Wed, 11/04/2012 - 14:22
Google has told UK bookshops that it is shutting its reseller programme, and has invited the affected companies to join the affiliates scheme instead.
The move was confirmed by Santiago de la Mora, director of print content partnerships for Google in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, after Google pulled the reseller initiative in...
Thu, 22/09/2011 - 08:46
A memorandum of understanding has been brokered by the European Commission, designed to underpin a series of future detailed agreements enabling the digitisation of out-of-print works in all European Union (EU) member states.
Brussels struck the deal with the Federation of European Publishers (FEP); the European Writers' Council (...
Thu, 30/06/2011 - 09:26
Bloomsbury is breaking cover to create a website supporting the launch of former MI5 chief Stella Rimington's first book with the publisher, intending to build her and her protagonist, Liz Carlyle, as a brand.
The site, Stellarimington.com, which goes live this week, is laid out like a...
Wed, 08/06/2011 - 15:17
Digital rights management is a "felony", delegates at the second day of a UNESCO conference on digital books heard, as proponents for the liberalisation of copyright laws clashed with those favouring more traditional intellectual property protection.
Speaking at The Book Tomorrow: The Future of the Written Word in Monza,...
Wed, 08/06/2011 - 07:35
The Independent Publishers Guild will host on 30th June a "meet the developers" session with IC tomorrow, part of the Technology Strategy Board, a Government-backed body that works to promote growth through innovation.
The event will feature presentations from some of the finalists from the ePublishing category of the...
Wed, 25/05/2011 - 08:23
Amazon.com has created a 3G version of its cheapest Kindle after it become the company’s bestselling e-reader.
The internet retailing giant announced that it was selling Kindle 3G with Special Offers in "response to customer requests". But the move has been widely interpreted as a reaction t cheaper e-readers being...
Wed, 11/05/2011 - 07:25
Authors and illustrators with technology skills will have an "undoubted advantage" in the emerging digital market, said Puffin as the winner of its inaugural Digital Prize was announced. The winner, announced on Tuesday 10th May at an event at Puffin, was Shelley Revill for her entry Monsterology. Revill studied graphic design...
Thu, 28/04/2011 - 08:00
A large proportion of iPad owners in the US have not used the device to read an e-book, a survey from media and publishing forecast firm Simba Information reveals.
A report on the firm's "Trade E-Book Publishing 2011" showed that 40% of iPad owners have not...
Fri, 15/04/2011 - 08:07
E-book sales in the US rocketed more than 200% in February, overtaking trade paperbacks as the biggest category, according to figures released by the Association of American Publishers (AAP).
E-book sales were $90.3m, growing 202.3% compared with February 2010. Downloaded audiobooks were $6.9m, an increase of 36.7%. Adult trade...
Wed, 06/04/2011 - 09:16
Independent publisher Continuum has launched an e-book store, featuring a selection of titles across Continuum's humanities, education and religion lists. Around 2,000 titles will be available for download in Adobe PDF and ePUB formats on the platform by the end of April, with that total expected to rise to 3,500 titles by June.