New book, old book: A quick-selling contemporary Indian book and a long-baffling ancient codex are in the news this week in international industry channels. By Dennis Abrams | @DennisAbrams2 At Amazon India: Record-Breaking Pre-Sales new record in India: the English-language daily broadsheet DNA India carries a report that author Chetan Bhagat‘s novel, One Indian Girl, has become the leading title for pre-order sales …
‘It’s where big ideas take off,’ says the Amazon Inspire slogan. Here publishing experts react to this new marketplace for free educational content.
Echoes of a bygone Byliner: Opening with more than 140 knees-up essays and stories, Amazon is betting that Singles Classics can make e-shorts sexy at last.
One of the nation’s largest, Mexico’s bookstore chain named for Mahatma Gandhi increasingly depends on non-book sales to stay ahead, according to the company’s marketing manager.
Edition M, a new imprint for crime fiction, is the latest addition to Amazon Publishing in Germany. It plans to publish 60 titles by the end of 2016.
The high view of self-publishing, in Jon Fine’s words, is peopled with ‘increasingly sophisticated’ authors supported by ‘increasingly sophisticated consultants’—a movement growing into its own alongside ‘the curatorial mark’ of trade publishing.
Ashton Applewhite and Bob Stein list 37 vendors and counting, in producing Applewhite’s ‘This Chair Rocks.’ That’s how you roll, they say, when you take the indie route—and mean to get it right.
BEA’s’ Director of International Affairs Rüdiger Wishenbart’s new Global Ebook Report cites continental Europe’s ebooks “stalling even earlier” than in US, UK.
With a sharp eye for languages ‘under-represented in translation’ and a huge response to its call at Frankfurt Book Fair for submissions, AmazonCrossing, the new leader in translation publication, arrives at London Book Fair in rapid expansion.
From Brexit (no) to bookstore social space (yes) Waterstones’ managing director James Daunt is certain about one thing: He wants ‘to sell more books.’