Nearly a decade ago, ebooks were on the rise, and it was believed that this would lead to the imminent death of the print book. Some experts went as far as stating that the market for print books would plunge into oblivion. These prophecies turned out to be both true and false to some extent. While the market for ebooks soared at an unprecedented rate, the print book still holds its place with its head held high.
Every day there’s another story about how Amazon is changing the marketplace, and not just for books. Because I think we ignore Amazon (and others) at our peril, I turn to “The Shatzkin Files” to stay informed.
As the annual year-end holiday season draws near, gift givers everywhere are faced with the inevitable dilemma: what gifts to give the loved ones in their lives. Books, of course, have long stood as a gift giver’s go-to choice. What better way to curl up by the fireplace, chestnuts a-roasting, than with your new festive […]
“It’s not just a phase, Mom!” says the child growing up in the digital age. Under her arm she holds her Kindle, loaded with all her favorite stories. Before, there used to be people on the bus reading well-loved books. Now people look down at their tablet or phone, reading those same stories on pixelated […]
With the books printed and event dates confirmed, it might be tempting to think that the work for a specific project is nearly done. Tempting, sure, but also misleading and inaccurate. At this point, the Ninth Day team is still knee-deep—or possibly even waist-deep—in the middle of our marketing and sales push. We are in […]
Last week I wrote that we were just getting back into the swing of things with the new school term beginning and all of our students returning to campus. And we’ve certainly had to dive right in at Ooligan in order to get ready for what feels like a dozen literary festivals and trade shows […]