Wed, 12/06/2013 - 10:04
Sony is expanding the range of augmented reality titles available for the PlayStation 3 with the launch of a new Harry Potter title, The Book of Potions, a BBC tie-in Walking with Dinosaurs, and Diggs Nightcrawler from the animators behind Morris Lessmore Moonbot Studios.
The titles follow last year's...
Tue, 23/04/2013 - 10:00
Quercus has announced its preliminary results for 2012, with a a fall in both profits and revenue as sales of Stieg Larsson's Millennium trilogy continue to tail off.
However, the company's report shows that non-Larsson publishing revenues increased 18% on a like for like basis over 2012, and Quercus' e-book revenues has...
Mon, 15/04/2013 - 06:42
In The Uses of Enchantment, Bruno Bettelheim suggests that parents are better telling, rather than reading, fairytales to their children because in that way the child will better know the parent.
Listening to the stories being told about publishing at the Bologna Book Fair, where they know a thing or two about telling tales...
Thu, 11/04/2013 - 08:00
West Wales-based publisher Y Lofla has attacked Amazon over the unavailability of Welsh-language books on Kindle, according to Welsh media reports.
The online retailer's Kindle platform does not support Welsh-language books, and the...
Tue, 19/03/2013 - 07:30
Pottermore has moved into social gaming through a partnership with Sony.
Pottermore at PlayStation Home, Sony's online gaming community for PlayStation 3, will launch in April, giving users the opportunity to explore some of the most well-known Harry Potter locations as an avatar.
The first locations to be launched via...
Mon, 18/03/2013 - 10:35
Amazon is raising prices on its 20p e-books after Sony ended the 20p promotion on its own eReader store.
Sony began the promotion, offering selected books at 20p, in July 2012 in an attempt to attract readers to its e-book site. The offer was soon matched by Amazon offering the same...
Tue, 19/02/2013 - 07:55
Random House Children's Publishers and online writing community Movellas.com have launched a new competition for teen writers, the Sony Young Movellist of the Year Awards.
The award, sponsored by Sony and supported by The Reading Agency, is free to enter and open to writers between 13-19 years, with the top prize being a...
Fri, 25/01/2013 - 10:26
The book business is often accused of sleepwalking into situations it later regrets: Amazon; the end of the Net Book Agreement; the ultimately uneconomic growth of the big-box retailers over the past two decades. Is the 20p e-book another example of this?
The promotion was started by Sony last summer, and went largely unnoticed until...
Fri, 25/01/2013 - 09:47
Concerns are mounting among publishers, booksellers and authors about the long-term impact of the 20p e-book price point used by Sony and matched by Amazon, with estimates suggesting that up to 15% of all e-books are now being sold for 20p.
However publishers with titles in the promotion...
Thu, 03/01/2013 - 13:01
E-books priced at 20p are still dominating Amazon’s Kindle store, holding the top three positions in its paid-for chart and with new titles added to the promotion.
Fifty Shades of Grey parody Fifty Sheds of Grey by C T Grey (Boxtree), a Christmas humour hit, is now being offered at 20p, alongside The Half-...