Smaller publishers and authors assess the distribution landscape, four changes ahead in book metadata, Amazon maps out the future of e-reading, whether Walmart is really eyeing Nook and much more.
Why the next wave of publishing innovation could emerge from the academic market, Bibliocrunch expands resources for authors, Kindle increases author payment fund, Penguin Random House best-sellers keep ahead and more.
Paper Lantern Lit’s co-founders on building a “story experience” tailored to digital readers today, inside Apple’s ebook pricing appeal hearing, Google doubles down on e-commerce, Amazon updates Kindle iOS apps and much more.
Trends and opportunities for digital publishers to watch heading into next year, Digital Book World 2015 Conference Chair Mike Shatzkin’s exhaustive precap of the approaching conference, the appeal of ‘digical’ retail and more.
Author and squidoo.com founder Seth Godin on why publishers need to figure out who their customers are, CBS head praises Simon & Schuster’s Amazon deal, teen ebook buying lagging, Capstone Young Readers bundles print and ebooks and much more.
Last week saw a precipitous drop in the average price of a best-selling ebook, from $7.21 to $5.68. Holiday discounting seemed a likely contributor, since the change coincided with the week leading up to Black Friday. This week’s best-seller list …
Hachette partners with Gumroad on a direct sales platform for Twitter, Wattpad and Amazon face off on fan fiction market, Addr picks up where Readmill left off on social e-reading, Kobo crowdsources innovation and much more.
Author and ‘New Yorker’ contributor Ken Auletta on whether publishers can–or should–up their clout in Amazon negotiations, unfinished business for Authors United, Kobo sizes up the global ebook market and much more.
Author and ‘New Yorker’ contributor Ken Auletta on publishers, Amazon and disruption in the digital marketplace.
Barnes & Noble agrees to buy out Microsoft’s stake in Nook Media, why Walmart should set its sights on Nook, Barnes & Noble has another weak quarter, weighing whether Amazon can be constrained and whether or not it should, 3M adds audiobooks and more.
Last year, at Digital Book World 2014, The Everything Store author Brad Stone reminded publishers that Amazon viewed them as sickly “gazelles” and itself as a “cheetah” intent on going after them. That was in January, months before the Hachette-Amazon battle became public in …
Kobo partners with E Ink to bring its ebook catalog to users of third-party-built devices, iBooks rep unrepentant ahead of Apple appeal, Amazon gets more audiobook competition in Europe, a top Hachette sales exec departs and much more.
In a sign that the holiday shopping season was already getting underway the week before Black Friday, familiar best-sellers made renewed appearances on the Ebook Best-Seller List as the average price of a best-selling ebook dipped considerably, from $7.21 to …
A fresh take on the argument that publishers need to rethink what they offer authors, the Digital Book World and Writer’s Digest Author Survey evolves, high praise for HarperCollins CEO Brian Murray, how Amazon is disrupting itself and more.
Author Rick Chapman weighs in on how publishers can better compete with Amazon to attract and keep authors.
Weighing new opportunities for digital publishing start-ups and children’s content developers, inside Amazon’s Black Friday deals, a French ebook distributor comes stateside, Google on the chopping block in Europe and much more.
It’s probably too early expect any major difference for Hachette’s titles on the Ebook Best-Seller List just one week after the publisher settled its dispute with Amazon. In any case, no sweeping change is to be found, with only slim gains for Hachette ebooks in the nine …
A sneak peak of new survey data on children’s e-reading and a holiday gift-buying forecast, four tips for rethinking the book blurb, Perseus’s strong fiscal 2014 finish, Amazon’s ground war with Alibaba and more.
An industry insider’s take on how the self-publishing world is moving away from earlier concerns to tackle new issues, judge approves Apple ebook settlement, weighing the future of ebook subscriptions and bundling and much more.
The subscription ebook service turns web publisher with an online literary magazine, Simon & Schuster widens its library ebook program, BiblioBoard offers library ebooks by indie authors, BitLit bundles Elsevier ebooks and much more.
The audiobook market heats up as Nook gets back into a game Scribd just joined, Simon & Schuster launches an online magazine, Open Road eyes Spanish ebook readers, why Penguin Random House should try subscription ebooks and more.
Digital Book World and Writer’s Digest ask authors to share insights as their publishing options in the digital market evolve, moving the goalpost on ebook forecasts, Nokia gets into tablets as Samsung scales back smartphones and more.
A look at what’s in store for the ebook retail landscape now that Hachette and Amazon have settled, debating the viability of subscription ebooks, Penguin Random House launches app to boost audiobook discovery and much more.
Amazon rolls out new features in a software update to its latest Kindle and Kindle Voyage e-readers. Two of the more noteworthy additions include support for “Family Library” and “Word Wise.” The first allows users to share content among Kindle devices …
Amazon and Hachette put an end to their long-running dispute in a new agreement restoring agency ebook pricing, diverse analysis of the deal, Vook acquires digital publisher Coliloquy, sales flat at Bertelsmann and much more.
Hachette announces today it has concluded a new “multi-year” contract with Amazon, ending the standoff that has captured the industry’s attention since May of this year. The agreement covers print and ebook distribution and will take effect early next year. Much like …
The automaker releases an enhanced ebook as part of a new marketing campaign, Barnes & Noble tries ebook bundling, Amazon buys ‘.book’ domain, Nook Media cuts staff, pricing worries stymie ebook growth in Europe and much more.
Nook adds to its slate of offerings for publishing services as that marketplace expands, brushing up on metadata before the holiday shopping season, ebooks by self-published authors comprise a fifth of the best-seller list and much more.
Scribd offers 30,000 audiobook titles to subscribers in a bid for Audible customers, Simon & Schuster pleased with ebook sales on subscription platforms, HarperCollins wins Open Road Media suit, Android developers make strides and more.
The ebook subscription service adds a shareable recommendation feature to drive discovery, emerging markets to power Google Play growth, children’s publishers adopt Lexile metric, Sherlock Holmes enters public domain and more.
Bookmate’s founder on why subscription ebooks alone won’t cut it, the subscription model expands to audiobooks, a new multiplatform publishing imprint draws on film industry, Amazon says it botched Fire Phone pricing and more.
New features show Google Play differentiating e-reading UX by genre, a look at one of the growing mobile device maker Xiaomi, consumers prefer Fire Phone ads to Fire Phone, why Sony might be considering ebook resale and much more.
Whether it’s still worth developing interactive digital content, a breakthrough in screen technology, why Apple is courting Alibaba, Amazon Prime stays hot as Fire Phone goes cold, mounting privacy concerns for mobile users and more.