This week Porter Anderson offers excerpts from The Bookseller’s Digital Census, takes on Guy Kawasaki’s artisanal publishing and offers much more dish for authors.
Publishers Launch offers an analysis of recent data and trends from the US e-book market, where the rapid slowdown in growth has been something of a surprise.
To DRM or not to DRM? Holland’s BooXtream advocates a third way: digital watermarking, or social DRM, which lets publishers to track a file back to a buyer.
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.
The UK Publishers Association released its annual publishing statistics report on the UK market, which found that digital sales are increasing across the industry.
UK consumers pay 20% VAT on e-books but 0% on print books. The Publishers Association wants the ‘stark anomaly’ of different book taxes rectified, says Chief Executive Richard Mollet.
E-books, erotica boost sales, but European economy uncertain as publishers head into the London Book Fair, opening today and running through Wednesday.
One Hundred Years of Solitude is finally released as an official e-book, while Random House Mondadori launches a new, global imprint for digital shorts, RHM Flash.
Scholastic’s Parent and Child Magazine has created a list of the 100 best greatest books for kids, Pottermore promises OverDrive e-books for loan, and more.
The Society of European Authors is pushing for publishers to translate more books and have published a list totaling 30 titles recommended by 10 top authors.