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...
Wed, 19/06/2013 - 09:56
Wiley reported adjusted revenue growth of 1% to $1.72bn in its 2013 fiscal after stripping out foreign exchange costs and the results of the consumer publishing lines it has now sold. Though "disappointed" by the results, Stephen Smith, president and chief executive of Wiley, was bullish about the future, highlighting a range of...
Tue, 18/06/2013 - 10:06
Magzter, an online store front for digital magazines, is to launch an e-book store with a planned beta version rolling out in July. The business has hired three new executives ahead of the push, including Marzia Ghiselli, former business development director at The Bookseller.
Magzter was founded by Vijayakumar Radhakrishnan...
Fri, 14/06/2013 - 11:16
The Society of Authors’ report into e-book royalty rates on library e-book loans speaks to the discombobulating nature of digital.
One might think that the act of loaning an e-book to a library user via an intermediary such as OverDrive was much the same as loaning a print book, provided to the library via a library supplier....
Fri, 14/06/2013 - 09:25
Pottermore is to unveil a new design for the Harry Potter virtual world in the summer as it seeks to broaden both the user base and its publishing business. The company has also now formally launched a separate offshoot CreateMore that has been working with established brands such as the Beano and Guinness World Records over their digital...
Tue, 11/06/2013 - 10:40
Apple's next updated version of its operating system for Mac computers will enable users to read books bought from its iBooks store, according to reports from Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference yesterday [Monday 10th June].
The development could help push the...
Fri, 07/06/2013 - 14:48
Publishing is a global industry: publishers are 360°, rights are global, copyright is being superceded, and the concept of territories is imperilled. In such a world the pan-international players—including Amazon, Kobo, Ingram and Penguin Random House—will dominate, while local players will struggle for air.
Fri, 07/06/2013 - 12:04
Bestselling novel The Time Traveller's Wife is to be made available as an e-book for the first time from September. Author Audrey Niffenegger has also revealed that she has written a 30-page sequel to the novel that will be published as an e-book.
The e-book of the 2004 novel and its sequel will be sold exclusively...
Thu, 30/05/2013 - 16:32
At this year’s Hay Festival, Google’s executive chairman Eric Schmidt gave the impression of an individual not entirely in charge of the future, yet content that this was the case.
Schmidt batted away questions about Google’s tax policies but he became more opaque when asked whether Google, or YouTube, could...
Fri, 24/05/2013 - 16:34
This week saw the launch of the new Dan Brown, the European International Booksellers Federation’s Brussels conference on interoperability, the unveiling of the Arts Council’s long-awaited Envisioning the Library of the Future report, and the restructuring at Waterstones.
The signal can be discerned in Waterstones m...