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...
Fri, 19/09/2014 - 16:49
Growth of 3.9% in net revenue for the overall trade publishing sector in the US for the first five months of 2014 was fuelled by year-on-year increases in the children and YA category, according to the latest Association of American Publishers (AAP) StatShot report.
Net revenue for January to May this year was $2,652.3m, compared to...
Fri, 19/09/2014 - 09:10
Penguin Random House and author Stephen Fry are launching a “global digital storytelling project where text and technology meet”, which will “ask questions about the nature of how we create and publish autobiography in the digital environment”.
YourFry will challenge people to reinterpret Fry’s new...
Fri, 19/09/2014 - 08:55
Backlist titles from novelists David Nicholls, Jeffrey Archer and Robin Hobb will be among six e-books offered free to UK users when Apple issues an iOS software update tomorrow (19th September) and makes its new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6+ models available around the world.
The new models will be preloaded with an iBooks app. At the same...
Thu, 18/09/2014 - 10:00
Amazon has launched four new devices into the UK market: the Fire HD, the Fire HDX, the new Kindle (with a 20% faster processor), and a new, slimmer Kindle called the Voyage, which Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has described as "the next big step in this mission".
In the US, Amazon has also released the Fire HD Kids...
Thu, 18/09/2014 - 09:40
The JS Group has brokered a major deal to allow all University of East London (UEL) first year students to receive a free Samsung tablet pre-loaded with their core textbooks.
It is the first time a deal like this has been struck between a bookseller, digital platform and technology hardware company like Samsung, allowing student to...
Thu, 18/09/2014 - 09:30
The Bookseller is to preview self-published titles from October, and has partnered with US bookseller Barnes & Noble to exclusively include Nook Press titles in the section through to April 2015. The new preview will give independent authors the chance to showcase their work and recognises the role of non-traditional channels to...
Mon, 15/09/2014 - 09:25
HarperCollins commercial imprint Avon is launching a new digital-first imprint, Maze, with the aim of releasing 15 new titles a year.
Senior commissioning editor Lydia Vassar-Smith said the expansion was a natural move for Avon following its current publishing programme.
“We’ve had a lot of success with our e-...
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...
Fri, 12/09/2014 - 10:00
As publishers across the world gear up for next month’s Frankfurt Book Fair (8th–10th October), direct-to-consumer issues are dominating discussions. Subscription services (see right) and self-publishing are set to be two of the biggest FBF buzz topics, with indie authors looking towards Europe—and Germany in particular...