Tag: simon & schuster

by Jeremy Greenfield

A Kindle Single from Dean Koontz and Penguin Random House has broken into the top five of the Digital Book World E-book Bestseller list, a first for this list. Despite low price points, industry enthusiasm and some quick hits, short-form e-book content hasn’t taken off as expected. While some authors have made tens of thousands [...] more »

by Jeremy Greenfield

Despite a business conflict that has Amazon doing less to move large amounts of Hachette product than for books by other publishers, two titles from Hachette jumped into the top five of the e-book bestseller list this week. James Patterson’s “Invisible” and J.K. Rowling’s “The Silkworm” (under her pen name Robert Galbraith) are ranked Nos. 4 and 5 [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Penguin resumes selling thousands of e-books to libraries (Digital Book World) 2. AUDIO: FAA considers changing the rules on e-books (Kai Ryssdal / Marketplace on American Public Media) 3. American Library Association announces town hall on e-books (Michael Kozlowski / Good e-Reader) 4. Simon & Schuster launches pilot to sell e-books in classrooms (Digital [...] more »

by Leandro Oliva

The best stories of the week from across the web on e-books and self-publishing. 1. New York Times launches e-book programs (Publishers Weekly) 2. How a tech entrepreneur became a best-selling Amazon Kindle author (VentureBeat) 3. Macmillan CEO: no, we won’t settle with the DOJ in the e-books case (paidContent) 4. Simon & Schuster open to selling e-books [...] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories of the week from across the web on e-books and self-publishing 1. Amazon is the most lucrative sales channel for e-book sales, survey says (GalleyCat) 2. Tentative Deal on E-Book Prices Is Reached in Europe (NYT) 3. Apple and publishers subpoena Amazon in e-book pricing case (PaidContent) 4. Parents and kids both [...] more »