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  • Digital publishing? Let's just call it publishing

    Digital publishing? Let's just call it publishing

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    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

  • Social media guru

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at THE BOOKSELLER

    Addresses the important question: how will all this translate into revenue? Read more

  • Mobile explosion

    By Jane Tappuni

    Agent at Publishing Technology

    Heres a great presentation with compelling statistics on the growth of the mobile web and forecasted economic impact. The stats are amazing! Read more

  • Highlighting privacy

    Highlighting privacy

    By Tom Tivnan

    Grand Vizier at The Bookseller

    It was less than a year ago when Amazon remotely removed a version of 1984 from some customers' Kindles, sparking a storm of privacy protests, and leading to an eventual pay out of $150,000 to settle a lawsuit from angry readers (one of the plaintiffs was Michigan teenager Justin Gawronski who claimed Amazon wrecked his highlighted Kindle copy and thus his homework—he must have been cooking up a killer essay). Read more

  • Aussie rules (but not Apple)

    Aussie rules (but not Apple)

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at THE BOOKSELLER

    Some fascinating insight into the roll-out of the iPad internationally here from The Australian. Local publishers have faced an uphill battle to get their titles on to its digital shelves. Read more

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