E-book sales, devices soar

E-book sales, devices soar
While some argue that e-books have hurt book publishing and bookstores — alas, Borders, many of us despair at your bankruptcy — others say that the kind of figures shared above are proof that the opposite is true. "Many of our member indie bookstores ...
Amazon's publishing arm signs up Timothy Ferriss
The Guardian
Ten writers have now sold more than a million copies of their books through Amazon's Kindle store. Janet Evanovich and Kathryn Stockett are the two latest authors to do so. Others include Stieg Larsson, James Patterson, Nora Roberts, Charlaine Harris, ...
Textbook Rental Giant Chegg Goes Digital; Now Offers HTML5 Books
Learn More As college students around the country start heading back to the dorms and purchasing their books for the semester, textbook rental giant Chegg is making major waves in the space with a number of new announcements. ...
Digital companies "have stranglehold on publishing"
The Bookseller
She stressed the future of the book should be thought of as the future of storytelling and, pointing to the rise of self-publishing, said that was a route through which new authors could emerge. "I think one of the great changes that's happened in the ...
CEO Bewkes Says Time Warner Publishing Ad Sales Slowed
Washington Post
17 (Bloomberg) -- Jeff Bewkes, chief executive officer of Time Warner Inc., talks about the company'spublishing advertising revenue. Bewkes also discusses content distribution, Netflix Inc. and the impact of digital media on Time Warner's publishing ...
PublishAmerica Responds To Rowling Lawyer: You Can't Keep Us From Her House
PublishAmerica, a shady print-on-demand publishing company located in Maryland, is making news this week with a dubious promotion that promised to bring would-be authorsbooks to JK Rowling's personal attention for $49. ...
Amazon Books Best Sellers: Movie Buzz Boosts 'Help' and 'Hunger Games'
International Business Times
By Cristina Merrill | August 17, 2011 5:32 PM GMT Amazon's "Best Sellers in Books" list has a mix of fiction, fact and faith. Several of the top ten also reflect the buzz surrounding current and upcoming movie and television adaptations. ...
Will 'tabloid gawking' increase Christine O'Donnell's book sales?
Christian Science Monitor
As popular as the Tea Party is with the GOP – and the media – it's not popular in publishing and books about or by party members haven't sold well. By Husna Haq / August 18, 2011 That's right, Christine O'Donnell is back in the spotlight, ...
Author creates second  identity as O.M. Grey
"Publishers aren't changing fast enough," she said. "They are working on a century-old business model and it's hurting them and their authors. They are over pricing e-books, which is good for little guys like me."
Digital rates could dissuade authors from writing - Swift
The Bookseller
He said: "Unfortunately, writers take a very small part of the profit on their books and I think that in the e-book world there is a danger that they will take even less, unless they are vigilant and robust about protecting their interests. ...
Ann Patchett's Green Hills bookstore to open in October
The Tennessean
The traditional bookstore will stay with the growing digital age by offering e-books on the store's website and its affiliation with Google eBooks. “My thought as a writer is what I care about is that people read,” she said. “We're an old-fashioned ...
Solution to textbook inflation: Just rent 'em
By Herb Weisbaum ConsumerMan Ask any college student and they'll tell you: "Books cost too much.” The College Board says the average student at a four-year public college should expect to spend $1137 this year on textbooks and other course materials. ...
Project Muse Beta Tests New Platform Integrating Ebooks With Journals
The ebooks will have free full-text samples during the beta period. The cross-content, faceted searching platform lets users browse books and journals in side-by-side result displays. The search box on every page has an option for users to choose ...
Research and Markets: Book Publishing Market Report 2011 - Market is forecast ...
This Key Note Market Report examines the UK book publishing market. The UK book market is made up of the consumer books, academic and professional books, and school and English language titles segments. Consumer books are the greatest contributor to ...
Library Link: Popularity of e-books on the rise at Airdrie Public Library
Airdrie City View
An e-reader is a portable electronic device that is designed primarily for the purpose of reading digital books and periodicals. While that may seem self-explanatory, getting to know the different types of e-readers may take some doing in order to ...
Senators probe politics and piety in new books
The Christian Century
But two new books this summer, Sen. Jim DeMint's "The Great American Awakening" and Sen. Joe Lieberman's "The Gift of Rest," are trying to push back against the image of a godless Senate. To be sure, DeMint and Lieberman have differences both political ...
UD students can sign up for free books
The grant will provide up to $500 per semester for textbooks purchased through the University of Dayton Bookstore and are good for new, used or rental books. She said an estimated 75 percent of the first-year class is projected to take advantage of the ..
