Booksellers

Four Ways to Rock Goodread’s New “Ask the Author” Feature

Building relationships with readers is a valuable way for an author to grow book sales. The Goodreads book recommendation site has recently extended its author tools with a new feature called “Ask The Author” that allows authors to answer fans’ questions. The way Ask The Author works is that readers visit participating authors’ pages on Goodreads and...

4 Easy Steps to an Irresistible Book Blurb

The book blurb. The back-of-book description. The dust-cover copy. Whatever you call your book summary, it’s an important element of your marketing package and for helping out with book reviews. How to create a great book description? It comes down to four steps. Here is the formula: (1) Situation. Every story has to start...

13 Book Marketing Techniques That Engage Readers

Learn more about cutting edge book marketing techniques at the Digital Book World Marketing + Publishing Services Conference & Expo.  It ain’t easy to turn a book into a bestseller. Harder still is for a first-time author to reach the heights of the charts. But is bookselling success a nebulous, magical achievement “ultimately in...

Barnes and Noble’s Disappointing Quarter

B&N released their Q1 Fiscal 2014 (May, June and July 2013) sales yesterday. The numbers were disappointing although not altogether surprising. Superstores revenues decreased 9.9% but still made $65-million. College stores sales were actually up 2.4% but lost $19-million. Nook revenues were down a stunning 20.2% and lost $55-million. The results were not much...

An Interview with Hybrid Author Michael J. Sullivan

Fantasy author Michael J. Sullivan was one of the early indies who signed a traditional contract when the big-six came knocking. Orbit (fantasy imprint of Hachette) bought his Riyria Revelations series and republished it as three, two-book omnibus volumes. He recently announced a return to self-publishing with his new novel, Hollow World, which will...

The Barnes & Noble Elephant in the Room at DBW 2013

Digital Book World 2013 was, as always, brimming with possibility, cautious optimism, and the energy of an industry in full-sail transformation. Within that optimism though, was some troubling data presented by Codex Group CEO Peter Hildick-Smith, which suggested that, despite a shift in reading habits to more electronic devices, there has not been a...

Kobo, and another two big players, landed in Brazil

December 5th, 7:00pm. Kobo lands in Brazil in a partnership with Livraria Cultura, one of the best bookstores in the country and a pioneer on the online book sales business. The launch was at Livraria Cultura’s main store, in the heart of São Paulo – a wonderful building where, years ago, three movie theater exhibition...

DBW Insights: Sarah Weinman

"If we are indeed seeing the end of a chain bookstore model..maybe we will see more independent bookstores, but in order to do that they have to be really smart and understand exactly why they need to exist and how they need to exist and go forward." Sarah Weinman

DBW Weekly Roundup: 2/18/11

The most interesting news, commentary and tweets related to publishing that you may have missed, from all over the digital book world.

DBW Weekly Roundup: 1/14/11

The most interesting news, commentary and tweets related to publishing that you may have missed, from all over the digital book world.

DBW Weekly Roundup: 1/7/11

The most interesting news, commentary and tweets related to publishing that you may have missed, from all over the digital book world.

DBW Weekly Roundup: 9/3/10

The most interesting news, commentary and tweets related to publishing that you may have missed, from all over the digital book world.

DBW Weekly Roundup: 8/13/10

The most interesting news, commentary and tweets related to publishing that you may have missed, from all over the digital book world.

DBW Weekly Roundup: 8/6/10

The most interesting news, commentary and tweets related to publishing that you may have missed, from all over the digital book world.