The latest series about an out-of-place teen heroine living in a dystopian future is continuing to pay off for HarperCollins.
For a few weeks it seemed as if Amazon Publishing had finally arrived to compete with the world’s largest publishers, which consistently dominate the Digital Book World Ebook Best-Seller list.
Where everyone in publishing industry agrees, where around the world digital publishing is blooming (and where print is still growing), Amazon slammed by Salon, the most recent “offer” for Barnes & Noble and more!
Veronica Roth’s Divergent series is helping HarperCollins to a strong first quarter showing of best-sellers. Once again, the title for which the series is named is the No. 1 best-selling ebook in the U.S.
Following up on its first-ever week with a No. 1 ebook best-seller, Amazon Publishing again made a splash on the Digital Book World Ebook Best-Seller list. The upstart publisher had four titles on the list with Long Knives by Charles …
Amazon had four of the top-25 best-selling ebooks last week, including the No. 1 best-selling ebook, The Barkeep by William Lashner. To date, the highest Amazon Publishing has been on the Digital Book World Ebook Best-Seller list is No. 3 — When I Found You by Catherine Ryan Hyde had its high-water mark in July 2013; the title is currently sitting at No. 9.
When it comes to ebook best-sellers, no publisher has been more dominant and more consistent then Penguin Random House. That’s why it was a surprise this week to see only HarperCollins and Hachette ebook titles in the top-five of the Digital Book World Ebook Best-Seller list.
A dawning age of mergers and acquisitions, calling out especially “disgraceful” Barnes & Noble branches, sizing up Amazon’s future might, more rumored executive defections from Barnes & Noble and more.
Retailer loyalty in the ebook market, the cinema’s impact on ebook best-sellers, thinking further about subscription ebook models, Byliner’s step into radio and more.
The release of the film Lone Survivor, starring Mark Wahlberg, has helped drive the ebook of the same title to No. 1 on the Digital Book World Ebook Best-Seller list. Readers snapped up Marcus Luttrell’s Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account …
Nook’s leadership troubles, a big acquisition for F+W Media, Baker & Taylor’s new CEO, insights on the Penguin Random House merger and more.
The steady growth of e-reader ownership, self-published authors’ sales retail challenges, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s new digital chief, and much more from this week’s Digital Book World 2014.
A higher proportion of U.S. adults are reading ebooks than ever before, according to new data from the Pew Internet & American Life project. Some 28% of Americans read an ebook last year, up from 23% in 2012. Even as …
Jeff Stone on Amazon’s next move, Simon & Schuster’s ebook lending expansion, Jim Cramer on the Nook’s future, and more news and information from Digital Book World 2014.
Echoing a haunting analogy from his book about the world’s biggest e-tailer, The Everything Store, Brad Stone reminded the publishers sitting in the audience at Digital Book World 2014 that Amazon views publishers as “sickly” gazelles and itself as a cheetah.
Disappearing shelf space, Oyster’s new funding, 2014 Digital Book Award winners, a class action suit against Barnes & Noble and much more.
The kids’ e-reading explosion, future-proofing EPUB3 content, setting sights on the mobile market, and more exclusive news and information from DBW14.
When it comes to digital reading, kids are way ahead of adults. According to a new study from children’s entertainment research and consulting group PlayCollective and Digital Book World, 67% of U.S. children aged two-to-thirteen are now reading ebooks.
Making sense of the leveling ebook market, executive reshuffling at Barnes & Noble, publishing for the Common Core standards, challenges for publishing start-ups and more!
Details on Nook’s big holiday hit, more analysis of the new Barnes & Noble CEO choice, the latest author survey data, worldwide ebook sales data and more!
Meet the newest chief of Barnes & Noble, why he was appointed, learning to swim in the deep end and much more!
Michael Huseby is the new CEO of Barnes & Noble, following the July departure of William Lynch, who had held the position for three years and oversaw the launch of the Nook e-reader and ebooks business. Most recently, Huseby had been CEO of the Nook division, reporting to Barnes & Noble chairman Len Riggio, in the wake of Lynch’s departure.
Following a holiday season of deep ebook discounting, prices have bounced back. The average price of a best-selling ebook is now $6.33, up from $6.16 near the end of December and $5.27, the all-time low for the metric, a month ago.
Start-up ebook retailer Zola has acquired start-up book retailer Bookish in a cash deal that closed today and will see roughly half of Bookish staffers absorbed into Zola, along with the site’s touted recommendation engine. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Before we officially move on to 2014, let’s take stock i the year that was. From the new rules on ebook pricing for the largest publishers to the continue rise of indie authors to new technology and innovative publishing projects, 2013 was quite a year in the industry.
It’s been another exciting year for the publishing industry – perhaps the most dynamic in the history of the business. Seeing as though 2013 is just about over, we’ve gathered more publishing experts to predict what extraordinary events are to come in book publishing in 2014. In the interest of being truly bold, we’re going to start with the boldest predictions first. Enjoy.
How digital gifts are becoming more popular for the holidays, taking a look at some top-quality ebooks and apps, the best digital gifts for kids, Amazon’s next moves and more!
The average price of a best-selling ebook shot up nearly $1.00 to $6.16 as deep discounting on some popular best-sellers has abated at ebook retailers. Is the deep discounting over? For now, yes.
Breaking down Amazon’s annual best-sellers list, assessing the ebook opportunity in China, examining eReatah’s re-branding and relaunch as Entitle and much more!
The changing public relations landscape, Harpers on Amazon, Amazon’s new Kindle layaway program and much more!
Another way publishers and agents can harness the power of authors, the changing role of libraries, getting best-sellers for the cost of a pack of gum and more!
Buy the new John Grisham (Penguin Random House) for $3.29 or Donna Tartt’s sensation The Goldfinch (Hachette) for $1.79. Buy Gone Girl (Penguin Random House) for $3.29 or all five Game of Thrones (Penguin Random House) books for $9.99 (a lot of pages for just ten dollars). It’s discounting season!
WSJ’s salvos at Judge Denise Cote, the new HarperCollins, UK looks toward ebook future, indie booksellers and ebooks and more!