In a town where books were once too difficult to get a hold of, a group of forty children at a small school in Ghana sit reading from their brand new e-readers.
Many great books never get published, while there are many others that maybe shouldn’t have been published at all. Determining bestsellers from the not-so-good reads is a gamble for both the author and publisher, and can cost both a lot of money – only to have the book potentially not make any sales at all…. Read more »
Earlier this year, Stephen King caused waves when he held onto the digital rights to his latest release, Joyland, denying readers the chance to purchase an ebook copy, and cause customers to, in his words, “stir their sticks and go to an actual bookstore rather than a digital one.”
Can you remember the last time you set foot in a public library? Many people can’t.
In an industry where e-book sales have rocketed in the past five years, recent statistics have shown that growth is stagnating. At least, that’s what it looks like.
Sweden is wonderful, for a number of reasons. It gave us Ikea, ABBA and the Aurora Borealis. But more recently (and relevantly), it has created a groundbreaking e-book lending model that digital publishing could really learn a lot from.
Digital publishers are finally cluing in to the fact that they could (and should) be using metadata to better market their digital publications to their audiences.
In March this year Deutsche Telekom, in partnership with 5 major publishers and booksellers, launched a new, purely German, digital reader.
People are always drawing parallels between the bookselling industry and others that have already faced the ‘digital revolution’. So what can we learn from Kodak?
Do you ever browse bookstores to find a new title and then walk out the door empty handed, only to go home and purchase online instead?