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3 Reasons To Shed No Tears If Your Book Is Rejected By BookBub

A single ad on BookBub can generate thousands of downloads a day. No wonder authors can’t stop talking about this book discovery vehicle. Problem is, you can’t simply purchase an ad on BookBub. The service must choose you—and it turns away 80% of its applicants. If your book is not chosen, don't despair. Here...

A.I. Chatbots Are Evolving the Author Platform

Over the past five years, the strength of the platform that authors and publishers use to connect with and engage their audience has become one of the critical factors in the commercial success of their books. Today we are seeing the evolution of the author platform to include chatbots, a conversational interface to the...

5 Ways Mobile Is Transforming Digital Learning

Take a look around at any given point throughout the day, and chances are you’ll see a fair amount of people in your vicinity with their eyes glued to mobile screens. What is it they are consuming? Perhaps the latest text or breaking news headline has captured their attention. However, research by Towards Maturity...

3 Strategies for Marketing A Book Series

I’m a cliffhanger reader by heart. I love to be left wondering what’s coming next, and yearning for the next part of the story. It’s an illness of sorts, I suppose. So when I wrote my first book, I wanted to write a series—a set of books that drops my readers off a cliff...

How Do Keywords Impact Sales?

The question I receive most often from publishers is: “How do keywords impact sales?” While adding keywords to book metadata is considered best-practice, publishing businesses are naturally more interested in whether the practice will increase revenue. Keywords in this context are ‘off-page’ keywords, which are sent to retailers in an ONIX feed or added...

Is URMS a New Model of Flexibility in Digital Books User Rights?

Written by Nancy Panos, Director of Product Management, Datalogics At Digital Book World in January, I attended several very interesting sessions on industry data analytics including what people are reading, how they are reading, ideal demographics for library lenders, interesting facts about the rise in audiobooks, and eBook pricing and its impact on growth....

Lever Press Makes Academic Publishing Free

The Oberlin Group, a consortium of university libraries across the United States, has started a new project called Lever Press, which allows academic authors to publish on an open access digital platform. Production costs will be taken care of by supporting academic institutions, and readers will access content for free. The organization hopes to...

London Book Fair

The London Book Fair Announces Market Focus 2017: Poland

[Press Release] The London Book Fair Announces Market Focus 2017: Poland London/Krakow, 3 March 2016: The London Book Fair, its UK partners the British Council and the Publishers Association; and the Polish Book Institute have announced Poland as the Market Focus for London Book Fair 2017. The London Book Fair Market Focus programme is...

Launch Kids

‘Launch Kids’ at DBW ’16 Looks at Children’s Book Publishing

‘Launch Kids’ at DBW ’16 Looks at Children’s Book Publishing and How the Industry Is Transforming for a More Digital Future Event Features Speakers from Disney Publishing Worldwide, Scholastic, Sesame Workshop and Tumblr, as Well as New York Times Bestselling Author Jenny Han, Among Others NEW YORK (March 2, 2016) — The 5th annual...

Sales for Trade Books Increase by 0.5% in October 2015

This morning, the Association of American Publishers (AAP) released data revealing that trade book sales from January to October 2015 were up 0.5 percent compared to the same time last year. AAP, a trade association for the consumer, educational, professional and scholarly publishing industry, tracks publishers’ net revenue on a monthly basis, analyzing sales...

Digital Book World

Innovative Korean Technology at Digital Book World 2016

While many US publishers know Korea as a vibrant market for translations, it is also home to a growing number of innovative technology companies serving the publishing community—particularly in the areas of children’s books and educational titles. At the 2016 Digital Book World Conference + Expo, you will have the opportunity to meet with...

Inkitt, data, publisher, authors

Data-Driven Publisher Inkitt Turns One

[Press Release] DATA-DRIVEN PUBLISHING HOUSE INKITT CELEBRATES FIRST ANNIVERSARY BERLIN, FEBRUARY 18, 2016: Half a million stories have been read on Inkitt, the data-driven writing community, since the company launched in 2015. The Berlin-based publishing startup this week marks its first year in business. Inkitt (www.inkitt.com) is an online writing community where budding authors...

