Wed, 17/12/2008 - 19:19
The Galley Club is to host a debate on e-books between members of the publishing industry.
The panellists are: Peter Crawshaw, co-founder and director of Lovereading.com; David Kohn, head of e-commerce and digital at Waterstone's; Angus Phillips, director of the International Centre for Publishing Studies, Oxford Brookes University;...
Mon, 24/11/2008 - 07:50
Random House US is to make thousands of additional books available in digital form, including novels by John Updike and Harlan Coben, according to the Straits Times.
Random House c.e.o. Markus Dohle said in a statement that "more people everyday are enjoying reading in the electronic format and Random House wants to extend...
Thu, 13/11/2008 - 15:32
Faber c.e.o. and publisher Stephen Page has said that e-book sales would exceed expectations, but emphasised that the industry should not overlook authors.
Speaking to The Bookseller about the publisher's 80th anniversary next year, Page said he was "surprised, happily so" at sales for Faber's initial e-book...
Tue, 11/11/2008 - 10:18
Palgrave Macmillan is to launch its own e-book platform for libraries in January. Palgrave Connect will offer access to 4,000 e-books, organised by discipline and year of publication, and the list will be updated quarterly.
The platform has been developed in association with sister company Nature Publishing Group (NPG) and is powered by...
Thu, 06/11/2008 - 15:28
Public libraries are poised to move rapidly into e-book lending, with up to 20 library authorities planning e-book programmes next year. However, the development has prompted concern among UK publishers.
Overdrive, which provides e-book services to 8,000 libraries in North America and globally, held a seminar for 70 UK librarians last...
Thu, 25/09/2008 - 07:00
Waterstone's has revealed its first e-books bestseller chart with a preponderance of crime and mystery titles. In the week ending 20th September P D James' The Private Patient, published by Faber, was number one, ahead of The Skeleton Man by Jim Kelly (ePenguin). The retailer did not reveal the number of e-editions...
Wed, 10/09/2008 - 06:54
Two of the first 20 e-books launched by Faber last week are topping Waterstone's e-books sales chart, according to the publisher. Faber launched its e-book list to coincide with the arrival of the Sony Reader in Waterstone's stores. The launch list includes PD James' most recent novel The Private Patient, which was...
Tue, 09/09/2008 - 07:20
After the Kindle, Iliad and Sony Readers comes the electronic newspaper, the New York Times reports.
Technology company Plastic Logic announced the device yesterday at an emerging devices show at San Diego. The device's screen is twice the size of conventional e-book readers but it is designed to be continually updated via a wireless...
Thu, 04/09/2008 - 19:29
Waterstone's e-book store opened for business today (4th September), with around 7,000 titles available from its website as e-books, including titles from the five largest trade publishers in the UK.
Waterstone's expects to have 20,000 titles available by the end of this year, with new e-book titles being added to the website as...
Tue, 02/09/2008 - 07:42
The national press gets its teeth into the Sony Reader ahead of its launch through Waterstone's, online and Sony Centres on Thursday.
The Daily Mail claims the e-book reading device could spell "the...