Apple’s latest gizmo is something no one expected just over a year ago and could change the publishing industry. The iPad Mini is 0.68 lbs and has a 7.9 inch screen and will start at $329 for the 16-gigabyte, WiFi-only version. A 32GB version will cost $429 and a 64GB version will cost $529. The device will ship to consumers on Nov. 2 with pre-orders starting on Oct. 26.
Just in time for the holidays and the company’s expansion to a local bookstore near you, Kobo has unveiled three new devices: two e-readers and a tablet computer.
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Signaling both new realities in the book business and the incredible hype of the Jeremy Lin story, Vook has published Linsanity: The Improbable Rise of Jeremy Lin just weeks after Lin became a household name and Lin puns began to dominate headlines.
Jeremy Greenfield | E-textbook creator and seller Inkling has launched a new e-book creation tool for “professional” users that has the potential to impact the digital workflows at major publishing houses.
Jeremy Greenfield | E-book conversion and distribution company Aptara was acquired by UK-based business process outsourcing company iEnergizer for $144 million. The move may signal the beginning of vendor consolidation in the U.S. book-technology industry.
Jeremy Greenfield | As tablet sales surge and put downward pressure on dedicated e-reader ownership growth, publishers are pessimistic that tablets will provide readers with an enticing reading platform.
Jeremy Greenfield | We spoke with Vook’s Matt Cavnar about Apple, the publishing company of the future and why people will read more – as soon as they get more comfortable with new technologies.
Jeremy Greenfield | With the launch of iBooks Author, a new e-book creation and self-publishing tool, Apple is challenging e-book sales market-leader Amazon at its own game. Will it work?
Jeremy Greenfield | Apple unveiled iBooks 2, the next iteration of its iBooks software. It also launched iBooks Author, a new e-book and enhanced e-book creation tool. Both are available in the Apple App Store for free today, the company said at an announcement this morning at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York.
The future of e-books is now. The approval of a new coding language for e-books, means that soon it will be a relatively simple matter for e-books to contain video, audio, dynamic content and all sorts of interactive features. How should publishers prepare?
Jeremy Greenfield | More publishers are getting into the app game, but how do you build, market and sell a successful app?
Jeremy Greenfield | Apple is likely to lower the price of its iPad 2 tablet in response to a market-share grab by No. 2 competitor Kindle Fire, according to a new report.
Jeremy Greenfield | Tablet app developers are excited about the Kindle Fire platform because they think it could someday help them reach as many consumers as the iPad – or more.
Jeremy Greenfield | Review roundup, the developers’ take and a possible reason for the early Fire ship date.
Anne Kostick | The book of the future may still be made of paper.
Jeremy Greenfield | Liberty Media’s ongoing interest in acquiring Barnes & Noble is driven by a desire to acquire the Nook platform, a source close to the matter told Digital Book World.
Jeremy Greenfield | Kobo CEO Michael Serbinis calls the company’s new owners the “Amazon of Japan” and predicts big things for the e-reader manufacturer. Digital Book World sits down with him to discuss the impact of the sale, the company’s future plans and how next year’s Kobo devices will be more like the Kindle Fire.
Jeremy Greenfield | Today it may be that gigabytes and screen specs sell e-readers and tablets. Tomorrow, it may be platform, apps and, yes, book selection.
Jeremy Greenfield | We spoke with the general manager of Kobo, Matt Welch, about Kobo’s differentiators, what Kobo has to say to publishers and why Welch thinks nobody should be buying books from Amazon.
Jeremy Greenfield | A disappointing quarter for Amazon puts the spotlight on the Kindle Fire and Amazon’s new publishing house. What does it all mean for e-book publishers?
Jeremy Greenfield | The iconic CEO introduced the world to iBooks
Jeremy Greenfield | With 5 million devices sold, Kobo has fewer users than other tablets, yet the arrival of the Vox signals several important trends for publishers.
Dev Ganesan | The New Amazon Tablet’s Implication for Publishers
J.C. Hutchins | This kind of storytelling is akin to filmmaking — a creative vision overseen by a primary creator but executed by several specialists.
J.C. Hutchins | A story’s “touchable moments” can be designed to put the reader in the driver’s seat in emotionally resonant ways.
J.C. Hutchins | The iPad enables storytellers to immerse readers by using physical interaction as a meaningful part of the narrative.
Peter Costanzo | Amazon’s Appstore for Android: Is there a new sheriff in town?
Eric Freese | “What new reading devices can publishers expect to see their books on later this year…?”
Rana June Sobhany | “Developers were experimenting with a new platform and did not intend to build scalable businesses.”
By Peter Costanzo | “The structure of the ’50 days’ concept helped keep us focused since there was so much archival footage to watch.”
By Eric Freese | “The Tab doesn’t currently have a comparable flagship eReader app.”
By Emily Williams | “The moment is ripe to match a young, tech-savvy audience with the kind of offbeat fiction published by Iambik’s indie partners.”