A new line of tablets and e-readers quietly enters the market, Amazon outbids Google for “.buy” domain, Nook and ‘The Bookseller’ boost self-published authors, UK publishers lodge antitrust complaints against Amazon and much more.
How Apple’s iOS 8 could shift the e-reading terrain by adding many more iBooks customers, future-proofing ebooks, rumors of a new Kindle on the horizon, inside Amazon’s new Kindle Direct payouts and much more.
The mixed blessings of self-publishing’s speed to market, another great week for Penguin Random House best-sellers, value-added taxes on European ebooks, HarperCollins helps indies during the holidays and more.
In its first full year of operation, Penguin Random House has shown that size does matter. The $4 billion publishing house — by far the largest in the world — is churning out the ebook best-sellers at far faster clip …
Authors United appeals to Amazon directors, BookShout expands retail network, HarperCollins bolsters DRM, global ebook market forecast to continue growth, UK gains new digital textbook platform and much more.
Evaluating recent arguments about the Amazon-Hachette dispute, the fading myth of the solitary author, high praise for the Kobo Aura H2O, using Tumblr for book marketing, ebook innovation in Vancouver and more.
Vook acquires short-form ebook start-up Byliner, India’s tremendous ebook potential, the New York Times launches new monthly best-seller lists, Amazon UK expands, Colorado libraries rethink catalogs and more.
A new study finds reading and library use are strong among younger Americans, HarperCollins enters the Chinese book market, Barnes & Noble bemoans ebook prices, new leadership at Andrews McMeel and more.
Tracking Nook’s steady decline and forecasting what comes next, two new iPhones ideal for e-reading but no Apple mention of ebooks, Rakuten pushes intol the U.S. market, an upset on the ebook best-seller list, trade sales dip at Wiley and much more.
Lee Child’s new Jack Reacher thriller Personal nudges Gayle Forman’s If I Stay out of the No. 1 spot that the young-adult title has held for the past five weeks on the ebook best-seller list. That’s only a coup in a limited sense, though, as both books are published by …
Amazon discounts Fire Phone to $0.99 ahead of Apple product launch, new leadership at Sesame Workshop, Rakuten stocks dip after Kobo Aura H2O rollout, Adobe Digital Editions goes EPUB3 and more.
Writing content to make use of digital capabilities, James Frey launches ebook publishing venture, Hachette author slams Amazon, Kobo rolls out ‘Gone Girl’ contest, Apple’s latest legal woes and more.
A checklist for authors’ web strategies, Amazon gambles on children’s self-publishing, Authors United plans its next move, leading data scientist joins Digital Book World conference lineup and much more.
Two new tools for self-publishing children’s books, Amazon’s CFO resigns, executive staffing changes at Penguin Random House and Verso, Oyster poaches Amazon books editor and much more.
Taking stock of the fast-evolving subscription ebook world, Penguin Random House continues strong showing on ebook best-seller list, Samsung doubles down on publishing, Txtr gets onto web browsers and much more.
The top seven ebook best-sellers this week are from Penguin Random House, the world’s largest publisher and its largest producer of best-selling books. Nearly half of the top-25 best-selling ebooks are Penguin Random House. Gayle Forman’s If I Stay held …
Young-adult hits drive the publisher’s half-year earnings, getting into China’s booming book market, the latest on the ebook pricing debate, analyzing Amazon’s Twitch buy and new Japan playbook and more.
With new production tools come new quality challenges, debating whether the Fire Phone has failed already, Amazon’s foray into Brazil’s print market, harnessing libraries’ promotional power and more.
Join Digital Book World on Tuesday, October 21 at 12:00pm ET / 9:00am PT / 5:00pm GMT for a free webcast where you will learn how to optimize your metadata for the library market. Authors and publishers know that high-quality metadata can …
How ebook designers can impact what comes next, Amazon widens cloud storage access and gains support for drone delivery, Audible gets into discovery, digital opportunities in Latin America and more.
Inside Kobo’s new Aura H2O ereader, Penguin Random House’s summer successes with best-selling ebooks, publishing salaries inch upward, a Florida university debuts an ebook-only library and more.
With Labor Day just around the corner, it’s probably safe to say that this summer belonged to Penguin Random House, at least when it comes to the season’s best-selling ebooks. Just after John Green’s hit The Fault in Our Stars ended its twelve-week …
One expert’s suggestion for getting customers to pay more for digital content, a study says smartphone users aren’t downloading new apps, Amazon buys video-streaming service Twitch, Pentian’s growing appeal and more.
Confronting the organizational challenges to evolving strategically, forecasting the death of dedicated e-readers, a second look at the latest Nook, top authors sound off on virtues of print and much more.
Join Digital Book World on Tuesday, September 23 at 12:00pm ET / 9:00am PT / 5:00pm GMT for a free webcast offering practical steps publishers can take within their organizational and management structures to remain at the forefront of digital …
What to watch for as ebooks enter their adolescence, Apple could be slyly needling Amazon through the iBooks store, rumors of a new waterproof Kobo device, Amazon to sell physical books in Brazil and more.
An inconclusive new study on print and ebook reading comprehension, Barnes & Noble’s new Nook tablet, Google and Ingram challenge Amazon, Paul Ryan comments on Amazon-Hachette war and more.
Join Digital Book World on Tuesday, September 9 at 12:00pm ET / 9:00am PT / 5:00pm GMT for a free webcast exploring how new approaches to royalties and rights management can mutually improve the business partnerships between authors and publishers in the …
Media tie-ins and best-selling ebooks, Blurb helps get indie authors into bookstores, a new study on e-reading retention, the latest Nook hits stores, Kensington goes exclusive with Books-A-Million and more.
With the film based on Gayle Forman’s If I Stay hitting theaters this Friday, the novel sits at the top of the Ebook Best-Seller List for a third straight week. It elbowed aside the previous incumbent to the No. 1 spot, John Green’s The Fault …
Retooling marketing strategies for the digital era, Amazon’s retort to German authors, “sorceress” turns songstress on Pottermore, Firebrand’s new ebook QA tool, tips for making book apps and much more.
Tallying the publishers with the most best-selling ebooks so far this year, Kindle head Russ Grandinetti’s role in the publishing world, Bezos-owned Washington Post briefly adds Amazon ‘buy’ button, how cheap books could hurt readers and much more.
Accounting for the steady rise in prices of best-selling ebooks, Amazon’s gamble on customer loyalty, the Colbert Report’s hand in boosting books, Orwell’s estate responds to Amazon, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt grows and more.