Digital Book World

Digital Book World

Librarians Say Kids Prefer Physical Books

During the “I’m a Librarian – Ask Me Anything” panel at today’s Launch Kids conference at Digital Book World 2016, librarians and literacy advocates discussed kids’ preference for physical books, and the role of ebooks as supplementary reading material. The talk was moderated by Carol Fitzgerald, president of The Book Report Network, and included...

Amazon Has Destroyed Barnes & Noble

Amazon Has Destroyed Barnes & Noble

The book and music retailer said sales fell again in its most recent quarter. It also reported a bigger loss than last year—and more red ink than what analysts were expecting. Perhaps most alarmingly, Barnes & Noble’s long-term debt tripled from a year ago to $192 million. The company has only $13.4 million in...

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Digital Book World Conference + Expo, March 7-9, N.Y.

Digital Book World Conference + Expo, March 7-9, Presents Strategies for the Digital Transformation of Publishing Registration Is Open for the Book Publishing and Digital Content Community’s Premier Event; Best Early-Bird Rates Expire Dec. 15 NEW YORK (Dec. 2, 2015) – The 7th Annual Digital Book World Conference + Expo (DBW) returns to New...

Publishing's Biggest Educational Gathering Set for March

Publishing’s Biggest Educational Gathering Set for March

The first programming information for our seventh annual Digital Book World conference has been posted, and early registration is open now, with the best pricing available now through November 9th. Held in New York at the Hilton Midtown, please note that after six years of conferences in January, our timing has shifted a little...

DBW Spotlight Launches Today

Digital Book World is proud to announce the launch of DBW Spotlight—a new way for you to dive deeper into the issues that are important to your business. Starting today, our editors will begin devoting each month to putting the spotlight on a topic essential to successful digital publishing. Over the course of the...

Introducing DBW Spotlight

Digital Book World is proud to announce the launch of DBW Spotlight—a new way for you to dive deeper into the issues that are important to your business. Starting in September, our editors will devote each month to putting the spotlight on a topic essential to successful digital publishing. Over the course of the...

Introducing DBW Spotlight

Digital Book World is proud to announce the launch of DBW Spotlight—a new way for you to dive deeper into the issues that are important to your business. Starting in September, our editors will devote each month to putting the spotlight on a topic essential to successful digital publishing. Over the course of the...

Big data features

Big Data: Dispelling the Myths About One of Publishing’s Hottest Buzzwords

Introduction Big data was one of Frankfurt Book Fair’s hottest topics of discussion this year among digital publishing professionals. Viktor Mayer-Schönberger, professor of Internet Governance and Regulation at the Oxford Internet Institute and author of the recent international best-seller Big Data, spoke forcefully about big data’s relevance to publishers and the insights they can...

Wattpad: Digital Storytelling With a Social Twist

The digital marketplace has changed the rules for both readers and writers. Authors no longer need to be separated from their readers. Readers no longer have to wait for books to be complete before getting a peek at authors’ work. The landscape for storytelling is changing and one of the leading innovations in this...

Shatzkin Takes on Shirky in Amazon-Hachette Debate

After a month of few angry words over the Amazon-Hachette contract dispute from either party or key observers, author and technology thinker Clay Shirky and industry consultant and Digital Book World conference chairman Mike Shatzkin traded pieces on the subject. In an essay on the blogging platform Medium titled “Amazon, Publishers, and Readers,” Shirky...

An Author Website Checklist

For some publishing projects, it’s unclear who is responsible for what when it comes to marketing. Should the author or the publisher tweet and publish Facebook posts? Who answers reader emails? And, perhaps most importantly, who runs the author website? Because many authors are published by several publishers — and many self-publish their own...

Seth Godin Added as DBW 2015 Keynote Speaker

[Press Email] Seth Godin Added as DBW 2015 Keynote Speaker In a rare interactive discussion, Seth Godin will join Digital Book World 2015 to talk about “what’s possible and what’s important” for a variety of players in the publishing value chain: publishers of different sizes and specialties, authors and retailers. You’ll hear the kind...

How Much Money the Biggest Publishers Actually Make

Over the past 10 years, sales at the largest publishers in the world have leveled as the book industry felt the effects of recession and the ebook revolution. To get all the ebook and digital publishing news you need every day in your inbox at 8:00 AM, sign up for the DBW Daily today! According...

Digital Book World 2015: Speakers and Themes Announced

[Press Release] Digital Book World Conference + Expo 2015 Announces Keynoters and Themes   NEW YORK – (May 27, 2014) How to manage changing roles and relationships in the constantly evolving publishing ecosystem is one of the key conference themes announced by the organizers of Digital Book World Conference + Expo, slated for January...

For Digital Book Promotion, Divide and Conquer…Patiently

For authors and publishers looking to optimize their book marketing efforts, targeting the right audience with the right content at the right time is a critical skill–and one that takes time to develop. That’s according to three experts who joined Digital Book World for a webcast yesterday to discuss promotional strategies in today’s digital...

3 Steps to Choosing The Perfect Freelance Editor

Digital publishing allows writers everywhere to become authors. One of the most important steps in getting your work polished for self-publishing is to hire a freelance editor for conceptual feedback and line edits. You can find many freelance editors with a search engine, but how do you know which editor is right for you?...

Shatzkin: Barnes & Noble Stuck in Book Retailing, ‘Out in the Cold’

Barnes & Noble is being left “out in the cold,” writes publishing consultant (and Digital Book World partner) Mike Shatzkin. Unlike its competitors in the ebook business (Amazon, Apple, Google and Kobo), Barnes & Noble only sells books — for the most part — in the U.S. and needs to make a profit off...

My Trip to DBW: A Winner’s Tale

I am not a winner; I am an earner. To make myself clear: I have never even rightfully won a game of bingo. I once tied with a guy for a free beer on bingo night at the bar (bingo at the bar-o), but I lost the tie-breaker (a rigorous match of roshambo). Luckily...

What Advantages Do Traditional Publishers Offer Authors?

[Press Release] What Advantages Do Traditional Publishers Offer Authors? New Survey Results Released at Digital Book World January 15, 2014 ­– NEW YORK – This morning at the Digital Book World Conference + Expo, initial results of a joint author survey conducted by Digital Book World and Writer’s Digest were released. “What Advantages Do...