Welcome to the Digital Book Era

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!

Nook Sales Nosedive

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!

Barnes & Noble Appoints Michael Huseby as Chief Executive Officer

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.

Ten Bold Predictions for Ebooks and Digital Publishing in 2014

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.

Digital Gifts for the Holidays

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!

A Huge, Untapped Ebook Market

Why publishers should pay attention to PlayStation 4 and XBOX ONE sales, Amazon looks ahead to the future once again, an e-reader that doesn’t need to be plugged in and more!

Eight Reasons Indie Bookstores Should Work With Amazon Source

Co-opetition: Cooperative competition. Practice where competitors work with each other on project-to-project, joint venture, or co-marketing basis. When Amazon announced its new Source program, giving independent booksellers the opportunity to sell Kindle devices and ebooks in return for a small …

Going to the Source

The origins of Amazon source (and some of its future), more author marketing advice, Zola’s big move, Intel’s investments in higher education publishing and more!

Reviving Dead Authors

How to deal with a “dead” author, Amazon’s top-ten books of the year, more reaction to Amazon Source, rethinking editorial production workflow and more!

Amazon to Indie Bookstores: Join Us

Much more on Amazon Source, the future of the ebook industry (and why it’s hard to plan for), using “social proof” to sell more books, the possible demise of Small Demons and more!

Ebook Best-Seller Prices Dip as Non-’Big-Five’ Publishers Take Precious Few Spots

For the first time in a month, a self-published title is on the Digital Book World Ebook Best-Seller list. The Arrangement 11 by H.M. Ward (No. 18) finally broke through after planned releases and discounted best-sellers helped the “big five” publishing houses dominate the ebook best-seller list for weeks. Will self-published titles make a comeback in the second half?