Author Walter Shiel has written several books on aviation and history. Shiel, who is also a regular blogger, takes a close look at his book sales over the last couple of years with a breakdown of each electronic book type, along with a comparision of book sales versus print sales. Interesting stuff for any aspiring author. Take a gander.
The comic from Bluewater Productions, which was first announced last June, is expected to show the history of Steve Jobs and Apple’s rise to the top of the technological heap. Of course, since the comic was produced before his passing, the paper copy will make no mention of when he passed away. The special eBook version however [...]
Author Alice Walker’s “The Color Purple,” a Pulitzer Prize winner in 1983 and still a widely taught and discussed classic, is finally coming out as an e-book. But the classic novel in e-book format is not being released by a traditional publisher. Open Road Integrated Media, a digital publishing company co-founded two years ago by former HarperCollins [...]
Thanks to Joseph-Beth Bookstore in Lexington, KY for finding this story. On September 3rd, “America’s littlest library” – a library based inside a British telephone booth – officially opened in Clinton Corners, NY. It’s 3’x3’x8’ and fits two people at a time, as long they don’t mind getting a little cozy. The Huffington Post interviewed Claudia [...]
The economics of the book business are changing so rapidly the publishing industry barely looks like it did just six months ago. Divining the profitability of a book is a mysterious art. But basic book economics suggest an e-book is more profitable than a hardcover, even at substantially lower consumer prices, due mostly to the inventory [...]
How much do e-books benefit when they hit the Nook and Kindle bestseller lists? A lot, new findings suggest. Meanwhile, the New York Times bestseller list appears to have less effect on e-book sales. “We found that there is a significant benefit to making these lists, and that benefit is far stronger for e-books than it is [...]