The London Book Fair
The London Book Fair at Earls Court, an important date in the book industry calendar, has just finished and provides and interesting in site into current trends. I read a beautiful piece written by Mick Rooney of The Independent Publishing Magazine on his initial thoughts from attending the show. To quote one part – From
Books for Sale – Publishing online
From the Greenslade blog on 3rd August in the Guardian this week he wrote ‘Publishing books online is fine – but can you find buyers?’ He goes on to talk about how a former colleague of his has published an e-book but now suffers from what he called ‘e-book invisibility’. This is a complaint we
Selling your eBook
It is said that without History we would learn nothing. So where has Apple gone wrong? Have they not learnt that a company cannot control a market? Sooner or later the market will push the company aside. So why has Apple decided to attempt to control the eBook market delivered from its iTunes App? Apple
Is Self Publishing the new Books saviour?
We now see almost daily news that book sales are in decline, publishers are struggling, high street book stores are closing and eBooks sales are going through the roof. So what is going on here? Until recently as is the case with most people, my only involvement with the book industry was as a consumer
eBooks and Print books. Are we being ‘duped’?
I am starting to really question what is behind statements like this which came out of Amazon yesterday – 19th May 2011 “Amazon.com is now selling more Kindle books than paperbacks and hardbacks combined, with its UK business shifting twice as many e-books as hardbacks, it has announced today.” Now I am very much in
Technological Prophecies that came true and some that didn’t.
From Jules Verne describing eBooks in 1863 to Nikola Tesla predicting the rise of the Blackberry a century ago, I’m sure you’ll agree that the technological prophecies highlighted here are eerily accurate. A fascinating article exploring some visions of the technological landscape from well known people. I wonder if they really believed their visions. Thanks
It appears the digital tide is becoming a tsunami with Nielsen BookScan and the Association of American Publishers (AAP) reporting their latest figures. The AAP reported print sales declined by 25% across all sectors in the first 2 months of 2011, while e-book sales rose by 18.4%. Nielsen BookScan reported mass market paperback sales fell