Online Sales

Fourteen Tips To Increase E-Book Sales
November 1, 2010

While e-books are available instantly to anyone, anywhere, with a computer, smartphone or e-reader, online distribution on its own does not provide new-book awareness.

A Bridge to 
Global Bookselling
September 1, 2010

The publishing arm of L. Ron Hubbard's collection of writings and lectures, Bridge Publications, is, according to the company, the world's largest, all-digital print-on-demand publishing house.

Barnes & Noble College Booksellers Expands Textbook Rental Program
August 13, 2010

Barnes & Noble College Booksellers LLC, the Barnes & Noble Inc. subsidiary that operates college bookstores, has expanded its multi-channel textbook rental program to hundreds of colleges and universities with campus bookstores managed by the retailer.

Wiley Online Library Launches
August 9, 2010

(Press Release) Hoboken, NJ, August 9, 2010—John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (NYSE: JWa, JWb) announced the launch of Wiley Online Library (, which will connect the global scholarly community to one of the world’s most extensive multidisciplinary collections of online resources.Wiley Online Library offers integrated access to more than 4 million articles from 1,500 journals,…

Amazon, Apple probed for e-book price fixing
August 3, 2010

NEW YORK,—In the e-book price wars, Apple and Amazon might be enjoying an unfair advantage, Connecticut's Attorney General Richard Blumenthal said Monday as he announced an investigation of their contracts with book publishers.

Stieg Larsson First Author to Pass 1 Million Kindle Books Sold
July 27, 2010

SEATTLE—July 27, 2010—, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced that Stieg Larsson, author of the internationally bestselling Millennium Trilogy, has become the first author to sell over 1 million Kindle books  and is the first member of the new “Kindle Million Club.”

Independent Publisher Turns to Subscriptions to Boost Sales
July 2, 2010

As they try to evolve along with a dynamic marketplace, many book publishers are experimenting and adapting their business models to try to find new formulas for success. Cave Creek, Ariz.-based Unbridled Books is one of those book publishers, who in March launched a subscription book program. For an annual subscription, subscribers can choose to receive six titles for a cost of $100, or three titles for $60. Subscriber perks include one free Unbridled backlist of your choice, 25-percent off all Unbridled Books for the term of the subscription, and a subscribers-only e-newsletter, which is distributed twice a year.

Consumer Takes Center Stage at This Year's 'Making Information Pay'
May 14, 2010

Opening his presentation with an image of a woman sitting on a beach with an e-reader, Kelly Gallagher told the crowd of book publishing professionals gathered at the seventh-annual Book Industry Study Group's "Making Information Pay" event last week, "She doesn't care about this meeting today," making the point that the issues and challenges now facing the industry are publishers' responsibilities to solve for the consumer. Gallagher, vice president of publishing services for bibliographic information provider RR Bowker, was one of about a dozen speakers to address the audience at the McGraw-Hill Auditorium in New York City.