The Department of Justice’s trial against Apple for alleged ebook price fixing has had more than a few moments of entertaining linguistic absurdity.
By minimizing the risk of buying a bad book, pay-as-you-read business models could translate into higher prices and higher quality content, but will it drive more sales?
At the Guadalajara Book Fair, Bill McCoy of the IDPF and Pablo Defendini of Safari Books encouraged publishers to abandon DRM, and set their own prices.
Numerous authors have been experimenting with serial publishing, but it can leave readers unsatisfied and frustrated. Where do you stand?
Internationally bestselling writer John le Carre regrets supporting the removal of retail price regulations in the UK that ultimately hurt independent booksellers.
With most things in life, you tend to get what you pay for, but is that the case with e-books?
Japan’s e-book market remains small. Publishers been reluctant to support e-books out of fear losing revenue and challenging their own distribution monopoly.
Sony and Amazon dominated Thursday’s digital chatter with concurrent announcements about new tablet devices.
When you’re already talking about a $1 to $1.50 for a print book, can you go any lower for digital?
By Edward Nawotka Publishing consultant Mike Shatzkin discusses the erosion of shelf space in bookstores, publishing innovation, English as a disruptive force overseas, and the two priorities publishers should be focused on over the next 6-12 months: price experimentation and improving rights databases. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7wxfzHKd0M