Posts tagged Codex Group
Weekend Roundup: Digital publishing news you may have missed
May 4, 2013 | 9:37 am
OverDrive and Sourcebooks to Launch Ambitious E-Book Data Experiment (Library Journal) Goodreads Alternative Riffle Goes Live (Publishers Weekly) How much does a Pulitzer affect books sales? (Melville House) Codex Group: Ebooks to Level Off at 30% of Publishing Revenues, With Caveats (DBW) Kindle Daily Deals: A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving (and 3 others)...
Would the death of Barnes & Noble also kill book discovery?
January 31, 2013 | 11:46 am
Digital Book World posted an excellent article today about the Barnes & Noble elephant in the room at DBW 2013. The big takeaway from this article was this statistic: "According to the most recent Codex survey, online selling accounts for 61 percent of book sales, but only 7 percent of discovery." That's huge. I'm one of those 61 percent. Sure, I buy all my books online, but I find new books and authors by browsing my local Barnes & Noble. And what happens if that local Barnes & Noble goes away? It's not looking good for them as a business right now. Well,...