Tag: publishers

by Jenny Shank

More Americans are reading e-books than ever, according to a new study by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project. The most impressive stat from the study is that 21 percent of adults had read an e-book in the past year, but adults are still more likely to read a printed book. Seventy-two [...] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories of the week from across the web on e-books and self-publishing 1. The real issue behind the DOJ’s case against Apple and publishers (Wired) 2. Harry Potter e-books now available in libraries (PaidContent) 3. Are e-books essential in the upbringing of kids? (NYT) 4. Consumer awareness of digital books is high, global [...] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories of the week from across the web on e-books and self-publishing. 1. Justice Department may be ready to sue Apple and five publishers in price-fixing case (PaidContent) 2. PayPal asks some e-book distributors to ban books with “obscene” themes (Globe and Mail) 3. Random House triples e-book prices for libraries (Annoyed Librarian) [...] more »

by Barbara E. Hernandez

For many self-published authors, a traditional publisher is an elusive dream. It means a team of professionals taking over marketing, advertising, publicity and the mechanics of publishing one’s own book on paper and electronically. It means already forged relationships with booksellers, critics and other writers — and it means more time to write, rather than [...] more »

by Sachin Kamdar

The following is a guest post from Sachin Kamdar, the CEO and co-founder of Parse.ly. Currently in stealth, Parse.ly provides a new set of performance metrics, specifically tailored to publishers’ needs. Here, Kamdar explores the new age of data and how publishers will be a part of it. We spend too much time talking about [...] more »

by Nathan Gibbs

The best stories of the week from across the web on e-books and self-publishing 1. For their children, many e-book fans insist on paper (New York Times) 2. Thirteen ways to jumpstart digital revenue (FOLIO:) 3. Mobile devices boost magazine reading (MediaPost) 4. Five lessons on using e-books for news (Poynter) 5. Amazon taps self-published authors for Kindle lending library (paidContent) 6. Challenge for publishers in [...] more »

by Nathan Gibbs

The best stories across the web on media and technology 1. How SOPA would affect you – FAQ (CNET News) 2. Alexis Madrigal declares Friday “Update Your Parents’ Browser Day” (The Atlantic) 3. Netflix will rely on rival Amazon’s cloud for years to come (paidContent) 4. Challenge for publishers in 2012: funding tablet and e-reader product development (eMedia Vitals) 5. Education-specific HTML to be [...] more »

by Dorian Benkoil

This is the first in a series of columns on new business models for news and other media. You’ll be able to find other stories in the series by clicking on the Business Models tag. One of the toughest ways to support a digital news operation is via advertising. Over my years working in advertising, [...] more »

by Barbara E. Hernandez

Apple’s iBookstore wields enough power to change how electronic books are sold and priced, according to plaintiffs in class-action suits against the Cupertino, Calif., company and several traditional publishers. The complaint alleges that Apple violated antitrust laws by colluding with publishers to keep e-book prices high. Hagens Berman, a consumer rights class-action law firm, filed [...] more »

by Dorian Benkoil

Major publishers are starting to deliver content to the iPad outside Apple’s App Store, avoiding the company’s rules and restrictions that limit what they can do and how much they can earn. Instead of building native apps in iOS, the proprietary operating system for the iPad and other Apple devices, the publishers are using HTML5, [...] more »