Technology Innovation for Smart Publishing comes too late?

By Paul St John Mackintosh
July 30, 2014 // 0 Comments

According to an announcement made on the London Book Fair website some months after the latter’s closure, “The TISP network (Technology Innovation for Smart Publishing), the European [...]

Pew, Princeton survey shows U.S. ereading up

By Paul St John Mackintosh
January 22, 2014 // 0 Comments

A new survey from Princeton Survey Research Associates International and made available through Pew Internet indicates that “the proportion of Americans who read e-books is growing,” [...]

Smashwords reviews the past year while predicting publishing trends for 2014

By Susan Lulgjuraj
January 2, 2014 // 0 Comments

Smashwords’ CEO Mark Coker takes a look at the past year and what is planned ahead. Smashwords Year In Review Smashwords continued to see growth in 2013. The site began in 2008 with just a handful [...]

Ebook Publisher Power Rankings: Who got the power?

By libertyc
July 26, 2013 // 0 Comments

The latest quarterly edition of the Digital Book World Ebook Publisher Power Rankings—one of those ratings league tables that corporates love—has appeared, with some welcome news for a couple of [...]

Frankfurt Book Fair survey finds media sector in state of runny flux

By libertyc
July 5, 2013 // 0 Comments

A just-released survey of media industry opinion, conducted under the auspices of the Frankfurt Book Fair in the long lead-up to the European publishing industry’s number one event in October, [...]

Libraries Do Not 'Own' Random House E-Books After All

By libertyc
October 25, 2012 // 9 Comments

Last week we carried a story about a claim that Random House was going to let libraries “own” its e-books. However, it turns out that “own” may have been an optimistic oversimplification. [...]

Five mistakes that are killing traditional publishing, according to bestselling author Kristen Lamb

By Paul Biba
July 19, 2012 // 0 Comments

Best-selling author Kristen Lamb has a long and thoughtful article on her blog.  It is well worth reading the entire thing.  Her five mistakes are: Mistake #1—Fear Mistake #2—Paper is Married [...]

Twilight fanfic, pulling to publish, and the fandom gift economy

By libertyc
June 19, 2012 // 2 Comments

Doctor Science, the blogger who wrote a couple of installments on the Fifty Shades of Grey phenomenon last month that I blogged about at the time, actually wrote a third piece, which I only just [...]

paidContent 2012 on Wednesday; TeleRead will be there

By Paul Biba
May 21, 2012 // 0 Comments

paidContent’s annual conference will be held in New York on May 23.  I’ll be there covering the event for you. There will be a number of speakers in the ebook/epublishing arena [...]

Video: EPUB3 and Accessibility (Presentation by Matt Garrish)

By libertyc
May 2, 2012 // 0 Comments

From the Booknet Canada Technology Forum that took place in March. Direct to Video Blurb As publishers get deeper into digital, accessible data is not a niche but an imperative. Matt Garrish, author [...]

Epublishing in China lets writers avoid censorship

By Paul Biba
April 12, 2012 // 0 Comments

From The Guardian’s Books Blog: … Most of these e-novels are “pure entertainment, written, downloaded, read and deleted all at top speed …” but e–publishing attracts [...]

The Portal problem and the Britannica

By Paul Biba
March 23, 2012 // 0 Comments

The Scholarly Kitchen has a really interesting article about the ending of Britannica’s print edition.  There’s a lot more in the article and I suggest you read the whole thing: To those [...]

Th(ink) E-Reading Summit: E-publishing and the analytics advantage

By Paul Biba
March 21, 2012 // 1 Comment

David Renard, Senior Analyst and Partner, mediaIDEAS, moderator:  publishers should be in the database marketing game. Matthew Cavner, VP Product & Business Development Vook:  worked with [...]

Booktype – a new platform to write and publish digital books, by Piotr Kowalczyk

By libertyc
February 21, 2012 // 0 Comments

Booktype is a free, open source platform that produces beautiful, engaging books formatted for print, Kindle Store, iBookstore and almost any ereader – and it all can be done within minutes. [...]

The self-epublishing bubble

By Paul Biba
February 1, 2012 // 6 Comments

Ewan Morrison has a long, and fascinating, article in The Guardian with the above title.  I would put it on the recommended reading list: All of this ebook talk is becoming a business in itself. [...]

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