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...
Wed, 11/12/2013 - 08:30
French culture minister Aurélie Filippetti yesterday (10th December) boycotted the inauguration of the "lab" of the Google Cultural Institute in Paris.
Filippetti declined to attend because of problems still remaining to be resolved with the US firm, and was replaced at the last minute by junior minister for the...
Wed, 11/12/2013 - 07:30
Oxford University Press has launched "Spell with Pip", a new spelling app for children aged four to eight.
The app, priced £2.99, is the first children’s dictionary app developed by OUP and features a parrot called Pip. The user clicks on letters to spell a word and the spellings get harder as Pip...
Tue, 10/12/2013 - 11:17
Book discovery start-up Jellybooks will launch a new tool at the Digital Publishing Xmas Fair tomorrow (11th December) to help authors, publishers and agents to improve “the online visibility of their books”.
Book Widgets will allow readers to download the first 10% of a featured book or share the DRM-free sample with...
Tue, 10/12/2013 - 09:00
W H Smith has reduced the space dedicated to selling adult backlist titles in its high street stores. The move will make room for more children’s books and Kobo e-reading devices.
The retailer said in its annual report filed yesterday (9th December) that...
Tue, 10/12/2013 - 08:30
More than 500 of the world’s leading authors—including Julian Barnes, Martin Amis and Jeanette Winterson—have called on the United Nations to create an international bill of digital rights to enshrine the protection of civil rights in the internet age.
The authors, from 81 different countries, have joined together in...
Tue, 10/12/2013 - 08:00
Nobel Prize-winning biologist Randy Schekman—also editor of open access digital journal eLife—has said he will no longer publish his research in the three leading scientific journals. He has argued that the fact the journals are print–based means they restrict the number of papers they can publish.
Schekman, a US...
Tue, 10/12/2013 - 07:45
Headline has appointed a new digital publisher to “take creative ownership of Headline’s digital publishing and explore initiatives across all areas of the list”.
Clare Foss [pictured] will take on the role with immediate effect, and will be supported by Emily Griffin, who becomes digital assistant editor.
Wed, 04/12/2013 - 09:40
Tesco’s e-book platform Blinkbox Books will not get its public launch until March 2014 at the earliest, The Bookseller understands.
The online platform is currently being tested in beta form by Tesco staff who have been given the supermarket’s own-brand...
Wed, 04/12/2013 - 09:15
The Government of Québec has confirmed it will table legislation in the New Year expected to limit discounts on new books to 10%.
But while the move would address an important challenge facing independent booksellers, it would hurt the sector in general, the Canadian bookselling industry has said.
The mainly French-...