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  • 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    A while ago, I wrote a Twitter Quickstart Guide.It's a little out of date now and it's a sort of Aston Martin quickstart.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

  • Introducing the PocketBook 302

    Introducing the PocketBook 302

    By Felicity Wood

    Deputy features editor at The Bookseller

    The PocketBook 302 is the touch-screen sister of the PocketBook 360, fromUkranian-based Green Reader and on sale in the UK throughwww.greenreader.co.uk.Aesthetically the PB302 looks very chic indeed; it has a minimalist designwith a six-inch responsive touch screen, or you can use the buttons to theside of the screen to navigate.As an e-reader it really does do the job perfectly well, books load easilyand titles can be organised in the library as you see fit. A negative from a Read more

  • Digital publishing? Let's just call it publishing

    Digital publishing? Let's just call it publishing

    By

    One of the more interesting things I took from the London Book Fair Digital Conference a month or so ago was how publishers treat digital publishing within their own companies. Sitting in Earls Court on a day filled with sun, nothing screaming across the sky, just an airborne toxic event hanging over us, there was good conversation and several excellent presentations. In the cab that took me to the HarperCollins party where "real" publishing was being talked about, I wondered what was different about digital publishing? Read more

  • Poetry, please

    By Tom Tivnan

    Grand Vizier at The Bookseller

    Slightly off-piste, but I just stumbled upon this. Bill Murray reading poetry to construction workers. Genius. Read more

  • The DIY award

    The DIY award

    By Tom Tivnan

    Grand Vizier at The Bookseller

    A difficult, bleary day here at Bookseller Towers, as most of us are still recovering from last night's Bookseller Industry Awards at the Royal Courts of Justice. Read more

  • We Only Have 14 Hours To Save The Earth!

    By Nick Harkaway

    Other at self

    Yes, it's a Flash Gordon reference. I love that movie.Anyway, here's why it's even slightly relevant: because I was reading this piece about Victoria Barnsley's speech to the BIC yesterday, in which she says that the future of the industry is in the hands of consumers. Read more

  • Turning it around...

    By Nick Harkaway

    Other at self

    The Intertubes can tell us many things.I've been turning things around a little bit recently and asking people questions at least as much as I've been telling them what I think - which, of course, is how it's supposed to work. Talking to people at the Cornerstone bash last week, though, I realised I'd missed a trick.  Read more

  • Two billion YouTube fans can't be wrong, can they?

    By Tom Tivnan

    Grand Vizier at The Bookseller

    So it is the fifth anniversary of the YouTube Beta version being launched, and in a blog post yesterday the site announced that it has now hit the two billion views a day mark. It makes me a tad skeptical that YouTube says it hit this media-friendly conveniently round number high water mark on its anniversary. Read more

  • Transmedia Storytelling – What’s it all about?

    Transmedia Storytelling – What’s it all about?

    By Sam Missingham

    Agent at Missingham Comp

    Transmedia. It started as an academic term, coined by Henry Jenkins in his book Convergence Culture who said, “transmedia represents the integration of entertainment experiences across a range of different media platforms,” Jenkins defines transmedia as storytelling that “immerses an audience in a story’s universe through a number of dispersed entry points, providing a comprehensive and coordinated experience of a complex story.” Read more

  • Why publishing is like football

    Why publishing is like football

    By Dan Franklin

    Digital/Content/E-commerce/Developer at Random House

     Tomorrow is the FA Cup Final, the official end of the football season, when Chelsea will probably blow away the remaining ashes of Portsmouth’s beleaguered football club. And it’s one month and counting before the World Cup – the world’s greatest sporting event – kicks off. So I have been thinking about football, and how it relates to book publishing, particularly digital publishing. Read more

  • Is Social Media a Fad? or the Biggest Shift Since the Industrial Revolution....

    By Jane Tappuni

    Agent at Publishing Technology

    Social Networking has become explosive! These stats detail how quick the adoption of new media is, check out how long it has take each type of media activity to reach 50 million users:Radio - 38 yearsTV - 13 YearsInternet - 4 YearsIPod - 3 yearsFacebook had 200 million in less than one year 50% of the mobile internet traffic is facebook. Read more

  • Three of interest

    Three of interest

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    There interesting digital stories from theBookseller.com this morning:Legal issues raise question over iPad agency model in UK Read more

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