Book Riot has a great write-up on the recent release of Forbes magazine’s top-earning authors of the year. Jill Guccini begins by asking us to put aside for a moment any idealized notions we may have about what people “should be” reading. This list, with E.L. James, James Patterson, Suzanne Collins, Bill O’Reilly and Danielle Steel heading [...]
Notice anything different? Welcome to the newly redesigned February issue of Book Business magazine. This month features our special report on branding in book publishing, with strategies for niche publishers, general interest publishers, b-to-b publishers and beyond.
Lynn Rosen and J.S. McDougall talk to Penguin Classics, Chronicle, McSweeney's, Chelsea Green, HarperCollins Christian, O'Reilly, Harvard Common and Wharton School Publishing to get at the secret sauce of publishing house and brand, and why creating symbols that signify quality content is more imporant than ever before.
When the O’Reilly and TOR publishing companies announced their now-historic decisions to drop all DRM from their respective e-books, it’s probably fair to say that the digital reading community felt nearly as vindicated as it did relieved, and elated. But for the most part, O’Reilly and TOR both serve reading demographics that are especially tech-savvy–the types of readers, in other [...]
[From Make Use Of] O’Reilly, a top technology publisher, is offering a 50 percent discount on its top-performing, five-star e-book titles for just a couple more days. This deal expires on August 16 at 11:59 p.m., so you better act quick. Make sure to use the discount code WK5STAR to receive half-off when purchasing your [...]
The first official sales charts including e-book sales data have been published in the Wall Street Journal this weekend, with Nielsen BookScan now supplying e-book sales reports to the US paper. Killing Lincoln by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard (Henry Holt & Co) was number one across all three non-fiction charts—hardcover, e-book and combined—with The Best of Me by Nicholas Sparks taking the hardcover and combined fiction top spots, losing out to Bonnie by Iris Johansen (St Martin's Press) in the e-book only chart.
Google Book Search announced Monday that it is launching a set of free tools that will allow retailers, publishers and anyone with a Web site to embed books with the Google Book Search functionality into their sites. These tools may be accessed at http://Code.Google.com/apis/books An entry posted on the Google Book Search blog (http://www.BookSearch.BlogSpot.com) by the program’s Product Manager Alex Diaz stated: “We are also providing new ways for these sites to display full-text search results from Book Search, and even integrate with social features such as ratings, reviews and readers’ book collections. By providing tools that help sites connect readers with books