Tag: ebook

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 publishers dominated the list, led by Penguin Random House with […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Apple guilty of e-book price fixing, says judge (The Verge) 2. Tribune Company to split into two, newspapers to have their own roof (NYT) 3. Global mobile advertising jumped 83% in 2012 due to global smartphone boom (GigaOm) 4. Newsroom diversity: A casualty of journalism’s financial crisis (The Atlantic) 5. Pandora’s PR problem: How […] more »

by Jenny Shank

People have used books as a reliable tool to transmit and preserve information, ideas, and stories for hundreds of years. E-books have enjoyed wide use for only about six years — counting from when Amazon introduced its Kindle in 2007. Yet e-books have rapidly upended so many facets of the traditional book world that the […] more »

by Anna Lewis

If you are self-publishing, then proofreading your manuscript is a really challenging task — and you’ll kick yourself if you find a mistake after you’ve told everyone about the book. No matter how many times you’ve read through your work, it’s amazing how often errors can sneak through to the final stages. The problem: You’re […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Librarians get love in Pew’s “Library Services in the Digital Age” Study (Salon) 2. Amazon’s Bezos: “E-Books is a multi-billion dollar category for us and growing fast” (Publishers Weekly) 3. Why Apple is a stumbling block in Amazon’s e-book transition (PaidContent.org) 4. Road to publication: Traditional publishing vs. self-publishing (Huffington Post) 5. The ins […] more »

by Leandro Oliva

The best stories of the week from across the web on e-books and self-publishing. 1. McGraw-Hill & Kno offer a peek into the future of textbooks (TechCrunch) 2. Self-publishing site Lulu drops DRM on e-books, sort of (paidContent) 3. Why winning a $7,000 piracy lawsuit could be the worst news ever for book publishers (readwrite) 4. 21 book […] more »

by Joshua Davis

‘Tis the season for reading — both print and e-books. But can the two really coexist? For this video report (below), I checked in with three bookstores in Chapel Hill and Durham, N.C., and asked store managers and customers whether they preferred print or e-books. Click to read the whole series. Some of their answers […] more »

by Leandro Oliva

The best stories of the week from across the web on e-books and self-publishing 1. Sorry, but e-readers aren’t dead (paidContent) 2. Will Kindle e-books leave blind students behind? (Yahoo) 3. The wrong war over e-books: publishers vs. libraries (Forbes) 4. Start-up Ganxy launches e-book bundling option for publishers to sell direct (dbw) 5. Amazon launches Kindle store in […] more »

by Leandro Oliva

The best stories of the week from across the web on e-books and self-publishing. 1. Can a ‘Spotify for books’ really work? (paidContent) 2. 29th Street Publishing wants to make selling magazines for iPads as easy as blogging (NiemanLab) 3. When self-published e-books become best-sellers (Forbes) 4. Kobo, and another two big players, landed in Brazil (dbw) 5. Why […] more »

by Leandro Oliva

The best stories of the week from across the web on e-books and self-publishing. 1. Why is an e-book ever riddled with typos? (The Verge) 2. Penguin Random House aims to attack digital, emerging e-books markets (paidContent) 3. E-readers grapple with a future on the shelf (Reuters) 4. E-books finally get traction in Japan (Business Week) 5. Barnes & […] more »