Ebook Publishing’s Long Tail Still Lives

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.

Barnes & Noble to Spin Off Nook Business

Correction: An earlier version of this story did not admit the possibility that Nook could be sold to a private investor before 2015. The story has been changed to reflect this possibility.  Barnes & Noble will spin off its long-troubled …

Amazon-Hachette Battle: Another Turning Point?

The Amazon-Hachette feud has been on going for over a month. Everyone has an opinion. Most of the press and book industry pundits take Hachette’s side; even Stephen Colbert has weighed in. The usual Amazon defenders have stepped up with …

How Much Money the Biggest Publishers Actually Make

Over the past ten years, sales at the largest publishers in the world have leveled as the book industry felt the effects of recession and of the ebook revolution. According to a new analysis from DBW-partner Publishers Lunch, the worldwide …

Barnes & Noble and Samsung Partner on New Nook Tablet

With Nook on the ropes and Samsung quickly abandoning its ebook aspirations, the two have partnered on a new Nook tablet, which will marry “leading Samsung tablet technology with the award-winning Nook reading experience,” according to a press release. The …

An Ebook’s Best Salesperson

Four steps to crafting an effective book blurb, Macmillan launches rewards program with Swagbucks, Smashwords and OverDrive push indie books into libraries and much more.

Most Americans Now Reading Ebooks?

A new poll suggests e-reading is more prevalent than does another recent study, Barnes & Noble’s founder reduces his stake in the company, Samsung gets a custom Kindle app, Oyster teams up with Spritz and much more.

Riggio Reduces Stake in Barnes & Noble

Barnes & Noble founder and chairman of the board Len Riggio has reduced his stake in the company to about 20% after selling 3.7 million shares of stock in the bookseller. In a statement, Riggio said that he still believes …

Barnes & Noble Nook Execs Optimistic About International Expansion

Barnes & Noble’s Nook digital device and content platform is now doing business in 32 countries and 14 languages and, despite turmoil on the balance sheet for the company, the executives leading its international expansion are optimistic about the future …

Barnes & Noble Names Tulane University President to Board

[Press Release] TULANE UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT SCOTT COWEN NAMED TO BARNES & NOBLE BOARD OF DIRECTORS Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), today announced that Scott S. Cowen, President of Tulane University in New Orleans, has been elected to the Barnes …

Liberty Media Reduces Ownership Stake in Barnes & Noble

[Press Release] Liberty Media & Barnes & Noble Announce Change in Liberty Media’s Ownership of Preferred Shares Liberty Media Corporation(NASDAQ: LMCA, LMCB) & Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS) today announced that Liberty Media Corporation has entered into agreements to …

Content Pricing Consultant: Ebooks Should Be (Much) More Expensive

Imagine a cold winter day in New England. Now, imagine wanting a particular book. You have three options, according to Frank Luby, a pricing consultant and former journalist, speaking at the Copy Right Clearance Center’s OnCopyright 2014 conference in New …

Data on Readers Still Scarce, Retailers Should Take Action

As e-reading continues to spread, online reader communities to thrive and self-publishing and social reading platforms to develop, you’d think information about who’s reading what and how would be easier to come by. You’d be wrong. The book business is …

Has Apple Surpassed Barnes & Noble?

Apple’s growing share of the ebook retail market, a potential ebook price hike in the UK, innovative narrative children’s content, Open Road hires an advisor for author brands and more.

Nook Continues Bleeding

Barnes & Noble struggles to stop the hemorrhaging at Nook, the latest techniques in ebook typography, Apple stands its ground, Macmillan opens its full ebook catalog to libraries and more.

Kobo Eats Sony

Kobo scoops up Sony’s customers, how Barnes & Noble could wind down the Nook, an exclusive free ebook of DBW14 highlights, Amazon’s next steps toward a gaming console and much more.