A Digital Book World survey revealed that 54% of “traditionally-published” authors (and nearly 80% of self-published authors) earn less than $1,000 a year.
James Appell of Bookmate.ru, Russia’s leading ebook subscription service discusses the company’s ambitions to expand beyond Russia’s borders and to beat piracy.
A few key take-aways from DBW 2014: teens aren’t reading for fun, ebook sales grow overseas, Wall Street discounts publishing and Amazon is like modern art.
In this week’s Issues on the Ether, Porter Anderson sets up a Friday Twitter discussion with questions about the many perceptions of Amazon in publishing.
On the opening of the Digital Book World 2014 Conference, Porter Anderson covers the hybrid author’s controversial vision of an upended publishing industry.
Publishing Perspectives’ #EtherIssue live Twitter discussion Wednesday will be look at book pricing, value and whether we’re in a perpetual downward spiral.
Our weekly round-up of web buzz from Porter Anderson looks at how easily exaggerated interpretations of publishing industry commentary can skew the debate.
Our look at the week’s web buzz including hotbutton issues around reader reviews, at questions of print vs. ebooks, and at Amy Tan’s new book cover.
A trio of publishers discuss the challenges of selling translated and foreign language titles in the US, revealing that while digital has made it easier, it’s no quick fix.
Porter Anderson’s weekly curation of some of the best author-centric news laments the lack of authors’ voices at DBW 2013, considers Book Country’s relaunch and more.