Only 4 months from the submission of the draft manuscript to the availability in bookshops of the final print edition. During a public event on June 23rd, Rizzoli unveiled the final winner of BigJump, the first literary award in Italy for self-published novels, launched by Rizzoli, Amazon’s KDP and the Italian start-up 20lines. Out the...
James McQuivey | Publishing executives whose companies together earn 74% of all U.S. trade publishing revenues were bullish about book publishing's future. As we closed out 2011, 82% of publishing executives we surveyed were optimistic about the digital transition.
Jeremy Greenfield | NBCUniversal is launching a book publishing arm to capitalize on growth in e-reader and tablet adoption, the decreasing cost of e-book production and a backlog of over one million hours of video content.
Jeremy Greenfield | With the launch of iBooks Author, a new e-book creation and self-publishing tool, Apple is challenging e-book sales market-leader Amazon at its own game. Will it work?
Jeremy Greenfield | On January 27, 2010, Steve Jobs changed the course of consumer technology yet again when he announced the first iPad. While Silicon Valley gushed, another group was buzzing all the way across the country at the Sheraton Hotel in New York. The stage is set for a repeat.
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.
Jeremy Greenfield | J.A. Konrath responds to Hachette's reasons that publishers are relevant.
Jeremy Greenfield | As the debate as to why publishers are relevant rages, Hachette Book Group, one of the world's largest publishers, responds. A document leaked exclusively to Digital Book World by Hachette begins "'Self-publishing' is a misnomer."
Jeremy Greenfield | We sat down with Thomas Nelson CEO Mark Schoenwald to discuss HarperCollins, the importance of data, and growing digital revenues to 40% and beyond.
Jeremy Greenfield | Outside of Oprah, The New Yorker and the Dallas Cowboys, few brands in the marketplace today command the level of loyalty from their customers that Godin said will be necessary for book publishers to have to sell their wares. So what should book publishers do?
Jeremy Greenfield | Reading to children with an iPad before bed is bad for them, right? Despite breathless claims by the news media that this might be so, it has yet to be seriously studied -- and the book industry could only benefit from such study, no matter what the outcome.
Jeremy Greenfield | Penguin’s online genre fiction community, Book Country, has launched a self-publishing service, signaling the intention of big publishers to develop additional revenue streams in the face of a changing book-publishing landscape.
Jeremy Greenfield | Amazon is giving readers another way to obtain books, but is it good for publishers?
Don Linn | Examining less-glamorous, but potentially huge, changes in publishing.
Matthew Thornton | Audiobook listeners are book lovers determined to fit more books into their day.
"Clearly we're threatening. We're giving away books for free online." Eric Frank
"When you put it all together, we have a nice, healthy looking balance sheet around a really different model." Eric Frank
Pieter Swinkels | European publishers saw how the battle was fought in the US over the past decade, and we didn’t like the outcome.
Scott Walker | Emerging business models involve a network of parties where consumers become active participants, creating an ongoing conversation.
Cecilia Tan | Is Ebook Piracy Good or Bad for Authors?
"There are a lot of inventive ways to tell stories in the digital realm." Evan Ratliff
"The growth horizon is massive." Sameer Shariff
"People always wonder how it all works, but all I can say is that it does." Stona Fitch
Will producers and publishers tap the potential of cross-media and transmedia strategies of audience engagement and forge sustainable business models?
Yvette Chin | An Inkling of the future of college textbooks and higher education.
David Nussbaum | "We learn more about consumers of our content -- what they buy, when and why -- each and every day."
Emily Williams | "Every other aspect of publishing is being opened up to new models of creation and distribution."
Emily Williams | "Not even Google could pull off a launch in more than one country at a time."
Guy LeCharles Gonzalez | "If your core pitch is your 'innovative' business model and not what you publish and for whom, your 15 minutes are almost up."
By Guy LeCharles Gonzalez | "You mustn't be afraid to dream a little bigger, darling."
By Emily Williams | "Yes, behind this share-and-share-alike doctrine is a real business model."
By Emily Williams | "If you bring your audience in, you are no longer competing against them."
By Evan Schnittman | "It is incredibly important to market a title coherently and wisely with a single brand and publish everywhere at the same time."