3 de junho de 2012

Leituras Digitais (27 de Maio a 2 de Junho)



Rubrica semanal de notícias e artigos relacionados com a edição de livros digitais.

There are two primary reasons why all books should be available in epub and Kindle formats.  The first reason is that competition is important for even (or especially) Kindle users.  The second reason is that publisher, regardless of whether the publisher is the author herself, a traditional print first publisher, or a digital first publisher, should go to where the reader is.
French book news site ActuaLitté reports (in French) that Sony’s PRS T1 149-Euro touchscreen e-reader has sold over 500,000 units in Europe—reportedly not far behind the sales of Amazon’s Kindle.
Parents prefer reading print books with their children over digital options and they believe that their children prefer being read to in print, too, according to a recent survey.
A new survey from the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop, a New York-based non-profit dedicated to studying and promoting children’s reading, asked 1,200 parents who read with their children on what platform they preferred doing so and what platform they thought their children preferred. A majority answered “print” to both questions.
“Now there is the Internet, social networks, YouTube, messaging, mp3s, video, and so on. We in fact read more, but we read more posts, articles, and comments — not books. A book as a vessel of condensed thought and knowledge must now compete with Wikipedia and articles on popular blogs. Really, Russians read less: now 35% of adult Russians don’t read books at all. In 1996 only 20% of adult Russians didn’t read books. But digital books can and do reverse this trend: 48% of readers of digital books do not read less, and 42% of them actually read more than before. It’s not very strange: if you’ve bought a book reader or iPad for reading you’ll read more.”
According to a report on MCV, the service will be called “Storyteller” and it is likely that it will also be available on the more portable Playstation Vita system. Downloadable books and other content will be available through the Playstation Store, potentially via a brand new dedicated channel in the same way that games and video are currently broken up into different sections within the digital download platform.
So what are the factors that make the difference between the Top Earners (the respondents who said they could live off their royalties) and the others?
Now that the wave of e-book conversion is well underway or done at many publishing companies, publishers are focusing their digital attention on an old problem: marketing and selling books.
In the e-book era, the old ways of marketing and selling books are becoming less effective and new ways are constantly evolving, making a book marketers job exciting, challenging and scary all at once.
Each conference always seem to have a theme being discussed in the hallways. At D: All Things Digital, the change reverberating among attendees was the adjustment happening to every aspect of technology. The word of the week has clearly been “disruption.”
“Everything is being disrupted, including education, stock prices, business models and even our own industry,” said Esther Dyson, an investor and technologist, noting that the power shift with tech giants is changing. “It’s also clearly a world where you can’t count on anything anymore. Google, Facebook, Microsoft and others are simultaneously friends and enemies. There’s clearly a shift in their alliances.”
New York Times E-Book Best Sellers

A version of this list appears in the June 10, 2012 issue of The New York Times Book Review. Rankings reflect sales for the week ending May 26, 2012.


E-Book Fiction

1.                      FIFTY SHADES OF GREY, by E. L. James
2.                      FIFTY SHADES DARKER, by E. L. James
3.                      FIFTY SHADES FREED, by E. L. James
4.                      FIFTY SHADES TRILOGY, by E. L. James
5.                      ON THE ISLAND, by Tracey Garvis-Graves

E-Book Nonfiction

1.                      THE AMATEUR, by Edward Klein
2.                      UNBROKEN, by Laura Hillenbrand
3.                      LONE SURVIVOR, by Marcus Luttrell and Patrick Robinson
4.                      LET’S PRETEND THIS NEVER HAPPENED, by Jenny Lawson
5.                      KILLING LINCOLN, by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard

Wall Street Journal E-Book Best Sellers (Week Ended May 27)

Nonfiction E-Books
TITLE
AUTHOR / PUBLISHER
THIS WEEK
LAST
WEEK
The Amateur
1
2
Edward Klein/Regnery Publishing
Tune In Tokyo
2
Tim Anderson/AmazonEncore
A Small Furry Prayer
3
Steven Kotler/Bloomsbury USA
Unbroken
4
9
Laura Hillenbrand/Random House
Lone Survivor
5
Marcus Luttrell, Patrick Robinson/Little, Brown
It Happened on the Way to War
6
Rye Barcott/Bloomsbury USA
The Skinny Rules
7
4
Bob Harper with Greg Critser/Random House
Let's Pretend This Never Happened
8
10
Jenny Lawson/Penguin Group
Killing Lincoln
9
Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard/Henry Holt & Co.
I Suck at Girls
10
6
Justin Halpern/HarperCollins

Fiction E-Books
TITLE
AUTHOR / PUBLISHER
THIS WEEK
LAST
WEEK
Fifty Shades of Grey
1
1
E.L. James/Vintage
Fifty Shades Darker
2
2
E.L. James/Vintage
Fifty Shades Freed
3
3
E.L. James/Vintage
Mockingjay
4
4
Suzanne Collins/Scholastic
Catching Fire
5
6
Suzanne Collins/Scholastic
On the Island
6
9
Tracey Garvis Graves/Tracey Garvis Graves
The Hunger Games
7
7
Suzanne Collins/Scholastic
11th Hour
8
8
James Patterson, Maxine Paetro/Little, Brown
Untraceable
9
Laura Griffin/Pocket Star
The Marriage Bargain
10
Jennifer Probst/Entangled Publishing

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