The e-Book market in the U.S. is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 21.28 percent during the forecast period from 2014 to 2018, thanks to the lower cost and higher convenience of e-books compared with printed books. Availability of low-priced media tablets and e-readers has made e-books more accessible.
There’s a list that tracks e-book sales ranking and price data across six major retailers, with the goal of providing the most accurate picture of which e-books are most often purchased and at what price point.
The average price of a best-selling e-book dipped down to $7.99 this week, after successive increases that saw it get closer to $9.00 than $8.00 for the first time in months.
UK publishing took on a new hue this week with the creation of the supergroup Penguin Random House, and the loss of two senior chief executives in Gail Rebuck and Victoria Barnsley.
Every publisher in the land is placing a greater emphasis on digital, and rightly so. But those who succeed will look beyond digital, and be unbowed by it: platform neutral and author-centric.
via The Bookseller
NBCUniversal will produce digital books based on “Saved by the Bell” and “Punky Brewster” through a new licensing deal with publisher Lion Forge Comics.
Lion Forge, a St. Louis-based transmedia producer, will re-imagine these TV properties. The first comics will be released during the third and fourth quarters.
How will the role of novellas like The Secretist and other lore be used to develop Magic: The Gathering — as a transmedia experience moving forward?
Authoring a fantasy story is hard. Creating a multiple-world-spanning, multiple-viewpoint fantasy story that plays out over novels, cards, comics, web articles, player’s guides, and videos— while working with a team of writers and countless artists, producers, and other creators —is crazy hard, but it’s something we’ve learned a lot about.
For calendar year 2012, U.S. trade publishers’ net revenue grew by 6.2% as compared to calendar year 2011.
Trade publishers reporting eBooks to the Association of American Publishers noted the format represented 3.17% of net revenue in 2009, 16.98% 2011 and 22.55% in 2012.
via The AAP