This week’s edition looks at the troubles counting e-books, why books need ISBNs, the five year history of the Kindle, James Daunt’s UK gamble, and more.
Has e-book consumption plateaued in mature markets? Is there more potential for growth? Or are there simply too many variables left to be able to say right now?
On November 8, The Writing Platform, a day-long event for writers interested in finding out about digital publishing and innovation, will take place in London.
Ahead of the Frankfurt Book Fair, UK publishers anticipated a boom in genre titles and enhanced digital competition.
As the Kindle goes on sale at Waterstones stores, MD James Daunt has been defending the highly criticized decision, insisting it is to his company’s advantage.
Humble Bundle is offering a pay-what-you-will, DRM-free bundle of 13 e-books from top SF authors have sold close to $1m of bundles to 68,000 customers.
We asked our readers two years ago if they had read an enhanced e-book. Over half of survey respondents had not. Now, we’re asking again. Take our survey and tell us if you’ve read an enhanced e-book.
The UK has seen a slight slowdown in e-book sales growth over the last year. Does this mean e-books have reached a plateau among readers? Michael Bhaskar examines the situation.
Hilary Mantel has been named the winner of the 2012 Man Booker Price for her novel, Bring Up The Bodies, making her the first British author to win the prestigious award twice.
Barnes & Noble made it clear at the Frankfurt Book Fair that they plan to play nice with publishers during their international expansion.