Thu, 03/05/2012 - 09:30
The Publishers Association must escalate the fight against piracy and use authors to press the case against copyright theft, members of the association heard at the annual general meeting.
Incoming PA president Little, Brown chief executive Ursula Mackenzie said the PA needed to "ramp up" the fight against piracy "or to...
Thu, 03/05/2012 - 09:15
The coalition government is set on pushing through an open-access model for taxpayer- funded research, even if details on how new business models for publishers will function are yet to be worked out.
Speaking to about 100 publishers at the Publishers Association’s annual general meeting, universities minister David Willetts...
Thu, 26/04/2012 - 14:52
Profile Books is re-inventing the “choose your own adventure” genre for the digital age with the launch of Frankenstein, an interactive app based on Mary Shelley’s 19th-century horror novel.
The text has been re-written by Dave Morris, who has designed video games and written role-playing novels; with...
Wed, 25/04/2012 - 10:00
Tor UK is to follow its US sibling by taking Digital Rights Management (DRM) off its e-book titles. US science fiction list Tor become one of the first mainstream imprints to say it intended to put its books out without DRM. Tor, Forge, Orb, Starscape and Tor Teen—all parts of Macmillan USA—said that from July 2012, its entire...
Tue, 17/04/2012 - 12:13
Kobo will launch its self-publishing platform this quarter and plans on expanding to “a dozen” new countries in 2012, the company’s c.e.o. Mike Serbinis has told The Bookseller.
Serbinis also revealed that thanks to the acquisition of Kobo by the giant Japanese e-commerce company Rakuten, Kobo now had its...
Mon, 16/04/2012 - 11:54
Book production company Imago is to launch a new digital consultancy tasked with helping publishers profitably digitise their content. iBiblios has been set up and will be run by publisher Simon Rosenheim.
iBibilos launches at today's London Book Fair, with the company showcasing three apps, including an image recognition app,...
Mon, 16/04/2012 - 09:20
Getting to the consumer, getting the right content to that consumer, and then making this consumer pay for that content: these were the main concerns raised at Digital Minds, the London Book Fair's digital conference, held on Sunday (15th April) ahead of the show.
Jim Griffin, m.d. of OneHouse, was the first keynote, setting out...
Mon, 16/04/2012 - 09:02
Pottermore, the website experience based on the seven Harry Potter books, opened on Saturday (14th April), with the number of Potter fans flocking to the site to register exceeding expectations. The site has been in closed beta since last year, ahead of the anticipated full launch early this year.
Pottermore chief executive Charlie...
Fri, 13/04/2012 - 09:45
Apple has joined Penguin and Macmillan in defending itself against accusations of collusion over the move to the agency model in 2010, claiming the launch of the iBookstore broke "Amazon's monopolistic grip on the publishing industry".
The US Department of Justice filed a suit on Wednesday that alleged a...
Thu, 12/04/2012 - 09:47
Five of the companies under investigation in Europe over e-book pricing have made representations to the European Commission in order to bring the investigation to a resolution.
Apple and four publishers, Simon & Schuster, HarperCollins, Hachette Livre and Holtzbrinck, are ready to make a deal. Penguin has not offered a deal,...