Welcome to Digital Publishing Australia

Digital Publishing Australia is a website that has been established for those wanting to learn moreabout digital publishing.  On this site you will find detailed information about digital publishing in our guide.  This step-by-step resource covers topics such as the case for publishing ebooks, how to develop a digital workflow, ebook formats, along with options for distribution, pricing and payment. 

There are also suggestions for potential suppliers and tips on how to keep up to date in this constantly evolving space.  You can also learn from the experiences of others by reading our digital case studies – which are based on the experiences of  industry experts.


Australian publishers selling eBooks direct

Last month, Copyright Agency surveyed its members on a range of issues including their experiences with digital publishing. The digital publishing section of the survey was answered by 90 commercial publishers, all of whom publish eBooks. When … [Read More...]

Editia: A digital-first Australian publisher dedicated to longform journalism and non-fiction shorts

Editia is a new digital-first publishing business devoted to longform journalism and non-fiction shorts. Based in Australia, Editia was founded by journalist and digital blogger, Charlotte Harper. In this case study, we find out more about Editia and … [Read More...]

What ever happened to the Google Book Settlement?

Every few weeks we have a member contact us asking 'what ever happened to the Google Book Settlement?' My response is always the same, 'umm, it’s a long story'. The proposal for the Google Book Settlement was first announced in October 2008. Even … [Read More...]

Interview with Anna Maguire: Tips for self-published authors and what makes a great eBook

By Linda Funnell Right now, the publishing landscape is changing more rapidly than at any time since Gutenberg. I have spent my professional life in book publishing and believe that there are more opportunities now for writers to find readers than … [Read More...]

Joel Naoum from Momentum Books speaks on their decision to drop DRM

Last week, Momentum books (Macmillan Australia’s digital-only imprint) announced that they would be dropping DRM from all their titles.  We caught up with Joel to ask him a few questions about the changes.   Why do you think the publishing … [Read More...]


ebooks now represent more than 1 in 5 US Adult trade purchases

A snapshot of US publishers’ revenues through August 2012 suggests a headline growth of “only” 37%. This, however, masks the increasing importance of ebooks to the overall trade market. Ebooks now represent more than 1 in 5 US Adult trade purchases and about 1 in 7.5 children’s trade purchases. … [Read More...]

DBW launches new ebook bestseller list

Last week Digital Book World (DBW) launched a new ebook bestseller list.  The list aggregates the previous week’s sales ranking data from Amazon, Nook, Google, Kobo and Sony. The list will be published each Monday as part of DBW's daily e-newsletter (which you can subscribe to here). The list is … [Read More...]

Nick Atkinson’s 25 tips to generate better online book sales

Nick Atkinson, Head of Digital at Hardie Grant outlines a list of 25 ways to generate better online book sales in his recent post at Futurebook.net. According to Nick the "list represents some of the best and most easily achievable ideas. Some require no investment, some require cultural and … [Read More...]

Government responds to BISG recommendations

Last month the Australian Government formally responded to the 21 recommendations made by the Book Industry Strategy Group (BISG). In principle, the Government supported many of the recommendations, but it did not earmark any of the immediate funding requests.  For example, recommendation 7 … [Read More...]

How your eBook is reading you and what this means for publishers and authors

Digital books are facilitating a shift in the way we read, tracking its users reading habits and turning reading into something measurable and quasi-public according to the Wall Street Journal. The analytics enabled by tracking digital consumption give unprecedented insight into how people engage … [Read More...]


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