Digital Book World

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 World declaring “Amazon Editors Independent, Above Hachette-Amazon Fray.” States the [ on]

Biblionasium: Where kids write book reviews

By Joanna Cabot
March 29, 2014 // 0 Comments

Digital Book World has a great write-up about Biblionasium, a site I have not heard about until now which describes itself as a ‘Goodreads for Kids.’ They previously got around the whole ‘social media websites and children under 13’ privacy issues by limiting their young [ on]

Which is the right ebook pricing trend?

By Paul St John Mackintosh
March 21, 2014 // 8 Comments

Two contrasting data points on ebook pricing this week point up the question of what the right price points are for ebooks. In the blue corner, we have the Digital Book World Ebook Best-Seller List, which after all is followed by Huffington Post and other outlets in the U.S., and therefore carries [ on]

What can traditional publishers offer authors to keep them around?

By Paul St John Mackintosh
January 24, 2014 // 5 Comments

That is the unstated theme of a research report just released under the auspices of Digital Book World, “What Advantages do Traditional Publishers Offer Authors: A Comparison of Traditional and Indie Publishing from the Authors’ Perspective,” authored by Dana Beth Weinberg and [ on]

What would encourage eBook readers to switch platforms?

By Juli Monroe
January 22, 2014 // 9 Comments

Chris has already covered the Digital Book World article summarizing recent Codex Group research showing that 86% of eBook buyers buy from only one retailer. But I had a few thoughts he didn’t cover. The article posited that the ease of infrastructure was the number one reason people stayed [ on]

Surprise! Most consumers buy e-books from a single retailer

By Chris Meadows
January 22, 2014 // 15 Comments

At Digital Book World, book industry research firm Codex Group has some news for you that will completely shock and surprise you: in a survey of just over 2,000 people who buy e-books, 86% buy them from only one retailer. Those who buy books from Amazon tend to keep buying them from Amazon, etc. [ on]

Two-thirds of children read digital books, new study shows

By Susan Lulgjuraj
January 14, 2014 // 0 Comments

Children read digital books more and more and at a rapid pace. The Kids + E-Reading Trends 2012 to 2013 study (conducted by PlayCollective and Digital Book World) was released on Monday and showed that two-thirds of children aged 13 and under read digital books with at least 92 percent of them [ on]

Self-promotion for 2014’s New Year resolution?

By Paul St John Mackintosh
January 9, 2014 // 0 Comments

A couple of interesting posts have emerged to kick off the New Year with some useful insights on promotion for self-published authors. The upshot is that self-promotion for self-publishing is more essential than ever before – but also that it doesn’t have to be the blight on a [ on]

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