Tag: penguin

by Courtney Lowery Cowgill

Each Tuesday, we curate the top stories of the week in e-books and self-publishing. Sign up here to get these delivered right to your inbox. 1. Todd Larsen Named CEO of Self-Publishing Specialist Blurb (Jeffrey A. Trachtenberg / Wall Street Journal) 2. Penguin Random House Sells Author Solutions (Maryann Yin / Galley Cat) 3. Amazon […] more »

by Rich Bellis

This week sees a number of changes on the e-book best-seller list, beginning right at the very top. Stephen King’s new novel “Revival” knocks John Grisham’s “Gray Mountain” down a peg to No. 2, after the latter spent two weeks at No. 1. Grisham and King are among the best-known and best-selling authors in the world, and although nearly half […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. European Commission accepts Penguin’s proposals to scrap Apple e-book deals (The Next Web) 2. New mobile and online library service Hoopla does everything except e-books (Digital Book World) 3. Which has more impact? The chicken or the self-publishing? (JaneFriedman.com) 4. 10 visual steps to self-publishing your book on Amazon (ReadWrite) 5. Textbook publishers revamp […] more »

by Deanna Utroske

The Digital Book World E-Book Best-Seller list tracks e-book sales ranking and price data across six major e-book retailers with the goal of providing the most accurate picture of which e-books are most often purchased by consumers and at what price point. The full methodology is available here. When news that Robert Galbraith is in fact a penname for […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Turkish protesters use Indiegogo to raise over $50k for full-page New York Times ad (Mediaite) 2. Penguin CEO takes stand in Apple e-books antitrust case (Reuters) 3. Rob Ford crack video Gawker crowdfunded over $200k to buy might be ‘gone’ (Gawker) 4. US government asked AP for $1 million for secret email addresses (The Atlantic) 5. Tracing the online links between civic engagement […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. How Google did the right thing with the NASCAR crash, and why it matters (PaidContent.org) 2. Penguin profits fall, but digital sales are up, accounting for 30% of American revenue (The Bookseller) 3. ‘Inocente’ makes history as first Kickstarter-funded film to win an Oscar (The Verge) 4. White House directive makes digital scientific data […] more »

by Leandro Oliva

The best stories of the week from across the web on e-books and self-publishing. 1. Simon & Schuster launches self-publishing arm with Author Solutions (paidContent) 2. Universities to pilot e-book program that monitors student reading habits (The Verge) 3. Penguin rolling out new e-book library lending program (VentureBeat) 4. 2012 e-reader comparison guide (GizMag) 5. The victims of the […] more »

by Jason Allen Ashlock

This piece was co-written by Adam Chromy. When Random House and Penguin confirmed last week that they are in talks to merge, publishers, agents and writers coped by doing what they do best: playing word games. While #RandomPenguin and #PenguinHouse swept Twitter, anxiety bubbled beneath the surface. This morning, the news was made official (they […] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories of the week from across the web on e-books and self-publishing 1. Penguin works with digital distributor 3M to make e-books available to some libraries again (PaidContent) 2. Librarians express frustration over e-book library lending (Annoyed Librarian) 3. Free e-books available on Banned Book Week (Time) 4. E-books get a makeover (Sydney […] more »

by Carla King

Should self-publishers care that Pearson, the corporate parent of Penguin Group, has acquired Author Solutions and its subsidiaries? Maybe. Because among them are Author House, Booktango, Inkubook, iUniverse, Trafford, Xlibris, Wordclay, AuthorHive, Pallbrio, and Hollywood Pitch. Thus, the move marks something significant happening in the world of self-publishing. Here’s my take on the acquisition and […] more »