UK Print Book Sales Fall As Ebooks Rise

Although U.S. print sales have been steady, the UK Publishers Association is reporting a very interesting trend. Generally, print revenues dropped 5 percent to £2.7 billion and ebook revenues rose by

Plum Print Raises A Million To Turn Kids’ Artwork Into Custom Photo Books

A startup offering a solution for parents with small children who want a way to easily save and store their kids' artwork, Plum Print, has raised a million-dollar seed round to continue to grow its bu

Analysts Claim Teens Still Prefer Print Books

In a flawed bit of analysis, Nielsen researchers are claiming that e-book adoption is slow among teens, an interesting finding if it were actually true.

eBooks Could Finally Inch Past Print In 2018

PricewaterhouseCoopers analysts are predicting (again) that ebooks could soon edge out print as publishers’ most lucrative products. What does this mean? Essentially that a ebook popularity and

Sproutkin Ditches Its “Netflix For Kids’ Books” Service, Moves Into Digital Subscriptions

Parents weren’t interested in a “Netflix for Children’s Books” service, apparently. A company called Sproutkin, which launched in spring of 2013 offering shipments of just un

An Excerpt From William Gibson’s The Peripheral

This is Chapter 17 of William Gibson’s new book, The Peripheral. This early chapter introduces us to one of the wildest characters, Conner, a wounded soldier who came back from an unnamed war mi

Super-Agent Andrew Wylie Calls Amazon An “ISIS-Like Distribution Channel”

Andrew Wylie is a major book agent who many in the milquetoast publishing industry call the “jackal.” His fiery pronouncements are much-read in certain circles and his latest one, in a spe

William Gibson’s ‘The Peripheral’ Is A Wild Ride Into The Future

If any writer defined our collective nerd future and made computing cool it was William Gibson. As accessible as Raymond Carver and imaginatively dark as Philip Pullman, Gibson made it easy to dip int

Amazon’s Goodreads App Finally Gets A Makeover

Goodreads, the social network for book lovers, has at last seen its first major update since Amazon bought the company last March. This week, Goodreads rolled out a significant redesign on iOS (comin

Amazon Looking To The Wisdom Of Crowds To Find New Authors

According to a Kindle Direct Publishing forum user, Amazon is quietly rolling out a way to find diamonds in the proverbial publishing rough. The unnamed project would bring a crowd approach to the acq

Amazon Invites Children’s Book Authors To Kindle Direct Publishing, Rolls Out Kids’ Book Creator Software

Amazon announced this afternoon that it will be expanding its Kindle Direct Publishing business to support the needs of children’s books authors through a new program it’s calling “K

How To Save Books

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was a time of triumph, it was a time of disaster, it was the publishing industry in 2014, just after mighty Amazon fired a new salvo in its war

What Is “Below Cost” In E-Book Pricing?

Today's big overnight news is that <a target="_blank" href="">Apple has settled with consumers and

Tweekaboo, The Family Photo Sharing App, Adds Book Printing

Private family photo sharing network <a target="_blank" href="">Tweekaboo</a> has just launched the <a target="_blank" href="

Zoobean Debuts A Recommendation Service For Children’s Apps And Books

Zoobean, one of many startups to experiment with the “Netflix for kids’ books” business model – meaning, a subscription-based children’s books service where new books arr

My Long Road To Self-Publishing

After blindly supporting it for a number of years, I've decided to crowdfund my own project, a novel that I wrote for my son, and then <a href="">write ab

Why I’m Crowdfunding My Book

I like to write. A lot. I write a lot for TC, and then when I'm done here, I like to write <a target="_blank" href="">non-fiction,</a> and most recently, <a target="_bl

Amazon Source Audaciously Courts Indie Bookstores As The Next Kindle Retail Outlets

Amazon has <a target="_blank" href="">not been seen as a fast friend</a> of the brick-and-mortar bookstore business. The rise of discounted

iStoryTime Debuts A “Netflix For Ebooks” For Kids

If a startup called <a href="">Oyster is the Netflix

With 100K Titles In Tow, Oyster Brings Netflix To Book Lovers With New All-You-Can-Read Subscription Service

While the pace has slowed of late, thanks to Kindles, Nooks, iPads and the steady advance of mobile technology, the eBook market (and the demand for all manners of digital content) has grown steadily
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