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Smashwords Self-Publishing Bestseller Genres

Smashwords Self-Publishing Bestseller Genres | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Publishers Weekly has been publishing the top 25 bestselling self-published works on Smashwords each month. Here’s February’s list. I’m not the least bit surprised that Romance is the top-selling category in terms of those top 25.
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The Oldest Libraries Around the World

The Oldest Libraries Around the World | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
It’s no secret around here that we’re a little bit obsessed with libraries — their collections, stunning designs, and sometimes playful interiors.
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Sour Grapes: Publishing Industry Insiders Bemoan The Rise of Outsider Book Bloggers

Sour Grapes: Publishing Industry Insiders Bemoan The Rise of Outsider Book Bloggers | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
The Times of London recently took up the cause of the literati who are dismayed that they should have to read the same books as the hoi polloi book bloggers that persist in publishing their reviews online.
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Audiobooks: An effective tool for improving literacy

Audiobooks: An effective tool for improving literacy | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
A study has just been released that confirms the positive impact of audiobooks in literacy development. But do we even need to conduct more studies to prove that listening is, in fact, learning? Ha…
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From Amazon To Google Books: How The Internet Is Changing How We Read

From Amazon To Google Books: How The Internet Is Changing How We Read | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
In the era of free ebooks, PDF self-publishing, digitized historical manuscripts, Amazon and eBay and one-click Kindle downloads, the way we consume and interact with books is profoundly changed
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The End of the Human Publisher? Introducing the First Novel to Be Chosen by an Algorithm

The End of the Human Publisher? Introducing the First Novel to Be Chosen by an Algorithm | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Tor Books and Inkitt will publish 'Bright Star', the first novel to be chosen by an algorithm.
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What Are You Reading On?

What Are You Reading On? | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
This week's news about the new Kindles has sparked discussions both here, on MobileRead Forums, and elsewhere about readers' current ebook gadget.
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No, Amazon Has Not Delisted HarperCollins eBooks Worldwide

No, Amazon Has Not Delisted HarperCollins eBooks Worldwide | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
There's a story going around today to the effect that Amazon has removed all HarperCollins ebooks from all Kindle Stores in the world. I won't waste your time getting into it, but that story is false.
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e-Book Sales Continue to Decline in the Netherlands

e-Book Sales Continue to Decline in the Netherlands | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
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Startup Wants Pubs to Give Up On Choosing Books, Outsource the Decision to a Computer | The Digital Reader

Startup Wants Pubs to Give Up On Choosing Books, Outsource the Decision to a Computer | The Digital Reader | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Over the past few years Macmillan, Amazon, and other publishers have experimented with letting readers pick which titles should be published, and now a startup has convinced Macmillan to let a computer program pick the next book it should publish.
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Weeding the Worst Library Books - The New Yorker

Weeding the Worst Library Books - The New Yorker | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Daniel A. Gross on the librarians behind the blog Awful Library Books, which calls attention to old texts of questionable value.
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Rise of Audience Development in the Book Industry

Rise of Audience Development in the Book Industry | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Thanks to digital marketing and new data insights, a new function is emerging within the book industry: audience development.
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Bloomsbury Anthology Pairs YA Authors and Booktubers

Bloomsbury Anthology Pairs YA Authors and Booktubers | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
What do you get when you blend the equally passionate communities of booktubers (YouTube users who enthusiastically vlog about all-things-book) and YA authors for a project?
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Rabai al-Madhoun Wins International Prize for Arabic Fiction

Rabai al-Madhoun Wins International Prize for Arabic Fiction | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
The ninth iteration of the prize carries a US$50,000 purse and honors the 70-year-old Palestinian-born writer who lives in London.
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Is it Really a Coloring eBook if You Print it Yourself?

Is it Really a Coloring eBook if You Print it Yourself? | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Coloring books are so popular that they've had a direct impact on industry revenues, caused a shortage of colored pencils, and drawn the attention of snobbish literati.
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How Well-Read Are You in Science Fiction?

How Well-Read Are You in Science Fiction? | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
James uses WORLDS WITHOUT END to chart his reading of the classics
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Airport launches new library that offers free e-books to travellers

Airport launches new library that offers free e-books to travellers | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
TRAVELLING can now be a more enjoyable experience at KL International Airport (KLIA), especially for book lovers.
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The Adult Coloring Book Boom Continues

The Adult Coloring Book Boom Continues | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Publishers are experimenting with new forms and formats in the lucrative adult coloring books market.
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How to Find Free and Open Source Fonts for E-ink Screens

How to Find Free and Open Source Fonts for E-ink Screens | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
The recent news about Amazon's new Ember font has sparked a renewed interest in fonts for E-ink screens.
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Kindle Oasis Review Round-Up | The Digital Reader

Kindle Oasis Review Round-Up | The Digital Reader | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Amazon's latest and most expensive ereader officially started arriving yesterday in consumer's hands yesterday while at the same time the reviews have started showing up online.
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Think Adult Coloring Books Are "Childish" and "A Cry For Help"? Not According to CS Lewis

Think Adult Coloring Books Are "Childish" and "A Cry For Help"? Not According to CS Lewis | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Whether the subject is YA, romance, or what have you, snobbishly looking down one's nose at certain types of readers is a common past time in the book world. Now coloring book aficionados have been selected as the next target of disapproval.
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Máquinas expendedoras de historias cortas gratuitas

Máquinas expendedoras de historias cortas gratuitas | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
En la ciudad francesa de Grenoble se han instalado máquinas expendedoras de historias cortas gratuitas, se trata de un aparato que genera papeletas de recibo en las que aparecen escritas historias originales, lo cual hace que la historia una vez...
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Trade Book Revenues Reached $7.2B Last Year: AAP

Trade Book Revenues Reached $7.2B Last Year: AAP | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Publishers book sales for trade books were $7.2 billion in 2015, up 0.8 percent from $7.1 billion in 2014.
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'Tales of Two Markets': Publishing Industry Issues, Observations

'Tales of Two Markets': Publishing Industry Issues, Observations | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
The architecture of the publishing industry today is changing amid "abundant" content and digital developments. Philip Jones and Andrew Albanese discussed.
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HarperCollins Ebooks Unavailable Internationally?

HarperCollins Ebooks Unavailable Internationally? | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
Michael Kozlowski at GoodEReader is reporting that Kindle ebooks from HarperCollins have become unavailable for purchase at many or all Amazon stores worldwide except for Amazon.com in the USA. However, apart from commenters chiming in on an earlier GoodEReader story to note that the books are unavailable from their stores, I have not been able …
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Germany's Publishers' Forum: Bedeviled by Data

Germany's Publishers' Forum: Bedeviled by Data | Ebook and Publishing | Scoop.it
At Publishers' Forum in Berlin, a surprisingly entrenched reluctance to embrace data's centricity -- in a new and critical relationship with consumers.
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