FutureBook Wants to Make Books 'More Compelling than Netflix'

At this year's FutureBook conference in London, attendees from across the U.K. discussed trends in downloadable audiobooks, voice technology, and podcasts, and how publishers could compete with rivaling forms of entertainment. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-12-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Netflix Makes First Acquisition With Comic-Book Publisher

Netflix announced its first-ever acquisition, snapping up a comic-book publisher and pushing a strategy that has also been popular with major Hollywood studios for years: Superheroes.Netflix agreed to buy Millarworld, the publisher behind characters and stories like "Kingsman" and "Old Man... Continue reading at Advertising Age

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Mirror Books lands book behind Ted Bundy Netflix series

Mirror Books has acquired the book behind the Netflix series "The Ted Bundy Tapes" with plans to publish next month. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-02-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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What Makes Old Books Smell Like Old Books?

Science takes on one of the most important questions of the ages.A Kindle and iPad are great for conveniently porting your entire bookshelf in your purse. But for the majority of Americans who view the independent bookstore as a haven and who get grumpy at the idea of not feeling the physical... Continue reading at Fast Company

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Sherlock Holmes can never die. New books about the great sleuth are making sure of it.

“The Devil’s Due,” “The Adventure of the Peculiar Protocols” and “The Daily Sherlock Holmes.” Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2019-11-27 17:04:25 UTC ]
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2020 YA Book Adaptations To Make Popcorn For: Critical Linking, November 26, 2019

A daily roundup of the most interesting and awesome bookish links from around the web! Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2019-11-26 11:30:58 UTC ]
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FutureBook Live: On getting books to the top of the cultural agenda

The book business punches about its weight in terms of keeping the attention on books, but with today’s busy news agenda, the rise of social media, and other entertainment sectors, led by Netflix, what must the industry do to keep on top? Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-11-12 17:29:17 UTC ]
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FutureBook Live 2019 Ramps Up: Maintaining ‘the Cultural Caché of Books’

With four program tracks, the upcoming 2019 FutureBook Live conference in London includes Barnes & Noble and Waterstones' James Daunt among its keynotes. The post FutureBook Live 2019 Ramps Up: Maintaining ‘the Cultural Caché of Books’ appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2019-11-12 16:00:23 UTC ]
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Make E-books Accessible Now

The European Union recently took a significant step to require e-books to be born accessible—and it probably won't mean anything until 2025, which is too little too late, writes Bill Kasdorf. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-11-08 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Matchbox Cars, coloring book, Magic make Toy Hall of Fame

Matchbox Cars, the coloring book and the collectible card game Magic: The Gathering have been inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame Continue reading at ABC News

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FutureBook Live panel to raise cultural impact of books

Booker director Gaby Wood, Faber chief Stephen Page, Dialogue publisher Sharmaine Lovegrove and Bluebird founder Carole Tonkinson are the latest speakers to be announced for FutureBook Live, The Bookseller’s publishing conference, to be held on 25th November. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-11-07 00:49:04 UTC ]
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If You Can Only Read One Book Per Country, Make It This

"If you could only read one book per country, make it this one": A Reddit post that offers an incredibly rich reading list to great global literature. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2019-11-05 11:38:04 UTC ]
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Elton, Sharabi, Hall and Ridout to explore global book economy at FutureBook

HarperCollins executive publisher Kate Elton, Wonderbly founder Asi Sharabi, Lonely Planet editorial director Tom Hall, and Amanda Ridout, founder of Boldwood, will discuss the global book economy at FutureBook Live 2019. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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‘The Last Kids on Earth’ leaps from books to Netflix to toys. Next stop: billion-dollar franchise

The brand strategy behind the best-selling book series expanding to Netflix, toys, and video games. When my son Henry was seven he hated reading. Hated it. Loved the story part, hated the reading part. Now 10 years old, Henry is rarely farther than arm’s length away from a book.Read Full Story Continue reading at Fast Company

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Netflix is turning the classic comic book 'Bone' into a series

One of the comic book world's best-known series is finally coming to screens. Netflix has secured the rights to Jeff Smith's classic Bone, and intends to create an animated kids' series that covers the Bone cousins' trek through the desert. Smith t... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2019-10-17 00:10:00 UTC ]
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8 of the Most Compelling Historical Fiction Books for Teens

Learn about times and places of yore and get captivated by its imagined characters with these compelling YA historical fiction stories. Continue reading at Book Riot

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What Makes a Good Comic Book Adaptation?

Is it panel-to-panel representation? Is it casting? This reader has some opinions on what makes a good comic book adaptation, and some good candidates. Continue reading at Book Riot

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Bookshops reveal favourite books of 2019 as Obama, Porter and Thunberg make the grade

Bookshops have revealed their favourite books of 2019 with books by Michelle Obama, Max Porter and Greta Thunberg among the shortlisted titles for the Books Are My Bag Readers Awards.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-10-02 12:48:18 UTC ]
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Make Your Next Comic Book Read the Liner Notes from Outkast’s ATLIENS

If you loved Outkast back in the days of CDs, you might know something about their ATliens comic. If not, hop on over and discover this find! Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2019-09-27 10:42:53 UTC ]
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Halls, Horowitz and Braithwaite make Richard and Judy Book Club picks

Books by Stacey Halls, Anthony Horowitz and Oyinkan Braithwaite are among the six novels in this autumn’s picks for the Richard and Judy Book Club. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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