Digital adolescence: reflections on LBF

It’s nearly two weeks now since the London Book Fair, and many words have been spilled about people’s experiences. Looking back, though, I’ve been left with one over-riding impression. Getting real The tone of publishing events has changed over the …

Apple Pumps Another 60 Million E-Reading Devices Into Market

Another quarter, another avalanche of revenue and profit from one of the world’s most admired tech companies, Apple. While the company’s $45.6 billion in revenue and $10.2 billion in profit were of interest to Wall Street, publishers should be more …

Young Editors and Agents Gather to Build New Networks

When it comes to buying and selling books, even in the digital era and for the most digitally savvy, it’s still all about old-fashioned connections. Nearly seventy young editors and agents gathered at the Housing Works bookstore in Manhattan one …

European Library Association Launches Campaign to Get Ebooks

One of Europe’s library associations is just as upset about library access to ebooks as its American counterpart and has launched multinational campaign to try for change. The European Bureau of Library, Information and Documentation Associations (EBLIDA) launched its Right to …

Random House Launches Online Cookbook Store From TasteBook Community

[Press Release] TasteBook Launches The Bookshop Random House LLC Food Community Opens Online Cookbook Store with 10,000 Titles Across All Publishers TasteBook, the Random House LLC food community and blog, today announced the launch of The Bookshop, a cooking- focused …

Experts Answer Key Questions on Social Media Marketing

No serious marketing professional in the digital publishing world today can afford to ignore the resources social media offers to connect with readers. But as social platforms multiply and develop, it can be increasingly difficult to cut through the cacophony …

Elsevier to Produce All Ebooks in EPUB3

[Press Release] Elsevier Embraces EPUB3 Format, Ensuring More Enriched and Interactive eBook Experience for Readers EPUB3, the most advanced eBook format, will provide readers with a more immersive, multi-media eBook experience Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical …

When Ebooks Meet Book Art

The Center for Book Arts takes a digital turn, Taschen’s ebook artistry, Books-A-Million selling fewer books, insight into the Arab reading world and more.

Innovative Publishing Out of Italy’s Rizzoli

Italy isn’t known as a hotbed of digital publishing innovation or activity. In fact, ebooks only account for somewhere around 4% of publisher revenue in the country, according to Marcello Vena, director of digital business at RCS Libri, which owns …

Most Americans Now Reading Ebooks?

A new poll suggests e-reading is more prevalent than does another recent study, Barnes & Noble’s founder reduces his stake in the company, Samsung gets a custom Kindle app, Oyster teams up with Spritz and much more.

Rich Pickings for the Small and Beautiful

It may by my father’s Communist-leaning sympathies – power to the people and all that – but I hate to see job losses and immediately imagine the stress it may cause to individuals’ families. Job losses are inevitable as companies …

Oyster Teams up With Spritz to Bring Faster Reading Experience

[Press Email] Oyster and Spritz have teamed up to provide a reading experience unlike any other before. With a groundswell of excitement around the capabilities of Spritz, Oyster is thrilled to provide the first platform for the public to read …

Riggio Reduces Stake in Barnes & Noble

Barnes & Noble founder and chairman of the board Len Riggio has reduced his stake in the company to about 20% after selling 3.7 million shares of stock in the bookseller. In a statement, Riggio said that he still believes …

New Poll Finds Majority of Americans Read Ebooks

The proportion of Americans who read ebooks just shifted radically, according to a new poll from Harris Interactive, a company owned by Nielsen. Some 54% of Americans currently read ebooks, according to the new poll, conducted in March 2014 among …

Amazon Brings Goodreads Closer

A new feature further integrates Goodreads with the Amazon ecosystem, UK publishers react to Amazon’s power, Book Expo America hosts start-up pitch contest and much more.

Goodreads Launches Add Amazon Books Feature

[Press Email] Our members have been asking for a long time for a quick way to add their Amazon book purchases to their Goodreads shelves. So, we’ve come up with a new way to help: Today, we’re starting to roll …

Book Expo America to Hold Book Start-up Pitch Contest

Book club start-up Librify is helping organize the event. More about Librify. [Presss Release] Startups Pitch at BookExpo America 2014 Announcing the unveiling of the BookExpo Startup Challenge; an event at Book Expo America where publishing startups compete for the …

Penguin Partners With We Transfer on Cover Art Discovery Project

[Press Release] Penguin Books collaborates with WeTransfer to showcase covers by leading designers and artists 16 April 2014, London – A new creative partnership between Penguin Books and free file-transfer service, WeTransfer, announced today, will see unique Penguin book covers …