Today, Google Play Books is launching Beta Features, which gives our users early access to experimental features. These features are opt-in only on the web and may lack a bit of polish, but could evolve, improve, disappear or transform into new Play Books product updates. While they’re experimental, they're designed to test and improve the user experience.Head to … [Read more...] about Google Play Books Launches Beta Features
Ebook piracy is increasing every single year. $300 million was lost in author income due to pirated book sales in the United States last year. This figure fluctuates year to year, in 2017 Nielsen consumer survey covering ebook piracy found $315 million in US book sales was lost annually due to piracy. Piracy is not strictly a US problem, the Egyptian Publishers Union found … [Read more...] about eBook Piracy is on the rise in 2019
The Catcher in the Rye is one of those classic books that millions of high school students read in English class. It will soon be published as an ebook and available to purchase from Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Kobo.The Little, Brown and Company will publish the novel, as well as three other novels, Franny and Zooey, Nine Stories, and Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters … [Read more...] about Catcher in the Rye will be published as an ebook
Amazon Charts launched in 2007 in the United States and lists the top 20 digital titles in fiction and nonfiction by most read and most sold. It not only includes ebook data, but also audiobook. It also keeps track of the digital titles that were loaned out via Kindle Unlimited and Prime Reading. Amazon has just launched Charts in the United Kingdom.The new charts, … [Read more...] about Amazon Charts launches in the United Kingdom
Books entering the public domain are not easy to figure out. This year most books from 1923 entered the public domain with, more to follow every year. But there's another source of public domain works: until the 1976 Copyright Act, US works were not copyrighted unless they were registered, and then they quickly became public domain unless that registration was renewed.One … [Read more...] about 80% of books published from 1924 to 1963 should be in the public domain
When it comes to audiobook and ebook retailers, Google is hardly a dominant force. Still, they are a popular destination because they are installed on so many smartphones and tablets. Google Play is holding a one week sale, starting today. They are offering hundreds of ebooks at $5 a pop and audiobooks $10 each.Notable eBooks: Catch up on reading popular e-books for under … [Read more...] about Google Play is offering 1 week deals on audiobooks and ebooks
Hachette stated during their recent earnings report, that in the first six months of 2019, ebooks accounted for 8.2% of their total revenue, this is bit of a fall from the 8.4% in the same period of 2018. Meanwhile audiobooks accounted for a respectable 3.4%, a huge jump from 2.5% a year prior.The publisher worldwide generated $1.3 billion dollars in sales for the first … [Read more...] about Hachette says Audiobooks account for 3.4% and ebooks 8.2% of their revenue
Ebook piracy is on the rise and last year in the United States it cost authors and publishers over $300 million in lost sales. Pirated ebooks used to only been downloaded from Torrent websites, but over time they have become more savvy, offering a more service based solution. There are apps that allow people to pay a monthly subscription to download all of the books they want, … [Read more...] about Last year the ebook piracy industry cost American publishers $300 million
There is no end of books about investment that can be purchased for an e-reader. Some, of course, are pulpy pop psychology trash; the “I can make you rich in 30 days” type of books. Others are intriguing insights into the mind of successful investors, such as Warren Buffett. Some books can be specific and technical, such as the raft of new books about investing in and … [Read more...] about Are Investment eBooks Still a Worthwhile Purchase?
There are only a handful of digital bookstores in Canada and the United States. Amazon, Apple, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, Google are the major vendors. There are numerous self-publishing companies that appeal to self-published authors, but when it comes to bestsellers, there are only a few. Sometimes a company like Microsoft gets involved in the ebook space, but they don't deal … [Read more...] about Why is there hardly any new ebook stores? The answer is shocking!