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...
The first ever ebook-based immersive narration of the world’s 30 most popular fairy tales in Italy Once upon a time there were a lot of fairy tales all over the globe. Tales were told or dramatically played and handed down orally from generation to generation, long before the written era. In the past couple of...
Jeremy Greenfield | Fewer college students bought and used e-textbooks in the 2011 academic year than in the year prior, according to a new report.
Jeremy Greenfield | Apple unveiled iBooks 2, the next iteration of its iBooks software. It also launched iBooks Author, a new e-book and enhanced e-book creation tool. Both are available in the Apple App Store for free today, the company said at an announcement this morning at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New...
The future of e-books is now. The approval of a new coding language for e-books, means that soon it will be a relatively simple matter for e-books to contain video, audio, dynamic content and all sorts of interactive features. How should publishers prepare?
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 | Isolated cases and macro-trends aside, for most of the books that people buy, the price has actually dropped significantly since last Christmas.
Jeremy Greenfield | The new ISBN recommendations from the Book Industry Study Group were designed to anticipate future publishing innovations. Is everyone in the industry in agreement? And what will this all cost?
Jeremy Greenfield | By 2016, e-book revenues from portable devices will reach nearly $10 billion and bookstores that don't merge digital and traditional commerce may face extinction, according to a new report.
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Jeremy Greenfield | Director of digital content sales for Wiley Peter Balis talks about the most exciting developments in digital publishing, the digital workforce of the future, and why he doesn’t use Twitter.
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 | What are some of the most exciting developments and thorniest challenges in e-book production today? To find out, we sat down with Aaron Hobbs, a manager for digital operations at e-book service provider Constellation.
Jeremy Greenfield | Kobo CEO Michael Serbinis calls the company's new owners the "Amazon of Japan" and predicts big things for the e-reader manufacturer. Digital Book World sits down with him to discuss the impact of the sale, the company's future plans and how next year's Kobo devices will be more like the Kindle...
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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?
Jeremy Greenfield | The iconic CEO introduced the world to iBooks
Carolyn McCray | How grouping your titles in your back-matter and promotions can lead to increased sales.
Jeremy Greenfield | With 5 million devices sold, Kobo has fewer users than other tablets, yet the arrival of the Vox signals several important trends for publishers.
Carolyn McCray | Pricing strategy in the Amazon marketplace that gives new life to ebook sales.
Carolyn McCray | Part 1 in a 3 part article on Amazon sales
Matt Mullin | Data from a publishing revolution, 2009-2011
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Carolyn McCray | A case study in the effect of bestseller lists on Amazon ebook sales
Carolyn McCray | Selling more books internally on Amazon starts with better discoverability tagging
Dan Lubart | Gaining title share on e-book bestsellers lists wins the game.
Dan Lubart | Ebook bestseller lists show far less "churn" than print lists.
Peter Costanzo | One lesson from creating the Everything Learning Language Enhanced Series? "Perfect is the enemy of good enough."
Pieter Swinkels | European publishers saw how the battle was fought in the US over the past decade, and we didn’t like the outcome.
Dan Lubart | The surprising finding in the recent June promotion is that premium-priced titles don’t suffer from the discounted competition.
Cecilia Tan | Is Ebook Piracy Good or Bad for Authors?