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Nadine Dorries tops May's e-book ranking

Last week The Bookseller published its May e-book ranking, with Head of Zeus once again scooping the top title on the list, The Four Streets having sold 106,528 editions during the month. Read more »

Taking Bets for 2014...

Six Book and Publishing Betting odds for 2014

I would take bets, but I’m not licensed, so it is just for fun

Kindle dominance – the end of the beginning? 

10 to 1 because this requires a lot of different people working for the same thing at the same time. Read more »

Launching open value-added bundles in Italy (pbook+ebook)

Italian RCS Libri publishing group has just launched “110 Libri+” (literally 110 Books+), the first mass-market publishing initiative in Italy to offer value-added p+e bundles in the main online bookstores. Read more »

Co-Publishing: The Third Way between Traditional Publishing and Self-Publishing ?

INTRO Thanks to the digital revolution new opportunities have arisen for both the traditional publishing and the self-publishing industries. The two businesses so far have been developing on two orthogonal paths without any relevant crossing. Read more »

From format war to sustainability fight

History is repeating itself. The developments we currently see with e-books, are in fact not new. In the early eighties there was a battle between the image carriers Betamax, VHS and Video 2000. VHS won, reportedly because the porn industry embraced this format, even though Betamax had a much better quality. Not long after that, there was a similar battle in the computer world: between the CD-ROM and CD-i. The CD-i lost the battle, because it was too expensive (both the player and the discs), but also because there was a lot more content available on CD-ROM’s. Read more »

eBook streaming on Pinterest. A new service for book lovers just launched by RCS Libri in Italy.

With the rise of Social Media, publishers, authors, journalists and bloggers are jumping on the bandwagon of Facebook and Twitter.

If we were to use the diffusion of innovation framework by Prof. Roger, we could perhaps say that after Innovators and Early Adopters also Early Majority is moving in now. Read more »

Burning the Page - an instant review

I'll be honest, when I saw tweets yesterday mentioning a book from 'Kindle insider' Jason Merkoski I was rather excited. The initial interview on the New York Times' blog offered plenty of tantalising quotes. Read more »

Print and eBooks cannot co-exist after all

 

Swimming (or sinking) in a new world owned by device-manufacturers (who are, not coincidentally, store owners), publishers oft comfort themselves with the idea that the old will co-exist with the new somehow. Who knows, perhaps it will, but for a moment let's test the strength of the logic on which the most commonly advanced co-existence arguments are based, including this beautifully illustrated infographic from Mashable via Ilex. Read more »

The Paperback is Dead - Long Live The Paperback

Textr Beagle enters the ebook reader market with an £8 device, Kindle has a gorgeous new version, Nook comes to the UK. Is that the last death throes of the paperback we hear? Nah. Read more »

How To Sell A Kindle Fire

This video is thirty five seconds long. Only six of those actually show the device full on.

That's because Amazon are not selling the Kindle Fire. In fact, they don't even begin the ad by saying that there's a new Kindle Fire. They don't use the word 'new' until the closing frames. This is what they're selling:

- traditional middle class living (battered red mailbox, iconic American dream, middle class image being emptied by Mum or a female child, probably the former.)

- people, smiling. Read more »

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