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  • Best loved books 2009/10?

    Best loved books 2009/10?

    By Tom Tivnan

    Features and insight editor at The Bookseller

    Some interesting stats sent to me by my man Peter Collingridge at Apt Studios about a month or so ago, based on a little site they launched a year ago today called  Bookseer. The site was built as a bit of a lark, based on the Book Industry Conference's Bookaholic idea. It's pretty simple: you plug in what book you've just finished reading and it spits out recommendations from Amazon, LibraryThing and other booky websites.  Read more

  • First thoughts on iBooks: believe the hype

    First thoughts on iBooks: believe the hype

    By Tom Tivnan

    Features and insight editor at The Bookseller

    You may have been following myself, @tomtivnan, and intrepid Bookseller senior reporter Graeme Neill's (@gnei11) attempts to buy an iPad this morning on #bookselleriQueue. I, alas, didn't manage to snag one, but Graeme at the Apple store in Westfield did, and has brought it into Bookseller Towers. Read more

  • The quest

    The quest

    By Tom Tivnan

    Features and insight editor at The Bookseller

    The iPad launches tomorrow. You may have missed that because Apple has been really quiet about it. In a gonzo, ker-azy journalistic exercise—something I imagine Hunter S Thompson might have done if he found himself working for a publishing trade magazine—Bookseller senior reporter Graeme Neill and I will be queueing up with regular punters at the crack of dawn to try to buy one at central London Apple and Curry's stores. Read more

  • The iPad Reviewed - Ben Johncock

    The iPad Reviewed - Ben Johncock

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    Energetic twitterer and author Ben Johncock has reviewed the iPad for theBookseller.com. His review can be found here, and an excerpt reproduced below. We hope to review the iPad on launch date (28th) assuming we can get hold of the device from the high street. If Ben is correct then we could really be talking about a revoluation in the way we read and think about reading. Anyway over to Ben: Read more

  • Free distribution of premium content is like eating your babies.

    Free distribution of premium content is like eating your babies.

    By Jane Tappuni

    Agent at Publishing Technology

    “Free distribution of premium content is like eating your babies. You will give value away until you go bust,” writes Group M.There is an excellent article in todays FT:http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/ea7dfefa-68f4-11df-910b-00144feab49a.htmlThe article highlights more paywalls going up and an even bigger shift to charging for online content by the news community. Read more

  • E-readers reviewed: Barnes & Noble's Nook

    E-readers reviewed: Barnes & Noble's Nook

    By Sam Missingham

    Other at The Bookseller

    I am pulling together reviews of the main e-Readers currently on the market. Reviewed by people in the book trade. So if you are an author, publicist, editor, MD, librarian or bookseller and would like to review your e-Reader of choice, please contact me: sam.missingham@bookseller.co.uk Read more

  • Of gamers and readers?

    Of gamers and readers?

    By

    Digital/Content/E-commerce/Developer at Orb Entertainment

    I have a view that, as publishers, we need to take our product to our consumers, rather than make consumers come to us. If millions of people have chosen the NDSi as their digital medium, then we need to be taking relevant content to them on that platform. Read more

  • It's community that counts

    By James Woollam

    CEO/MD/Owner at F&W Media International

    In July 2009, we implemented a community strategy at F+W Media International (David & Charles as we were then). Nearly 12 months on, it's interesting to reflect on what we have learnt, successes and where forward opportunities lie. Read more

  • The Streak - c'est chic?

    The Streak - c'est chic?

    By Tom Tivnan

    Features and insight editor at The Bookseller

    Well, they are coming out thick and fast in the tablet market, aren't they? O2 and Dell are launching the Dell Streak just a week after the iPad comes out (4th June). O2 will sell the Android-based tablet exclusively in the UK through O2 stores and online at www.o2.co.uk and www.carphonewarehouse.com. Read more

  • The dedicated e-reader: already toast

    The dedicated e-reader: already toast

    By Tom Tivnan

    Features and insight editor at The Bookseller

    In this year's Reading the Future, The Bookseller's third annual survey of UK consumer reading habits, we had an increased focus on digital. Read more

  • Sticker collecting for the digital age.

    Sticker collecting for the digital age.

    By Felicity Wood

    Deputy features editor at The Bookseller

    WingedChariot has is entering the race for girly-est app ever, with the release of its first picture book for the iPad. Emma Loves Pink is the first in a new series of multi-lingual picture stories for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad and it tells the story of a ridiculously cute hare who loves the colour pink. Read more

  • Twitter In Under Eight Minutes (Book Trade Edition)

    By Nick Harkaway

    Other at self

    A while ago, I wrote a Twitter Quickstart Guide.It's a little out of date now and it's a sort of Aston Martin quickstart. It's a bit elegant and roomy. I realise that many people would prefer a Caterham-style guide, with no fluff and plenty of vroom.So the first section of this post will get you up and running in a few seconds.Just do it. Right here, right now.  Read more

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