Digital books were once heralded as being a replacement for print and everyone in the bookselling and publishing industry were scared. It looks like our love affair with ebooks is over, primarily due to stagnant sales and a resurgence of print.Independent bookstores are the places where you drop in for the latest … [Read more...] about Our love affair with ebooks is over
In what has to be one of the best viral feel-good stories in recent weeks, the internet is going crazy for a woman who reads children's books aloud on Facebook Live. The woman isn't just a book lover with a social media account, though, she's Belinda George, a long-time educator and first-year elementary school … [Read more...] about Social Reading Just Got a Lot Sweeter
There was a time when self-publishing your book through a vanity press was the kiss of death for any hope of a writing career. It was considered tacky and desperate, and not something any worthwhile author would ever consider. Then, with the self-publishing and digital publishing revolution, the notion of having more … [Read more...] about Is the Dream of a Traditional Book Deal Dead?
Widely-known educational publisher Pearson has been giving hints and reports since 2017 that it had plans to get rid of its digital textbook division, and now that deal has finally been announced. The company will sell off its K12 school courseware product--which distributes digital textbooks, among other things--to … [Read more...] about Pearson Sells Off Digital Textbook, School Courseware Division
Since 2013, downloaded audio has been the trade book format with the greatest percent growth. In 2018 it grew by 37.1%, adding $127.1 million in revenue compared to 2017. eBooks declined slightly during the same period by 3.6% and generated over $1 billion dollars.Revenue for trade book publishers was $7.49 billion … [Read more...] about Audiobook increased by 37.1% and ebooks declined by 3.6% in 2018
Hachette has just disclosed their yearly financial results and report reported that total sales in its publishing group fell 1.6% in 2018 compared to 2017, dropping to €2.52 billion. On the digital side of things the publisher stated that ebooks accounted for 7.9% of 2018 their publishing revenue, up from 7.1% in 2017. … [Read more...] about Hachette Proclaims eBooks account for 7.9% of their revenue in 2018
The son of JD Salinger has confirmed that the estate is getting ready to publish a bunch of ebooks that have never been seen before. The author died in 2010, leaving behind a small but perfectly formed body of published work that has not been added to since 1965’s New Yorker story, Hapworth 16, 1924. It is rumored that … [Read more...] about New RD Salinger ebooks are coming out this year
Amazon is running their first big campaign of the year and it was designed to expand your Kindle library. Get $5 back in eBook credit when you spend $20 on eBooks between Jan 22 and Jan 28, 2019. In order to qualify for this promotion you have to activate the offer. The great thing about this program is that there … [Read more...] about Amazon is running a Spend $20 and Get $5 Kindle Book promotion
If you haven't borrowed an ebook from your local public library, it's time to catch up with the trend. For those readers who have borrowed an ebook, especially in the past year, you're part of a record-setting number of digital adoptees who are accessing new content and keeping their local communities supported with … [Read more...] about 2018 Set New Records for Library eBook Lending
There is no shortage of ways to consume ebooks. E-Readers tend to be the most popular among voracious readers because it is the closest you can get to mimcing real paper. Smartphones are in our pockets all of the time and they rely on apps and ditto with tablets, although they tend to be left at home. Some people also … [Read more...] about What is your favorite way to consume ebooks?
Overdrive is the largest digital distributor of audiobooks and ebooks. The vast majority of public libraries in Canada and the United States do business with them. Many people who are not in a position to spend hundreds of dollars each month to satiate their literary thirst end up borrow books on their … [Read more...] about These are the most popular Ebooks and Audiobooks from the public library
With the rise of digital learning, most people have stopped visiting physical libraries. This is because, with E-book, you do not have to carry around a book. The common use of online reading has made E-book popular.Massive best reading apps for Smartphone are now available, and these applications offer books for … [Read more...] about The Most Popular Free E-Book Reading Apps For Your Smartphone