eBooks

Pulling It Together: Editing Your Ebook

By David Kudler<p>It’s ebook time again!<p>This time, we’re going to look at how to use the information and skills I’ve been giving you to make your ebook …

Web Development

eBook Sales Are Dead & Connecting with Readers

“My sales have flat-lined. Nobody is selling any books.”<p>“There are no readers left. We’ve swamped them with too many free books.”<p>“Print is more …

Publishing

With latest update, Kindle for iOS could be your new read-it-later app

Why it matters to you<p>If you're a dedicated Kindle user, it's now easier to stash articles away for future reading.<p>The latest update to Amazon’s …

iOS

How to Track Keywords for Amazon Books Using K Optimizer 2.0

Amazon is a marketing channel worth optimizing because its search engine serves as a gold mine for attracting customers but does so only if those …

Internet Marketing

Paperback fighter: sales of physical books now outperform digital titles

It can be cheaper to buy the physical copy of a book than a digital download thanks to changes in Amazon’s deal with publishers<p>At the start of this decade publishers feared the death of the paperback. Britons abandoned bookshops at an alarming rate, seduced by e-readers and cheap digital books.<p>Even …

Publishing

Ebook sales continue to fall as younger generations drive appetite for print

Nielsen survey finds UK ebook sales declined by 4% in 2016, the second consecutive year digital has shrunk<p>Readers committed to physical books can give a sigh of relief, as new figures reveal that ebook sales are falling while sales of paper books are growing – and the shift is being driven by …

Publishing

This Chrome extension finds library books as you browse Amazon, Goodreads

Published on Mar 14, 2017<p>15<p><b>Library Extension for Chrome lets you instantly see print or digital book availability from your local library.</b><p>So, you’ve …

Publishing

11 Nook Tablet 7 (2016) cases for different needs and tastes

Published on Mar 14, 2017<p>15<p>We maintain this blog by recommending products on the web. If you buy an item by following the links in this post, we may …

Gear & Gadgets

London Book Fair 2017: Cory Doctorow Unveils His Latest Publishing Experiment—Fair Trade E-Books

For his forthcoming book, Walkaway, out in April, the bestselling author has devised a novel approach to selling the digital edition.

Publishing

What’s the best way to listen to ebooks?

Peter’s wife used to love reading, but a stroke has limited her to consuming TV and radio. Would an Amazon Kindle or another device enable her to listen to books instead?<p><i>My wife used to love reading but since her stroke has aphasia, no speech, limited vision and limited dexterity in her left hand</i> …

Amazon

Judging a book by its cover price: Apple and the great e-book swindle

No one can deny that since Apple launched its first iPod in October 2001, the company has seen enormous growth in product sales, revenue and in its …

Publishing

Barnes & Noble Blames Coloring Books And Adele For 8% Decline In Sales

Investors don’t want to hear that a retailer’s sales are down, so when Barnes & Noble had to explain to its backers and to industry analysts <i>why</i> …

Snapshot: March 1 2017

<i>Snapshot: March 1, 2017</i><p><i>Note: thanks to reader feedback, especially from Edward Boyhan, I moved the older data (generally, more than two years old) to</i> …

Publishing

Barnes & Noble Blames Adele and Coloring Books For Worsening Sales Drop

Barnes & Noble (bks) is sinking further into the sales abyss with little sign of how it will emerge.<p>The bookstore chain on Thursday reported …

Markets

E-Book Sales Down 17% In First Three Quarters Of 2016

According to data released by the Association of American Publishers released last week, sales of e-books in the adult trade market declined 16.9% in the first nine months of 2016 over the same period in 2015. E-book sales in this market comprised 22.7% of all book sales in the first three quarters …

Publishing

New (but not surprising) AAP findings this week: paperback, hardcover, and audio sales grow; ebook sales decline

AAP has released some new numbers this week that point to the trend we saw in previous findings: that print (paperback and hardcover) and audio sales …

Publishing

Websites to Find Free Ebooks

0:09:07<p>▶<p>0:00:00 /0:09:07<p>Pop-out player<p>Have you wanted to try an <b>ebook</b>? Would you like to keep ebooks handy to read on your phone or tablet? Has the …

Publishing

Kobo enters the ebook buffet arena with Kobo Plus, but there’s a catch

Why it matters to you<p>More options for your ebook needs are usually a good thing, but there is a huge catch with Kobo Plus.<p>Ebook subscription services …

Publishing

Rakuten Kobo and bol.com launch ‘Kobo Plus’

<b>Toronto</b><b>, February 22, 2017</b> – Booklovers from The Netherlands and Belgium will never run out of things to read thanks to Kobo Plus. The new …

Kobo and Bol.com Launch 'Kobo Plus' Ebook Subscription

Entering a sector with a checkered track record, Canada’s Kobo and The Netherlands’ Bol.com are talking sustainability in an ebook subscription model.<p>…

Publishing

What Are the Trends in Publishing? Mark Coker's List of 10

Mark Coker’s Publishing Observations and Predictions<p>While attending the San Francisco Writers Conference, I decided to drop in on Mark Coker’s …

Publishing

Incubus eBook: Michael R. Davidson: Amazon.com.au: Kindle Store

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.<p>Incubus Kindle Edition<p>New from<p>Used from<p>Kindle Edition<p>—<p>—<p>Kindle Daily Deal: Save at least 70%<p>Each …

Publishing

20+ Free eBooks To Learn Linux For Free

Shares 0<p><i>Brief: In this tutorial, I’ll share you the best resource to learn Linux for free. This is a collection of websites, online video courses and</i> …

Linux

Amazon Tip: Introducing KDP for Print Books

Back in July, Amazon started rolling out a new print component to their Kindle Direct Publishing program (which had previously only been for eBooks). …

Publishing in the Middle East: A turning point?

Crowds have been swarming like bees to a hive at the Arab world’s oldest book fair in Cairo this month. With access to just about every single book …

Publishing

Why Audiobooks Are the Digital Book Format With the Most Growth Potential | The Digital Reader

The book publishing industry is prone to fads and obsessions. If it's not Pottermore and direct sales, it's hybrid authors, or book bundling, or …

Books are back because Jeff Bezos likes them

by John Gapper<p>Ten years ago, as Jeff Bezos launched the Kindle ereader in New York, he declared that "the book is so highly evolved and so suited to …

Publishing

Books are back because Amazon likes them

We are witnessing not a bibliophile renaissance but Jeff Bezos changing his tactics

Publishing

Why You Don't Get An E-Book With Your Print Book Purchase

If you buy music CDs online these days, you’re likely to get a free set of MP3 files in the cloud to go with them. The files are synced to all your devices, and you can stream the music from your cloud account. So why isn’t the same thing true for books? If you buy a print book, in most cases you …

Publishing

Selling your book in our store

Selling books<p>THREE important questions you should be asking yourself ...<p><b>Can my book be ordered online?</b>• <b><br>Is my sales and distribution process seamless</b> …

Publishing