Thu, 12/05/2011 - 15:36
Publishers need to diversify and compete head-on with other media in order to deflect the 'one-screen' effect of tablet devices, a panel discussion at the World e-Reading Congress declared.
The session sought to answer the question: "Can e-reading win the war against Angry Birds?" Jonathan Glasspool, managing...
Mon, 02/06/2014 - 12:33
Last week’s The Next Chapter conference in Stockholm showed why, despite the inexorable and often overdone boom in digital publishing conferences, they still have real value to all of those involved in the book world. It was that enviable combination of on-the-ground insight, big picture thinking and new faces, all done with consummate...
Thu, 15/05/2014 - 09:35
Profile Books has launched a new interactive narrative game, based on Jules Verne's Around the World in 80 Days.
The publisher has developed the app with inkle, the games studio that also created Profile's interactive novel app Frankenstein, written by Dave...
Mon, 21/10/2013 - 15:46
In an extract from his book The Content Machine, Profile Books digital publishing director Michael Bhaskar argues for a new publishing theory
Publishing isn’t like most industries. It busies itself with questions of intangible value and moral worth. Nor is it exactly like the arts or sciences, as it...
Mon, 16/09/2013 - 15:13
Opening the Man Booker Prize to US writers is a bad idea. It would be like combining baseball and cricket: you might argue it would create the best of both worlds, increase your audience and create a global phenomenon from two close practices. Actually...
Tue, 30/07/2013 - 16:15
Profile is to release a digital edition of England's 100 Best Views by Simon Jenkins alongside its hardback publication in October.
The digital edition, developed alongside Yudu, will be released for iBooks Author, and feature the views as 360 degree panoramas, in high quality and full colour, alongside embedded live...
Fri, 19/04/2013 - 09:16
Publishers have praised Kobo’s determination to win market share in the UK and other territories, hailing the decision to launch a luxury e-reader at LBF as a “clever move”.
The Kobo Aura has a 30% larger HD e-ink screen, with special contours for comfortable reading, and is priced at £139.99. The launch...
Wed, 17/04/2013 - 10:00
Publishers and agents sounded a note of caution about European markets, but insisted optimism in the UK was strong as LBF entered its final day.
Many fairgoers noted it as one of the busiest LBFs in recent years, yet a number pointed out that many European territories seem to be struggling.
Jeremy Trevathan, Pan Macmillan...
Fri, 07/12/2012 - 09:00
Strong differences have emerged within the trade over the effectiveness of Digital Rights Management (DRM) on e-book files.
The issue came to the fore as divided views were voiced on DRM at this week's FutureBook Conference (3rd December). Little, Brown c.e.o. Ursula Mackenzie, who is also president of the...
Fri, 09/05/2008 - 16:57
eBooks are everywhere. They romped gleefully through the London Book Fair, dominating all in their unstoppable zeitgeisty path. The Bookseller cannot stop writing about digital issues. Our dear broadsheets are even picking up on the story, reporting about the rise of digital here, here and here. Publishers, services providers, manufacturers,...