reedsy, ebooks, indie authors, independent authors, self-publishing

Reedsy Launches Smart Margins for Reedsy Book Editor 

Publishing marketplace Reedsy announced today that it has added a new feature called Smart Margins to its book editing platform. With the new feature, the margins of physical copies of books authored using the platform will now be calculated automatically based off a book’s word count. In an email to users, Reedsy wrote: “Why...

authors, discovery, digital publishing

Book Discovery, Author Empowerment, and Digital Publisher Solutions

At DBW, we have a running series called “Company Snapshots,” in which we profile companies in the industry that are tackling problems from a unique angle. Here are some of the recent profile’s we’ve run: Vearsa provides digital publishing solutions for today’s publishers. They handle everything from conversion and distribution to sales reporting. They...

Semantico, Scolaris, digital publishing, scholarly publishing

Semantico Partners with TrendMD for Content Discoverability Engine

Semantico announced today a partnership with TrendMD to use the latter’s content discoverability tool within Semantico’s Scolaris digital publishing platform. Full press release below: Semantico announce partnership with TrendMD content discoverability engine Press release – Brighton, UK 01-12-16 Semantico have announced a partnership to provide the native integration of TrendMD within their Scolaris digital...

authors, pr, sales, books, marketing, indie authors, self-publishing

How Authors Can Step Up Their PR Efforts

Dana Kaye is the owner of Kaye Publicity, Inc. and author of the book, Your Book, Your Brand: The Step-By-Step Guide to Launching Your Book and Boosting Your Sales. Dana is a frequent speaker on social media, branding, and publishing trends, and her commentary has been featured on websites like The Huffington Post, Little...

DBW, digital book world conference

5 Questions with DBW 2017’s Dana Kaye

Dana Kaye is the owner of Kaye Publicity, Inc. and author of the book, Your Book, Your Brand: The Step-By-Step Guide to Launching Your Book and Boosting Your Sales. Dana is a frequent speaker on social media, branding, and publishing trends, and her commentary has been featured on websites like The Huffington Post, Little...

Copyright Clearance Center

CCC Announces Enhancements to RightFind XML for Mining

Copyright Clearance Center announced today that it has made enhancements to its cloud-based RightFind XML for Mining software, which allows organizations using text mining to glean important insights from vast amounts of scientific, technical and medical (STM) content. Full press release below: Copyright Clearance Center Announces Enhancements to RightFind® XML for Mining Danvers, Mass....

indie authors, ebooks, bookstores

8 Tips for Indie Ebook Authors to Sell Print Books at Local Bookstores

Online stores are the most common venues for indie authors to sell their books, whether in digital or print format. And while digital publishing gives authors access to readers around the world, many self-published writers are also eager to get their books into neighborhood bookstores. So if you’re an indie author interested in getting...

Libro.fm, audiobooks, digital audiobooks, indie bookstores

Libro.fm Announces the Top 10 Audiobooks of 2016

Libro.fm, a digital audiobook provider for independent bookstores, announced today its list of the 10 bestselling digital audiobooks from indie bookstores in 2016. 1. H Is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald (audio by Blackstone; print by Grove Atlantic) 2. Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates (Penguin Random House Audio) 3. My Brilliant Friend...

DBW17, digital book world conference, audiobooks, bookstr

Ken Brooks of Macmillan Learning: Focusing on Content over Products

Ken Brooks is the chief operating officer of Macmillan Learning, and before that he was senior vice president of global supply chain management at Cengage Learning. Ken is also a recognized and proven expert in aligning operational execution for competitive advantage, and has been instrumental in driving industry standards. Ken is a speaker at...

Company Snapshots

Company Snapshots: Bookstr

In “Company Snapshots,” we pose a series of questions to leading providers of digital products and services and let them speak for themselves about what their company does, how they benefit publishers, and what they believe the biggest trends in the industry are. In today’s entry, we have Bookstr. What does your company do?...

DBW, digital book world conference

5 Questions with Ken Brooks, COO, Macmillan Learning

Ken Brooks is the chief operating officer of Macmillan Learning, and before that he was senior vice president of global supply chain management at Cengage Learning. Ken is also a recognized and proven expert in aligning operational execution for competitive advantage, and has been instrumental in driving industry standards. Ken is a speaker at...

Barnes & Noble

Barnes & Noble Offering 15% off BN.com on Cyber Monday

[Press Release] Barnes & Noble Announces Amazing Cyber Monday Deal: 15% off Your Entire Order Online at BN.com on November 28 Special Offers on Books, New NOOK®, Toys & Games, and More New York, New York – November 28, 2016 – Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the nation’s largest retail bookseller and a...

authors, social media, twitter, facebook, sales

How Authors Can Sell More Books with Less Social Media

When I ask new email subscribers to tell me their number one book marketing challenge, the answer is overwhelmingly the conundrum that is social media: it takes too much time, and the results are difficult to measure. I agree. Without a solid understanding of how social media does and doesn’t work, authors resort to...

authors, social media, twitter, facebook, sales

4 Steps to Selling More Books with Less Social Media

When I ask new email subscribers to tell me their number one book marketing challenge, the answer is overwhelmingly the conundrum that is social media: it takes too much time, and the results are difficult to measure. I agree. Without a solid understanding of how social media does and doesn’t work, authors resort to...

