Tag: e-book

by Jeremy Greenfield

The Digital Book World E-Book Best-Seller list tracks e-book sales ranking and price data across six major e-book retailers with the goal of providing the most accurate picture of which e-books are most often purchased by consumers and at what price point. The full methodology is available here. Big, planned releases with big-name authors attached to them dominate this […] more »

by Miral Sattar

In addition to the writing and the marketing and promotion of a book, self-published authors even have to get as nitty gritty as pricing the book. A lot of authors come to me asking how they should price their self-published titles to optimize sales. Some self-publishing critics say that the books that do sell well […] more »

by Carla King

Today’s short-run printing companies cater to self-publishers by offering easy-to-use book design templates and astoundingly quick service. Here is a review of the companies from which you can get a PDF-formatted proof, approve it, and order 1, 25, or more books. CreateSpace CreateSpace: Amazon’s print-on-demand (POD) branch, will send you 1 copy or 1,000. You […] more »

by Eric Mark Do

The Toronto Star is testing the e-book market with a dedicated subscription model. Launched in November 2012, Star Dispatches is the brainchild of the Toronto Star’s marketing department. The Star already has more than 20 titles of long-form journalism to choose from — ranging from investigations, in-depth health reporting, special reports on events and more. […] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories of the week from across the web on e-books and self-publishing 1. Worldwide, there are no set rules for e-book pricing (PaidContent) 2. Why the Canadian e-book market lags behind the U.S.‘s (Digital Book World) 3. Mashable releases e-book on tech and 2012 race (Politico) 4. Name-your-price digital book promo launches (Boing […] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories of the week from across the web on e-books and self-publishing 1. American Library Association challenges ‘discriminatory’ e-book library policies of major publishers (GalleyCat) 2. Parents are buying e-books for their children in growing numbers, study shows (Business Insider) 3. UK government looks at ways to put e-books in libraries (BBC) 4. […] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung.1. States’ $69 million e-book settlement with publishers is preliminarily approved (PaidContent) 2. Apple announces record pre-orders for iPhone 5 (TechCrunch) 3. Atlantic Media readies its business news startup, Quartz (Nieman Lab) 4. Winklevoss twins are back with their own social network […] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on journalism and digital education 1. What it means to reboot journalism education (Poynter) 2. U.S. schools have fallen behind on science, tech prep (OC Register) 3. U.S. colleges get more virtual (Today) 4. A guide to selling, swapping, buying and renting textbooks (Business Insider) 5. Brain Hive offers […] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories of the week from across the web on e-books and self-publishing 1. UK residents buying more digital books than printed ones through Amazon (Telegraph) 2. New program offers thousands of indie e-book titles to libraries (Digital Book World) 3. All three of Jonah Lehrer’s books now under review by his publisher (Poynter) […] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories of the week from across the web on e-books and self-publishing 1. DOJ won’t back down on Apple, e-book publishers antitrust lawsuit (Washington Post) 2. Penguin to acquire self-publishing firm Author Solutions for $116M (WSJ) 3. Romance writer dominates self-published bestsellers list (GalleyCat) 4. An argument against e-book subscriptions (Huffington Post) 5. […] more »