The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) hosted a gathering of 500 web technology experts to address challenges and new opportunities for the future of the Web’s technical roadmap and standardization work. Full press release below: W3C Global Web Experts Plan Technical Roadmap for Future of Web Annual Technical Plenary Meeting in Lisbon Draws Record...
German Tolino to compete with Amazon, mounting problems for B&N, Macmillan's selling ebooks to libraries and much more!
We sat down with Kerry Schafer, the first author Penguin has signed who was discovered through Book Country, to discuss her writing life, how she polished her work to the point of purchase and what she plans on doing now that she’s been signed by one of the world’s largest publishers.
"As little as five or ten years ago, the way to get American content...into the supply chain was to go to some place like the Frankfurt Book Fair and sell rights," said Ingram Content's chief content officer Phil Ollila at Digital Book World in New York in January.
Joining the iPad, Kindle Fire and others, Kobo will sell its Vox tablet in bricks-and-mortar retail stores in the U.S.
Barbara Galletly | As e-books have become a core part of U.S. publishers’ business, libraries, booksellers and startups have built e-book lending programs aimed at providing remote customers armed with e-readers a modern version of what they once could get only by visiting their local library. How will the future of this budding industry...
Sitting high atop a perch with a view of the publishing landscape down below, book publishing company CEOs have a different perspective than the rest of us when it comes to what's happening in digital books.
Sitting down with Digital Book World for an exclusive video interview, Digital Book World conference co-chairman and publishing consultant Mike Shatzkin spoke about the doubling of e-readers and tablets owned by consumers and how it might affect e-book sales figures, which reportedly showed slower growth in 2011 than in previous years. Will we see...
According to a recent survey, nearly half of readers discover new books through the recommendations of family and friends, and nearly a third discover them at bookstores.
Rich Fahle | Couldn't make it to Digital Book World? Came but want to relive the excitement? In this video compilation of thought thought leaders at Digital Book World's Day 2, hear from Mike Shatzkin, John Donatich, Michael Fabiano and Shane Norman.
E-reader and e-book seller Kobo was born international. The Toronto-based company had to expand abroad from the very beginning, as Canada isn't a very large market, said Kobo vice president of content, sales and merchandising Michael Tamblyn at the Digital Book World conference in New York last week.
Couldn't make it to Digital Book World? Came but want to relive the excitement? This is the first in a series of video interviews from Digital Book World.
Jeremy Greenfield | Major book publishers should abandon the use of technology that limits how their copyrighted digital material is used by readers after sale.
Random House Children's Books and Sesame Workshop will partner on creating, marketing and selling books from the Sesame Street library that will be available for the first time as e-books.
Jeremy Greenfield | The 500 million to one billion people around the world who speak English as a second language represent what “may be the best opportunity” for publishers in the future.
Jeremy Greenfield | Sales for books available to Amazon Prime subscribers through the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library have increased over the two months of the program’s existence.
Jeremy Greenfield | Owners of the new Amazon tablet computer, Kindle Fire, buy nearly three times more children’s books as their e-ink Kindle counterparts.
Jeremy Greenfield | The explosion of consumer choice has shifted power to consumers and away from producers, said David Houle, the keynote speaker this morning at the Digital Book World Conference in New York.
Jeremy Greenfield | Barnes & Noble will share more reader data with publishers to collaborate and sell more e-books. The details were not provided.
Jeremy Greenfield | Those who love reading books in print may love buying them more and spending more money on them than those who are the top consumers of digital books.
Jeremy Greenfield | Building audience participation before the writing and publication of a book is a way to help readers discover new work, according to Sourcebooks CEO Dominique Raccah.
Jeremy Greenfield | Publishers have become disillusioned with apps as a revenue growth opportunity, according to research from Digital Book World and Forrester Research presented this morning at Digital Book World.
Jeremy Greenfield | "Your history is not a guarantee of your future," said F+W chairman and CEO David Nussbaum to kick off the Digital Book World 2012 Conference and Expo.
Thad McIlroy | Last week, we presented advantages that Barnes & Noble has in the bookseller wars; and now, the disadvantages of the $7 billion retailer.
Jeremy Greenfield | Now that 2011 is coming to a close, what’s on tap for 2012? We spoke with book industry experts, observers and players to get their bold predictions on what extraordinary events await us in the coming twelve months.
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Peter Costanzo | The Making of an Enhanced E-book Series for Halloween
Rick Joyce, Chief Marketing Officer of The Perseus Books Group, to speak at PIA gala in January 2012
Jeremy Greenfield | Ellora's Cave publisher Raelene Gorlinsky on digital workflow, the importance of pricing and why editors are like marines.
Carolyn McCray | How grouping your titles in your back-matter and promotions can lead to increased sales.
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.