BEA 2015: Is Subscription the Future of E-Books?

Subscription ebook services have been a buzzworthy topic in recent years, but are they a good deal for authors and publishers? That was the topic of a standing room only panel, moderated by Smashwords founder Mark Coker who noted the promise of subscription models as well as the “legitimate challenges” they face. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-05-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Frankfurt Book Fair 2015: Skoobe: Subscription E-books Are Succeeding in Germany

E-book subscription services have been the subject of intense interest in North American publishing, especially with the failure of Oyster last month and the growing pains of rival service Scribd over the summer. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-10-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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BEA 2015: 10 Books to Grab at BEA

With so many galleys flooding the BEA show floor, it’s hard to know which ones to choose. Here are 10 of our favorites, with excerpts from PW reviews. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-05-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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BEA 2015: Bookstore of the Year: Books & Books

In the late 1970s, Mitchell Kaplan dropped out of law school in Washington, D.C., with the dream of opening an independent bookstore in South Florida, where he grew up. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-05-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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BEA, LéaLA, and Expolit Book Fairs Highlight Books in Spanish: Spanish Publishing 2015

Book fairs have become much more aware of the purchasing power of the Hispanic population in the U.S. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-04-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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BEA 2016: E-book Sales Fell 13% in 2015, Nielsen Reports

Unit sales of ebooks published by traditional publishers fell 13% in 2015 compared to 2014, said Kempton Mooney of Nielsen during a Thursday panel aimed at examining different publishing markets. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Frankfurt Book Fair 2015: Mapping the Digital Future

Despite all that has been said and done, full monetization of intellectual property (IP) continues to be a stumbling block for publishers. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-10-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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BEA 2015: Wild at Heart: Animal Fantasy in Children's Books

Lev Grossman, 'Time' magazine's book critic, was an informed and enthusiastic moderator for the May 29th BEA panel on animal fantasy in children's books. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-06-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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BEA 2015: Editors Buzz About Middle Grade Books

Editors gathered at BEA Friday morning to share their favorite middle-grade books for fall. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-05-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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BEA 2015:WNDB Advocates for Diverse Books

We Need Diverse Books marked its first anniversary with a BEA panel of diverse authors who advocated for booksellers to stock and handsell diverse books. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-05-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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BEA 2015: Books by Franzen, Hallberg Among Most Talked About

This year, as always, we walked the aisles to ask our favorite folks in the know what upcoming books they are excited about. The two novels we heard about the most were Jonathan Franzen's 'Purity' (FSG, Sept.) and Garth Risk Hallberg's 'City on Fire' (Knopf, Oct.). Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-05-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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BEA 2015: For E-books in Libraries, Obstacles Remain

A Thursday afternoon panel was officially named "The Power of Partnerships," but as moderator Keith Michael Fiels, executive director of the American Library Association suggested, it should have been called "E-books: The Continuing Saga." Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-05-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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BEA 2015: Coach House Books

Along a downtown Toronto laneway (back alley) named after Canadian poet bpNichol, an eight-line poem is carved into the concrete that leads you to Coach House Books, an independent publisher founded 50 years ago by artist Stan Bevington. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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BEA 2015: 'Fault in Our Stars' Top 2014 E-book Seller

John Green's The Fault in Our Stars was the top-selling ebook in 2014, according to data just released by PubTrack Digital, a unit of Nielsen BookScan. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-05-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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BEA 2015: Does Diversity Matter in Book Reviewing?

Yesterday afternoon at the Center for Fiction in midtown, NBCC board member Walton Muyumba led a conversation about racial and gender representation in book reviewing. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-05-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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China at BEA 2015: The E-book Market in China

Digital reading technology has been widely embraced by the Chinese reading public. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-05-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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China at BEA 2015: Chinese Interest in American Books Remains Strong

Walter Isaacson’s Steve Jobs—the only authorized biography of the Apple founder—went on sale in China at 10:05 a.m. Beijing Time on Oct. 24, 2011. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-05-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Frankfurt Book Fair 2019: Markus Dohle Is Sold on the Future of the Book

In a reception at Penguin Random House's stand at the Frankfurt Book Fair, global CEO Markus Dohle again expressed his confidence in the future for both his company and the book industry in general. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-10-17 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Frankfurt Book Fair 2015: In Surprise, Frankfurt Book Fair Attendance Rises

Despite a sluggish global economy and political turmoil, official attendance for the 2015 Frankfurt Book Fair rose modestly over 2014. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-10-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Frankfurt Book Fair 2015: The New, Digital Faces of the Frankfurt Book Fair

For all the talk of ebooks, and the state of the book market, the number of new digital startups at the Frankfurt Book Fair is an indicator of the industry's health. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-10-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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