DBW Updates

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....

E-Book Library Lending Rises, Publishing Industry Grapples With Change

Barbara Galletly | As e-books have become a core part of U.S. publishers’ business, libraries, booksellers and startups have built e-book lending programs aimed at providing remote customers armed with e-readers a modern version of what they once could get only by visiting their local library. How will the future of this budding industry...

Tipping Point Reached or Will E-Book Sales Spike in First Quarter?

Sitting down with Digital Book World for an exclusive video interview, Digital Book World conference co-chairman and publishing consultant Mike Shatzkin spoke about the doubling of e-readers and tablets owned by consumers and how it might affect e-book sales figures, which reportedly showed slower growth in 2011 than in previous years. Will we see...

How Kobo Plans to Launch in 12 New Countries a Year

E-reader and e-book seller Kobo was born international. The Toronto-based company had to expand abroad from the very beginning, as Canada isn't a very large market, said Kobo vice president of content, sales and merchandising Michael Tamblyn at the Digital Book World conference in New York last week.