Posts tagged e-book publishing
Ricoh IT Strategies survey shows print hanging in there
December 11, 2013 | 12:20 pm
Just in, a survey by Ricoh Americas Corporation conducted with the University of Colorado and entitled "The Evolution of the Book Industry: Implications for US Book Manufacturers and Printers” has found that print is likely to enjoy a very long and loyal legacy tail. "Nearly 70 percent of consumers feel it is unlikely that they will give up on printed books by 2016," states the survey. " Consumers have an emotional and visceral/sensory attachment to printed books, potentially elevating them to a luxury item." As for the process that derived this conclusion, "we interviewed a triumvirate of stakeholders in the book...
Norwich’s Galley Beggar Press doesn’t need to beg for independent publishing
June 26, 2013 | 10:15 am
Small UK independent fiction publisher Galley Beggar Press, based in the East Anglian city of Norwich, recently attracted a lot of attention when the august Times Literary Supplement ran a high-profile and hugely positive review of one of its latest books, "A Girl Is A Half-Formed Thing," by Eimear McBride. In the TLS, David Collard wrote: “Writing of this quality is rare and deserves a wide readership ... McBride is a writer of remarkable power and originality.” Galley Beggar Press produces fine e-book editions of all its books, while aspiring to be "an old-fashioned publisher for the 21st century." I spoke to Sam Jordison,...
BookBaby announces a new partnership with the Malaysia-based eSentral
February 2, 2013 | 5:27 pm
According to a press release distributed late last week by BookBaby, the self-described "one-stop self-publishing solution" and "the world's largest ebook distribution network for independent authors," the company has just announced a new partnership with the Malaysia-based eSentral. Perhaps not coincidentally, eSentral is itself the biggest e-book store in Southeast Asia. [caption id="attachment_77962" align="alignright" width="125"] BookBaby president Brian Felsen[/caption] "I’m thrilled to add eSentral to our growing list of partners,” says BookBaby president Brian Felsen. “Now our authors can sell their books on the big e-book retail sites in over 200 countries, and manage it all from one account." Along with eSentral, BookBaby’s e-book distribution network includes Amazon, Barnes &...