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!
The average price of a best-selling ebook shot up nearly $1.00 to $6.16 as deep discounting on some popular best-sellers has abated at ebook retailers. Is the deep discounting over? For now, yes.
Breaking down Amazon’s annual best-sellers list, assessing the ebook opportunity in China, examining eReatah’s re-branding and relaunch as Entitle and much more!
The changing public relations landscape, Harpers on Amazon, Amazon’s new Kindle layaway program and much more!
Another way publishers and agents can harness the power of authors, the changing role of libraries, getting best-sellers for the cost of a pack of gum and more!
Buy the new John Grisham (Penguin Random House) for $3.29 or Donna Tartt’s sensation The Goldfinch (Hachette) for $1.79. Buy Gone Girl (Penguin Random House) for $3.29 or all five Game of Thrones (Penguin Random House) books for $9.99 (a lot of pages for just ten dollars). It’s discounting season!
WSJ’s salvos at Judge Denise Cote, the new HarperCollins, UK looks toward ebook future, indie booksellers and ebooks and more!
A deep dive into the early results of our exclusive author survey, Amazon continues to advance, a new Harlequin CEO and much more!
It’s official: Over the next month, readers will be able to get some of the hottest new releases for less than they’d pay for a 12-inch sandwich at Subway.
Looking deeper into the future of book retail in light of ebook growth, another one bites the dust, taking stock four years after the iPad and more!
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!
Explaining ebook price trends, learning to love Amazon, selling more ebooks internationally, reports from London’s FutureBook and more!
Reasons to know that the ebook sales growth slowdown is only temporary, kids in the UK and their ebook buying preferences, Amazon’s dominance in Germany and more!
If you’re a reader looking at best-seller lists for your next good book, what should you expect to pay for what you eventually decide on buying? Lately, the answer is “about $6.00.”
Some publishers are cheering a temporary slowdown in ebook growth, Oyster’s new distribution partner, a new ebook discovery site and more!
Amazon’s market share for ebook retail in the U.S., all about the Google book scanning case, personalization for books — will it work? — and more!
The low-down on increased investment in the higher education publishing space, Google’s educational play, why indie bookstores should work with Amazon Source and more!
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 …
The average price of a best-selling ebook fell dramatically this week to $6.39 after hovering around $8.00 for about a month. The price fall was driven primarily by retailer discounting. Many titles that were selling for around $10.00 were discounted below $8.00 this week.
Explaining the problem with the relationship between publishers and start-ups, ebooks continue to drive HarperCollins, ebook pricing strategies and more!
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!
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!
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!
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?
With ebook sales flattening out, is it time to hit the “panic” button? (No!), ebooks killing off publishers in the UK? (Even as they innovate), a new digital offering from HarperCollins and more!
Yet more on ebook production, Amazon’s latest sales gimmick, how Amazon became Amazon, big-picture discussions of publishing and ebooks and more!
Tons of ebook, e-reader and tablet stats and insights, the latest Nook device, a librarian talks about libraries and much more!
According to a new study from the Book Industry Study Group, for the past year or so, the share of all new ebooks sold — both in units and dollars — has been flat at about 30% and just under 15%, respectively.
Fall may be the season of big publishers. Big, planned releases with big-name authors attached to them dominate this week’s ebook best-seller list. The same was true last week and the week before as well.
Why Amazon is so hard to compete with, what Nook is up to this week, Apple’s huge fourth quarter and much more!
What’s really going on at Amazon Publishing, libraries respond to ebook spending debate, how much did publishers really make on ebooks from 2010 to 2012 and much more!
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 …
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!