Ed Greenwood is best known by fans of fantasy novels and gaming as the bearded creator of the Forgotten Realms universe for Dungeons and Dragons. Over the past 30 years, Greenwood, who lives in an old farmhouse in eastern Ontario, has published more than 200 fantasy and science-fiction novels. This fall, he is launching an unconventional publishing group of his own, called The Ed Greenwood Group (TEGG), where he will focus on titles—as well as games and art—involving newly created fantasy worlds.
Kobo announced on Tuesday that it has signed the media retailer chain Librerias Gandhi and the publisher/retailer Libreria Porrúa as retail partners in Mexico. The booksellers will carry Kobo hardware in-store, and Kobo will power an ebookstore on the retailers' respective websites.
Creatives are challenging to manage “because it isn’t in their nature to conform.” This article first appeared in Publishing Perspectives' 2015 Global Publishing Magazine. Download and read the magazine here. By Mark Piesing “Arrogant.” “Oversensitive.”…
Entitle is one of the many companies now participating in the entire Netflix for e-books concept. They never managed to standout in a crowded marketplace that includes Amazon, Scribd and Oyster and never generated enough revenue to stay in business. Starting July 21st 2015, Entitle will be closing and they are recommending their existing customers join Scribd.
The International Publishers Association (IPA) and the Federation of European Publishers (FEP) have released a report detailing the VAT rates on print and digital books around the world, which “reveals wide contrasts between print and digital, as well as between nations and between regions.”
In the US, Vintage printed 1.25m first-run copies of Grey, the latest novel from Fifty Shades author EL James. Before it was even released last week, the book topped both online and print bestseller lists, based on presales. These numbers are a reminder of why James’s publishers were so keen to see her add another title to her softcore saga, but also of why James got published in the first place: the explosive popularity of her online writing, which guaranteed a readership, and a good backstory, when she eventually arrived in print. Publishers have been hunting for online sensations ever since, and as the stakes have got bigger, the audience new acquisitions bring with them has needed to grow bigger too.
If you are looking to save some money on e-books Kobo has you covered. The company has just launched a new Twitter account that puts the priority on deals and discounts. From the looks of things they are not limiting their digital promos in just one country, but hype things that readers in Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom would like to read.
Bobby Nayyar, publisher of the UK's Limehouse Books, offers three strategies for open and fair hiring, as well as improving diversity in publishing. Editorial by Bobby Nayyar The biggest lesson I’ve learned running my own…
Capital New York reports that the NYC Board of Education is about to award Amazon a five-year, $64.5 million contract for the retailer to run an ebook marketplace where public schools would buy ebooks.
The first printing run of Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee has missing text on the last few pages from the initial printing run. HarperCollins who published the book has blamed it on a printing error. Customers who ordered it online from companies like Amazon are promised a new copy with the corrected text will be mailed out soon.
The Netherlands has seen a 25% increase in e-book sales compared to the same period in 2014. One of the big proponents of growth are e-book subscription sites such as Elly’s Choice. Subscriptions accounted for 38% of total e-book sales last quarter.
The retailer has quietly launched a new way for readers follow their faves. Not quite a blog's RSS feed and not quite a social network account, Amazon Follow lets fans stay abreast of an author's latest activity.
On the other hand, they don’t drip turkey juice on your carpentry, or cut your hand and screw up your grip because the saw blade and humidity gauge had to go somewhere. A good screwdriver does just one thing, and no other tool does that thing better.
With growth in ebook sales slowing, we seem to be reaching a point where digital and printed books can live in harmony. Will the same ever be said for publishers, booksellers and librarians? Not if the response to the latest e-lending pilot is anything to go by.
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