Tag Archives: ebooks

Booksellers say they are dying, but refuse to sell books

By Paul Biba from Teleread:   How dumb is this!  When your market is diminishing, and your revenues are diminishing, just go ahead and refuse opportunities to make money.  The booksellers won’t hurt Amazon, they will only hurt themselves. From Publishers Weekly: Earlier this year when Houghton Mifflin Harcourt announced a licensing agreement with Amazon to publish and distribute all adult titles from Amazon… (more…)

B&N goes international

From ShelfAwareness: B&N’s International Plan: Nook Stores, Distribution Partnerships Barnes & Noble plans to launch Nook digital bookstores in 10 countries within 12 months, the Bookseller reported, noting that a 10-K form filed by the company with the Securities and Exchange Commission “said the international expansion plans were part of its partnership with Microsoft, announced earlier this year.” According to the document, B&N is… (more…)

Paper books. E-books. The core is…

Dear reader, I think that for myself I have decided that the brawl over paper books and e-books and what is better is a non-issue. It is the same kind of argument as why people like a specific colour better, or a brand of car, or a particular kind of cereal. The core part in the debate is book. It is… (more…)

Read, don’t show

Found on DialyMail.co.uk: One-third of e-book readers admit to using gadgets to hide that they’re reading erotic novels One-third of users have read erotic novels 58% use their device to hide what they are reading Other ‘shameful’ books include children’s titles such as Harry Potter E-book readers ‘free’ fans from having to show off what they’re reading – and it… (more…)

Easons to Launch eReader This Year

May 23rd, 2012 by Nate Hoffelder · via The Digital Reader who in turn got it from Independent.ie.  There’s news this week that some booksellers are going over to the dark side, but there’s also one Irish bookseller that is not. Earlier today Easons, a chain of 40 corporate and franchise bookstores, announced plans to release their own ereader. Details are still scarce on… (more…)

E-books do not ‘cost nothing to produce’

Via Teleread, By Chris Meadows We’ve all heard the argument that e-books should be cheaper because they don’t have printing, shipping, and warehousing costs. Blogger Deanna McFadden, who works in digital publishing, takes exception to writer Michael Chabon’s recent statement that it’s unfair publishers should get the same royalty as paper books for “an e-book that costs them nothing to produce.” McFadden attributes this sort of… (more…)

The Rise of E-Reading

As the number of Americans that own tablet computers and e-book reading devices has increased, so has the percentage of adults who report that they have read an e-book in the past year. In a February survey, 21% of adults said they had read a e-book in the last year, compared to 17% who reported doing so in December. This… (more…)

How DRM weakens publishers’ negotiating leverage with retailers

This post originally appeared on BoingBoing - By Cory Doctorow at 7:23 am Monday, Apr 2 My latest Publishers Weekly column is “A Whip to Beat Us With,” which describes how publishers who allow retailers to add DRM to their products hand those retailers a commercial advantage to exercise over the publishers themselves. Jim C. Hines’s e-books are marketed both through a big publisher and… (more…)

The Devil’s Diary

Dear reader, It is done. The Devil’s Diary is now officially available through several channels:   The Devil’s Diary - Experience a month in the life of the devil, and see that it is not all brimstone and roses. (Note: this book is not for the religiously faint of heart!) E-book available at Smashwords (many formats), and all Amazon stores (Kindle only).  

Are ebook sales reaching a plateau?

Via: TeleRead: News and views on e-books, libraries, publishing and related topics, by a TeleRead Contributor From Dead Tree Edition: When the U.S. magazine industry gets hot and bothered about the latest craze, you can usually bet that trend is about to run out of steam. E-books were the talk of many magazine people at this week’s Publishing Business Conference in New York, my… (more…)