Digital Book World recently hosted a webinar called “Creating Prizeworthy Digital Books.” For this post I want to focus on the advice Joshua Tallent, chief e-book architect at Firebrand Technologies (formerly eBook Architects), gave. Tallent knows pretty much everything there is to know about e-books, and he’s the one who presented an excellent webinar a while back about the … [Read more...] about Creating Prizeworthy Digital Books, by DBW
Digital Book World
What Do Authors Want?
Digital Book World hosted a webinar a while back, called "What Authors Want." The webinar was meant to promote DBW's survey of 5,000 authors. The survey was submitted to the Writer's Digest community (whose writers tend to be female and over 35, and write fiction), as well as SFWA (mostly male fiction writers), Romance Writers of America (mostly female writers), and perhaps a … [Read more...] about What Do Authors Want?
An Overview of Digital Book World 2012
Digital Book World (DBW) is an annual conference that, according to its website, "offers trade publishers hard data on the state of the book business as well as actionable, proven strategies for taking immediate advantage of opportunities as they develop in today’s publishing industry." I was able to attend one day for free, in exchange for helping my entrepreneur friend run … [Read more...] about An Overview of Digital Book World 2012
This Week in Publishing
According to this blog post, the death of print media is coming sooner than we think. Amazon recently said it’s now selling more e-books than paperbacks, and “for every 100 paperback books they’ve sold this January, they’re selling 115 ebooks…” This means ebook sales are 45 percent of all Amazon book sales. But what about ereaders? Cavanaugh says, “I’m sticking by my … [Read more...] about This Week in Publishing
Digital Book World 2011
Today I was a volunteer for Digital Book World 2011, an annual conference that discusses the changing technologies of the publishing world. It was cool--I got to meet people in the industry, and for about five hours I handled their coats. Yeah, that's right: coats. It was actually a great way to meet new people, since nobody wanted to carry around their drippy, snowy, heavy … [Read more...] about Digital Book World 2011