Jeremy Greenfield | The Kindle Fire and third-party sellers helped Amazon reach $17.43 billion in fourth quarter 2011 revenue, a 35% increase over fourth quarter 2010 revenue.
Thad McIlroy | Last week, we presented advantages that Barnes & Noble has in the bookseller wars; and now, the disadvantages of the $7 billion retailer.
Jeremy Greenfield | Due to strong borrowing by Kindle Prime subscribers in December, Amazon has increased its monthly bonus pool for KDP Select authors in the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library to $700,000 from $500,000.
Thad McIlroy | Yesterday morning, Barnes & Noble dropped a bombshell. In a press release reporting on the holiday season, Barnes & Noble CEO William Lynch revealed that the company’s overall sales and profits are not looking as strong as expected. And Sterling, the bookseller’s publishing unit, is for sale. What does it all really mean?
Jeremy Greenfield | Is this the beginning of the end for Barnes & Noble? Analysts think it might be but add that it’s not time to panic — yet.
Thad McIlroy | With over 1,200 college and retail bookstores across 50 states, Barnes & Noble is the No. 1 bricks-and-mortar book retailer in America. In Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble faces a tough competitor. Given the state of the company and of its competition, what are the advantages it has in the bookseller wars?
Jeremy Greenfield | Insight into just how Walter Isaacson’s Steve Jobs biography became Amazon’s best-selling book of the year.
Jeremy Greenfield | Liberty Media’s ongoing interest in acquiring Barnes & Noble is driven by a desire to acquire the Nook platform, a source close to the matter told Digital Book World.
Jeremy Greenfield | Amazon is giving readers another way to obtain books, but is it good for publishers?
Jeremy Greenfield | We spoke with the general manager of Kobo, Matt Welch, about Kobo’s differentiators, what Kobo has to say to publishers and why Welch thinks nobody should be buying books from Amazon.
Jeremy Greenfield | A disappointing quarter for Amazon puts the spotlight on the Kindle Fire and Amazon’s new publishing house. What does it all mean for e-book publishers?
Anne Kostick | Social discovery and attention to detail help readers find (and buy) more books.
Adrián Puentes & Joana Costa Knufinke | An interview with B&N’s Patricia Arancibia: “Thanks to the ebook, small editors can now think globally”
Dan Lubart | Agency titles on general bestseller lists are finding their equilibrium, but premium-priced romance titles lose ground.
It wasn’t that long ago that Amazon announced that Kindle sales had surpassed hardback-only sales, and even more recently, paperback sales.
Dan Lubart | What can we learn about price sensitivity and optimum pricing from studying rankings?
By Emily Williams | “Subscriptions + online shopping are a fabulous way for indies to scale their personal touch; build close ties with loyal readers.”
By Emily Williams | “Publishers are not seeing those lost sales because the lift in eBook sales in general masks the disaffection.”
By Babette Ross || “More people reading more books in the manner of their choosing? Yes, please!”
What can publishers and authors do to be better partners with their most passionate evangelists?
By Elizabeth Burton || “Most of them also seem to hate the idea that books are products, so there’s a second layer of resistance to that concept.”
Vroman’s Patrick Brown to Clay Shirky: “But you don’t have a bookstore right now.”