Tag: digital publishing

by Julie Keck

1. US e-book sales down 6% in 2014 (Sarah Shaffi / The Bookseller) 2. The new self-publishing: Amazon takes on Etsy (Mercy Pilkington / Good e-Reader) 3. Britain shuts down access to 10 million illegal e-books (Aaron Brown / Daily Express) 4. Social sharing e-book platform Glose expands to Android (D.B. Hebbard / Talking New […] more »

by Jefferson Yen

In recent years, as wearable technology has become increasingly popular people have been waiting for Apple to introduce their version, which will start shipping today. It’s still too early to tell whether or not the Apple Watch will be revolutionary in the way that the iPod or iPhone were — or more of a Newton-like […] more »

by Rich Bellis

The average price of a bestseller inches up to $6.66 from $6.14 last week on the Digital Book World E-book Best-Seller List as higher-priced titles crowd the upper rankings. Five of the top ten cost more than $10. And speaking of tens, this week marks the tenth that “The Girl on the Train,” the best-selling thriller […] more »

by Rich Bellis

All four of the new titles to hit this week’s E-book Best-Seller List are by best-selling authors, like Harlan Coben and John Green, whose previous books have found broad appeal among readers. That’s hardly surprising for a best-seller list, of course, and it’s something we’ve seen before. In the cases of John Green’s 2009 novel “Paper Towns” and Diana Gabaldon’s “Outlander,” […] more »

by Jefferson Yen

Look out Facebook, Snapchat might be the new belle at the social media ball and media companies are taking notice. You can now find media outlets like CNN, ESPN and Vice on the app’s new Discover section, which acts more like a curated portal than random news items in your feed. Each brand’s channel or […] more »

by Rich Bellis

Not much has changed between this week’s e-book best-seller list and last’s, with few titles making any big leaps or taking any deep spills. Laura Hillenbrand’s “Unbroken” heads into its second week at No. 1 as the Angelina Jolie-directed film adaptation tops $102 million at the box office. Earlier this week Publishers Lunch reported Simon & Schuster and Macmillan have […] more »

by Jefferson Yen

Could billionaires become the grand patrons who save traditional media from self-destruction? That was the thinking when Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes bought the New Republic, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos bought the Washington Post and eBay founder Pierre Omidyar started First Look Media. But these grand patrons have found that the media world doesn’t come easy. […] more »

by Sonia Paul

Each week, MediaShift posts an ongoing list of upcoming events in the digital media and journalism world. These will be a mix of MediaShift-produced events and other events. If we’re missing any major events, please use our Contact Form to let us know, and we’ll add them to the list. If you’d like to pay to promote […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Apple, DoJ spar ahead of December e-book appeal (Andrew Albanese / Publishers Weekly) 2. Indie authors and the question of Kindle Unlimited (Hellen Barbara / JaneFriedman.com) 3. To gain the upper hand, Amazon disrupts itself (David Streitfeld / New York Times) 4. Five digital publishing questions for Rick Chapman (Digital Book World) 5. Wait! […] more »

by Rich Bellis

It’s probably too early to expect any major difference for Hachette’s titles on the E-book Best-Seller List just one week after the publisher settled its dispute with Amazon. In any case, no sweeping change is apparent, with only slim gains for Hachette e-books in the nine days after the companies agreed to “immediately resume normal trading” on November 13. Hachette’s top title […] more »