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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 — 258 best-sellers 3. Self-published — 99 best-sellers [emphasis added] 4. HarperCollins — 91 best-sellers 5. Simon & Schuster —…

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One of the biggest success stories in U.S. publishing in recent years has been the continued growth of digital book publishing. Last year, total revenue for e-book sales in the United States reached $3.04 billion, a 44.2% increase on 2011′s numbers and a figure all the more impressive when you realize that growth is additive to the print publishing industry. Even more surprising,  publishers have focused much of their attention on genres like sci-fi, fantasy, mystery and romance fiction…

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Self Publishing: Second Class No More?

Self Publishing: Second Class No More? By Terri Giuliano Long for IndieReader.com Not too long ago, traditional publishers held all the cards. If publishing houses rejected a book, its author had two choices: self-publish and bear the stigma, or put the manuscript in a drawer, forfeiting years of hard work, all the while hoping the next book would be “the one.” A plethora of legitimate publishing options—ranging from DIY self-publishing platforms to assisted self-publishing partnerships—has…

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Your Favourite Authors & How to Support Them! –from Faith Mortimer’s Blog

Your Favourite Authors & How to Support Them! –from Faith Mortimer’s Blog Yes! What she said! To this, I can only add thanks to those who have supported my writing in so many ways. People I don’t even know have reblogged and retweeted my announcements of book releases and promotions for no reason but to help spread the news. It has been such an encouragement! So, yes, please continue to support your favorite authors. We…

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Elderly people ‘read iPads three times faster than books’ So if you were wondering what to get Grandma… …old people read even faster using the iPad as it made reading easier than the “real” book. The iPad’s screen was found to help them process the information on the page… Elderly people ‘read iPads three times faster than books’

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