Paperback vs. ebook: the staging ground for a generational battle Econsultancy (blog) Of all the transformations of physical media to digital, I can't think of one that has rumbled on and divided audiences like the paperback to ebook.
Once hailed as the future of the book industry, print on demand has a solid niche in said industry but lately it seems to be treading water. Whenever we read of potential steps forward like Books-a-Million or B&N installing Espresso Book Machines in their stores, the great news is cancelled out by similar pilots falling through. I …
With the expected (feared?) news out that Amazon has embraced the “all you can eat” subscription model, Kindle Unlimited (KU) is on everybody's mind, lips and pens. Movies have been Netflixed, music has been Spotified and, now, books are following the same path.
KunstlerCast 255 - Yakking about the New Model for Book Publishing Business Insider #255 – JHK yaks with Lynn Vannucci of Water Street Press (www.Waterstreetpressbooks.com) about the new model of book publishing in the digital age.
Global e-Book Market 2014-2018: Key Vendors are Amazon.com, Apple, Barnes ... PR Newswire (press release) E-books are books available in a digital format, which allows readers to access content anywhere and anytime using their handheld devices.
How do we, as a publisher and as an industry, convince consumers to switch from print to digital books? If we want consumers to transition from print to digital, we have to make digital a superior reading experience to print.
ATLANTA - As the 2014-2015 school year begins, the state Department of Education announces that teachers, school leaders, parents and students should be aware that they can access free, interactive digital textbooks through the Georgia Department of Education’s website.
Library program encourages self-publishing messenger-inquirer Before the ebook revolution, the absence of self-published books in public library collections was a matter of shelf space and low demand for independent authors, said Daviess County...
One of the most difficult challenges any CEO faces is deciding to enter a new market. Where, when, how? Yet it’s a challenge virtually every publishing house will have to face as the print market continues to shrink and new opportunities are sought elsewhere.
One of the most talked about markets is China. We take our role of finding new markets and retailers for our publishers seriously. I recently travelled to China to meet with book retailers and publishers to get a feel for the current and future potential of the Chinese ebook market. Along with my colleague Patrick Crowley, we had over a dozen meetings in three cities over the course of eight days this February, following extensive research over the last six months.
With over one billion mobile phones in use, over 500 million mobile internet users, a bigger e-commerce market than the U.S. and a roughly $20 billion book market, on the face of it China has massive potential for digital book consumption.
So what did I learn, and what do you need to be thinking about?
Is there life beyond (proper) pricing ? The hidden treasure of reading data
On top of straight money, publishing houses can get and learn a lot from properly designed subscription services. Similar strategies to the ones that led publishing houses to market hardcovers first, paperbacks afterward, pocket books, and so on, are available.
Libraries helping authors with e-publishing WTVQ HENDERSON, Ky. (AP) — A partnership between the Henderson County Public Library and the Daviess County Public Library is aiming to help new writers find a market with electronic publishing.
Goodreads has made many changes since it joined Amazon’s evil ebook empire early last year, and late last week they added one which many readers and authors will appreciate. From over on the Goodreads blog: Don’t judge a book by its cover…judge it by what’s inside with our new Preview feature, which launches today! With Preview, you …
Wowio, Inc. (OTCBB:WWIO), a technology development and digital media company with a patented process and a proprietary mobile ad-delivery platform that will disrupt the eBook distribution landscape, today announced that the company has entered into a license agreement with Lookhu, Inc. to distribute ad-sponsored eBooks on a new channel on Lookhu’s mobile distribution platform.