How the new subscription service is impacting best-sellers, Amazon lays out its goals in Hachette dispute, a new digital-first Amazon imprint, Macmillan provides full front-list to libraries, Axis 360 integrates with Boopsie and much more.
Kindle Unlimited’s effect on the best-seller list has indeed grown. Kindle Unlimited titles have been removed from the Digital Book World Ebook Best-Seller list due to an inability to sort out retail purchases from Kindle Unlimited “reads” when creating the …
Strategies for crafting good metadata, comparing self-publishing statistics, Amazon launches 3D printing store, Japan curbs online book piracy, making data-backed publishing decisions and more.
Apple quietly acquires BookLamp, debating the best strategy for iBooks, authors heckle the Authors Guild, Pearson sales dip during Random House integration, Adobe’s new fixed-layout export and much more.
UPDATE: Please note that this webcast has been postponed from its original date of August 5 to August 26. Join Digital Book World on Tuesday, August 26 at 12:00pm ET / 9:00am PT / 5:00pm GMT for a webcast exploring the …
Amazon’s latest financial figures halfway through a busy year, Amazon helps authors set prices, Scholastic sees growth and expects more, 90% of American libraries now lending ebooks, John Ingram invests in Mediander and much more.
Why authors and publishers participating in Kindle Unlimited have cause to celebrate, Amazon tries to quell authors’ dissent in Hachette feud, Oyster gets onto Web browsers, Apple adds 48 million new devices to the market and more.
Why the biggest questions for subscription services remain unanswered, Kindle Unlimited encourages authors to go exclusive, this week’s best-selling ebooks, Stephen Colbert endorses another Hachette book, big authors band together and much more.
The launch of Kindle Unlimited last week put renewed focus on the Amazon Kindle best-seller list and, therefore, on the Digital Book World Ebook Best-Seller list. According to Publishers Lunch: But now it seems quite clear observationally that KU “reads” …
How Amazon’s subscription model could serve some authors better than others, HarperCollins explores bundling with BitLit, marketing questions for self-published authors and much more.
Comparing Amazon’s new ebook subscription service to its competitors, selling ebooks through Facebook, the latest Author Earnings report, Google Play gets bigger, Apple’s settlement and more.
The titles driving revenue growth in the first quarter of 2014, the scoop on Amazon’s new Kindle Unlimited service, rising demand for audiobooks licensing, Apple’s payout through investors’ eyes, Aquafadas upgrades and more.
Inside Amazon’s new ebook and audiobook subscription service, four ways publishers can compete with Amazon, experiments in ‘risk-free’ publishing, Apple stands to pay consumers and much more.
The next Big Five publisher to sit down at the negotiating table, John Green’s very good year, Scribd’s new Windows app, Scholastic launches multiplatform series, the week’s best-selling ebooks and much more.
John Green is having a good year. For the tenth straight week, his teen hit The Fault in Our Stars is No. 1 on the Digital Book World ebook best-seller list. The book has been aided by the feature film …
Why signs of an incentive to settle could be emerging, social media for authors, Penguin Random House exploring direct sales options, Epic! adds new content to its subscription catalog and much more.
Amazon’s calculus in context, UK authors call traditional publishing “unsustainable,” questioning Amazon’s sincerity on royalty offer, Amazon snubs French ‘no free shipping’ law, surveying digital innovation and more.
E-reading habits in soccer-crazed countries, Richard Russo objects to Amazon’s latest move in Hachette battle, the FTC sues Amazon over children’s in-app purchases, Simon & Schuster partners with the U.S. military, and much more.
What stakes self-published authors may share with the publisher, an Arabic publisher partners with Amazon, Open Road bundles sci-fi ebooks, next steps in Harlequin’s sale to HarperCollins and more.
Amazon’s overture causes the publisher and others to cry foul, forecasting the implications of the Amazon-Hachette dispute, HarperCollins goes direct to consumers, this week’s top-25 best-selling ebooks and much more.
A Kindle Single from Dean Koontz and Penguin Random House has broken into the top-five of the Digital Book World Ebook Best-Seller list, a first for this list. Despite low price points, industry enthusiasm and some quick hits, short-form ebook …
HarperCollins has relaunched its website and, in a way, its business. The company is now selling all its book, ebooks and audiobooks directly to consumers through HarperCollins.com. “We are excited to be able to offer an e-commerce solution to our …
Pentian brings its model for Spanish-language books to the U.S. market, Omnific’s two new agreements, Simon & Schuster’s library ebooks’ impact on consortia, Google takes aim at Amazon and much more.
Amazon Publishing and Rizzoli team up to accelerate the publishing process, when it’s cheaper investing in book companies than authors, New Zealanders prefer print and much more.
Diverging views on Amazon’s strategy and priorities in Hachette negotiation, signs excitement could be dimming ahead of Fire Phone launch, authors ask readers to go to bat against Amazon and more.
Two Hachette titles in the top five best-selling ebooks of the week, Amazon editors remain above the fray of Hachette dispute, publishers grumble over outcome of Apple ruling, transition in the written word and more.
Despite a business conflict that has Amazon doing less to move large amounts of Hachette product than for books by other publishers, two titles from Hachette jumped into the top five of the ebook best-seller list this week. James Patterson’s …
The other side of the debate about the elusive long tail in the digital book market, Reading Rainbow’s Kickstarter campaign successes, putting data to work in publishing, a new learning app and more.
France moves to protect independent bookstores, McGraw-Hill Education expanding onto Amazon’s home turf, confronting digital production challenges, a look back at Perseus Book Group’s history and much more.
Revenues flattening out as predicted, Simon & Schuster widens ebook access for libraries, five tips for digital publishing start-ups, Forgotten Books launches subscription services and much more.
The bookseller is spinning off Nook Media early next year, problems linger for public libraries’ access to ebooks, the fading dream of publishing’s long tail, a Canadian Byliner/Atavist and much more.
Amazon makes its power felt by blocking pre-orders, four tips for publishers looking to China, Penguin Random House dominates this week’s ebook best-seller list, McGraw-Hill partners with Follett and more.
John Green is racking up weeks on the best-seller list, getting double credit in the latest edition for his No. 1 best-seller The Fault in Our Stars and his No. 20 best-seller Looking for Alaska. Both are back-list titles enjoying …