French publisher Short Édition is quickly capitalizing on the popularity of its short-story dispensers, more than doubling the machines’ number since their November debut and getting one into a high-visibility café in San Francisco. Read More
SELF-e And The World’s Authors: Is English Our Lingua Franca?
‘Keep Calm And Study English’ “Since the smashing success of the first Harry Potter novel—which was a No. 1 bestseller in Germany in its English version at one point—we have evidence of English, as a reading language, to be a global phenomenon.” Rüdiger Wischenbart is the Vienna-based publishing consultant who produces the Global eBook Report and directs… Read More
Your 2015 high points
Let’s do the time warp again Then Amazon switched to per-page payouts on KDP Select. Right? And then Amazon changed it to different per-page rates for various territories. And then Amazon opened a physical bookstore. Run for your life! (If the latest Shelf Awareness account of reactions to that bit of bricks and mortar is right,… Read More
#FutureBook2015: Judith Curr and 'Crave'
Following our story, Simon & Schuster and Atria Books have officially announced the launch of the Crave app (iOS initially, Android to follow) . You can see the app site here, and learn more about it if you’re joining us at FutureBook 2015 (4th December) when Judith Curr will brief us further. Our hashtag for the day is #FutureBook15 and… Read More
Digital Book World’s Choir: Keynotes From Amazon, Apple, And All
The First Major Publishing Pilgrimage Of 2015 Publishing conferences are ritual performances. They are to the varied segments of publishing what morality plays are to the various forms of Christianity. They are narratives that are organised to demonstrate, emphasise, and reinforce the orthodoxy. Those are the words of one of our most dependable iconoclasts, Baldur… Read More