With Vook’s acquisition of Byliner, the service has shifted entirely to an a la carte model offering 85% royalties. It’s less value for readers, but far more valuable for authors.
Browsing by topic: future of publishing
Curators of oral storytelling series in the UK discuss how the form is a reaction to our increasingly digital world — and how it intersects with publishing.
This infographic, The Digital Roadmap for Libraries, offers the possible applications of the new generation of technologies in library services, well beyond ebooks.
Can’t remember the plot of that mystery you just read? A new study determines: maybe it’s your Kindle’s fault.
Publishers simply cannot function without independent bookstores, notes Tom Roberge of New Directions as he reflects on the Amazon/Hachette battle
In Bloomberg View Leonid Bershidsky suggests the ‘war’ between Amazon and publishers is ultimately pointless, since the future of reading lies elsewhere.
China’s self-publishing portals are offering writers access to vast audiences and earning them staggering royalties, and turning some into multi-millionaires.
Out of Print, the film documentary by Vivienne Roumani about the state-of-affairs in the book business and the culture of reading in America circa 2013, is worth seeking out.
FastPencil partnered with Evernote to offer the ability to self-publish Evernote notes as print and ebooks, as well as offer distribution and sales.
On the Kindle forum, Amazon said it wants to price most ebooks at $9.99, claiming lower prices will sell more books and return more money to authors. Many disagree.