November 19th, 2013
Why all the head-scratching over the long-awaited “ebooks sales are no longer growing and perhaps even shrinking a bit” moment? It’s what the major players in the industry have been striving for years to accomplish. After many months of putative “sales slowdowns” we now apparently have a genuine decline. One percent, maybe two, maybe 2.7%….
October 29th, 2013
If you read this entire blog entry your eyes are very likely to glaze over: it contains an overload of stats & calculations. So let me first offer an Executive Summary:
September 3rd, 2013
O.K., the blog title is hyperbole. Einstein’s Theory of Relativity was brilliant. Bundling print and digital books is an idea that’s been floating around. But it’s exciting to see Amazon put its heft behind the concept. Now we can declare bundling as a growing part of how we transact publishing. Newspapers and magazines have given the…
July 16th, 2013
On June 28, 2013 as part of the American Library Association (ALA) meetings two prominent book publishing industry associations offered a joint afternoon program: NISO/BISG 7th Annual Forum: The Changing Standards Landscape EBooks: Discovery & Metadata Exchange, File Formats and Functionality, and Meeting Patron Needs.
July 2nd, 2013
Bankruptcy filings amount to hundreds of pages. If you’re interested in Cengage Learning’s bankruptcy and want to read the source documents start at the Cengage site on a page called “Information About Our Restructuring.” At the bottom of the page you’ll find a link to “Claims Information & Court Filings,” where many of the meaty…