Wed, 26/02/2014 - 09:20
One-time "Kindle King" Kerry Wilkinson, who made his name as a self-published bestseller, has said his experience of being traditionally published by Pan Macmillan has "been great", pointing to traditional poster and billboard advertising as bringing "normalcy" to his published work.
Fri, 22/11/2013 - 09:34
Touch Press was a major winner at the FutureBook Innovation Awards, scooping a duo of prizes for two of their apps. Random House, Rough Guides, Nosy Crow and Sourcebooks publisher and chief executive Dominique Raccah also won coveted awards.
Digital publisher Touch Press won the best adult digital book award for Disney Animated,...
Thu, 21/11/2013 - 16:49
There may yet be a "happy conclusion" to the fate of Los Angeles-based start-up Small Demons, despite the company warning earlier this month that it faced closure.
Speaking at the FutureBook Conference this afternoon (21st November), Richard...
Thu, 21/11/2013 - 15:49
Mobile devices are increasingly being used for social reading and recommendation sites, the FutureBook Conference has heard.
Speaking in a session about Partnerships That Scale, Ashleigh Gardner, head of content for the Wattpad social reading and discovery site, said the platform's monthly users had rocketed from 13m...
Thu, 21/11/2013 - 14:28
Random House’s separate publishing divisions are working together to promote author brands and genres, the FutureBook conference heard today (21st November).
Ruth Spencer, senior digital marketing manager at Random House, told delegates the publisher had created the websites Dead Good and...
Thu, 21/11/2013 - 14:14
Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) will see a dip in the coming years, the global publishing director of SAGE has predicted.
Speaking earlier today (21st November) at the Futurebook 2013 conference Ziyad Marar said Higher Education (HE) was "in tremendous flux" and that MOOCs would make wayfor adaptive learning, where...
Thu, 21/11/2013 - 11:40
Publishers must be proactive about change in the industry, according to HarperCollins UK c.e.o. Charlie Redmayne.
Speaking at The Bookseller’s FutureBook conference today (21st November), Redmayne said: “Publishers consistently face demands from their authors, from agents, from retailers and from consumers to do...
Thu, 21/11/2013 - 11:27
The Book People chief executive Seni Glaister has called on the government to intervene in Amazon's dominance of the e-book market.
In a rousing keynote at The Bookseller's FutureBook Conference this morning (21st November), Glaister said she respected...
Thu, 21/11/2013 - 10:23
Don't count Amazon Publishing out, Brad Stone, author of The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon, has said.
Giving a keynote at the FutureBook 2013 conference, underway in Westminster today (21st November), Stone,...
Thu, 14/11/2013 - 08:55
Amazon’s Kindle rules the roost in e-books, but tablets could soon overtake it for digital reading, FutureBook’s fourth annual Digital Census suggests.
The survey of more than 2,000 people with professional links to the industry found that nearly half (47.6%) now commonly use a Kindle for their personal reading. But not...