Articles About ebook formats

Why Are Americans Buying Far More Paper Books than eBooks in ?

Woman reading under a tree in the woods

As surprising as this may seem, Americans are reading more books than ever before—and they’re preferring to read those books in traditional paper. It’s true. The vast majority of readers prefer ink-on-paper books. Editor David Crumm writes this week’s Front Edge Publishing column about our collective love affair with books. …

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Metadata by the numbers: What is an ISBN?

Barcode with an ISBN

Our Director of Production Dmitri Barvinok continues our Metadata 101 exploration of publishing by explaining the ubiquitous—yet little understood—ISBN. They’re on every book you buy, but the purpose and rules for using ISBNs are among the more arcane mysteries of publishing. Dmitri unlocks that realm to help authors (and readers) …

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