FutureBook Hack: "You can make the world a better place"

Hackers at the first ever FutureBook Hack need to come up with ideas that will work in the real... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2014-06-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Frankfurt Book Fair 2013: CONTEC Makes Its Debut

In March of this year, following a wonderful day of programming at TOC Bologna, I sat at dinner with a few of our speakers from the day—my friend and CONTEC Frankfurt speaker Paul Rhodes included—and the conversations at that table were simply absorbing. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2013-10-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Paper now making Books in most obvious business move ever

Paper making a Book? That would follow logic. But the Paper we're referring to here is actually an iPad sketchbook app and the book? Why, that'd be a product of Moleskine. An update released today to Paper's popular app adds a new 'Make a Book' service which allows users to self-publish their... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2013-10-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Ebooks and Libraries in the Spanish-speaking World

In Mexico City librarians from Colombia, Mexico and Spain agreed there remained numerous challenges to libraries offering digital content and lending ebooks. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2013-09-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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TD Bank Makes Children’s Literacy a Priority: Focus on Canada 2013

Each year in October, TD Bank Group adds glamour to the Canadian children’s literature scene, sponsoring the TD Canadian Children’s Literature Awards gala in Toronto and a parallel event in Montreal for literature in French, including the premiere prizes of C$30,000 for the most distinguished... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2013-09-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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E-Publishing Growth is Organic in the Developing World

Emerging markets incorporate international digital publishing models, while at the same time putting their own stamp on them, writes Octavio Kulesz. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2013-09-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Why Even the Worst Bloggers Are Making Us Smarter

We write the equivalent of 520 million books every day on social media and email. The fact that so many of us are writing ? sharing our ideas, good and bad ? has changed the way we think. Just as we now live in public, so do we think in public.     Continue reading at Wired

[ Wired | 2013-09-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Going Small to Make it Big

Talk to a passionate independent publisher and they'll soon have you convinced that strong independent presses are the ideal homes for many authors and their books. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2013-09-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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J.K. Rowling to revisit Harry Potter's world in new film series

J.K. Rowling will write a screenplay for Warner Bros. inspired by her book "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them."Warner Bros. is hoping "Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling has another magic trick up her sleeve.     Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2013-09-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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UK Police Investigate Trinity Mirror Over Phone Hacking

British police are investigating whether Sunday Mirror newspaper publisher Trinity Mirror is criminally liable for alleged phone hacking by former journalists, widening a probe that had centred on Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. Trinity Mirro ... Continue reading at Editor & Publisher

[ Editor & Publisher | 2013-09-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Shane Salerno's Nine–Year Odyssey to Make "Salinger"

When Shane Salerno set out to make a film about Catcher in the Rye author J.D. Salinger, his plan was to spend $300,000 and six months shooting. "I thought it would be easy," he said, "We would just go out, shoot, and be done." But today, $2 million dollars, nine years, and hundreds of hours of... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2013-09-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Ruth Ozeki and Jhumpa Lahiri make Man Booker shortlist

Newcomers, familiar faces and books that haven't yet debuted in America have all made the 2013 Man Booker Prize shortlist. Ruth Ozeki and Jhumpa Lahiri are both finalists for the $58,000 prize.Newcomers, familiar faces and books that haven't yet debuted in America have all made the 2013 Man... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2013-09-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Court bars Apple from making industry-wide ebook deals

The federal judge presiding over the U.S. electronic books case against Apple has barred the company from striking deals that would ensure that it could undercut prices of other retailers in the ebook market.(macworld.com) Continue reading at PC World

[ PC World | 2013-09-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Place Your Bets: Who Will Win the Nobel Lit Prize?

Plenty of people have predictions about who will win the Nobel Prize for Literature. Care to place a bet? Ladbrokes announces its odds on which author will win. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2013-09-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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London Lit weekend for Kings Place

Kings Place has announced a new boutique literary festival to be held in London in October, with... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2013-09-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Bill McGowan Works to Make Authors Pitch-Perfect

In the early 2000s, while working as a producer at ABC’s 20/20, Bill McGowan put together a branding video for a dot-com entrepreneur. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2013-08-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Guinness World Records Signs Deal with China’s Largest ELT Publisher

In a ceremony at the 2013 Beijing International Book Fair, Guinness World Records (GWR) and China’s Foreign Language Teaching and Research Publishing (FLTRP) signed an agreement for the publication of the 2014 Chinese-language edition of the Guinness World Records annual book. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2013-08-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Who will be Microsoft's new CEO? Place your bets -- literally

Think you know who will replace Steve Ballmer as Microsoft’s new CEO? Put your money where your mouth is. Sports book Ladbrokes continued the European tradition of betting on well, just about anything, by offering odds on who will serve as the next chief executive of Microsoft. The current... Continue reading at PC World

[ PC World | 2013-08-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Making News More LIke "Grand Theft Auto"

As a tech reporter at the Los Angeles Times David Sarno found himself frustrated that newspaper stories only engage "one lousy sense," as he puts it. That would be sight. Why couldn't they be as interactive and entertaining as a video game like Grand Theft Auto, where a player can walk around a... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2013-08-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Samsung's Galaxy Tab 3 Kids get real, ready to 'make learning fun'

It peeked its head out just a day ago by way of a Korean back-to-school catalog, and now Samsung's ready to let its kid-friendly cat out of the bag. The Galaxy Tab 3 Kids is, as the name implies, aimed at ever more tech savvy young ones, featuring a child-friendly skinned Android 4.1 and a slew... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2013-08-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Blurb: Making Books in Real Time

Books, including Blurb books, were always kind of after the fact,” said Eileen Gittins, CEO of Blurb, the fast-growing POD self-publishing platform. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2013-08-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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