November 2013 | Volume 38, Number 11

The Tablet Reader: The New iPad, The New iPad Report

This month, Simba released the second edition of The iPad and Its Owner; a comprehensive report on iPad ownership trends and review of how iPad owners perceive and use e-books, print ...

New FAA Rule: Fly the E-Book Friendly Skies?

In late October, the FAA changed a long-time ruling and will now allow personal electronic devices—including tablets and e-readers—to remain on (sans Wi-Fi) through takeoff and ...

Special Report: 76 Million

It goes without saying that in the research business, there is a big premium placed on numbers—even if some of those numbers don’t provide a true and measurable value. We’re also ...

HarperCollins EBITDA Climbs on Weak First Quarter

Now that News Corporation has split into two parts—21st Century Fox and News Corporation—clarity has returned to the company’s HarperCollins division, which saw an 8% increase in ...

B&N Sees Amazon’s Paperwhite, Raises It One New Glowlight

In a world where E-Ink readers have sat in the backseat of public consciousness while tablets are riding up front, Barnes & Noble has released an updated version of its Nook Simple ...

Amazon’s Q3 Improves as Costs Rise and Growth Rates Fall

Unlike last year, when Amazon’s historically challenging third quarter came in on the worse side of its own projections, Amazon’s Q3 2013 showed a rosier picture: Net sales were up ...

Readers, Family and Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving—which is steadily transforming into Christmas’ chew toy— is coming up fast. We’re hoping BPR subscribers and readers around the country do get a few days away from ...

Category Review: Seeking Religion? Look Outside Top 10

As some publishers have found—even HarperCollins, which has a massive religious publishing practice thanks to the Zondervan and Thomas Nelson buys—the religious segment isn’t ...

October Scorecard: Turnover at Three-Year High As Fall Lists Land

October usually promises a sea change in the makeup of the bestseller lists covered for this analysis—New York Times, USA Today, Publishers’ Weekly and Digital Book World— and ...

Retailer Watch: How Have Print Buying Habits Changed Among E-Book Users?

In an industry that is defined by disruption and change, it’s sometimes sobering to see that a few things have remained relatively steady—and one of those things is the channel ...

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