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  • Too cool for now

    Too cool for now

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    I can report today that Interead the company behind the Cool-er e-reader has been put into liquidation. A petition was made to Liverpool District Court by PR Beam Agency in late March, with the motion granted by a judge on 8th June.Interead launched a range of Coo-ler Readers in 2009 noted more for their colourful packaging than technical prowess. It also launched an e-book store, which it claimed was the "largest ebookstore in the world"—largely because it offered 1m public domain titles provided by Google. Read more

  • facebook for brainiacs

    facebook for brainiacs

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    Editor at The Bookseller

    Considering the growing popularity of book-club style eBook store CafeScribe with US universities, and its latest announcement of a self-publishing platform for tutors is it time for UK universities to move away from the physical book, towards the ‘eTextbook’?
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  • Fun with metadata

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    I attended the Partnering for Innovation event in London yesterday, organised by the Technology Strategy Board (http://www.innovateuk.org/) which is a QANGO sponsored by the Department for Business, full event details can be found at: http://creativeindustriesktn.org/beacons/. This is one of a series of events around funding for innovative metadata projects Read more

  • Touchy Feely

    Touchy Feely

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    Editor at The Bookseller

    Haptics ‘feely’ technology is on the rise and is looking promising for the publishing industry. Read more

  • Case Study: Author Greg Dawe on using social media to promote his debut novel Theta Head

    Case Study: Author Greg Dawe on using social media to promote his debut novel Theta Head

    By Sam Missingham

    Other at The Bookseller

    This case study is in two parts; one from the author's point of view and the second from the publisher Caffeine Nights. This gives an example of how publishers and authors can work together but with different areas of responsibility across the social media strategy. If you would like to provide a case study for Futurebook.net, please email me: sam.missingham@bookseller.co.uk.  Read more

  • The sound of heels being dug in

    The sound of heels being dug in

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    Earlier this week we reported how uber agent Andrew Wylie was holding back digital rights because he didn't like the deals on the table, and wasn't particularly taken with "machine"-makers like Apple. My colleague Ben canvassed some UK agents to see if they had similar views, and the responses are in this week's new-look Bookseller (get a copy for yourself here). Read more

  • Jeff Bezos vs George Walkley

    Jeff Bezos vs George Walkley

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    Not literally of course, but recent comments by the founder of Amazon.com and Hachette UK's head of digital make plain that we are already at a cross-roads in how we publish digital books. Read more

  • Case Study: Headline discuss using social media for PR

    Case Study: Headline discuss using social media for PR

    By Sam Missingham

    Other at The Bookseller

    I am pulling together a series of case studies from publishers, authors and booksellers looking at their use of social media. If you'd like to be involved please email me at: sam.missingham@bookseller.co.uk . Maura Brickell, Publicity Manager for Headline, discusses how they are using social media for book PR: Read more

  • Profile: George Walkley, Head of Digital for Hachette UK

    Profile: George Walkley, Head of Digital for Hachette UK

    By Sam Missingham

    Other at The Bookseller

    I am pulling together profile pieces from digital publishing professionals. The profiles explain their job responsibilities and all of the digital touch points within their roles. I would like profiles from professionals covering all areas of the industry. If you would like to be involved, please email me at sam.missingham@bookseller.co.ukI am delighted that our first Futurebook profile is of George Walkley, Head of Digital for Hachette UK. Here is George's profile: Read more

  • Is Publishing Football?

    Is Publishing Football?

    By P COX

    Agent at

    As the post mortem gets under way into yesterday's [insert disparaging word here] defeat of England by Germany's only-average football team - a process that is likely to be at least as ugly as the game itself - let's pause for a moment to consider what life lessons we may learn from the whole sorry schbang. Read more

  • Can't get no satisfaction (from publishers)

    Can't get no satisfaction (from publishers)

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    In an interview in Harvard Magazine agent Andrew Wylie threatens to make real what many publishers fear: disintermediation. Wylie, often described as "the most feared and most influential authors’ representatives in the world of Anglo-American publishing”, does not much like the deals publishers are making on behalf of authors with "machine"-makers such as Apple, and is "dissatisfied" with the terms publishers have been offering for e-book rights. Read more

  • Case Study: Orbit Books talk social media

    Case Study: Orbit Books talk social media

    By Sam Missingham

    Other at The Bookseller

    I am going to run a series of case studies from publishers, authors, booksellers looking at their use of social media. If you'd like to be involved please email me at: sam.missingham@bookseller.co.ukEmily Rowland, marketing manager for Orbit Books, talks us through their social media strategy.Orbit is a Science Fiction & Fantasy imprint from Little, Brown. Orbitbooks.net Read more

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