German publisher Bastei Lübbe has launched mobile storytelling platform Oolipo, dubbed "the offspring of a love-affair between Netflix, YouTube, and a Snapchat Story".... Read more
A group of Lords has called on the government to make digital literacy sit alongside reading, writing and mathematics as a “fourth pillar” of education.... Read more
BookBeat - a subscription service for streaming audiobooks, part of Swedish company Bonnier Books - has launched in the UK. ... Read more
The European Commission ruling that led to Amazon pledging to abolish its Most Favoured Nation clauses in contracts with publishers will give it freedom to... Read more
Faber will offer an online permissions and licensing tool to the industry as a “first of its kind” following the successful launch of its permissions... Read more
Dick Bruna’s cartoon rabbit character, Miffy, stars in a newly unveiled app for young children to “build early cognitive development”.
Swedish company Bonnier is launching a new self-publishing platform, Type & Tell, in the UK.
The European Court of Justice has said VAT on e-books cannot be reduced to that of printed books.
Hachette UK has acquired independent e-book publisher Bookouture, just four years since it was founded in 2012 by former Harlequin/Mills & Boon marketing executive Oliver... Read more
HarperCollins Children's Books has partnered with Hopster, an "edutainment" subscription app that helps kids under six to learn through stories.... Read more
Virago is launching a month-long photo challenge and social media campaign #BooksforChange to support International Women’s Day on 8th March. ... Read more
Lily Cole joins Rachel Abbott and Orna Ross on the judging panel for Amazon’s Kindle Storyteller Award.
Helen Jenner, currently digital publishing manager at Transworld, is set to become commissioning editor at digital publisher Bookouture.
Radio DJ and broadcaster Shaun Keaveny has released a new "smart thinking" podcast with Pan Macmillan called "Not So Simple".
Amazon has warned its profits will dip in the first quarter of 2017, despite achieving growth in the last fourth quarter and for the full... Read more
Issue No 5748
Friday, March 24 2017
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