Demographics of leading social network platform users, according to Pew Research Center (August 2015).
Ebook sales are declining, most YA is read by adults, and a significant percentage of purchases happen on impulse.
A look at who’s using the service that provides soundtracks of music and ambient audio for ebooks.
Commentary from Smashwords CEO Mark Coker gives us a glimpse of Amazon’s growing strength among the independent-publishing platforms.
March 9, 2016 The Amazon Giveaway tool now permits ebook giveaways. Amazon says that authors have been the largest users of Amazon Giveaway—an interesting fact, given that it’s possible for anyone to run a giveaway of any product on Amazon’s site. When creating a giveaway, authors can require entrants to follow them on Amazon or Twitter. … Read more
Hybrid author Jamie McGuire’s deal with the retail giant is probably a unique outlier, not an indication of future trends.
We asked Andy Weir’s agent, David Fugate, to comment on what helped the self-published sensation break out.
BookBub has been blogging case studies and Q&As with authors and traditional publishers for nearly two years now.
A snapshot of current industry data.
Earlier this year, Nielsen reported on specific print book categories that were growing rather than declining. Cookbooks was one of those categories, partly driven by celebrity chefs and foodie culture. The Guardian reports on the trend further: “Cookbooks’ key ingredient now design, not recipes, says food writer.” (If you’re wondering about that Nielsen report . . … Read more