Futurebook

  • The neverending story

    By Tom Tivnan

    Features and insight editor at The Bookseller

    The show went on at yesterday's London Book Fair digital conference, despite the absence of—conservatively—about 50 of the expected 200 plus delegates. But while many overseas delegates remained grounded by Icelandic volcanic ash, one of the overriding themes was about getting publishing moving. Time and again, speakers exhorted the conference to experiment with new models and different platforms and, crucially, in the words of the Publishing Technology c.e.o. George Lossius, the industry needs to be "much more nimble and fleet of foot in the world of laptops and mobiles". Read more

  • LBF Digital Conference

    LBF Digital Conference

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    Oddly enough before the volcanic ash intervened the London Book Fair's digital conference was a sell-out: as it was about 150 of the 200 prospective delegates attended with The Bookseller's associate editor Benedicte Page saying that the standout thing for her was how everyone was really beginning to "grapple" with the issues rather than just talking about them. "It is moving into the mainstream: how to change and engage," Ben told FutureBook. Read more

  • An Apple a day

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    I can't help thinking that Apple's decision to delay the launch of the iPad internationally underlines the reason for this blog. As with the Google Settlement, the Kindle launch, and now Apple . . . The US leads, the rest of us follow on behind. Read more

  • Clash of cultures

    By Tom Tivnan

    Features and insight editor at The Bookseller

    About two years ago I wrote in the Bookseller about the bewildering range of e-book formats, the so-called Tower of e-Babel. There are a multiplicity of e-book formats out there—epub, PDF, Mobipocket, Microsoft LIT, Palm Reader, the list goes on and on—many DRM locked and designed for specific devices. Read more

  • The future of publishing is the same

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    It is a neat technique, but I cannot help thinking that perhaps the suggestion that everything will remain broadly the same, only with a twist, is only half the story. Read more

  • Inspired

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    Sales/Advertising/Account Management at Inspired Selection

    Inspired Selection is a specialist recruitment consultancy dedicated to serving the publishing industry, across all markets, both in traditional print and digital media. We operate a Search and Selection service for entry-level positions, through mid-management to Senior Executive, in all disciplines. Whilst we have offices in London and Oxford, we source and place candidates across the UK and internationally. Read more

  • OverDrive Joins With Insight Venture Partners to Accelerate U.S. and International Growth

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    CEO/MD/Owner at OverDrive

    Cleveland, OH) - October 18, 2010 - OverDrive (www.overdrive.com), the leading global distributor of eBooks, audiobooks and digital content services to retailers, libraries, and schools, announced today that Insight Venture Partners, a leading private equity firm focused on technology companies, has made a major investment in the company. The investment, subject to regulatory approval, will provide additional resources and capital to help fuel the company's impressive growth. Read more

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