Tue, 24/01/2012 - 16:17
Publishers may be falling out of love with apps, but they need to fall in love with their consumers, according to talk at Digital Book World, the New York-based e-book conference, which opened today (24th January).
Statistics presented at the beginning of the show, and based on research undertaken by Digital Book World and...
Thu, 19/01/2012 - 10:28
Apple will today lift the lid on a hotly anticipated education announcement which many commentators think will revolutionise how students and educational publishers interact with each other.
Since invitations to the New York press conference went out earlier this month, speculation has focused on the development of an e-...
Fri, 23/12/2011 - 08:20
The UK government has reiterated its view that it cannot bring down value added tax on e-books despite moves by the French and Luxembourg governments to cut tax rates on digital books so they are charged at the same level as those imposed on print books.
Last week, Tom Blenkinsop, the Labour MP for Middlesbrough South and East...
Thu, 22/12/2011 - 15:53
The Friday Project's Confessions of a GP has been crowned the top-selling UK e-book of the year, according to FutureBook's weighted digital bestsellers chart.
The Benjamin Daniels hit that has been in and around the the weekly chart for much of...
Thu, 15/12/2011 - 15:59
US retailer Barnes & Noble's e-reading device range, the Nook, will be available in the UK in the "not too distant future", though the company has not yet determined whether that will be through a partnership or through creating a B&N presence in the UK.
Speaking at the Publishers Associations' International...
Tue, 06/12/2011 - 10:00
Faber, Nosy Crow, Dorling Kindersley and Harvill Secker were the winners at the FutureBook Digital Innovation Awards, along with start-ups Bardowl and Unbound. Rebecca Smart, managing director of Osprey, won the award for "most inspiring digital person". Lonely Planet won "best website".
Faber, along with Touch...
Fri, 02/12/2011 - 07:59
Giant US bookseller Barnes & Noble has reported a marginal decrease in sales in its second quarter with strong growth at BN.com and across its Nook range of digital readers failing to offset the continuing decline in physical book sales. Profits rose slightly despite the increasing costs of growing its Nook business.
Fri, 25/11/2011 - 08:30
Digital royalty rates paid to authors by publishers are creeping upwards, though there remains widespread disagreement over the level at which they should coalesce.
According to the results of the 2011 FutureBook Digital Book Census, the proportion of publishers paying a royalty of 15% or less has halved in the past year, while the...
Mon, 07/11/2011 - 09:10
Concern is growing in the US over the launch of Amazon's Kindle lending initiative. Amazon launched the new service last week aimed at Kindle-owning Prime users, but publishers have expressed concern over titles appearing in the programme without agreement, while agents said they were worried over how the 'free' loans would impact...
Wed, 19/10/2011 - 14:51
Kobo has launched a tablet rival to the Kindle Fire, which it is launching in the US and Canada priced at $199.
The surprise device is called the Kobo Vox eReader, and ships on 28th October, two weeks ahead of Amazon's Kindle Fire tablet.
The Vox is marginally lighter than the Fire, and offers the same seven inch touch...