Thu, 27/05/2010 - 15:48
Apple’s iPad is unlikely to have more than a limited selection of e-books for its launch tomorrow (28th May), with not one publisher confirming it had a deal in place just hours before the device hits the shelves.
Although it has been widely rumoured Hachette UK and Penguin were close to finalising deals, no one from either company...
Thu, 27/05/2010 - 15:41
Fourth Estate is releasing an app of its Scott Pilgrim graphic novel series for the Apple iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.
The app will be available next week and costs £3.49. It includes the first volume of the series, Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Life, and features original artwork by Scott Pilgrim creator Bryan Lee O...
Wed, 26/05/2010 - 16:28
People in the UK who already own iPads can now access Apple's iBookstore - but can only download free books via Project Gutenberg.
The iBooks app, which links to the iBookstore, became available earlier today (26th May). There are more than 10,000 free books available so far, although these appear to be entirely made up of out of...
Wed, 26/05/2010 - 09:00
Amazon c.e.o. Jeff Bezos has said a colour e-ink reader is "still some ways out" but reaffirmed his company's commitment to selling a dedicated e-book reading device. The Seattle Times reports that Bezos,...
Tue, 25/05/2010 - 08:09
Waterstone's has revealed it has sold more than 700,000 e-books and 60,000 e-book readers since it first started selling them in September 2008.
At Waterstone's supplier conference, held in north London yesterday (24th May), head of e-commerce David Kohn told publishing delegates Waterstone's believed e-books would account...
Mon, 24/05/2010 - 09:43
The second year of the Book Industry Conference, held in London for the first time, represented progress on many fronts, even if at times it lacked the intensity of last year's make-or-break event in Cambridge.
The central London venue meant all the big hitters were present and correct, and it was nice to see Waterstone's, the largest...
Mon, 24/05/2010 - 08:42
Apple is selling more than 200,000 iPads a week in the US, according to one analyst, outpacing sales of the Mac and not far behind the iPhone 3GS.
According to technology blog Digital Daily, RBC Capital Markets analyst Mike...
Fri, 21/05/2010 - 06:18
Gail Rebuck and Tom Weldon have warned over the "huge cost" publishers will be faced with if piracy is left untackled, but stressed that using "exclusive or proprietary formats" will have no impact, the Financial Times...
Fri, 21/05/2010 - 00:18
Three-quarters of readers are not aware of the Amazon Kindle. Three in every five have never even heard of a Sony Reader. The vast majority of consumers (68%) are unlikely or dead set against buying an e-book reader.
Those were some of the more jaw-dropping findings in the innovation and technology section of Reading the Future, The...
Thu, 20/05/2010 - 05:01
Barnes & Noble is launching a self-publishing business called PubIt! this summer, Publishers Weekly reports.
The company will allow independent publishers and...