"publishers" entries

How many imprints does Amazon run?

As Amazon launches a romance imprint, here's a look at some of its other publishing efforts.

Wondering if Amazon is a competitor to publishers? Take a look at the company's growing number of imprints and publishing projects.

View the iPad as a magazine opportunity, not a container

Matthew Carlson on what iPad magazine publishers can do to better serve readers.

Treating iPad magazines as if they were print leaves consumer interaction opportunities on the table. Matthew Carlson, principal of experience strategy and design at Hot Studio Inc., says it's time to set the content free.

For publishing, sales info is the tip of the data iceberg

Publishers have data, but they need to know what to do with it.

Kirk Biglione, partner at Oxford Media Works, talks about how publishers can gather various types of data and put it to use.

Will Golan v. Holder affect the Google Books settlement?

Dana Newman on how a separate copyright case relates to Google Books.

The Google Books ruling raised an interesting question in regard to copyright. If Congress is to be the judge on that issue, will further negotiations be affected by the ongoing Golan v. Holder copyright case?

Google Books settlement rejected, but likely not a lost cause

Renegotiation of the Google Books agreement is a possibility, and involved parties seem amenable.

The rejection of the Google Books agreement was more of a setback than an outright rejection.

Ebook pricing power is undermined by perceived value

Wide ranging ebook pricing and deep print book discounts leave consumers scratching their heads.

BizBookLab owner Todd Sattersten discusses the issues surrounding ebook pricing and perceived value, and he suggests it might be time to bring back the serial novel.

Publishers: What are they good for?

O'Reilly editors examine the role of traditional publishers in light of Amanda Hocking's independent success.

News of author Amanda Hocking achieving success without the help of a traditional publisher led O'Reilly editors to question the purpose and future of publishers. This post collects excerpts from a recent back-channel conversation.

Publishers get creative to keep books on shelves

Non-traditional retail channels help publishers expand reach with better terms.

Retail bookselling isn't dead, it just moved. Publishers are now selling books through stores that sell clothing, housewares, kitchenwares, toys, and even paper and gift supplies.

The competition for app subscriptions

Subscription competition could yield one good thing: lower price points.

Apple may have a lion's share of the tablet and app markets now, but new competition may create a more level playing field.