Wed, 17/04/2013 - 11:19
Publishers must get used to a “permanent, never-ending requirement” to keep simplifying copyright licensing rather than imagining it is a one-off job, Richard Hooper told LBF yesterday (16th April), at the Charles Clark Memorial Lecture.
Hooper, chair of the Copyright Hub Launch Group, said that the widely drawn...
Wed, 17/04/2013 - 11:15
Author Iain Pears and publisher Faber displayed the work in progress of Pears’ latest novel at LBF yesterday (16th April) an experimental work called Arcadia, which will first be released as an app.
Pears, author of An Instance of the Fingerpost, specially commissioned software to allow him to write the novel...
Wed, 17/04/2013 - 10:04
Why do publishers need to work more closely with technology start-ups? In the digital age, publishers must assume that they are no longer in the content business. To compete in the web, they need to provide valued added services around their content and those services will be provided by start-ups. In the new age of collaboration, it is too...
Wed, 17/04/2013 - 09:20
Publishers and agents are “more in competition” than ever before, as both parties become more focused on exploiting intellectual property (IP) and developing authors' careers across multiple platforms.
The comments came from two leading industry professionals, speaking after a seminar on “21st Century Publishing...
Tue, 16/04/2013 - 11:55
New entrants to the UK e-book market buy more books, but tend to buy more from Amazon, even for print. The number of UK digital book buyers crossed the eight million threshold for the first time; but the percentage growth for first-time entrants to the e-book market is slowing.
Those were some of the highlights of “...
Tue, 16/04/2013 - 09:20
Kobo is to spend three times more this year than last on a global marketing campaign, defining its image as the “digital reading company for avid book readers”. The company also launched a device described as "the Porsche of e-readers" at LBF last night (15th April).
TV adverts will begin in the UK on 29th April...
Mon, 15/04/2013 - 16:42
Open Road Media has signed publishing partnerships with five new European publishers, with plans to release English translations of a selection of their books in digital format.
Joining the publishing partners programme is Grupo Paneta of Spain; RCS Libri of Italy; De Arbeiderspers/A W Bruna Publishers of the Netherlands; the Robert...
Mon, 15/04/2013 - 09:45
The future of self-publishing, the new agency model and the Penguin Random House merger will be the hottest talking points at the London Book Fair, industry figures predict.
Self-published authors will have a greater voice at LBF than ever before, with agents and authors coming together for the LitFactor Pitch curated by AuthorRight...
Mon, 15/04/2013 - 07:25
Books as sharks, publishers as dinosaurs, digital as climate change and dandelions, were just some of the descriptions and metaphors used at Digital Minds to characterise the state of play in the book business at the annual pre-London Book Fair digital conference.
Echoing comments made in The Bookseller this week by Faber c....
Mon, 15/04/2013 - 06:50
Random House is launching a debut author with a new free-to-play online narrative game, Black Crown. The project, which is not attached to a full-length book as yet, has a gas mask logo, and describes itself as "an infectious new kind of narrative experience".
The publisher has worked with Failbetter Games and the project...