What’s next for crowdsourced publishing, Perseus Books Group and Amazon reach agreement on ebook terms, ebooks still lag behind print sales, library discovery platform for indie ebooks expands and much more.
Inside Scholastic’s first-quarter financial report, Hachette UK reorganizes children’s division, sourcing ideas that drive digital innovation, a glitchy week for Apple, why Britain could soon seen more ebook buyers and much more.
UK readers get Amazon’s ebook subscription service, BookBub expands into UK market, Penguin Random House doubles down on movies, Amazon invests in hardware development, Authors United solicits Justice Department and more.
A closer look at the relationship between best-selling ebooks and TV and film adaptations, subscription ebooks redefine “publisher,” reassessing Barnes & Noble’s prospects, Amazon looks to the Netherlands, Perseus takes sales team global and more.
We’ve written before about the impact of popular TV and film productions on the Ebook Best-Seller List, and the power of media tie-ins to drive ebook sales is no secret inside the publishing industry. This week that phenomenon is especially noticeable even amid significant …
Why complaining about Amazon might be the wrong approach for authors, an inside look at the state of children’s publishing, six steps to connecting with readers, reevaluating Amazon Prime’s customer base, Google’s mobile e-commerce push in India and more.
What’s driving recent sales figures, ebook growth flattens out in Canada, tensions swirl during Amazon’s author retreat, Kindle Voyage shipments delayed, Apple’s antitrust compliance record, UK cracks down on ebook piracy and more.
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.