Thu, 12/05/2011 - 15:36
Publishers need to diversify and compete head-on with other media in order to deflect the 'one-screen' effect of tablet devices, a panel discussion at the World e-Reading Congress declared.
The session sought to answer the question: "Can e-reading win the war against Angry Birds?" Jonathan Glasspool, managing...
Thu, 17/04/2014 - 15:14
Samsung has today launched a new app created in partnership with Amazon, which will allow Galaxy device users to buy and read Amazon’s catalogue of books, magazines and newspapers.
Kindle for Samsung is available in 90 countries to people using the Galaxy S5 and other Galaxy devices using Android 4.0 and above.
Wed, 16/04/2014 - 09:00
Independent publisher Caffeine Nights has launched an online store which will bundle free digital editions with all print purchases.
The site will use promotions such as flash sales, free downloadable chapters and author video interviews to drive reader interaction.
Mon, 14/04/2014 - 09:55
After 18 months of negotiations, Amazon has signed an agreement with the Swedish database company Bokrondellen.
The agreement means Amazon can now access metadata from virtually every Swedish publishing house.
The reason the negotiations took so long is that Bokrondellen did not want to give Amazon any advantages over...
Fri, 11/04/2014 - 09:40
Amazon has acquired comiXology, a US-based digital comic book platform.
David Steinberger, comiXology c.e.o., confirmed the sale on a post on the website, saying the deal will help make “every person on the planet a comics fan”.
He said: “ComiXology will retain its identity as an...
Thu, 10/04/2014 - 16:01
It would be “wonderful to remove the territorial” borders of copyright, but doing so could mean the whole “contraption falls apart”, LBF’s “The Debate about Copyright and Writing in the Digital Age” seminar was told yesterday (9th April).
International Publishers Association policy director...
Wed, 09/04/2014 - 09:55
Blackwell’s unveiled a new “multi-million-pound” digital learning service for students at the London Book Fair yesterday (8th April).
The platform, called Blackwell Learning, has been in development for nine months by the UK bookseller’s new digital team, based at the “Silicon Roundabout” in east...
Tue, 08/04/2014 - 10:10
Faber's e-book service for fellow publishers, Faber Factory Powered by Constellation (FFPC), has appointed Simon Blacklock as client director.
Blacklock will undertake the now role, while also keeping his current leadership role at FFPC, reporting to Will Atkinson, sales and marketing director at Faber. In the new role, Blacklock...
Mon, 07/04/2014 - 10:00
Publishers have been accused of “holding authors over a barrel” when it comes to e-book royalties.
With the London Book Fair set to open tomorrow (8th April), agents have told The Bookseller there has been a “land grab”, with some major publishers accused of refusing to publish e-books where contracts...
Mon, 07/04/2014 - 09:50
Amazon’s self-publishing platform CreateSpace (CS) has had an exponential rise in print sales this year, effectively becoming the UK’s 30th-largest print publisher.
CS has sold 149,993 units for just over £1.14m through Nielsen BookScan UK in the first quarter of 2014, a 127% rise in value terms on Q1 2013. It...