Celebrating the Power of Imagination at a D23 Expo Special Storytelling Event
Bradenton Herald
Disney will donate $500000 and 8 million Disney Publishing Worldwide books to First Book, a national nonprofit organization that provides new books to children in need. Disney's enduring commitment to kids, families and communities will be front and .
'Peculiar Children' finds home on Best-Selling Books list
USA Today
36 on USA TODAY's Best-Selling Books list. Quirk categorizes the novel as young adult but the story is certainly attracting a lot of grownup attention. (Before publication, 20th Century Fox bought film rights at a heated auction. ...
Friends of the Slidell Library swimming in good reads
That's got to be what Friends of the Slidell Library volunteers are thinking as they squeeze into the storage unit where donated books are collected en route to the Friends' regularly scheduled used book sales and silent auctions. ...
The Golden Era Of Books Isn't Over. The Golden Era Of Books Is Now ...
By Paul Carr
“The golden era of books is over.” So begins Jeff Bercovici's post on Fortune.com before he — somewhat self-contrapuntally — goes on to list the top earning authors of the previous year, including James Patterson ($84 million), Danielle Steel ($35 million) and Stephen King ... Ebooks are a cheaper, more portable, quicker way for fans to get hold of their favourite author's latest work so it's absolutely unremarkable that hardcore book buyers are migrating to that format. ...
Is Self-Publishing Too Selfish? | Publishing Perspectives
By Edward Nawotka
By Edward Nawotka. two books. In today's feature story Stona Fitch, founder of Concord Free Press, describes his company's philosophy of seizing the machinery of publishing to help others. In the article, he encourages publishers to ...
Publishing Perspectives
Company Scans Your Books For a Dollar – Ship 'Em In, Get a PDF via ...
By Aaron Saenz
The physical to digital conversion of books just got a lot cheaper with the launch of 1DollarScan.com, based in San Jose, California. An offshoot of the immensely successful BookScan in Japan, 1DollarScan does exactly what its name ...
Singularity Hub
Novel Rocket: Self-Publishing Versus Traditional Publishing
By Athol Dickson
Now that direct on-line sales, eBooks, and publishing on demand have opened up new distribution channels for self-publishing, many aspiring authors are wondering if it's still worth the effort to pursuepublishing in the .... The one thing authors coming into the market today need to understand is that eBooks through traditional houses come at a stiff premium to those independently published. For example, right now I have two quality books on sale at Kindle and Nook for ...
Novel Rocket
Very best Self-Publishing Organisations – What you Really should ...
By gailknit512
The authors that sell essentially the most books have learned the artwork of selling and marketing their get the job done. As being the previous declaring goes, it really is about who you already know and not about what you know.
These 10 Authors Are The Highest Paid In The World
By Dana Eisenberg
While other authors have been able to stay on top by converting their books into e-books, Rowling will not be doing so until later this year, and earned much less money this past year than many other best-selling authors...
Business Insider
Six Authors Who Were Copywriters First | The Awl
By Nate Hopper
... some learned how to write economically and on deadline; others discovered fertile subjects in the office life and business culture around them; while others used office hours to work on the books that would later make their names. .... In a 1991 New York Times interview, DeLillo said he'd only taken a job as a copywriter after he couldn't turn up one in publishing. After working at the agency for five years, he quit and, as he put it, "embarked on my life, ...
The Awl
Smart Books (Books) | iPad Apps
By AppShopper.com: All New Apps for iPad for iOS
Smart Books 1.1 Device: iOS iPad Only Category: Books Price: Free, Version: 1.1 (iTunes) Description: 'Smart Books' provides textbooks with smart features to enhance learning and teaching experiences. An account is required ...
iPad Apps
ALL SilverlightShow ebooks now available in MOBI and EPUB format
By editorial@silverlightshow.net (Silverlight Show )
During the last few weeks we received many requests from our ebook customers to also provide mobile reader versions for our ebooks. We are happy to announce that all SilverlightShow ebooksnow come with EPUB and MOBI format. ...
SilverlightShow: Silverlight Community
Insight Scoop | The Ignatius Press Blog: Ignatius Press and e-books
By Carl Olson
Opinions expressed on the Insight Scoop weblog are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the positions of Ignatius Press. Links on this weblog to articles do not necessarily imply agreement by the author or by Ignatius ... Neil McCaffrey III, author of "The Intelligent Catholic's Guide to Operating a Catholic Bookstore" and a publishing veteran, notes that "as rapidly as e-booksare moving, they're moving fiction rather than nonfiction" and most Catholic ...
Insight Scoop | The Ignatius Press Blog

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