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In Canada, two publishers drop their holiday editions

The Globe & Mail (Toronto) as well as the Calgary Herald, Edmonton Journal, Montreal Gazette and Ottawa Citizen will not put ink to paper on Monday, a Labour Day holiday north of the border as well as here. The rationale? Insufficient advertising revenue. Newspaper publishers have clung to their print editions because the advertising revenue […]

Are There Really More eBook Sales Than Paperback Sales?

Updated 23 April : The Answer Is “No” There was a flurry of press during the past week with headlines like this one: “E-book sales make history in the US, top paperback books in sales.” But is that really what the Association of American Publishers (AAP) data (or the press release) said?

Publishing Industry Responds To Digital Disruption By Delaying eBook Availability

Because publishing has historically had very high fixed costs (printing presses and distribution warehouses), the industry is threatened by lower-cost digital distribution. Simon & Schuster as well as Lagardere SCA’s Hachette Book Group have announced that they will not publish a ebook until four months after the hardcover, positioning the ebook in-between the hardcover and […]