Giving up on Enhanced Ebooks Too Soon

For most publishers and in most cases, enhanced ebooks – those with added features like video, audio, interactivity and more – haven’t really taken off. The examples of commercially successful projects are few and far between. Meanwhile, the examples of …

Libraries, Ebooks and Priorities

Skyhorse’s new library-focused imprint, ten tips to market ebooks in other languages, bringing international ebooks to a U.S. audience, BookBub’s marketing machine, best e-reader on the block? and more!

Self-Publishing Driven by Erotica

Tablet and e-reader adoption continues to rise, Macmillan opens entire ebook back-list to libraries, Spanish Spotify for ebooks, UK ebook prices set to fall, ebooks booming in Brazil? and much more!

Delighting Readers With Adjacent Content

Chinese publishers and the digital future, Oyster’s iPad app, CCC simplifies content republication, School Zone Publishing debuts kids’ tablet, Scott Schulman to be Rodale’s new president and more!

Average Ebook Best-Seller Price Climbs Higher

This week, Liane Moriarty’s The Husband’s Secret gained three spots to overtake last week’s number 1, Killing Jesus: A History by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard, which landed in the number 5 spot just behind Elizabeth Smart’s My Story. With …

Could Self-Censorship Save Self-Publishing?

Unoffending self-published ebooks caught in Kobo’s dragnet, Pearson’s new app makes print textbooks interactive, ebook network Widbook opens U.S. office, Frankfurt Book Fair turnout down slightly and more!

Screen Time With Ebooks May Be Good For Kids

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!

Innovative Ebook Distribution Channels

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!

How Publishing Is Like Finance

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!

Ebook Best-Seller Prices Jump to Highest Level in Months

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?

Four Digital Lessons for Trade Publishers

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!

Are Author Websites Worth It?

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!

Best Social Media Sites for Book Marketing

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!

How to Handle Bad Reviews

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!

Ebook Best-Seller Average Price Gains Nearly $2

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 …

The Book Marketing Trifecta

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 Best-Seller Prices Tick up After All-Time Lows

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.