When the rumors late last year that Amazon would be opening physical stores didn’t materialize in time for the holiday season, few expected that would be the end of it. Recent reports now say the e-tailer is talking with RadioShack about moving into some of its stores as the gadget retailer totters toward bankruptcy....
How the mobile boom is driving a number of trends in a digital landscape where ebook growth has stalled, a full recap of Digital Book World 2015 conference coverage, Amazon reassures authors on Kindle Unlimited, data on authors' earnings and much more.
Industry expert Thad McIlroy offers a comprehensive, strategic analysis of the mobile landscape for publishers in a new report from Digital Book World.
If you missed the 2015 Digital Book World Conference + Expo, we've got you covered. Here's a roundup of the top stories from this year's conference.
Apple's iBooks head Keith Moerer joins DBW15 to discuss the ebook business's rapid growth, charting the rise of audiobooks among ebook readers and beyond, Macmillan and Springer merge, rethinking social media and more.
Introducing a new model for thinking about authors and publishing based on findings from the 2015 Digital Book World and Writer's Digest Author Survey.
Squidoo.com founder and author Seth Godin Joins DBW15 to explain why driving social media enegagement and building a loyal following aren't the same.
SVP of Kindle Russ Grandinetti tells publishers at Digital Book World 2015 that Kindle Unlimited is evolving, announcing the 2015 Digital Book Award winners, what we still don't know about the YA market and much more news from DBW15.
The Digital Book Awards celebrate quality and innovation in digital content. Each year, award winners and finalists in fifteen categories illustrate the cutting edge of digital publishing, showcasing creative approaches to design, technology integration and e-reading experiences. The awards encompass all forms of digital content available to readers as ebooks, enhanced digital books and apps, to highlight and reward the work...
SVP of Kindle Russ Grandinetti addresses publishers at Digital Book World 2015, offering views on the Amazon-Hachette war, Kindle Unlimited and the year ahead.
New York Times analytics director James Robinson joins Digital Book World 2015 to explain how qualitative research fits into publishers' approaches to data.
Why more children's publishers are training their focus on kids themselves rather than their parents, Macmillan enters a shifting subscription ebook landscape, Penguin Publishing Group reshuffles upper ranks and more news from DBW15.
Introducing 'The ABCs of Kids & E-Reading: Volume 4,' the latest report on children's e-reading from PlayCollective and Digital Book World.
New research from PlayCollective and others shows children playing more active roles in deciding how and what digital content they read.
Kicking off three days of insights, debate and conversation at the most jam-packed Digital Book World ever, Simon & Schuster launches online video series, why going direct is such tough going, the return of agency ebook pricing and much more.
An alternative approach to the fee-based, aggregated user data retailers occasionally supply, kids and parents figuring out where ebooks fit, the year in review for publishing M&A, Amazon's latest crowdsourcing plans and much more.
Jellybooks founder Andrew Rhomberg introduces a new way to gain insights on consenting ebook readers prior to publication and explains why that could be more useful than the bulk, anonymized data some retailers release for a fee.
New research shows children are reading ebooks and parents are spending more on them, why it's too early to foretell the death of the ebook market, Nook device sales tank, Hachette finalizes Black Dog & Leventhal acquisition and more.
New research to be presented at the Publishers Launch Kids Conference finds 92% of kids now e-read at least once a week.
We live in an age of abundance, which means discoverability matters more than ever. By some accounts, as many as 1 million new books are being published every year in the English language alone. In addition, readers can choose from a back-catalog over 30 million titles through Amazon, used bookstores, libraries and friends. Readers are spoiled for...
Why one expert sees promise in more ebook publishers embracing HTML5 and EPUB3, a free look at a forthcoming resource on book metadata, low prices ring in 2015 on the ebook best-seller list, debating ebook sales in the UK and much more.
Metadata expert Renée Register offers a free preview of the upcoming 'Metadata Handbook, 2nd Edition.'
Rodale Books Publisher Mary Ann Naples agrees with Seth Godin that publishers must rethink their customer relationships, the can- and can't-do's of data-based publishing, Recorded Books bulks up and much more.
Jellybooks CEO Andrew Rhomberg on the present and future of data in book publishing.
Why the state of digital publishing makes the need for new approaches and upgraded skill sets more urgent than ever, Smashwords CEO Mark Coker on slower ebook growth, Zuckerburg's new book club and more.
Leaders at the two biggest ebook retailers to take the stage next week at Digital Book World 2015, Smaswords increases output, sizing up supply-and-demand in the digital market, Scribd raises $22 million, what's next for Nook and more.
A closer look at the relationship between best-selling ebooks and TV and film adaptations, subscription ebooks redefine "publisher," reassessing Barnes & Noble's prospects, Amazon looks to the Netherlands, Perseus takes sales team global and more.
Why complaining about Amazon might be the wrong approach for authors, an inside look at the state of children's publishing, six steps to connecting with readers, reevaluating Amazon Prime's customer base, Google's mobile e-commerce push in India and more.
Evaluating recent arguments about the Amazon-Hachette dispute, the fading myth of the solitary author, high praise for the Kobo Aura H2O, using Tumblr for book marketing, ebook innovation in Vancouver and more.
A checklist for authors' web strategies, Amazon gambles on children's self-publishing, Authors United plans its next move, leading data scientist joins Digital Book World conference lineup and much more.
Confronting the organizational challenges to evolving strategically, forecasting the death of dedicated e-readers, a second look at the latest Nook, top authors sound off on virtues of print and much more.
An close look at what publishers actually make, why Amazon is chasing publishers' profit margins, Amazon's app store boasting some quarter million apps, how libraries gamble on ebooks and more.