Penguin will pay $75 million to consumers, the future of content, Pamela Art is leaving Workman, new distribution deals for INscribe and more!
Tech for digital book signings, ebook sales in Canada plateau, MetaComet launches AuthorPortal.com, publishing ebooks on paper, new e-ink technology and more!
A high-priced, new-release is again atop the ebook best-seller list. Dan Brown’s Inferno (Random House), a new release from the best-selling author of The Da Vinci Code, is selling more ebooks than any other title at $14.99, competing with $0.99 self-published ebooks and $4.99 classics. While the No. 1 ebook on the best-seller list fits a familiar narrative when it comes to how book sales have been until very recently, the rest of the list follows a new paradigm.
Publishing hackathon to solve book discovery, digital discovery options for indie booksellers, Nook Simple Touch to include email and web soon and more!
Over 330,000 ebooks were sold in the first quarter, making digital books nearly 4% of the Netherlands book market share in units so far for 2013. Read more of what Growth from Knowledge is reporting on the Dutch book market …
Ebook publicity checklist, social platform BookLikes launched, Penguin’s pre-trial filing, The Nation starts an ebook program, what the DPLA means for a digital economy and more!
AAP and BISG release BookStats 2013, DOJ not convinced by Apple, Copyright Clearance Center joins Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association, the Italian book market is down over 4% and more!
Accounting for $995 million in net new dollars, ebooks single-handedly drove trade sales in 2012, according to the first data to come out the AAP and BISG BookStats report this morning at the Making Information Pay conference in New York …
Ebooks 31% of trade sales for Hachette, ebooks in higher circulation at university libraries in China, publishers focus on direct consumer relationships and much more!
After recovering last week from an all-time low of $6.58, recorded in late April, this week’s average price of an ebook best-seller is $7.23. Titles from Penguin, Hachette, Random House, Macmillan and Harper Collins were higher-priced and influenced the new …
Young Chinese readers say ebook quality is low, Barnes & Noble needs ebooks, scale is a powerful publishing tool, ebooks attract news organizations and more!
Barnes & Noble stock up over 24%, why 24symbols partnered with Zed, African publishers find consumers on their cell phones, China’s English-language ebook market and much more!
Publishers offer free e-textbooks to MOOC students, ebook growth across Asia, Sesame ebooks available on Google Play, Sony launches ebook store in Australia and more!
Librarians respond to Pew study, academic publishers look to big data, publishers’ fate in Borders’ bankruptcy is still uncertain and more!
[Press Release] Open Road Integrated Media Launches Ebooks from Award-Winning Author Mary Renault Open Road Will Digitally Publish, Distribute, and Market a Selection of Renault’s Novels “[Renault's] historical novels . . . are among the finest ever written.” —The Washington Post …
This week six self-published titles rank on the DBW Best-Sellers list. The top three spots however go to traditionally published titles. And Hachette, this year’s no. 1 ebook publisher, has the top two titles with David Baldacci’s The Hit and …
Sourcebooks’ library experiment, women in book publishing, ebooks in Singapore, Amazon launches app store in China and more!
Simon & Schuster sales down and profits up in Q1, Riffle discovery app launches, Bowker teams up with Smith Publicity and much more!
Ebook growth at 134% in UK, Kindle iOS app features for visually impaired readers, DRM-free imprint sees no uptick in piracy and much more!
HarperCollins launches digital-first mystery line, copyright for the digital age, documentary film explores how digital has changed reading and much more!
Last week self-published authors stunned the publishing world by taking the Nos. 1 and 2 spots on the DBW Ebook Best-Seller list. This week, David Baldacci’s The Hit (Hachette) is No. 1, ending the reign of Holly Ward’s Damaged; however, this week, Ward brought friends. Five of the top ten best-selling ebook titles this week were self-published, three of them at $0.99 and one of them by a bankable big-six author gone hybrid.
How to launch a successful ebook retailer, Readmill integrates with Gumroad, AfriBooks goes global, Arabic e-reading start-up Rufoof and much more!
Bookshout! gets $6 million in funding, Draft2Digital launches as direct competition for Smashwords, South Korea’s ebook market projected to grow 80% this year and much more.
Sales at Amazon rose sharply in the first quarter of 2013, growing 22% to $16.07 billion at the world’s largest bookseller, besting the company’s $13.18 billion in sales in the first quarter of 2011. For the first time in a while, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos didn’t comment on ebooks in his part of the earnings announcement.
Hachette Digital SVP Maja Thomas to leave company, Is publishing too big to fail?, Apple’s second quarter results, Scholastic Learning Zone takes digital instruction global and more!
Self-publishing is for control freaks, Kindle Singles aren’t making Amazon much money, will Amazon pay sales tax nationwide soon?, and much more!
Publishing industry professionals worried that the ebook era would precipitate a bevy of $0.99 self-published best-sellers may be seeing their nightmares come true today. The Nos. 1 and 2 best-selling ebooks this week are $0.99 self-published works: Damaged by H.M. Ward and The Bet by Rachel Van Dyken. For the fourth time in 2013, a self-published ebook is No. 1.
More on the discipline of audience development, discoverability without borders, Penguin settles European Commission anti-trust probe and much more!
Like his new boss, HarperCollins chief marketing officer, Jim Hanas is a publishing industry outsider; in some ways, however, he’s the ultimate insider. We spoke with Hanas about moving from online media to books, how he plans to help HarperCollins find an audience for each of its titles and how Digital Book World helped him get a leg up in digital publishing.
HarperCollins is taking an old-school approach to discovery, why doesn’t Microsoft get tablets?, Flannery Co launches Digital Cerebrum and much more!
Meet–Rachel Van Dyken–the latest self-publishing sensation, publishers building communities online, Sony partners with iDreambooks and much more!
Three forces shaping trade publishing, the state of America’s libraries, Amazon’s new e-comic creation tool, five ways publishers can be more like start-ups and more!
For the second time this year, a self-published title has risen to the top of the ebook best-seller list, beating books from established publishers. The Bet may have sold more copies than the No. 2 ebook last week, Six Years by Harlan Coben, but did it generate more revenue?