Google Takes Books Through The Looking Glass With Augmented Reality

The technology could one day serve as the basis for a product that embraces the physical book, while adding cool digital content on top.Technology that would bring the experience of reading a book into the 21st century—and not by replacing the book with a computer—was patented today by Google, according to filings posted today at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.Read Full Story Continue reading at 'Fast Company'

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Peter Rabbit brought to life on augmented reality app Bookful

Peter Rabbit is to be brought to virtual life via augmented reality app Bookful, launched by Israeli immersive content company Inception. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Google makes it easier for businesses to take online bookings

Businesses in the US now have a new way to sign up with one of Google's booking partners and to add a booking button to their search listing. Anyone in the US with a Google My Business account can benefit from the addition of a booking button that enables people to book a reservation with a... Continue reading at Betanews

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Children's author brings books to life through augmented reality

There's nothing quite like having a book literally come to life in the palm of your hands. Continue reading at Stuff

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PS3 gets augmented reality books

Sony unveils a Harry Potter-based book, part-written by JK Rowling, as the first Wonderbook title for its Playstation console. Continue reading at BBC World

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Marvel Hopes to Give Comic Books a Boost With Augmented Reality Content

The Marvel AR app will be released in April for Apple's iPhones and iPad as well as smartphones and tablets, the comic book publisher said in a statement. Continue reading at PC World

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Welsh Books Council recommended to take on Literature Wales' Book of the Year

An independent review into the Welsh Government's support of publishing and literature in Wales has recommended the Welsh Books Council take on some of the functions of Literature Wales, including the administration of its Book of the Year prize. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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London Book Fair 2017: Judge Pierre Leval Defends Google Books Decision, Fair Use

The author of the appeals court decision that legalized Google Books last April told attendees that the case was not close. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Taipei Book Fair 2017: Taking the Pulse of Taiwan’s Book Market

The 25th edition of the Taipei International Book Fair takes place this week amid concerns of a decline in sales and the future for independent bookstores. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Oyster, The "Spotify For Books," Is Taking On Amazon With E-Book Sales

Oyster, The "Spotify For Books," Is Taking On Amazon With E-Book Sales Continue reading at Fast Company

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Children’s Books Ireland Awards: “Hagwitch” Takes Book of the Year

At its annual awards ceremony, Children’s Books Ireland honored, among numerous others, Mary-Louise Fitzpatrick's "Hagwitch" as Book of the Year. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Frankfurt Book Fair 2013: An American’s Take on the French E-book Market

When I moved to Paris in 2010, I’d already begun doing the majority of my reading on my Kindle. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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The biggest book tour in history is taking place on . . . Roblox?

We’ve all had to adapt to the pandemic, and some have adapted more quickly than others—maybe none more so than Ernest Cline, author of Ready Player One, who is touring his new book Ready Player Two on the virtual platform Roblox. The Ready Player Two promotional event will start with a Q&A... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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Six roles at risk as Reach publishing team takes over Mirror Books

All six roles at Mirror Books have been placed at risk of redundancy as the imprint is taken over by the Reach publishing team. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Daunt Books takes Singh's 'visionary' The Breaks

Daunt Books Publishing has acquired The Breaks by Julietta Singh, the first non-fiction book on its Originals list, billed as a "visionary and moving" take on race, inheritance and mothering. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Herring to take on International Men’s Day in new book

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Nike Japan Allows People to Color Their Own Sneakers Through an Augmented Reality Zine

A new "collaborative zine" from Nike Japan is putting a tech spin on coloring book pages. The shoe giant's latest campaign involves a booklet of black-and-white outlines of the latest Air Max releases, accompanied by an app that superimposes an augmented reality model of the shoe hovering over... Continue reading at AdWeek

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The book industry needs to take responsibility for transforming itself

It would have been hard to have missed last week’s digital launch of Rethinking ‘Diversity’ in Publishing. The report - the first of its kind on diversity in trade fiction - not only landed noisily, but put the publishing ecosystem in the dock. So what's next? Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Can Political Satire Outpace Reality? 3 Books Toss Their Hats in the Ring

Christopher Buckley’s “Make Russia Great Again,” Jessica Anthony’s “Enter the Aardvark” and the anthology “The Faking of the President” all have fun with American politics. Continue reading at The New York Times

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Taylor Jenkins Reid wins Goldsboro Books Glass Bell Award

Taylor Jenkins Reid has been awarded the Goldsboro Books Glass Bell Award for her sixth novel, Daisy Jones and the Six (Arrow).  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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