Hey Penguin! Build This Book App!

Two advertising industry professionals think they have found a way to make book reading, buying, discovering, saving and sharing experiences better — and they want Penguin to make it a reality for them: Ana Martin, a self-styled experience designer and …

Survey: Readers Who Read Digitally Read 60% More Than Other Readers

Related: Top Ten Book Recommendation Platforms [Press Release] DIGITAL DEVICE OWNERSHIP DRIVES MORE BOOK READING, ACCORDING TO NATIONAL USA TODAY SURVEY WITH BOOKISH E-Reader and Tablet Owners Read Over 60% More Books Than Those Without Digital Devices USA TODAY and …

Digital Reading: Innovation Abroad and At Home

 If you’re involved with some excellent digital work going on in publishing, consider entering the2014  Digital Book Awards today. Deadline for entry: October 15, 2013 ++++ I had a chance to talk to Matt Mullin, Digital Content Manager for Barnes …

Uncle Sam Pushes E-Textbooks, But Students Push Back

In 2009 California’s then-governor Arnold Schwarzenegger launched an initiative to replace printed textbooks with digital versions. He solicited feedback, and the man known as The Terminator got it in spades. Students flunked the format and wanted their paper books back.(See …

Digital Reading: Getting Agile About Books

Last week I had the opportunity to moderate a webcast titled “Agile Content Development for Book Publishers.” We had less than an hour to explain, demonstrate and sometimes defend the agile methodology in its use for books. We certainly didn’t …

Digital Reading: Renaming the (Digital) Book

Speaking of user experience—we haven’t yet discovered the word that will describe the digital, transmutable, readable, platform-agnostic, weightless, immersive, elastic … creation, hitherto known as a book. We should hurry up and get this naming process started. Why should we …