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  • Digital Publishing Twitter list

    Digital Publishing Twitter list

    By Sam Missingham

    Other at The Bookseller

    I thought it might be useful to create a list of digital publishing people on Twitter. If you would like to add yourself to this list, then please do so here: http://bit.ly/b51MeO Read more

  • Is the agency model dead already?

    Is the agency model dead already?

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    Just a quick thought as the weekend fast approaches: is the agency model dead? We reported a couple of weeks ago, though it wasn't widely picked up, that Apple had already softened its agency terms, and now allows publishers to operate under different regimes with different retailers. Read more

  • Is all piracy bad piracy?

    Is all piracy bad piracy?

    By Ellie Broughton

    Writer at Freelance

    The law’s not working, the entertainment industry is ignoring the problem and piracy’s not going away anytime soon: these were just a few of the ideas circulating at Wednesday’s panel debate on piracy in East London. Read more

  • Sometimes it’s good to have your head in the clouds

    Sometimes it’s good to have your head in the clouds

    By

    CEO/MD/Owner at CompletelyNovel.com

    What is cloud hosting? Cloud hosting means storing content in a central location where multiple people can access it. When explained like this, it doesn’t quite live up to the rather exotic name (I’m envisaging tea parties with Mary Poppins, supping ambrosia with the Gods of Olympus and other exciting things you might do in a cloud) but it does present some very exciting prospects for the book publishing industry. Read more

  • My literary lovelies, I mean #womeninpublishing

    My literary lovelies, I mean #womeninpublishing

    By Sam Missingham

    Other at The Bookseller

    I'm sure all you Twitter fans will be well aware of the hashtag #womeninpublishing. Created by Jane Litte, co-founder of Dear Author to celebrate her favourite women in the book trade. You can view a Galley Cat article and list here. Read more

  • A Pretty Good Hunch

    By Nick Harkaway

    Other at self

    I've talked about curation already, and I just wanted to share this with y'all...Wired has a piece this month about Hunch, the online prediction service. I've just signed up to it for the first time and it's eerily good - especially when you compare its results with Amazon's more flaky "you might also enjoy". Read more

  • Prices go plonk.

    By Nick Harkaway

    Other at self

    Soooo... during the merry month of August, while most of the world is on holiday, the revolution may have happened. Read more

  • The price war begins...and ends?

    The price war begins...and ends?

    By Tom Tivnan

    Managing editor at The Bookseller

    When Amazon announced last week that it was going to sell Kindle books through Amazon.co.uk, it said it was going to have the lowest e-book prices. That wasn't an empty promise. Read more

  • Why there's no EU Kindle: the view from a European suburb

    Why there's no EU Kindle: the view from a European suburb

    By

    Publisher at Mladinska knjiga Group

    At least at first sight, there are three reasons why the development of e-book markets is much slower in continental Europe than in the USA. Firstly, there is no European Amazon. The reason for this is quite obvious: thanks to linguistic diversity, there are no online retailers that could sell and distribute all the books published in all the European languages in the same way that Amazon distributes and sells almost all books published in English. Read more

  • 'I prefer earlier Ian McEwan to later Ian McEwan'

    By Tom Tivnan

    Managing editor at The Bookseller

    The book trailer has truly come of age when authors and publishers start taking the piss out of the form. Here, Leningrad-born American comic novelist Gary Shteyngart sends himself up as an illiterate whose Russian accent came from an experience with hallucinogens back in university to hype his new book Super Sad True Love Story (published in the UK by Granta in September). Read more

  • Profile: Shane Rae, Digital Publishing Manager for Macmillan

    Profile: Shane Rae, Digital Publishing Manager for Macmillan

    By Sam Missingham

    Other at The Bookseller

    I am pulling together profile pieces from digital publishing professionals. If you would like to be involved, please email me at sam.missingham@bookseller.co.uk. This is the profile of Shane Rae who is Digital Publishing Manager for Macmillan. His role includes being the social media strategist for Macmillan, these are his thoughts on this specific area:  Read more

  • Here's one I downloaded earlier 2: Nixonland

    By Tom Tivnan

    Managing editor at The Bookseller

    Amazon has had enhanced e-books for the Kindle (or what it calls Kindle Edition with Audio/Video) for a little over a month, launching with 13 titles in late June, and at this writing there are 32 on the Kindle Store. At the moment, of course, the enhanced versions are not for the Kindle devices, but the iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch Kindle apps.  Read more

  • Too black and white

    Too black and white

    By Tom Tivnan

    Managing editor at The Bookseller

    I was on CNN on Friday to be a talking head about the Kindle and e-books overtaking hardbacks on Amazon (if anyone wants to see it, my mom back in the US has taped it off the Tivo). Read more

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