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...
Mon, 28/07/2014 - 09:50
Apple has acquired book analytics and recommendation company BookLamp in an estimated $10-15m deal.
The move could be seen as a bid to match Amazon in the book recommendations field; Amazon acquired Goodreads in April last year, and it is...
Mon, 28/07/2014 - 09:20
Nook has won market share in the UK over the past 12 months, the company has told The Bookseller.
Colin Eustace, general manager, international, said: “We are really happy with our performance and publishers are telling us we are gaining share in the UK market. We have seen double-digit growth in device sales and...
Fri, 25/07/2014 - 09:40
Amazon has recorded a net loss of $126m (£74m) in the second quarter of 2014, compared to a loss of $7m (£4m) in the second quarter of 2013.
Operating loss for the online retailer, which recently launched its Kindle Unlimited subscription...
Wed, 23/07/2014 - 09:10
HarperCollins is releasing an app version of its Collins Bird Guide, an authoritative guide to European bird life.
The app, which will be released for iOS on 14th August at a price of £12.99, will feature all of the information and illustrations from the print guide,...
Wed, 23/07/2014 - 08:50
Wattpad has upgraded to new Creative Commons copyright licences to give writers the “ability to search millions of stories to remix and reimagine”.
The writing and reading community now offers people the chance to list their stories using Creative Commons 4.0 (CC4).
Creative Commons licences provide a...
Tue, 22/07/2014 - 10:00
Independently published authors have responded with caution to Amazon’s launch of its new subscription service Kindle Unlimited.
Concern has been raised that the move could dilute author earnings, while limiting authors’ abilities to sell their content on other e-book sites. Some have also questioned why Amazon is paying...
Tue, 22/07/2014 - 09:50
HarperCollins in the US has signed up with Canadian start-up BitLit to allow people to buy discounted e-book versions of print titles they already own.
Readers will be able to write their name in ink on the title page of a book, take a photo using their smartphone, and then use the BitLit app to verify the book and offer a digital...
Mon, 21/07/2014 - 10:10
Consumer e-book sales rose 10% in the first quarter of 2014, according to the Publishers Association, with strong performances from children’s e-books, and digital downloads of audio titles.
The figure show the continuing slowdown in digital growth rates, after last year’s industry-wide growth rates of about 20%, but...
Fri, 18/07/2014 - 14:44
Digital book subscription service Safari has appointed Eoin Noble as product manager, as it looks to expand its product range and publisher base outside of its core technical field. Earlier this month Safari relaunched its reading interface, and it will shortly release the first version of its new iOS app.
Noble, digital project...