Digital Media News for the Week Beginning 12/23/2012

BARNES & NOBLE SELLS 5% OF NOOK TO PEARSON; NOOK XMAS SOFT
Barnes & Noble shares are trading higher Friday morning after the book retailer announced that it has agreed to sell a 5% stake in the company’s Nook Media e-book unit to Pearson PLC for $89.5 million, giving Nook a post-money valuation of… [read more]
Source: Forbes

LEGAL ISSUES IN SELF-PUBLISHING: WHAT AUTHORS NEED TO KNOW
Self-publishing continues its exponential growth. More and more authors are choosing this route for presenting their work to the public, encouraged by impressive success stories, including accounts by bestselling writers who have moved over from… [read more]
Source: Huffington Post (blog)

SMASHWORDS’ CEO MARK COKER ON THE TSUNAMI OF SELF-PUBLISHING
Mark Coker published his own predictions for publishing in 2013 on the Smashwords’ blog earlier last week, and it is quite a comprehensive list. With over twenty-one separate items that will have an effect on publishing and book selling in the next… [read more]
Source: Good E-Reader (blog)

SENIOR AUTHORS EMBRACE SELF-PUBLISHING
There are far more pay-to-publish options today, including on-demand printing that lets customers order one book at a time. Local libraries now are more likely to place donated copies on their shelves, given that self-published works such as the erotic… [read more]
Source: Tribune-Review

TEN BOLD PREDICTIONS FOR E-BOOKS AND DIGITAL PUBLISHING IN 2013
Another exciting year for the publishing industry is in the books, so to speak. The ebook and digital publishing landscape changed drastically yet again. In 2012, Amazon and other retailers gained control over ebook pricing at three major publishers… [read more]
Source: Digital Book World

2012: THE YEAR OF SELF-PUBLISHING
That’s because at a time when bookstores – mainstream and indie – are struggling to stay open and when top publishing houses are scrambling to keep footing in a rapidly changing industry, there is one bright spot in the publishing industry… [read more]
Source: Christian Science Monitor

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