DBW, digital book world conference

5 Questions with DBW 2017’s Jane Friedman

Jane Friedman has 20 years of experience in the publishing industry, with expertise in digital media strategy for authors and publishers. She’s the co-founder and editor of The Hot Sheet, an essential publishing industry newsletter for authors, and is the former publisher of Writer’s Digest. She has been interviewed and featured by NPR, PBS,...

Wattpad

Wattpad and Universal Cable Productions Partner on TV Content

Wattpad announced today a partnership with Universal Cable Productions, a division of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, to develop original TV content. Full press release below: UNIVERSAL CABLE PRODUCTIONS AND WATTPAD TEAM UP TO DEVELOP ORIGINAL CONTENT FOR TV Wattpad, the global multiplatform entertainment company, and Universal Cable Productions (UCP), a division of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment,...

6 Tips for Authors to Create Engaging Library Programs

6 Tips for Authors to Create Engaging Library Programs

Libraries are community service powerhouses. A peek at any library’s calendar of events reveals one tough fact: author programs are a small fraction of a library’s lineup. Patrons often shun author programs in favor of knitting classes, business improvement courses, and movie nights. Why? Many modern library users see libraries as one-stop community centers....

authors, libraries, books

6 Tips for Authors to Create Engaging Library Programs

Libraries are community service powerhouses. A peek at any library’s calendar of events reveals one tough fact: author programs are a small fraction of a library’s lineup. Patrons often shun author programs in favor of knitting classes, business improvement courses, and movie nights. Why? Many modern library users see libraries as one-stop community centers....

Company Snapshots

Company Snapshots: Written Word Media

In “Company Snapshots,” we pose a series of questions to leading providers of digital products and services and let them speak for themselves about what their company does, how they benefit publishers, and what they believe the biggest trends in the industry are. In today’s entry, we have Written Word Media. What does your...

DBW, digital book world conference

DBW’s Indie Author Conference: Strategies, Lessons and Insights

Speakers at DBW’s Indie Author Conference to Present Strategies, Lessons and Insights for the ‘New Professional Author’ One-Day Indie Author Conference Takes Place on Jan. 19, 2017 in New York City – Part of the Overall Digital Book World Conference Program, Which Runs Jan. 17 – 18, 2017 NEW YORK (Nov. 18, 2016) — At DBW...

social media, authors, sales, books, facebook, twitter

Authors, Stop Doing These 10 Things on Social Media

Almost every author has been told at some point, “You gotta get online and promote.” But only a small percentage of authors have actually been coached on social media best practices, resulting in hundreds of authors using social media completely wrong and turning readers off rather than attracting them. If you are guilty of...

OverDrive

Overdrive Launches New Library Websites and App

Overdrive announced today that it has launched new digital library websites and a new app. The ebook and audiobook prover, which is used by more than 90 percent of U.S. libraries, updated its service with enhanced security, a simplified borrowing process and improved discoverability. With Overdrive’s improved technology, users will have a more seamless...

ebooks, apps, dbw, digital book world conference, publishers

The AP’s Digital Publishing Manager on Ebooks, Apps and More

Peter Costanzo is the digital and archival publishing manager for The Associated Press. He is also an award-winning book producer and he teaches the “New Media Technology: Formats and Devices” course at New York University. Peter is also a speaker at DBW 2017, where he will discuss new approaches to some old ideas in...

DBW, digital book world conference

6 Questions with DBW 2017’s Peter Costanzo

Peter Costanzo is the digital and archival publishing manager for The Associated Press. He is also an award-winning book producer and he teaches the “New Media Technology: Formats and Devices” course at New York University. Peter is also a speaker at DBW 2017, where he will discuss new approaches to some old ideas in...

Bookbaby

BookBaby Launches 2017 Self-Publishing Survey

BookBaby announced today that is launching its 2017 Self-Publishing Survey, a comprehensive study aimed at revealing the most successful book marketing and promotion strategies for self-published authors. The company has partnered with 15 self-publishing providers to ask published and aspiring authors to share their marketplace experiences and opinions. “The self-publishing community is gigantic and...

Barnes & Noble

B&N Introduces New 7″ Nook Tablet for $49.99

Barnes & Noble announced today that it will debut a new 7″ Nook tablet for $49.99 available in stores on November 25 (Black Friday). The e-reader is the least expensive device the company has created. The new Nook features front- and rear-facing cameras, Bluetooth compatibility, a soft-touch back, a quad-core processor, and expandable storage...

publishers, self-publishing, authors, amazon, marketing

How Publishers Can Build on Self-Publishing’s Victories

In recent articles, I have pointed with optimism to the green-shoots of recovery for the book industry after a bruising and challenging seven years. Print sales are on the way up, or at least finally not falling, depending on whom you speak to. Consumer ebook sales are dropping, but likely to be stabilizing against...