Frankfurt re-assesses the digital publishing transition, digital backlist marketing, Indonesia to be honored at Frankfurt 2015, Carrefour to debut new preloaded e-readers, digital comics better than textbooks? and more!
Everything Bezos, pricing overtakes piracy at Frankfurt, Kobo partners with 3M on ebook sales through libraries, Kobo partners with Italian bookstore chain, Open Road forms partnership with Spanish publisher and more!
Continuing rise of self-publishing, the daily Frankfurt, Kobo partners with Spanish bookstore chain, McGraw-Hill to divest professional publishing business, HarperCollins India launches digital imprint with a flourish and more!
Two months ago, the average price of a best-selling ebook was $8.23. This week, it’s $8.05, but in between it’s been as high as $7.77 and as low as $5.41. And it’s been a roller-coaster ride. We’ve seen changes of nearly $2.00 week-to-week, which doesn’t sound like a lot, but what it means in real-numbers is that the dollar face-value of all the titles in the list (if you were to buy one copy of each ebook) fluctuated $50 week to week. Why is this happening?
Robots better at reading to kids than parents, Simon & Schuster inks deal with Chinese publisher on ebooks, Hachette expands ebook distribution, OverDrive expands internationally and much more!
Bloomsbury launches digital imprint for children, tablet and e-reader adoption rising still, Apple to appeal, Czech ebook sales exploding, Faber & Faber has record year and more!
The post-book era, why are ebook subscription start-ups so hot now?, Japan court strikes blow for copyright, Readmill goes Droid, French bill aimed at Amazon’s book sales and more!
Global ebook market lurching forward, most innovative digital publishing abroad, kids tell parents what ebooks to buy, Storia wins mobile app award, Digital Book Awards deadline extended, Kobo to launch in India “soon” and more!
Stephen King’s new novel Doctor Sleep is a DBW No. 1 ebook best-seller this week after debuting on the list at No. 18 last week. Part of the reason that King’s latest skyrocketed up the list is likely due to a steep discount being offered on the title.
Reinventing Wiley, ebook department store upgrade, book tax good for ebooks in Africa?, the slow road to EPUB3 adoption and much more!
Time to start ignoring user-generated book reviews?, award-winning publishing: Wine Simplified, BISG: new mission statement and priorities, Penguin Random House COO McIntosh on publisher success, competition for Kindle, Kobo, Apple down under and more!
Everything you can do to market your books, Americans reading fewer books?, five digital channel management challenges facing publishers, marketing winners connect authors with readers, Quercus up to 34% ebook revenues, Hawaii selects McGraw-Hill learning platform for state-wide use and much more!
Amazon’s new fleet of tablets, Penguin resumes selling all ebooks to libraries, HMH goes after in-classroom ebook sales with common core package, German e-reader sales to soar and much more!
It’s been over a month since ebook best-seller prices averaged in the $7.00 – $8.00 range. While last week saw a slight up tick, this week the average price gained nearly $2.00 to arrive at $7.77. Penguin Random House titles …
Goodreads growing pains, Penguin Random reshuffle, the death of $1.99 ebooks?, more on DBW 2014 and much more!
Announcing DBW 2014!, Oyster going Android, Random House partners with Flipboard on branded magazines, 3M partners with established library vendor, alternate reality storytelling and more!
Ebook growth slows in first half of 2013, new Pottermore CEO, ed tech drives revenue at Scholastic, Staples and RadioShack fight back against Amazon, ebook enthusiasm in Mexico and more!
Revenue growth for adult trade ebooks is continuing to slow down through the first half of this year. For January through June, adult trade ebook revenue was $647.7 million, up 4.8% from $618 million a year ago, according to the …
New Kindle app for iOS 7, Kobo snags Amazon exec for international expansion, new ebook store in India, Libboo: pay what you want, Copia partners to reach college store customers and more!
The average price of a best-selling ebook hit a new low last week but ticked up this week for the first time in a month. This week, the average price of a best-selling ebook is $5.81, up $0.40 from last week’s all-time low of $5.41. For the past four weeks, the average price of a best-selling ebook has been below $6.50.
Details on new Kindle Previewer, Canadian children expected to read more ebooks, Pew: the latest smartphone trends, E-Ink smartphone covers and much more!
Digital reading in Russia, Kindle cuts price in UK, UK ebook market dominance, OverDrive goes to China, ebook effect in Korea and more!
Where ebook subscriptions fit in the publishing ecosystem, Julie Blattberg joins Open Road, Amazon’s standing in the UK ebook market, Simon & Schuster not for sale, in 2020 the book market will be 75% digital and more!
No buyer for Nook, RUP teams with McIntosh & Otis on ebook rights, Smashwords launches series discovery tool, Kaplan EdTech introduces 10 startups to investors and more!
Average price dropped significantly for titles on the best-seller list. This week the price sank by nearly $1.00 to the new all-time low of $5.41. For the last two weeks the average price of best-selling ebooks was steady at $6.33. …
Ed tech company Desire2Learn acquires LeaP, e-textbooks depend on tech infrastructure, Wiley reports 2014 Q1 results, content licensing can ease publishers’ digital transition, e-readers bring countless books to students in Kade, Ghana and more!
Spotify for ebooks vs. Netflix for ebooks, Barnes & Noble postpones expansion, a case for HarperCollins and News Corp, a DRM-stripping Lego robot and more!
Oyster, eReatah and new business models for ebooks, the Amazon timeline, judging ebooks by their covers and more!
Oyster, the highly anticipated, venture-backed ebook subscription platform for iPhones launched today. The app is available for iPhone devices and will soon be available on other platforms, including the iPad.
Another Nook fire sale — too little, too late? — Amazon’s Kindle MatchBook for publishers, the future of digital reading in the classroom and much more!
Despite it being the No. 1 best-seller last week, retailers decided to push the envelope with Penguin Random House’s The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty, discounting it to $6.50 from $9.99. The move is part of a pattern emerging this …
The battle over ebook subscription services heats up, the Nook HD spotted at freakishly low prices, and the freakishly low-priced txtr Beagle may be history, and much more!
All the intel you need to understand the market for children’s ebooks, specifically in the classroom, Amazon expands into Mexico, Sourcebooks’ big acquisition and much more!