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IBPA Announces the Newest Benjamin Franklin Digital Award Honorees »

(NEWS) IBPA is proud to announce the newest Benjamin Franklin Digital Book Award Honorees, promoting best in class digital content! Is Your Digital Content Best in Class? The Benjamin Franklin Digital Awards (BFDAs), launched in 2013 by the Independent Book Publishers Association, honor innovation in electronic publishing by individuals and organizations of all sizes. Both Gold and …

Hugh Howey and the Indie Author Revolt »

(NEWS) This article was originally published February 20, 2014 in Publishers Weekly. By Mark Coker “With a debate brewing about how much indie authors can, and do, earn from their writing–much of it sparked by a blog post from author Hugh Howey—PW asked Mark Coker, founder of indie publishing platform Smashwords, to offer his two …

Sony Exits the North American eBook Business and Gives Its Customers to Kobo »

(NEWS) This article originally published February 6, 2014 at Gigaom.com. By Laura Hazard Owen “Sony, which is essentially a non-player in the U.S. ebook market at this point, is cutting its losses and shutting down its digital bookstore in the U.S. and Canada, the company reported Thursday. ‘Sony is withdrawing from the digital reading business …

Amazon Publishing Head Larry Kirshbaum to Depart »

(NEWS) This article originally published October 25, 2013 in the LA Times’ Book section. By Carolyn Kellogg, LA Times “What does it mean when the high-powered head of an ambitious start-up publishing house leaves? That’s what the publishing business is asking Friday after the news that Larry Kirschbaum will leave Amazon Publishing on Jan. 17, …

Director’s Desk: A Traveler’s Take on Format Choices »

(DIRECTOR’S DESK) By Angela Bole, IBPA Executive Director I’m writing this month’s Director’s Desk on day 6 of a 10-day tour of Spain. I came here to see the Running of the Bulls in Pamplona, but as a lover of ancient art and architecture, I …

Soho Press Tops Best-Sellers List, Big Publishers With $1.99 Title »

(NEWS) This article originally published August 20, 2013 on DigitalBookWorld.com. By Jeremy Greenfield, Digital Book World The world of ebooks make it very easy for the little guy to compete with the big boys. In the world of ebooks, having a massive sales force that can reach every bookstore — big and small — doesn’t …

The Latest on eBooks
(Post 3 of 4 in “Publishing University Delivers”) »

(BLOG POST) This is the third blog post describing Marly’s fruitful experience attending the IBPA Publishing University conference in April 2013. By Marly Cornell, LightaLight Publications, an IBPA Publishing University scholarship recipient Not surprisingly, the ebook was a topic addressed in some fashion by most of the speakers …

IBPA Represents Indie Publishers at BookExpo 2013 »

(BLOG POST) IBPA has been attending BookExpo America (BEA) for 30 years. BEA 2013 was a great show for independent publishers and independent publishing! by Lisa Krebs Magno, IBPA Assistant Director — BookExpo America (BEA) is a three-day, mid-week show held each May in New York City. 2013 marked the second year the BEA program …

10 Things to Consider when Pricing E-Books »

One grand thing about e-books is, since there is no printing involved, once edited, designed, typeset, and formatted, the cost of an e-book is zero. Another is that the retail price a publisher sets can vary day to day.

But, with these two advantages, what does a publisher need to be concerned about when pricing an e-book? Vook, the innovative company that melds books with video, has issued a splendid white paper that goes a long way toward answering this question.

Book Pricing: Finding the Sweet Spot »

At Quill Driver Books we put a lot of thought into the pricing of each title we published.
Here is an abbreviated list of things we considered:

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