bookbub

amazon, app, reading, digital, children

Amazon’s Newest App Gives Kids Reading a Twist

Amazon announced yesterday that it has launched a new app for children called Rapids, which features “fun, engaging short stories told in a unique chat style.” The app is available for iOS, Android and Amazon Fire devices, and a subscription costs $2.99 a month. “Many kids already love using phones to chat with friends...

goodreads, authors, books, giveaway

What Authors Need to Know About Goodreads Giveaways

Authors looking to boost book promotion efforts should consider incorporating a presence on Goodreads. It’s an established site filled with potential to really boost book marketing plans. In fact, some authors have elevated this to an art form and have become Goodreads rock stars. Once you’ve established yourself on Goodreads, adding Goodreads giveaways to...

Publishers Need to Question Everything

Publishers Need to Question Everything

I’ve given myself a few moments over the last month to look at some of the ventures I’ve been fortunate to be involved in, as well as the business plans that arrive in my email. In each case, I have instinctively tested them against basic business principles. I’ve also been reviewing my publishing businesses...

BookBub ebook marketing email promotion

BookBub Gets $7 Million in New Funding

BookBub, the email book marketing start-up that launched a localized program in India earlier this month, pulls in an additional $7 million in new equity and debt financing to pursue further growth. The latest funding comes scarcely more than a year after the company raised $3.8 million, and CEO Josh Schanker says the new resources will...

global ebooks BookBub India

All Eyes on India

“India is a very promising market for all of our English-language publishers and authors,” BookBub CEO Josh Schanker says, explaining the start-up’s decision to launch in the country yesterday. India is the third international market to which BookBub has recently expanded, after extending its program of custom, email-based recommendations for discounted ebooks to the...

BookBub India ebook readers email price promotions

BookBub Expands Discount Ebook Service to India

The email book marketing start-up BookBub launched in India yesterday, the company’s third international expansion after rolling out its service in Canada in January this year and the UK in September 2014. In order to help connect English-language titles with more Indian readers, BookBub also introduces support for Flipkart, the e-tailer considered to be India’s biggest online...

Kindle Unlimited Goes British

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.

BookBub Extends Discounts to UK Ebook Readers

It’s shaping up to be quite a day for British ebook readers. Amazon announced it’s launching a UK version of Kindle Unlimited, its subscription-based ebook and audiobook program. Today the email book marketing start-up BookBub extends its offering to UK readers as well. BookBub offers its members exclusive discounts on popular ebooks and functions as an ebook discovery...

Are Agents Worth It?

Evaluating the author-agent relationship, ebook sales rise in January, revamping the traditional ebook retailer, BookBub raises $3.8 million, offering ebook readers new approaches to genre fiction and more.

Book Email Marketing Start-up Bookbub Raises $3.8 Million in Funding

[Press Release] BookBub Raises $3.8 Million in Series A Funding BookBub today announced it has raised $3.8 million in Series A funding. Investors include NextView Ventures, Founder Collective, Avalon Ventures, and Bloomberg Beta. The company, which helps readers discover limited-time deals on acclaimed ebooks, has tripled in size since early last year and is...

Common Ground in the Debate of Self v. Traditional Publishing

A storm was created last week in response to Hugh Howey’s Author Earnings post. It was widely criticized by many but also praised. It started a lot of discussion. Having read most of the back and forth, I did notice a few commonalities. Some issues all sides generally agree upon: 1)    Digital has demolished the...

BookBub Builds a Book Marketing Platform

I first heard about eBook direct marketing company BookBub in February 2013. I was introduced to founder Josh Schanker at the O’Reilly Tools of Change conference. We had an excellent talk and I remember walking away from the meeting impressed and that his company would be successful. Then a month later, BookBub hit 1-million...