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8 Social Media Tips To Grow eBook Sales!

Posted by Sheila Cotter

Aug 18, 2014 4:30:00 PM

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Topics: Marketing

Supply Chain Excellence Accreditation for ePubDirect

Posted by Patrick Crowley

Jul 23, 2014 9:25:00 AM

Our focus is on delivering a powerful, collaborative and trustworthy eBook distribution offering. At ePubDirect, we love books, we are passionate about what we do and we listen closely to the needs of our customers.  We excel in streamlining, enabling and empowering our customers every day. As part of this commitment to excellence, ePubDirect apply to Book Industry Communication (BIC) for evaluation under the Supply Chain Excellence Accreditation scheme on an annual basis, and are delighted to announce that our status 'for innovative use of technology in the book industry supply chain' has been renewed.

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Topics: About ePubDirect

Vampires and Dystopia: How to hook readers on a fantasy series

Posted by Aoife Dowling

Jul 17, 2014 10:01:00 AM

First it was the Twilight saga. Next, The Hunger Games. This year, it’s all about Divergent and Game of Thrones. In recent years, not a summer goes by without the appearance of a gripping fantasy series to dominate newspaper headlines, conversations and poolside deckchairs. From Vampires to Werewolves, from Dementors to Basilisks - the market is going zombie crazy for fantasy. Social media and the rise of self-publishing has allowed niche fiction to go to viral - turning ordinary folk into superstar authors and royalties into megabucks.

There’s clearly a taste for fantasy. These success stories have created opportunities for mid-range fantasy series: particularly those aimed at adult readers. In their March 2014 ‘Books and Consumers’ report, Nielsen reported that sales of adult fantasy fiction increased in 2013. Self-published fantasy series, in particular, are gaining sales traction. Speaking at the Literary Consultancy Conference in June, Steve Bohme commented that thrillers and fantasy titles were the fastest-growing genres in self-publishing in 2013.

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Topics: Marketing

ePubDirect are growing our team!

Posted by Patrick Crowley

Jul 8, 2014 4:04:00 PM

 ePubDirect are the global leaders in the growing eBook industry. We’ve built a fantastic eBook distribution platform and we have some really big plans for the future......and probably for you!

We are currently hiring in three areas:

  • Marketing Executive
  • Junior Front-End Software Engineer
  • Junior .NET Software Engineer
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Topics: Recruitment

New ePubDirect Company Video

Posted by Patrick Crowley

Jun 26, 2014 3:57:00 PM

Check out our new ePubDirect video!

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Topics: About ePubDirect

Digital Book World Webcast: How to Build a Global eBook Sales Strategy

Posted by Aoife Dowling

Jun 24, 2014 9:21:00 AM

This Wednesday, June 25th, Digital Book World are holding a free webcast on global eBook sales strategy. 

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Topics: Strategy, Marketing, Retailers, The eBook Market, Events

Romance eBook Sales Stat’s from ROW: Dominance & Submission

Posted by Patrick Crowley

Jun 18, 2014 10:00:00 AM

In a genre full of dominance and submission, we rip away the bodices and lift the masks to reveal the truth behind the sales figures.

Figures from BISG in this report from late last year highlight that Romance/Erotica is the top selling eBook genre, and has the largest gap in digital v physical shares. That report also explains how Amazon, B&N Nook and Apple have 95% of the market between them, heavily skewed in Amazon’s favour. Dominance and submission anyone?

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Topics: Retailers

eBook Library Models Explained

Posted by Patrick Crowley

May 28, 2014 11:15:00 AM

Publishers, Libraries and eBooks

Don’t you just wish everything wasn’t so complicated?

An introduction to the issues surrounding libraries and eBooks

At ePubDirect, we recently held a free webinar on the issue of library business models, advantages, disadvantages, key players etc. I thought it would be a pretty dull webinar (we try to make them as engaging as possible!) but turns out it was one of our most subscribed webinars yet. There really does seem to be a lot of confusion amongst publishers over options like PDA (patron driven acquisition), STL (short term lending), Perpetual Access, Collections, Sub-Collections etc.

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Topics: Libraries

Do you want eBooks with that? The trend of freebie eBooks

Posted by Aoife Dowling

May 20, 2014 10:30:00 AM

Do you want fries with that? Or eBooks, perhaps?

McDonald's is a firm favourite with the ePubDirect team; there's one located just down the road from our main office. Because we also love eBooks, we were really interested to hear the news of McDonald's eBook giveaway. 

McDonald’s is teaming up with major eBook retailer Kobo to offer free eBooks to young customers in UK and Ireland. From 30th April to 3rd June, every Happy Meal includes a voucher code to download Enid Blyton’s Five and a Half-Term Adventure, published by Hodder Children’s Books.

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Topics: Marketing

eBook Pricing: The Biggest Single Influence on Profitability

Posted by Patrick Crowley

May 13, 2014 10:00:00 AM

I spend far too much of my time thinking about eBook pricing.

It's partly because of the emotional attachment, and respect, I have for books and partly a fascination with the digital transition currently underway. There is an obvious conflict between what the market wants to pay for an eBook and what price publishers are setting, based on legacy value chain principals and percieved savings on physical delivery and printing as a proportion of production costs. This transition or evolution is happening right in front of us and in lots of ways it’s really exciting to be here, on the front lines.

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Topics: Pricing

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