Hachette has just announced that in 2019 the publishing company generated €2.38 billion, which is a 5% increase since 2018. Digital books accounted for 7.7% of the publishers revenue, which means the format made around €83 million for the year. Digital audiobooks represented 3.4% of revenue, up from 2.7% in 2018 and they accounted for €81 million.With strong sales in other … [Read more...] about Ebooks account for 7.7% of Hachettes Revenue 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
Ever since the self-publishing revolution began, companies have come and gone that sought to capitalize on the "craze" by offering services and visibility to authors. Some companies, like Smashwords and Bibliocrunch, have withstood the changing publishing landscape by increasing what they can do for authors. Others faded away with little to show for their innovation and … [Read more...] about IndieReader Announces Winners of 9th Annual IR Discovery Awards
It might seem like common sense: reading makes you smarter. But it's actually a lot more complicated than that. Studies have proven not just the fact that the information contained within books can make readers into more knowledgeable, well-rounded learners, but rather that the active process of reading can alter the brain for the better. Dan Seitz with Popular Science takes … [Read more...] about Reading Is Good For Your Brain…Who Knew?
The Amazon UK website has quietly been testing an ebook gifting system. This will allow users to purchase an ebook and gift to another person, as long as you have their email address. There are further options to establish a date in which the email will be sent and a little room for a custom message. The ebook gifting system has only been available in the US, since it launched … [Read more...] about Amazon UK experimenting with ebook gifting system
You'd think Simon & Schuster might have thought twice about trying to get political after the fiasco of attempting to publish the vapid, pointless, hate-mongering memoir of the self-professed creator of the alt-right movement, but luckily for the publisher, their latest venture didn't tank like the Milo Yiannopoulos book. Instead, Watergate reporter Bob Woodward's … [Read more...] about After Milo Fiasco, S&S Hits It Out of the Park With ‘Fear’
Ah, the good old Amazon review saga... no, it's not authors buying mass blocks of five-star reviews. Oh wait, no, it's not authors bullying reviewers for leaving bad reviews, either. Nope, it's not authors buying one-star reviews for a rival author's book. Nuh uh, it's not Amazon removing any and all reviews that seem shady, purchased, left by an acquaintance of the author, or … [Read more...] about Amazon Employees Accepting Bribes to Take Down Bad Reviews
Boersenverein and GFK have just given us an indication on the overall health of the German ebook market. They have found that in the first six months of 2018, ebook sales have risen by 16.4% and 16.7 million units have been sold. The number of customers who purchased at least one ebook increased by 6.1% to 2.7 million in the first half of the year, which is demonstrating that … [Read more...] about German ebook sales increase by 16% in the first 6 months of 2018
Never trust a skinny cook, as the old saying goes, and at the risk of body shaming anyone, Instagram "influencer" Johnna Holmgren is--to be honest--not the best source of information on how to live a healthy, robust life. Along with her chalk artist husband, the blogger's fondness for eating poisonous berries and wild mushrooms that induce vomiting and diarrhea, and it's not … [Read more...] about Crown Publishing Recalls Cookbook Due to Poisonous Recipes
When it comes to getting the word out about their books, indie authors need all the tools they can get their hands on. It might be in the form of blog tours, book swaps, ARC giveaways, or other types of meaningful promotion, but any mechanism for putting a book in front of readers is welcomed.Amazon has now quietly launched a new feature that will give authors another … [Read more...] about New “Gift” Option for Authors to Share Books on Amazon
Whether you're a fan of the books and movie franchise or not, there's little doubt that 50 Shades and its complete line of products has made an impact. Some can argue that it brought not only indie authors but also fan fiction into the more respectable mainstream, although a growing number of critics are pointing to the unhealthy dynamics in the book as everything wrong with … [Read more...] about Fifty Shades of Bad for You?