Top Five Ebook Publishers In 2013 (via Forbes)

Jeremy Greenfield, Contributor 12/30/2013 @ 2:25PM At Digital Book World, we track a weekly list of ebook best-sellers. I’ve counted up how many times each publisher has had a hit and, bingo, an end-of-year ranking of which publishers had the most success publishing ebooks in 2013: 1. Penguin Random House — 478 best-sellers* 2. Hachette…

Predictions For Book Publishing In 2014: Cutting-Room Floor Edition (via Forbes)

Hmm…what do you think? I’ve highlighted my favorites, which is not to say I necessarily agree with them: Publishers create or license their own e-reading apps. Public libraries will increasingly buy access to large aggregations of ebooks. Publisher margins will be under pressure. Number of non-bookstores selling books will increase. More publishers will start to…

Professors Test Fifty Shades of Grey Library Book, Find It Has Traces of Herpes Gross. Read more: Fifty Shades of Grey Tests Positive for Traces of Herpes Virus | TIME.com

Professors Test Fifty Shades of Grey Library Book, Find It Has Traces of Herpes Gross. Read more: Fifty Shades of Grey Tests Positive for Traces of Herpes Virus | TIME.com Gross. One more reason to read ebooks. Ew. By Jessica Roy jessicakroy​ Nov. 14, 2013 Two Belgian university professors decided to apply their knowledge of…

Bowker: self-published e-books 12% of sales | The Bookseller

Bowker: self-published e-books 12% of sales | The Bookseller Self-published titles make up 12% of all e-book sales, according to new findings from Bowker Market Research. The popularity of self-published titles rises when looking at certain categories, with the self-published share of e-book volume sales more than 20% in areas such as crime, science fiction…