News for Authors

The State of the eBook

by Emily Condlin|April, 2015

Recent reports suggest that eBook growth has plateaued and millennials haven’t been adopting digital reading at the same rate as their parents. Are eBooks still the future?

We sat down with Liisa McCloy-Kelley, Vice President, Director, eBook Development and Innovation, to learn more about the eBook landscape and how the format is developing.

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The Changing World of Children’s Picture Books

by Rachael Cole and Sophie McNeill|October, 2013

How have globalization, technology, and eBooks impacted the world of children’s illustrated books? We sat down with Rachael Cole, art director for Schwartz & Wade, to find out more.

Rachael Cole is the art director for Schwartz & Wade. Sophie McNeill is part of the Digital Marketing and Channel Development team.

Was it a Digital 2012?

by Jeff Weber|February, 2013

The online book market moves so fast that we frequently have to take a step back and reevaluate. In that spirit, I recently reflected on four key trends that we saw in both the eBook and physical book sales numbers for our online accounts last year.

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Who Reads eBooks? [Infographic]

by Mina Park, Senior Analyst, Consumer Insights|January, 2013

Who are eBook consumers and what are their reading habits? These questions are frequently posed to the Random House Research and Analytics team, and fortunately we have some great sources for understanding this technology-savvy group. One of those resources is data that we acquire through regular surveys of U.S. book consumers, which we can filter to look solely at eBook consumers. This has enabled us to get a good picture of who they are and their attitudes toward books and reading. What emerges is a portrait of the highly engaged reader: avid readers across digital and print formats, and technology “fast-forwards” who are more accessible than ever via both online and offline touch points.

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Spotlight: Digital Product Innovation

December, 2012

 

The way we transform book content into digital experiences is rapidly evolving.  New devices, screen sizes, and coding requirements are continuously introduced to the marketplace—adding complexity, but also offering great new opportunities to enhance the digital format.

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