Digital Comics

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What Programmers Can Teach Publishers

“If publishers had zero tolerance for repetition and boring administrative tasks,” Bibliocloud CEO Emma Barnes asks, “what would the industry look like? And how would publishers’ organizations reflect that internally?” Barnes learned how to code only after founding a small press, and she says the experience has since made her a better publisher. Programmers,...

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Library Content Platform Hoopla Digital Adds DC Comics

hoopla digital, the digital library content distributor, expands its offering of digital comics in a deal with DC Entertainment. The platform has made a range of multimedia content available to library patrons since it was launched by Midwest Tape in 2013, including video, music, audiobooks and digital comics, all of which can be access...

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Penguin Random House Inks Amazon Deal

With Penguin Random House announcing a new multi-year distribution contract with Amazon, all Big Five publishers have now come to terms with the e-tailer. What those terms consist of, though, remains to be seen in the case of the world’s largest trade publisher, which declined to confirm whether it, too, had agreed to a...

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Video Marketing for Publishers: How, Whether, When?

Video may have killed the radio star, but its impact on the book world is still buffering. Book trailers are by now a familiar if limited presence in the marketing landscape. And while some publishers have built video into their marketing and content offerings, those experiments are still in their early days. So what...

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The Business Case for Publishers Going Direct

Many publishers agree direct-to-consumer strategies are critical for building a brand identity and connecting with customers in novel ways. In other words, the marketing case for going direct is pretty widely understood. But fewer publishers are as convinced they can establish revenue streams on their own that are substantial enough to compete with the...

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Kindle Unlimited Hits the Rest of North America

Just a couple of months after expanding to France and Brazil, Kindle Unlimited comes to Canada and Mexico. Amazon has moved swiftly to give its ebook subscription service an international edge since launching in the UK in September 2014, just two months after the program’s U.S. rollout. It’s now also available in Spain, Italy...

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Looking Beyond Ebooks, Scribd Bulks up

Scribd has doubled its content offering over the past six months, hitting the 1 million mark after adding 10,000 digital comics yesterday. In the course of that expansion, the label typically used to describe Scribd’s main program–“ebook subscription service”–has become a bit of a misnomer. Scribd expanded into audiobooks last November, adding 30,000 titles...

Scribd Adds 10,000 Digital Comics as Subscription Catalog Hits 1 Million

The term “ebook subscription service” may be losing some of its utility. With the addition of 10,000 digital comics to its subscription-based content catalog today, Scribd now offers more than 1 million titles across a range of media. That puts the size of Scribd’s content offering roughly on par with Oyster’s, which said it had hit the...

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Why 2015 Is the Year of the Customer

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.

Kobo Adds Marvel Digital Comics

Marvel adds more than 250 of its titles to Kobo's catalog, HarperCollins launches a new podcast series, ALA applauds Adobe's privacy patch and calls for further steps, subscription ebooks eyeing emerging markets and much more.

Marvel Adds Digital Comics to Kobo Catalog

Marvel adds many of its most popular digital comics to Kobo’s content library, in a deal a Kobo spokesperson says encompasses more than 250 fixed-layout illustrated ebooks. Related: The Latest in Fixed-Layout Ebook Production | Kobo’s Nathan Maharaj to Speak at Digital Book World 2015 [Press Release] Top series like The Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy, Captain America and Amazing Spider-Man...

How Hachette Can Beat Amazon

An idea so crazy it just might work, a small publisher goes to bat for Jeff Bezos, the American Booksellers Association goes on the attack against Amazon, Next Big Book wins BEA start-up contest and more.

EPUB3 Key to Growing Illustrated Ebooks Internationally?

There’s no shortage of publishers ready to declare illustrated ebooks a lost cause, at least until further notice. But according to one Japanese publisher speaking at the International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF) at Book Expo America in New York City today, there are two reasons to hold out hope: international markets and EPUB3. Related:...

Humble Bundle to Sell Digital Comics in Pay-What-You-Want Model

[Press Release] HUMBLE BUNDLE LAUNCHES PAY-WHAT-YOU-WANT IMAGE COMICS BUNDLE Humble Bundle has teamed up with mega-publisher Image Comics to launch the Humble Image Comics Bundle today, offering up digital editions of nine New York Times bestselling, Eisner award-winning comic books starting at as little as one cent. Customers can pay what they want and...

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: 12/3/10

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DBW Weekly Roundup: 10/22/10

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DBW Weekly Roundup: 8/27/10

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DBW Weekly Roundup: 8/20/10

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DBW Weekly Roundup: 8/13/10

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DBW Weekly Roundup: 7/23/10

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DBW Weekly Roundup: 7/16/10

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DBW Weekly Roundup: 7/2/10

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DBW Weekly Roundup: 6/25/10

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