DBW Ebook Best-Seller Power Rankings show Hachette should worry as Big Five dominate

By Paul St John Mackintosh
August 18, 2014 // 1 Comment

The latest DBW Ebook Best-Seller Power Rankings, “a list of publishers whose ebooks have appeared on the weekly DBW Ebook Best-Seller list” from Digital Book World, show that the entire [...]

Are Amazon editors really that independent?

By Paul St John Mackintosh
July 3, 2014 // 0 Comments

As Amazon finally steps up its own defense in the ongoing spat with Hachette to the tune of well-orchestrated background noise, one of the odder appearances to come out is a piece in Digital Book [...]

Publishers go off deep end, pay consultant to tell them what they want to hear

By Chris Meadows
April 3, 2014 // 11 Comments

So, let me get this straight. Frank Luby, a consultant speaking at Digital Book World, says that e-books are more convenient than printed books, and therefore, they should cost more. Is this some [...]

Where is Amazon Weak?

By libertyc
July 25, 2013 // 5 Comments

Digital Book World has an intriguing analysis up today about Amazon’s “weak points.” With all the chatter about how “invincible” Amazon is and how much power they wield [...]

Oh no! Amazon's raising prices! (Or … maybe not)

By libertyc
July 8, 2013 // 6 Comments

All weekend I saw this New York Times story making the rounds of various blogs. Basically, the point of the article was that Amazon is (once again) being a terrible company by raising prices. Well, [...]

Average price of best-selling e-books see a near $2 spike from last week

By libertyc
June 13, 2013 // 2 Comments

A best-selling author putting out a new book can wreak havoc on the average price of best-selling e-books. This was shown this week when the average price of best-selling e-books spiked by about $2 [...]

Best-Seller Lists: A Self-Fulfilling Prophecy?

By libertyc
April 18, 2013 // 2 Comments

Digital Book World has been compiling weekly e-book bestseller lists for some time, and in the latest analysis they’ve made on them, Jeremy Greenfield alleges to have found an e-book pricing [...]

Steps We Must Consider When Pricing E-Books? Really?

By libertyc
April 16, 2013 // 13 Comments

When I read the DBW article yesterday entitled “7 Must-Consider Strategies for Ebook Pricing,” I ended up scratching my head. What happened to “listen to the consumer and what they [...]

Average price of best-selling e-books on the decline

By libertyc
April 9, 2013 // 4 Comments

E-books seem to be costing consumers less money. Digital Book World tracks the prices of e-books on the best-sellers lists every week. Last week, the news site found e-books on the lists averaged [...]

DBW's "When will Kindles become free?" misses the mark

By libertyc
March 15, 2013 // 1 Comment

It’s interesting to me how often people misunderstand the appeal of Amazon and its products. Over at Digital Book World today, Beth Bacon asked, “When will Kindle’s become [...]

Digital Book World is back online

By Dan Eldridge
February 26, 2013 // 0 Comments

The Digital Book World website has been down since at least 9:00 am EST this morning, for reasons unknown even to its editorial staff, from what we understand. But DBW’s IT team has been hard [...]

The Gamification of Books: Good Idea, or Bad?

By libertyc
February 26, 2013 // 1 Comment

There was an interesting article in yesterday’s Morning Links about the ‘gamification’ of books. I had first heard this term in response to the Reading Life feature on the Kobo [...]

Bookish Impressions

By libertyc
February 7, 2013 // 4 Comments

Bookish has launched with much fanfare. Some good. Some bad. Nate over at The Digital Reader had an amusing look at their terms of service. DBW has three reasons they will succeed and three reasons [...]

Easy DRM For Self-Published Authors? Really?

By libertyc
February 4, 2013 // 12 Comments

Well here’s a terrible idea. DBW just posted a press release about Edition Guard, which brings Adobe DRM to indie authors and small presses who want to sell books direct from their website. [...]

Free Webinar: The ABCs of Kids & Ebooks

By Dan Eldridge
January 25, 2013 // 0 Comments

Our friends over at Digital Book World are partnering with PlayScience, a New York-based children’s entertainment and education research company, to produce a free hour-long webinar, The ABCs of [...]

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