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Tag Archives: ereaders

Boom! Pow! Ka-Ching!: Sales of Digital Comics and Graphic Novels

This article was originally published on our parent site for the book publishing industry, Publishing Trends.  * * * Comics and graphic novels have been having a good run lately. Comichron and ICv2 – respectively, a database and journal covering the industry – estimate that, in 2015, total domestic sales reached a record of $1.03 billion. In their joint report, they note that in 2015, print sales accounted for a staggering $940 million, with about $535 million coming from graphic novels and $405 million from comic books; compare to 2000, when […]

Our Ebooks, Ourselves: What’s Happening with Our Ereader Data?

This article was originally published on our parent site for the book publishing industry, Publishing Trends.  * * * In October of last year, news broke on The Digital Reader that Adobe Digital Editions was taking a significant amount of user data and sending it back to their servers. Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) is a program that allows readers to put ebooks onto their reading devices from retailers and libraries alike. The program’s terms and conditions don’t mention anything about the extra data logging, and there was some outrage. Users were […]

Profiles in Publishing: Ángela Ruiz Robles

Name: Ángela Ruiz Robles Birthdate/Place:  1895, Vallamanín, León, Innovator Associated With: World’s first “E”-Reader Claim to Fame: A teacher and a mother of three, Robles was teaching typing, shorthand and when she invented the “Mechanical Encyclopedia” in 1949, an analog precursor to current E-readers. She hoped to lighten the weight of books that schoolchildren had to carry to school everyday and make reading more accessible for everyone. However, due to Spain’s stagnant economy at the time, her innovation was not prioritized and never received the right funding to reach the market. Many historians still credit […]

5 Top Publishing News Stories of the Week, 5/6 – 5/10

Every week we recommend 5 links to publishing news that the young professional should read to feel more connected to what’s going on in the industry. There are only 5, so even if you weren’t able to read a thing all week, these should help keep you in the know. **** Rumors fly that Microsoft might acquire the rest of the Nook business; Barnes & Noble stock subsequently becomes a bestseller. Amazon blazes trails eastward (or, given that they’re in Seattle, westward?) to China The US Senate passed the Marketplace Fairness Act, […]

Trendsetter’s Book-Biz Essential Reading, Week of 7/9-7/13

Aaaand…we’re back!! We hope you missed us in the two weeks we were gone for vacations and holidays and such. We also hope you stayed up-to-date with book news on your own. Or equally, that you’ve been on such a fabulous vacation the only book news in your life was in relation to the incredible headway you made through your “to-read” pile. Either way, let’s all get back in the saddle with this week’s very internationally-ebooky news round-up: BookExpo America travels through time, makes big news, promises to save folks […]