Mon, 22/09/2014 - 09:20
Children’s publishers are producing fewer apps as they pause to “take stock” regarding the future of the industry, according to several digital experts.
“Broadly speaking, it does seem that a lot of publishers are moving away from app development and I think there are a number of reasons for that,” said...
Wed, 17/09/2014 - 09:30
Ford has teamed up with Penguin Random House UK to release a voice-activated audio app of Roald Dahl stories.
The Roald Dahl app will be compatible with the Sync AppLink technology in Ford cars, which triggers activation of the voice app. Once in the car, a listener can open the app on their smart phone and connect it to...
Fri, 12/09/2014 - 15:31
Tech-savvy South Korean publishers were out in force at the Beijing Book Fair (27th–31st August), hoping to strike sales and partnerships.
South Korea’s e-book players looking for partnerships in China have an edge, said Kim Tae-won, head of e-book sales at Seoul-based Book n Book. “Korean companies are more mature...
Thu, 04/09/2014 - 09:25
Theatre publisher Nick Hern Books is releasing an app for actors to use in rehearsal, based on the book Actions: The Actors’ Thesaurus by Marina Caldarone and Maggie Lloyd-Williams.
The app was created with developers Firsty Group and is out now (launch price £4.99) for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.
Fri, 11/07/2014 - 09:40
Amazon is being sued by the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for allowing children to notch up millions of dollars of unauthorised purchases on their parents’ accounts by using its mobile app store.
Meanwhile, in separate developments, the American Authors' Guild has described Amazon's...
Fri, 04/07/2014 - 14:29
Tate Publishing has released its first children’s app, based on its picture book Noisy Neighbours by Ruth Green.
The app has been developed by Aimer Media.
Noisy Neighbours is about Sid the snail’s search for peace and quiet. Unfortunately, along the way he has to content with noisy sparrows,...
Tue, 24/06/2014 - 15:33
Egmont is to publish a series of books based on the mobile game series Temple Run after signing a licensing deal with Imangi.
Under the terms of the deal, which was brokered by Lisle International Licensing, Egmont UK, Egmont USA and Hardie Grant Egmont (Australia) will launch a publishing programme this year, starting with two...
Thu, 15/05/2014 - 09:35
Profile Books has launched a new interactive narrative game, based on Jules Verne's Around the World in 80 Days.
The publisher has developed the app with inkle, the games studio that also created Profile's interactive novel app Frankenstein, written by Dave...
Mon, 17/03/2014 - 13:02
A new, free app which links books and authors to dates, themes and distinct locations around Scotland is being launched tomorrow (18th March).
Bookspotting, its name a play on the popular Scottish novel Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh (Vintage), is a tool for discovering Scottish-interest books using functions built in to...
Fri, 14/03/2014 - 08:30
The first books from new publishing company Fat Fox, set up by former Fleet Street journalist Holly Millbank, will hit the shelves from the summer.
Picture book Happy Hooves, Ta Dah!, written by debut author A Bogie and illustrated by Rebecca Elliott, is out in July. The book tells the tale of Donkey and his plan...