Publishers Weekly

Small e-book store agency pricing lawsuit to move forward again

By Chris Meadows
September 22, 2015 // 2 Comments

Did you know there’s another agency pricing Apple lawsuit? This one hasn’t gotten as much press, though Nate has covered it at The Digital Reader and we touched upon it once in regard to a ruling by Judge Cote on the legality of removing DRM. It was filed by three booksellers: Australian e-book [ on]

HarperCollins offers authors higher royalties for direct sales

By Chris Meadows
October 2, 2014 // 3 Comments

One of the rallying cries of author advocates and Amazon adversaries alike has been that publishers should start selling their books direct to the public instead of letting middle-man Amazon have so much power. Another rallying cry is that publishers should pay authors bigger royalties. Well, [ on]

Why books are no way headed for the dumpbin of history

By Paul St John Mackintosh
July 8, 2014 // 1 Comment

There can be all kinds of disputes about the future form and the proper sales and distribution model of the book, but there is one thing that could certainly kill books stone dead in the long run: if young readers stop reading. Fortunately, there’s absolutely no sign of that yet. Not at least [ on]

PW shares fast-growing indie publishers list: Not many dead

By Paul St John Mackintosh
March 25, 2014 // 0 Comments

Think that self-publishing, Amazon and ebooks between them are conspiring to kill off the brave independent publisher? Think again. Publishers Weekly recently shared its breakdown of the “11 companies that made PW’s list of fast-growing independent publishers in 2013,” comprehensively [ on]

Macmillan offers complete backlist to ebook lending libraries

By Susan Lulgjuraj
October 18, 2013 // 1 Comment

Macmillan is putting its backlist in ebook lending libraries. The big publishing house confirmed to Publishers Weekly that more than 11,000 titles will be available through OverDrive, 3M and Baker & Taylor. Frontlist titles are not currently available. Alison Lazarus, president of [ on]

B&N shareholder: "No one is happy with Nook"

By Susan Lulgjuraj
September 11, 2013 // 3 Comments

Barnes & Noble had it annual shareholders meeting on Tuesday in New York City. It went as well as you would expect – in other words, not well at all. B&N chair and founder Len Riggio publically addressed shareholders for the first time since deciding not to purchase half of the company, [ on]

Harlequin Looks to Grow Digital Imprints

By Susan Lulgjuraj
August 16, 2013 // 0 Comments

Some Harlequin books are going digital-first. Several of the publisher’s imprints will release e-books over the coming months, publishing books for a digital audience, according to Publishers Weekly. “In a retail environment that’s increasingly challenging for new and emerging authors, [ on]

Breaking news analysis? Advantage: E-books!

By Chris Meadows
July 15, 2013 // 0 Comments

You might remember my review of the Publishers Weekly Kindle Single e-book The Battle of $9.99 a couple of weeks back. The book summarized all the evidence and testimony that had been presented in the Apple e-books trial in a way that was cogent and easy to understand. Today I got word from [ on]

Le French Book Does E-Books in Translation

By Dan Bloom
July 10, 2013 // 0 Comments

E-book publisher Anne Trager loves France so much that she’s lived there for 27 years. And while she does visit the U.S. from time to time, France is her adopted home away from home. Trager now runs a New York-based e-publishing firm, Le French Book, that releases translations of French [ on]

The problem with watermarking

By Chris Meadows
July 9, 2013 // 0 Comments

Remember SiDiM, that supposedly novel idea for secretly watermarking a text by changing random words in order to be able to tell who leaked it? (“Novel” is right. Tom Clancy’s protagonist in The Hunt for Red October proposed something similar as a way to tell who leaked classified documents.) [ on]

Smashwords, Publishers Weekly team up for a new bestsellers list

By Susan Lulgjuraj
July 3, 2013 // 1 Comment

Digging through self-published e-books can be tedious, especially given the fact that thousands upon thousands have been published in just the last few years alone. Smashwords, however, has partnered with Publishers Weekly in attempt to make the task easier. PW has announced that it will be [ on]

The Apple trial, agency pricing, and The Battle of $9.99

By Chris Meadows
June 21, 2013 // 5 Comments

So, arguments wrapped up today in the Department of Justice’s anti-trust case against Apple. Juli Monroe has already done an excellent job of pulling out some slides from the Powerpoint shows and noting what the wavy lines on the charts mean. Over on Fortune, Philip Elmer-Dewitt covers the [ on]

Apple Claims 20 Percent of E-Book Market Share

By Juli Monroe
June 12, 2013 // 6 Comments

MacRumors is quoting a Publishers Weekly article wrap-up of today’s Apple trial, and the surprising bit is the 20 percent claim. Here’s the quote: The government also focused on the relative success of the iBookstore asking Moerer what marketshare the store held in the months after [ on]

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