In 2014, publishers dealt with shrinking bookstores shelves, opaque sourcing, Amazon v. Hachette and the continuing rise of self-publishing.
In just four years, the Seattle giant has become one of the leading publishers of translated fiction in the United States. And now, it is working on Germany.
This week’s #EtherIssue discussion question asks: How close are publishers to understanding what is really required to be successful in the digital age?
Signs from the UK Independent Publishers Guild conference signal a move toward bolder experiments with with content, DRM, and engagement to foster a brighter future.
With ebooks and print-on-demand, readers never again have to want for a much loved, long forgotten, or previously unpublished book from a cherished writer.
The Book View Cafe is an author-run publisher with some 200 books to its credit and 40+ members, including award winner authors and bestsellers, now producing 10 books a month.
UK independent booksellers met last week to debate selling e-books, the deal with Kobo, and despite the prognostications, still maintained a sense of optimism.
E-book sales are booming in the UK, according to the Publishers Association, making the UK Booksellers Association deal to sell Kobo e-books all the more urgent.
UK companies Ergo Electronics and Gardners Books announced the GoTab GBT6 with Hive Reader, a 6-inch Android powered tablet.
Rod Younger of Books4Spain on why DRM hurts sales and bothers readers — get rid of it, price things fairly, and piracy will take care of itself.