When Ebooks Meet Book Art

The Center for Book Arts takes a digital turn, Taschen’s ebook artistry, Books-A-Million selling fewer books, insight into the Arab reading world and more.

Webcast: Ten Cheap and Easy Ways to Promote Your Book

Join us Tuesday, May 13 at 12:00pm ET / 9:00AM PT / 5:00 PM GMT for a webcast where you’ll learn effective, economical methods for promoting your content. The web, social media and a host of new marketing platforms and initiatives …

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 …

Ebooks Way Too Cheap?

One content pricing consultant’s analysis, taking the tally of best-selling ebooks, estimating Kindle ebook sales, Hachette appoints a new executive editor and more.

Data on Readers Still Scarce, Retailers Should Take Action

As e-reading continues to spread, online reader communities to thrive and self-publishing and social reading platforms to develop, you’d think information about who’s reading what and how would be easier to come by. You’d be wrong. The book business is …

4 Questions To Ask Before Self Publishing

Self-publishing opens up a world of opportunities for novelists. But as in independent author, how do you know your book is ready for prime time? Use this quick checklist of questions to see if your fictional story is ready for …

Webcast: What Are Ebook Readers Reading?

On Wednesday, April 30, Digital Book World teams up with editors from The Huffington Post, Book Riot and BuzzFeed to find out. Join us at 12:00pm EST / 9:00pm PT / 5:00pm GMT for a webcast exploring what kinds of …

Has Apple Surpassed Barnes & Noble?

Apple’s growing share of the ebook retail market, a potential ebook price hike in the UK, innovative narrative children’s content, Open Road hires an advisor for author brands and more.

Ebook Strategy for Publishers: China

Join ePubDirect for a free webcast discussing ebook in China on April 29 at 2:00 PM Eastern Time.  One of the most difficult challenges any CEO faces is deciding to enter a new market. Where, when, how? Yet it’s a …

Why Are T-Shirts More Valuable Than Ebooks?

My brothers-in-law recently started a T-shirt sales website. Grizz Riley.com sells comfy, cool T-shirts for $25. I fully support their entrepreneurial launch. But I couldn’t help thinking about it in comparison to publishers, selling ebooks for a just couple of bucks. …

Lessons Publishers Can Learn From Harlequin’s Annual Results

Harlequin announced their annual results last week and it was another disappointing year for the world’s leading romance book publisher. Harlequin is an interesting case study review about how the disruption of digital has affected traditional publishing. Harlequin has sold direct …

What Can Publishers Learn From a VC?

Having been through two funding rounds with a company in publishing, I actually think publishers and venture capitalists (VCs) have more in common than you would think: Both find a project (book/company) that they believe they can add value to …

Nook Continues Bleeding

Barnes & Noble struggles to stop the hemorrhaging at Nook, the latest techniques in ebook typography, Apple stands its ground, Macmillan opens its full ebook catalog to libraries and more.

QED Seal Keeps a Check on Ebook Quality

It’s a regrettable fact of digital publishing that not all ebooks are created equal. For every scammer hoping to turn a quick profit by willfully selling shoddy products, there’s a hardworking author or publisher whose earnest efforts still fall short …

BookBaby Bulks Up on Marketing

BookBaby beefs up its promotional offerings with two partnerships, Hugh Howey and the author “revolution,” BEA’s overtures to the indie community, codeMantra’s new owners and much more.

Self-Publishing Platforms Pool Marketing Resources

The ebook publisher and distributor BookBaby announced expansions to its promotional package BookPromo with tools to help authors promote their work through Goodreads and NoiseTrade Books. Titles published through BookBaby now be included in the Goodreads database. NoiseTrade, originally a music marketing …

Readk.it Delivers Ebooks in Browser-Based Platform

Readk.it, a new browser-based reading platform, offers to sidestep the complex and often costly process of preparing ebook content for a range of proprietary delivery systems. Developed in New Zealand and launched in November of last year, the platform bills …