(Press Release) Jeff Shelstad, CEO and Co-Founder of Flat World Knowledge, the largest publisher of free and open college textbooks for students worldwide, will present a case study on his company's bold approach to disrupting the $8 billion U.S. college textbook market, at the Publishing Business Conference & Expo, on April 4, in New York City.
International digital-first publisher Samhain Publishing, Ltd. today announced their newest line of ebook fiction, Retro Romance.
INTERQUEST, a leading market and technology research and consulting firm serving the digital printing and publishing industry, today announced that Lulu.com
It's Read Across America Day today, and all across the United States students – and their teachers – are wearing red-and-white-striped hats
According to the Association of American Publishers (AAP), U.S. publishers' book sales across all platforms increased 2.4 percent in December 2010 versus December 2009 ($1.58 billion versus $1.54 billion), and 3.6 percent for all of 2010 versus 2009 ($11.67 billion versus $11.25 billion). Virtually every book publishing category showed growth in one or both comparisons, with e-books continuing to post triple-digit percentage gains.
Executives from across the education sector of book publishing gathered Wednesday, Feb. 9 at The Yale Club in New York City for Book Industry Study Group's (BISG) first "Making Information Pay for Higher Education" event. A range of speakers addressed challenges familiar to many publishers, including determining what consumers want in a print-digital integrated world and how to deliver it to them, as well as issues specific to the education sector, such as the ongoing debate over textbook pricing.
Byron Williamson, a veteran of the Christian publishing world, has announced the launch of a new Christian publishing company--Worthy Publishing, a division of Nashville, TN-based Worthy Media Inc. Williamson, who will serve as CEO and publisher of the new company, previously served as president of Word Publishing, the Thomas Nelson/Word Publishing Group, and founded Integrity Publishers.
Film watching is, by its very nature, a passive activity. You sit back in the dark, maybe with a refreshment on hand, and you play witness to a preconceived story with a beginning, a middle and an end.
Bob Dylan has signed a six-book deal with Simon & Schuster, according to Crain's New York Business, encompassing two sequels to his acclaimed 2004 book Chronicles: Volume One as well as another book based on dialogue from his Sirius/XM radio show Theme Time Radio Hour.
While their customers may argue over whether it's better to be "a Mac" or "a PC" in a long-running series of TV commercials, Microsoft and Apple now are arguing over a trademark. According to an article on MobileMarketer.com, Microsoft has filed an objection to Apple's application to trademark the term "app store" for its exclusive use, claiming it is a generic term.
Scholastic Book Clubs has launched a monthly bestsellers list, which will feature the most popular books selected by children ages five to 14 nationwide. According to Scholastic, the list was "designed to inform parents, teachers, librarians, booksellers and book lovers about which children's books are most popular with kids."
Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the world's largest bookseller, today announced that it collected and donated more than one million books for children in need all over the country during its 2010 Holiday Book Drive.
(Press Release) New York, New York, January 6, 2011—Despite their fondness for social networking and cell phones, most college students say they prefer textbooks in printed rather than e-text form.
The book chain Borders entered 2011 on an unsteady note, telling major publishers last week that it would delay payments owed to them, and stoking fears that it would not be able to recover from declining sales.
Sales at Borders have fallen and it has delayed paying publishers.
On Monday, Borders executives said they would discuss the company’s plans with publishers at hastily arranged meetings in New York later this week.
Today, Thomas Nelson CEO Michael Hyatt wrote in his blog "Why the iPad Couldn't Kill the Kindle."
He wrote: "When Apple launched the iPad last spring, most everyone assumed it would kill the Kindle. After all, the iPad had a multi-touch screen, a crisp, color display, the ability to view books, photos, and movies, and run thousands of applications."
He also writes: "it is clear that we have two distinct product classes here with less overlap than originally thought. Apparently, the market is big enough for both." On this point, I don't disagree, however, I don't believe the battle is over.