At Books in Browsers, the annual conference produced by Peter Brantley, you hear the phrase "networked book" quite a bit. In its most reachy potential, the "networked book" is an exhilarating concept of information existing in its most connected state - whatever that state might be. No longer a thing but an experience. No longer a page-turner but a data driver.Joe Wikert, formerly with O'Reilly Media, Wiley, and Macmillan, is watching his second anniversary arrive as director of strategy and business development with Olive Software.
Hex Publishers, a new Denver, Co.-based independent publisher “founded by award-winning author Josh Viola and longtime bookseller Dean Wyant,” has announced its first anthology, Nightmares Unhinged, due for publication in September 2015. According to the publisher’s announcement, “Nightmares Unhinged will feature eighteen tales of dark and twisted fiction written by a roster of award-winning and bestselling authors,” […]
Denver-based Outskirts Press, which claims to be “the fastest-growing full-service book publishing and book marketing firm,” has just launched a self-publishing platform for authors targeting the iBooks platform, with an iPad/iPhone standard edition package for $299, according to an announcement made via the London Book Fair. How this offering differs from the current “iPad/iPhone Premium [...]
E-books are the fastest-growing area of book sales up a whopping 496 percent from January 2011 to January 2012 so who cares about antiquarian books? "Oceans of people, not just a few little quirky people here and there," said , a member of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America for 30 years. "We are getting much higher rates of new people coming in the store, and much higher rates of younger people." Attendance and sales figures hit record levels this year at major fairs in London, New York and Southern California, and a world record for an American book
Now that electronic readers like Amazon’s Kindle and Barnes & Noble’s Nook have been on the market for a few years, long enough to become cheaper and more ubiquitous than ever, it’s no wonder that e-books have proliferated like mad.
Earlier this year, Amazon reported that its e-books for the Kindle were outselling regular books on its website, and Barnes & Noble shared the perhaps depressing news (for brick and mortar booksellers, anyway) that it sells three times as many e-books on BN.com as it does all categories of physical books combined.
(Press Release) NEW YORK, NY—Bestsellers from favorite authors are now available in more formats than ever—and many book lovers are choosing to listen to audiobooks.