic! Is Netflix for Kids

Epic!, an ebook subscription service for children 12 and under, launched less than two years ago, but it has already achieved a major milestone: more than 10 million books read. The company, which works with more than 100 American publishers—including HarperCollins, Macmillan and National Geographic—also announced that it has added more than 500 Spanish...

Simon & Schuster Creates New Global Ebook Strategy Position

Recognizing the global growth of ebooks as well as the significant U.S. ebook market, Simon & Schuster has created a new senior-level position dedicated to developing the publisher’s worldwide ebook business. Doug Stambaugh will fill the role as vice president of global ebook market development and strategy. He will report to Simon & Schuster...

Three Ways to Use Amazon to Sell More Books

For many publishers, Amazon is the No. 1 place where their books are sold. The massive online retailer is thought to have about two thirds of e-book sales market share and is considered the largest bookseller of any kind in the U.S. Here are three ways to maximize sales on Amazon.

HarperCollins CMO Angela Tribelli: The Outsider

It might just take a publishing industry outsider to solve the current marketing challenges facing publishers. We spoke with Angela Tribelli, the new HarperCollins chief marketing officer who comes from outside the industry, about marketing analytics, the recent sales reorganization at HarperCollins, and why publishers need to think more like direct marketers.