What Amazon Wants From Hachette

Inside the terms of the dispute, why Japan no longer leads the world in ebooks, a retailer experiments with selling ebooks with multiple-user licenses, Spain cracks down on book piracy and much more.

Amazon Publishing’s Ebook Surge Explained

With the film version of The Fault in Our Stars making a splash in theaters this week, John Green’s YA novel finds itself securely at the top of our ebook best-seller list. Conspicuously absent, though, are four Amazon titles in the Kindle First …

Who Is Really an Author?

Debating who can lay claim to the term, a closer look at Hugh Howey’s self-publishing advocacy, making pricing decisions, analyzing Amazon’s ebook dominance and more.

Managing Content Rights to Maximize Value

Have you ever spent a lot of money and effort to bring something new into the world only to regret it later because you aren’t getting the value out of it that you put in? If you haven’t, you’re in …

Is an ebook an experience or a thing?

When readers purchase paper books, they know what they bought and they know what they can do with it. They can read it. They can re-read it as many times as they like. They can lend it to someone else …

Google Decides Legit Copyright Owners May Have a Point

Last spring Google’s executive chairman Eric Schmidt dealt authors and publishers a staggering blow by declaring his absolute opposition to any effort to curtail Google’s right to link to piracy websites like Pirate Bay. He said it in such unequivocal …

Salvation Just One Download Away

Most of us would agree that there is something mystical in linking to a vast ocean of humanity when we visit the Web. You could not be blamed for feeling cosmically inspired to think that you and untold millions are …

Brits Know More About Three Strikes than We Do.

The Brits don’t even play baseball but they know more about three strikes than we Yanks do. In fact, in the international pastime of Whac-a-Filesharer their style of hardball makes Americans look like minor league wiffle ballers. Over the last …

A Thief By Any Other Name

Whenever there’s a high-profile crime it’s only a matter of time before someone belittles the victim. That’s what seems to be shaping up in the Justice Department’s indictment of file-sharing behemoth Megaupload on charges of massive copyright infringement. Stuart P. …

DBW Weekly Roundup: 3/31/11

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: 10/29/10

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: 10/22/10

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: 8/27/10

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: 7/30/10

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