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, 07/03/2014 - 09:00
HarperCollins is working on a “clearer consumer proposition” for bundling e-books and print titles before further rolling out the offer it recently trialled at bookshop chain Foyles.
The publisher has told The Bookseller it believes bundling e-books with print books could become “a much more scalable idea...
Thu, 06/03/2014 - 16:27
An electronic version of Peter James’ 1993 novel Host, which was published on two floppy discs, is to go on display in London’s Science Museum as the world’s first electronic novel.
Penguin published Host, about a computer scientist who believes he can cheat death by having the contents of his brain...
Thu, 06/03/2014 - 08:40
The Chartered Institute for Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) has called for an end to the limitations placed on e-book lending in public libraries.
CILIP said that libraries should have the same right to lend e-books in the same way that they can lend print books, in order to promote literacy and foster a passion for...
Tue, 04/03/2014 - 09:10
Academic e-textbook platform CourseSmart has been acquired by Ingram Content Group’s Vital Source platform, with "the vast majority" of CourseSmart staff set to move to the Vital Source team.
Ingram announced it had acquired “the assets” of CourseSmart yesterday (3rd March) for an undisclosed sum....
Mon, 03/03/2014 - 11:26
Harlequin has launched a new Mills & Boon website, which will include a community connecting fans with authors, and a new mobile app.
The website will use BookLamp technology, which will match fans to new work from Mills & Boon.
The platform will pull in social feeds, and...
Thu, 27/02/2014 - 12:44
"There are a lot of people doing a lot of things we used to do," Stephen Page told the Independent Publishers Guild conference today (27th February), but added that publishers should not "surrender the ground we know".
In a keynote address, Page shared his thoughts on the state and future of publishing, saying that...
Wed, 26/02/2014 - 09:20
One-time "Kindle King" Kerry Wilkinson, who made his name as a self-published bestseller, has said his experience of being traditionally published by Pan Macmillan has "been great", pointing to traditional poster and billboard advertising as bringing "normalcy" to his published work.
Tue, 25/02/2014 - 09:10
Simon & Schuster has partnered with London-based app company Ps Print Studio for the upcoming title 60 Postcards.
The title is written by Rachael Chadwick, who came to terms with the sudden death of her mother by travelling to Paris with her friends and leaving postcards everywhere asking strangers to share their stories...
Fri, 21/02/2014 - 09:10
Amazon’s publishing imprint Thomas & Mercer has acquired a new novel by Mark Edwards and Louise Voss right as it continues to up its UK publishing drive. Emilie Marneur, senior acquisitions editor at T&M, signed world rights to From the Cradle through agent Sam Copeland of Rogers, Coleridge & White and will publish this...