Wed, 05/06/2013 - 13:03
Pan Macmillan has launched an interactive book trailer app in the run-up to the publication of debut literary thriller, Kiss Me First by Lottie Moggach.
The free app pulls in user's information from their Facebook profile, including data from their newsfeed, location updates and friends list. It then plays a trailer...
Tue, 28/05/2013 - 14:00
There’s an episode of “Seinfeld” in which hapless George Costanza is unable to return a book because it has been “flagged” as having been in the bathroom. Whether you’re a person who considers toilet reading repulsive or one who happily stocks the bathroom with reading material, there is humour in the idea...
Mon, 29/04/2013 - 07:15
Not-for-profit publisher Comma Press has produced a free app aimed at helping commuters escape into fiction.
Gimbal, which is released via iTunes today (29th April), is an interactive app which contains 30 stories set in cities around the world. Readers will be able to read the stories with an accompanying map showing the progress of...
Wed, 27/03/2013 - 09:50
At a busy Bologna Children's Book Fair, interest has focused on standalone projects that have the potential to make an international impact, publishers and agents have said.
Penguin Children's m.d. Francesca Dow said conversations about brand building were becoming "more and more important" as discoverability emerged...
Tue, 05/03/2013 - 09:05
Four Colman Getty is launching a bi-monthly curated presenting and networking event, Off the Page, which brings together publishers with companies across the creative sector to promote idea sharing, constructive criticism and partnership building.
The first event, on 20th March...
Fri, 25/01/2013 - 09:05
Penguin has released a digital version of Anne Frank's famous diary, with Penguin imprint Viking working with digital producers Beyond the Story and charitable foundation Anne Frank Fonds to develop the app for the iPad and Nook devices.
It is Penguin General's first app. Priced at £6.99, it includes the full text, as...
Mon, 12/11/2012 - 13:33
App developer TradeMobile is to rebrand as Beyond the Story as it prepares to launch one of its most ambitious projects yet: an app version of The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank, developed with Penguin, publisher of the print version.
Founded in July 2005, the company's c.e.o. Jen Porter believes that it has now...
Thu, 18/10/2012 - 09:00
Collins has launched a new Atlas app for iPhones and iPads, allowing users to explore the world using interactive 3D maps.
The Atlas by Collins app will sell at £6.99, and includes seven different globes with different themes, including politics, energy and the environment. Using pinch and scroll functions on the devices, users...
Wed, 10/10/2012 - 11:30
Rovio, the creator of the hugely popular mobile game Angry Birds, will partner with Cern to produce both books and games as part of its expanding educational offer.
The Finnish-based developer, following on from its partnerships with National Geographic and Nasa announced earlier this year, is linking with Cern, the Swiss-based...
Thu, 02/08/2012 - 08:20
Travel Publisher Insight Guides has digitised its list and created a set of interactive apps to target mobile phone and tablet users.
The publisher is releasing 10 iPhone and iPad apps featuring tools like an itinerary builder and a phrase book, which are usable offline. A list of 70 e-books will also be released onto the market,...