According to the Association of American Publishers. June 2010 gross eBooks sales were $29.9 million, compared with $13.7 million in 2009. The first 6 mos of 2010, sales were $180 million, which is a 204% increase in sales compared to last year. eBooks continue to outsell traditional books.
As an author, giving a charismatic presentation helps sell your books. Here are 4 tips from Harvard Speaking Coach, Nick Morgan. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVPzX7gGTD8&feature=player_embedded
Dorchester, a romance publisher, has dropped its mass marketing paperback publishing for a eBook/POD business model. Traditional publishers are having to either change or perish. Readers Digest is also having to re-evaluate as it emerges from bankruptcy.
Why is blogging so important and how can you reach your reading fan base? Here is a blog site with some good tips... http://writetodone.com/
As the industry sorts out different eBook formats, Scribd scraps Flash ($3M) investment and changes to HTML5 so books can be read more easily on cell phones and all types of browsers. This page has a good video presentation explaining the differences. http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/digital/content-and-e-books/article/43942-betting-the-house-on-html5.html
Flipboard looks like a great app--makes your data come in and look like a customized magazine for you to read feeding in your social media, news and feeds. http://www.flipboard.com/ Great to see the enjoyment of magazines go digital.
One of the biggest players may be headed for some structural changes. B&N’s stock has gone from $28.78 to $15.90 B&N chairman Len Riggio may be taking the company private as the stores sturggle. eBooks and Nook sales are boosting sagging book sales.
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