Tag: publishing

by Leandro Oliva

The best stories of the week from across the web on e-books and self-publishing. 1. Self-publishing industry explodes, brings rewards, challenges (Miami Herald) 2. The mystery of the missing e-books (HuffPo) 3. Bookboard Wants to be Netflix for children’s e-books (Complex) 4. It is now illegal to break DRM on e-books in Canada (TeleRead) 5. Avid library e-book borrowers [...] more »

by Jason Allen Ashlock

This piece was co-written by Adam Chromy. When Random House and Penguin confirmed last week that they are in talks to merge, publishers, agents and writers coped by doing what they do best: playing word games. While #RandomPenguin and #PenguinHouse swept Twitter, anxiety bubbled beneath the surface. This morning, the news was made official (they [...] more »

by Leandro Oliva

The best stories of the week from across the web on e-books and self-publishing1. Are e-reader companies expanding too fast? (Good eReader) 2. Kindle Fire users read more newspapers and magazines than iPad users (TNW) 3. E-books expand their potential with serialized fiction (Media Decoder) 4. Humble e-book bundle raises more than $888,500 (GalleyCat) 5. [...] more »

by Amy Gahran

A recent major Pew study of mobile news users offers context that could help community news publishers hone their mobile strategy. In “The Future of Mobile News,” published earlier this month, the Pew Research Center’s Project on Excellence in Journalism offers evidence that news publishers should focus their mobile strategy on the mobile web, rather [...] more »

by Jenny Shank

When I saw Jason Ashlock take part in a panel on the future of book publishing at the Aspen Summer Words conference a few months ago, I immediately noticed something different about him: He lacked that black cloud of doom floating over his head that many people involved in the book industry tend to cower [...] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories of the week from across the web on e-books and self-publishing 1. Authors Guild objects to proposed e-books settlement (Mashable) 2. Will Google’s new tablet rival other e-readers? (USA Today) 3. Op-Ed: Europe needs a digital single market for its e-book industry (Guardian) 4. How to unlock your iTunes book so you [...] more »

by Jenny Shank

A new study by the Pew Internet and American Life Project, Libraries, Patrons, and E-books, offers a glimpse at the current state of American libraries and finds them eager to lend e-books but struggling to do so, primarily because of budget limits and restrictions publishers place on e-book lending. Of America’s 9,000 public library systems, [...] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories of the week from across the web on e-books and self-publishing 1. What the global e-book market could look like in 2016  (PaidContent) 2. Why growth of the Amazon Kindle in Europe could be hindered by recent Google deal (PaidContent) 3. Libraries, publishers at odds over access to digital books (Kansas City [...] more »

by Carla King

At first, you came to the San Francisco Writers Conference to learn the craft of writing, to hear famous writers describe how they became famous, to learn the secrets of how to create a winning book proposal, to become enlightened by publishers about what they want and, most of all, to pitch literary agents, those [...] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories of the week from across the web on e-books and self-publishing 1. Penguin discontinues library-book downloads for Kindle users (PCWorld) 2. International publisher alliance shuts down piracy site (The Bookseller) 3. Whitney Houston’s death triggers flood of new Kindle e-book releases (Los Angeles Times) 4. UK magazine publishers report e-edition sales with [...] more »