Tag: kindle

by Julie Keck

1. NPR gets $17 million in grants to expand coverage and develop digital platform (Elizabeth Jensen / New York Times) 2. Data journalism MOOCs offer new options for distributed learning (Alexander Howard / Tow Center for Digital Journalism) 3. Report: Readers who own a Kindle spend $1233/year on Amazon; those who don’t spend $790 (Jason […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. E Ink records a quarterly profit as e-reader sales increase (Michael Kozlowski / Good E-Reader) 2. The photobook format is up for grabs (Pete Brooks / Wired) 3. E-books continue surge at Hatchette, driving revenues increase (Digital Book World) 4. Bowker: Smashwords in the top producer of e-books (Mercy Pilkington / Good E-Reader) 5. […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Startups pitching a “Netflix for e-books” might have a tough sell (Sarah Perez / TechCrunch) 2. Ninety-eight British publishers folded last year due to e-books, discounts (Carolyn Kellogg / LA Times) 3. How to understand self-publishing acronyms (Alex Palmer / Publishers Weekly) 4. Amazon Source offers retailers 10% cut of future e-books bought on […] more »

by Ian Lamont

In part 1 of this series, I described several tools that can help authors and publishers gather and analyze data relating to their e-book releases. Now what? In this post, I am going to describe how metrics can be used to inform product and marketing decisions. I’ll wrap up with some examples from my company, […] more »

by Ian Lamont

Late last year, my publishing company released a dud. After a string of successful releases of “In 30 Minutes” technology guides, this new title had absolutely zero e-book and sales in the first three weeks of release. None. Nada. 沒有. As a small, bootstrapped operation, my company could have written it off as an embarrassing […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. E-book best-seller prices jump to highest level in months (Jeremy Greenfield / Digital Book World) 2. Companies emerge to connect authors with readers on works in progress (Mercy Pilkington / Good E-Reader) 3. E-books are changing reading habits (Bob Minzesheimer / USA Today) 4. Amazon Matchmaker mashes cheap Audible audiobooks with Kindle e-books (Jared […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Horse-ebooks is human after all (Susan Orlean / New Yorker) 2. Amazon overhauls its Kindle lineup, introduces new faster tablets (Om Malik / GigaOm) 3. Why doesn’t Popular Science fix comments instead of killing them? (Mathew Ingram / paidContent) 4. No new TV viewers or newspapers subscribers are being born, says BuzzFeed president (Andrew […] more »

by Julie Keck

  1. With Kindle MatchBook, Amazon finally bundles print and e-books (Forbes) 2. 6 things to know before you self-publish (Huffington Post) 3. Japan’s e-reader industry struggles to keep up as Amazon takes the lead (NYT) 4. Kindle Paperwhite gets an upgrade as sales of e-readers keep dropping (Huffington Post) 5. Is social reading the […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Bad earnings for Barnes & Noble: Nook revenues plunge 20% (GigaOm) 2. Why are publishers the new villain in the digital age? (Guardian) 3. Do you ever own your e-books? (Motherboard) 4. KDP Select launches lending in Japan: What this means for authors (Good E-Reader) 5. Opinion: Amazon Kindle: Why I finally went over […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Amazon, Kobo and Sony petition FCC to exempt e-readers from accessibility laws (GigaOm) 2. Hachette strikes deal with Follett to sell e-books in school libraries (Digital Book World) 3. Publishers object to U.S. restrictions on Apple in e-books case (Reuters) 4. E-books strain relationships between libraries, publishing houses – AUDIO (NPR) 5. Kindle surprise […] more »