Year 2020 may be remembered as a pandemic year, but it may also be remembered as the year when ebooks made a breakthrough to the mass market in countries … Read the Story
The biggest publisher in the world changes its strategy to focus on digital products
The biggest book publisher in the world (also the biggest textbook publisher), Pearson Plc, has confirmed that the future of textbooks is digital.
In July 2019, Pearson announced that all the published textbooks will be digital first in the US market. The … Read the Story
Scribd provides digests of nonfiction books for readers who have subscription
Scribd is an online ebook service that lets people read as many books as they have time to (certain restrictions apply)after they have paid a monthly subscription fee. The difference between this service and many other book subscription services is that … Read the Story
Who creates the titles for books and how?
A good book title triggers so much curiosity that a reader wants to grab the book right away and read what it is all about. Of course, a book with a boring title (for instance, Gone with the Wind, or Brideshead … Read the Story
Ebook news digest: recommended books for vacation, nomads’ favourite continent, Tour de France
News on ebooks, writing and reading
Bill Gates Discusses His Lifelong Love for Books and Reading
Bill Gates is the man who started the personal computing and software revolution in the late 1970s – early 1980s when his company Microsoft managed to make … Read the Story
This is why book publishers want details about potential authors’ blog and social media footprint
If you already have had an opportunity to talk to a book publisher or an agent about your terrific book concept, you may have been asked about your blog and social media presence. For you, they don’t necessarily have anything to … Read the Story
A publisher caught loaning its own ebooks from library for profit
In some countries, like Sweden, public libraries have an advanced system for citizens to loan ebooks. All parties, libraries, citizens and publishers have been happy to the system, because it works, allows budgeting for libraries, and enables some business for publishers. … Read the Story
This is why Table of Contents is so important part of a nonfiction book proposal
So you have the world’s greatest idea for a book? It is not an idea for a novel, but a concept for a nonfiction book that will make your own and the rest of humankind’s lives better. Excellent. Publishers are listening … Read the Story
The Best Ebook Self-Publishing Services as Rated by Authors
Ebooks not only generate income for established authors, but they have also enabled thousands of new authors to kickstart their writing careers. New ebook publishers and self-publishing services provide opportunities for writers to get their works in front of large audiences.