In a recent American study by book data specialist Bowker, bookstores were second only to favourite authors as the most important source of new book discovery. Few booksellers would find this surprising.
What perhaps is surprising is that bookstores achieved this ranking [...]
This blog started five years ago today, a couple of weeks before Amazon launched the game-changing Kindle and a couple of months after the industry had placed its hopes for a smooth transition to digital on its own open format, EPUB.
It's hard to remember or imagine but at that time Sony was the [...]
The third generation Kindle has just been announced, due for delivery 27 August. There will be two variations of the new Kindle – a US$189 3G version like the present model, and a US$139 WiFi-only model.
And according to this NBR story, the Kindle will finally ship to [...]
Amazon has just split its ebook top 100 list into a Free and a Paid list, giving much more useful insight into what people are buying and reading digitally.
To me, the most interesting thing is it shows is that the classics — the traditional fare of free reading [...]
Martin Taylor (@nztaylor) has been involved in the publishing, technology and internet fields for more than 20 years. He operates a digital publishing consultancy and founded the Digital Publishing Forum, an initiative to accelerate the development of digital publishing in New Zealand. In a former life, he published technology and business magazines.