While Amazon hasn't, other companies have embraced a format called EPub. In theory, that means books bought for one non-Kindle device can be read on another. But trying to move my EPub books around gets frustrating.
We often think of digital textbooks as being read on iPads, and Apple rolled out iBooks Author, which lets users create textbooks and other interactive ebooks, in 2012. But Amazon, not surprisingly, wants in on the self-published textbook action, and on Thursday launched Kindle Textbook Creator, a beta tool that lets users convert graphics-heavy PDFs into ebooks.
Authors can also add highlighting, flashcards and some other features to the books. Textbook Creator is available for free download on Mac or Windows here.
The report shows that readers in Guangdong Province bought one sixth of the national total. Tianjin citizens buy the most children's books, while Chinese dictionaries dominate sales in Hubei Province.
The report contains two main parts: the best-seller list, and statistical facts about book sales broken-down by province, by university, and by sales in the top ten cities.
Chinese people purchased 33 million books via dangdang.com in 2014. The top three provinces for book consumption are Guangdong with 16.89 percent, Beijing 11.39 percent, and Jiangsu 7.01 percent. They are followed by Shanghai 6.45 percent, Shandong 6.23 percent and Zhejiang 5.71 percent.
Besides sharing years of experience in traditional publishing, the trio of Pat Mulcahy, Philip Turner, and Joan Hilty have other things in common. They have all managed to re-create themselves for a new era in the publishing industry.
The self-help and graphic novels categories had the fastest growth in print book unit sales among adult segments in 2014, posting gains of 15% and 13%, respectively, compared to the previous year, at outlets that report to Nielsen BookScan.
The following article was recently published in the journal Learned Publishing. The link we're sharing is a copy of the full text article that was self-archived and posted online by one of the authors.
Bookstores? They need to adapt and change, too, as many have. Because they are valuable, sacrosanct for some. Holy places. The church of the passionate reader, the beloved local business that nurtures local writers; a community's heart and ...