Next Big Book Wins First Book Expo Startup Challenge, Qlovi Second

Startup Next Big Book has won the first-ever Book Expo Startup Challenge at Book Expo America, besting 17 other start-ups to achieve the honor. The New York-based company earned $10,000 in cash, provided by event sponsor Ingram Content Group. Next Big Book, …

Amazon Brings Goodreads Closer

A new feature further integrates Goodreads with the Amazon ecosystem, UK publishers react to Amazon’s power, Book Expo America hosts start-up pitch contest and much more.

Sourcebooks Revenue Increases 22% in 2013

Sourcebooks had a good 2013, with overall revenue up 22% from last year. The Naperville, Ill.-based publisher experienced growth in all its verticals. General fiction and self-help grew 22% and 25%, respectively. Romance, children’s and calendars made even greater strides, …

Ten Bold Predictions for Ebooks and Digital Publishing in 2014

It’s been another exciting year for the publishing industry – perhaps the most dynamic in the history of the business. Seeing as though 2013 is just about over, we’ve gathered more publishing experts to predict what extraordinary events are to come in book publishing in 2014. In the interest of being truly bold, we’re going to start with the boldest predictions first. Enjoy.

Simon & Schuster Releases New Interactive Shakespeare App

Related: Sourcebooks Wants to Reinvent Shakespeare With The Shakesperience  [Press Email] Simon & Schuster is thrilled to share that Folger Shakespeare Library and Luminary Digital Media have recently launched an interactive app that will forever change the way people—particularly students …

Sourcebooks Acquires Publisher, Retailer Simple Truths

[Press Release] Sourcebooks Acquires Simple Truths, Leading Publisher & eRetailer of Inspirational and Motivational Books Sourcebooks has acquired Naperville-based Simple Truths, best known for designing and marketing inspirational and motivational books.  This marks Sourcebooks’ 15th acquisition since its founding in …

Sourcebooks Brings Personalized Storytelling to Berenstain Bears

[Press Release] Personalize Your Very Own Berenstain Bears Book With Put Me In The Story Personalized Books, Make Your Child the Star of Treasured Children’s Stories! A personalized edition of The Berenstain Bears® beloved classic, Home Sweet Tree , is …

Simon & Schuster Partners to Create Shakespeare Apps

Related: Sourcebooks Wants to Reinvent How We Read Shakespeare With the Shakespearience [Press Release] Simon & Schuster and Folger Shakespeare Library team with Luminary Digital Media to create Interactive Shakespeare Apps Simon & Schuster and Folger Shakespeare Library announced today …

Sourcebooks Reports Successful Year and Announces Initiatives

Sourcebooks’s Vice President and Editorial Director Todd Stocke issued a bulletin to colleagues in the publishing industry reporting record-breaking sales and exciting initiatives in the traditional and digital space. Coming just before Book Expo America convenes, it will certainly burnish …

Digital Reading: Getting Agile About Books

Last week I had the opportunity to moderate a webcast titled “Agile Content Development for Book Publishers.” We had less than an hour to explain, demonstrate and sometimes defend the agile methodology in its use for books. We certainly didn’t …

Publishers Were Ready for Pew E-Book Study

The latest study from the Pew Internet and American Life project about e-reading and e-books found that those who read e-books are more avid readers, buy more books and read more often. These results made a splash in the book world, resulting in an explosion of media coverage and blog posts and nearly a Twitter meltdown. Publishers, however, met the news with a shrug.