Thu, 28/02/2013 - 09:00
Osprey is to publish a series of digital-only enhanced e-books that enable readers to determine the plot twists.
The Infinite If series is being co-published with Fabled Lands, which owns the intellectual property to the books. Its six titles are based on games books published in the 1980s, which required readers to roll a dice to...
Tue, 26/02/2013 - 09:00
Bloomsbury is launching a series of ornithology titles as enhanced e-books which will include birdsong alongside full-colour pictures.
The digital editions of the Helm Field Guides are optimised for iPad, but are also available on iPhones and some iPods. They have been developed for iBooks using text and images from the original books...
Mon, 25/02/2013 - 14:52
The term “walled garden”—used most frequently in conjunction with Amazon’s closed ecosystem—was in frequent use at this year’s Tools of Change conference in New York.
The conference tried to explore how to break through walled spaces—and not just the obvious ones. It’s too easy to rail...
Mon, 25/02/2013 - 07:30
The French government and publishers association (Syndicat National de l’Edition, SNE) are standing by their position to maintain a reduced VAT rate on unenriched e-books, even though the European Commission has said it will refer France and Luxembourg...
Mon, 25/02/2013 - 07:20
E-book adoption by women increased dramatically around the time of the publication of E L James’ erotic Fifty Shades trilogy, according to new e-book data released by Nielsen BookScan. The statistics, based on a Kantar Worldpanel of more than 15,000 consumers, show that more women than men began reading digitally in 2012, with adoption...
Fri, 22/02/2013 - 09:20
Little, Brown has become the first publisher to launch a digital imprint devoted to frontlist literary fiction and non-fiction, arguing that the more developed social media and e-book environment has created opportunities for new works to be discovered without a physical edition.
The new imprint, Blackfriars, will be the first e-book...
Thu, 21/02/2013 - 15:43
The Booksellers Association has spoken out on the issue of e-books, DRM and a healthy marketplace, following the launch of a lawsuit by independent booksellers in the US.
Three US independents have launched a case against Amazon and the six major...
Thu, 21/02/2013 - 11:36
The European Commission has decided to refer France and Luxembourg to the EU Court of Justice over its cut-rate VAT on e-books.
A statement from the EC said failure to comply with EU law on VAT resulted in "serious distortions of competition to the detriment of traders from other EU Member States" which "goes against...
Mon, 18/02/2013 - 09:01
Authors have admitted they welcome the “huge boost” in sales when their e-books are sold at rock-bottom prices, despite concern over the long-term impact.
It is believed individual authors have earned in the hundreds of thousands from books included in the long-running 20p promotion on Sony and Amazon.
Mon, 18/02/2013 - 08:50
Simon & Schuster is to release an exclusive e-book story by Santa Montefiore in time for Mother’s Day.
A Mother’s Love follows a mother who has lost her young son and finds a moving way to cope with her grief.
Publishing director Suzanne Baboneau said the aim was to “strike a chord in every...