Tag: amazon

by Julie Keck

1. The New Yorker alters its online strategy (Ravi Somaiya / New York Times) 2. Dean Baquet’s first digital initiative: Adding editors (Jeremy Barr / Capital New York) 3. Amazon angles to attract Hachette’s authors to its side (David Streitfeld / New York Times’ Binary Bits) 4. Singapore passes Pirate Bay-blocking anti-piracy law (Torrent Freak) [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Inside Google’s big plan to race Amazon to your door (Jason Del Rey / Re/code) 2. Investigation shows NSA tracks individuals who search for articles about privacy tools (Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing) 3. Byliner gone bad and the business of longform journalism on the web (Laura Hazard Owen / GigaOm) 4. Ukraine’s civil [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. YouTube, apps and Minecraft: Digital kids and the future of children’s media (Stuart Dredge / The Guardian) 2. Readers recall tablet magazine ads at same rate as print ads (Nathalie Tadena / Wall Street Journal) 3. Univision streaming video stops being free on Friday (Sam Thielman / AdWeek) 4. Yahoo to delete thousands of [...] more »

by Jeremy Greenfield

Despite a business conflict that has Amazon doing less to move large amounts of Hachette product than for books by other publishers, two titles from Hachette jumped into the top five of the e-book bestseller list this week. James Patterson’s “Invisible” and J.K. Rowling’s “The Silkworm” (under her pen name Robert Galbraith) are ranked Nos. 4 and 5 [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Book revenues are up — but without e-books, they’d be plummeting (Kelsey McKinney / Vox) 2. Why it’s difficult for your library to lend e-books (Adam Vaccaro / Boston.Com) 3. Publishers offer free/discounted e-books of the print books you own with Bitlit (Cory Doctorow / BoingBoing) 4. Should Barnes and Noble and Kobo suspend [...] more »

by Jeremy Greenfield

John Green is racking up weeks on the bestseller list, getting double credit in the latest edition for his No. 1 bestseller “The Fault in Our Stars” and his No. 20 best-seller ”Looking for Alaska”. Both are back-list titles enjoying a resurgence. With “The Fault in Our Stars”, it’s obvious why the e-book has been No. 1 [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Nielsen, comScore can’t tell you how many people streamed USA’s World Cup tie with Portugal (Mike Shields / Wall Street Journal) 2. 19 projects win Knight News Challenge on strengthening the Internet (John Bracken / Knight Foundation) 3. Amazon adds more video ads (Peter Kafka / Re/code) 4. Vanity Fair’s fall conference taps power [...] more »

by Jeremy Greenfield

It’s weeks like this last one where the publishing industry can really see the size and depth of Penguin Random House, the largest publisher in the world, brought together last year by the merger of what had previously been the two largest publishers in the world. This week on the Digital Book World E-book Bestseller [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Apple settles e-books pricing case with states, consumers (Joel Rosenblatt / Bloomberg) 2. With e-books still pricey, Illinois libraries flex their marketing muscle (David Vinjamuri / Forbes) 3. Four ways publishers can diversify sales channels, become less reliant on Amazon (Jason Illian / Digital Book World) 4. E-book publisher ups author royalty to 80%, [...] more »

by Jeremy Greenfield

A big box office weekend for the film adaptation of John Green’s “The Fault in Our Stars” (Penguin Random House) has the e-book once again atop this week’s e-book bestseller list. It even bested the debut of Stephen King’s latest, “Mr. Mercedes” (Simon & Schuster). Notably missing from the list this week are four Amazon Publishing titles: “The [...] more »