OverDrive

Overdrive Partners with Nord Compo and Book Buddy

[Press Release] OVERDRIVE ESTABLISHES NORD COMPO AND BOOK BUDDY AS PREFERRED PARTNER FOR PRODUCTION OF POPULAR READ-ALONG EBOOKS NEW YORK — February 17, 2016 — OverDrive, the industry’s leading supplier of eBooks and audiobooks to libraries and schools, has signed an agreement with French technology company Nord Compo, a leader in providing prepress and...

Hachette

Hachette Signs Distribution Deal with Phoenix International

[Press Release] Hachette Book Group Signs Distribution Deal With Phoenix International Publications, Inc. February 17, 2016 – Hachette Book Group (HBG) has signed a distribution agreement with Phoenix International Publications, Inc., also known as pikids (http://www.pikidsmedia.com/). Beginning May 1, 2016, HBG will provide North American distribution, fulfillment, customer service and billing/collection services to pikids....

Shelfie, app, ebooks, audiobooks

Shelfie App Now Produces Personalized Recommendations

[Press Release] Shelfie has a better way to do book recommendations. Amazon is the world’s biggest book retailer, but despite billions in sales and millions invested, the best they can do is “people who bought this also bought”. But, have you ever found a book you’d like to read while browsing a friend’s bookshelf?...

Scribd

Scribd Announces Major Changes to Subscription Service

Scribd today announced major changes to its subscription service. As part of the re-structured service, all Scribd users will receive unlimited access to “Scribd Select” books and audiobooks, a rotating collection spread across a variety of genres. In addition, all users will have access to three books and one audiobook of their choice each...

Digital Book World

Women at the Intersection of Publishing, Finance and Tech

Digital Book World 2016 Evaluates ‘Women at the Intersection of Publishing, Finance and Technology’ and ‘Transformation in Publishing,’ Among Other Hot Topics NEW YORK (Feb. 5, 2016) — “Women at the Intersection of Publishing, Finance and Technology” and “Transformation in Publishing: Quarto & Sourcebooks” are just two of the highly anticipated sessions and hot...

Barnes & Noble

Barnes & Noble’s Chief Digital Officer to Speak at DBW16

Barnes & Noble’s Chief Digital Officer to Speak at the Digital Book World Conference + Expo, March 7-9 in N.Y.C. Fred Argir to Share Insights During DBW 2016; Early-Bird Registration Deadline Is Feb. 8, and the Final Pre-Conference Registration Rate Expires March 6 NEW YORK (Feb. 3, 2016) — The 7th Annual Digital Book...

HarperAudio

HarperAudio to Host Radio Drama Contest with NYU

[Press Release] HarperAudio to Host Radio Drama Contest with the Goldberg Department of Dramatic Writing at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts New York, NY (February 3, 2016) – HarperAudio, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, today announced a radio drama contest open to currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students and alumni (who graduated no...

Barnes & Noble

B&N to Carry ‘Put Me In The Story’ Personalized Books

Barnes & Noble announced today that it is partnering with Put Me In The Story, a personalized book service owned by Sourcebooks. Two-hundred Barnes & Noble stores will carry the personalized books, including You! by bestselling author, artist, and designer Sandra Magsamen, The Night Night Book and I Love You So by award-winning and...

Firebrand

Firebrand Launches Eloquence on Demand

[Press Release] Firebrand unveils Eloquence on Demand, a highly-efficient tool to meet the growing information needs of a complex marketplace Newburyport, MA, USA, February 2, 2015—Firebrand Technologies, a pioneer in publishing technology services, today announced the launch of Eloquence on Demand™, which delivers print, ebook and audio metadata and digital content to the global...