Humble Bundle, Open Road Launch Sci-Fi Bundle

The pay-what-you-wish digital bundle includes sci-fi autbors Greg Bear, Barbara Hambly and, to mark the 45th anniversary of the Apollo Moon Landing, a novel by astronaut Buzz Aldrin. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-07-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Friedman steps down as c.e.o of Open Road

Jane Friedman will move to become chairman of Open Road Integrated Media, while Paul Slavin has been named the new c.e.o. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-06-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Slavin Named CEO of Open Road; Friedman Becomes Chairman

Effective immediately, Paul Slavin has been promoted to CEO of Open Road Integrated Media, while company cofounder and CEO Jane Friedman has been named chairman and executive publisher. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-05-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The Newfound Popularity of Sci-Fi Books Has a Dark Side

Big publishers are starting to put out genre books. On this week's "Geek's Guide to the Galaxy" the panel discusses whether or not that's good for writers. The post The Newfound Popularity of Sci-Fi Books Has a Dark Side appeared first on WIRED. Continue reading at Wired

[ Wired | 2016-03-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Open Road Restructures, Adds New Execs

Open Road has implemented a new organizational structure that it said will help it become a broader digital content company. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-01-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Friedman: D2C strategy for Open Road

Jane Friedman's Open Road ebook company has had one million page views for its new, direct-to-consumer online community The Lineup  in its first six months of existence, Friedman revealed at the FutureBook Conference today (4th December). Open Book aims to get 10m unique users of The Lineup,... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2015-12-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Pay Humble Bundle $15, get $276 worth of maker know-how

Humble Bundle unveiled its latest book pack on Wednesday and, hoo boy, is it a doozy. The pay-what-you-want charity is teaming up with Make for a huge book pack that teaches the basics of Arduino and Pi programming. Pay anything you want for six Make... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2015-12-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Microsoft gets into sci-fi publishing with research-inspired short stories

Microsoft is taking a novel approach to marketing its research projects with a series of free sci-fi short stories.The “Future Visions” anthology, available as a free ebook, includes stories from eight prominent science fiction authors, along with a short graphic novel and original... Continue reading at PC World

[ PC World | 2015-11-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Slavin Named President at Open Road

Media executive Paul Slavin has been named president of Open Road Integrated Media, a newly created position for the company. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-09-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Waterstones to open three storey shop on Tottenham Court Road

Waterstones is set to open a new three storey bookshop on London’s Tottenham Court Road in October. At 7,000 sq foot, the shop will be the largest Waterstones to open in the capital since the Oxford Street Plaza branch in 2009 and will stock the largest selection of new fiction titles in London... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2015-08-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Black Mirror Is Almost as Smart as a Good Sci-Fi Book

In the latest episode of the Geek's Guide to the Galaxy podcast the panel discusses why Black Mirror is better than most other sci-fi TV. The post Black Mirror Is Almost as Smart as a Good Sci-Fi Book appeared first on WIRED. Continue reading at Wired

[ Wired | 2015-06-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Launch of Open Access UCL Press

University College London will next week launch UCL Press, the first “fully Open Access university press in the UK”. The in-house publishing arm, which will launch on 4th June, will focus on scholarly monographs, textbooks and journals. It will make all its books, journals and monographs freely... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2015-05-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Open Road Acquires Sillitoe Backlist, Unpublished Novel

Open Road Integrated Media has secured rights to a large body of British writer Alan Sillitoe’s work, as well as the rights to his last, unpublished novel, 'Moggerhanger.' Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-04-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Open Road Creates Warhol-Inspired Factory Imprint

Open Road Intergrated Media has unveiled a new imprint called Factory Books that will feature memoir, biography and cultural criticism about Andy Warhol's New York City-based studio, The Factory. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-02-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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DRM-Free Site Humble Bundle Generated Over $4 Million in 2014

Over the last year, Humble Bundle, the promotional site that lets readers pay what they wish for bundles of DRM-free content, released 18 bundles that generated $4.75 million in revenue. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-12-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Virtual Sci-Fi Book Festival Makes Backlist Sexy Again

Sam Missingham explains how HarperCollins UK's recent Virtual Sci-fi Festival leveraged new platforms to connect backlist authors with new readers. The post Virtual Sci-Fi Book Festival Makes Backlist Sexy Again appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2014-11-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Open Road Partners with Spanish Publisher on Bestseller Translations

Open Road Español, Open Road Media's Spanish language imprint, has teamed up with Barcelona-based independent publisher Roca Editorial, to market and distribute Spanish-language ebook translations of backlist novels by big-name American and British authors. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-11-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Open Road Dodges $1 Million Bullet in Copyright Case

Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald has denied HarperCollins’ bid to recover more than $1 million in attorney fees from Open Road in its infringement case over an ebook edition of Jean Craighead George's 'Julie of the Wolves.' Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-11-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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HC and BFI to hold virtual sci-fi festival

HarperCollins and the BFI are collaborating to hold a virtual sci-fi festival on 15th and 16th November.   The festival will take place as part of the BFI’s three month celebration of sci-fi, "Days of Fear and Wonder", which takes place at BFI Southbank and venues across the UK until... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2014-11-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Ann Leckie wins top sci-fi award for debut novel 'Ancillary Justice'

'Ancillary Justice' is the first novel ever to win the science fiction 'triple crown' – the Hugo, the Nebula, and the Arthur C. Clarke awards – all in the same year. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2014-08-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Distribution: Open Road Adds Three

The publishers include ISI Books, the imprint of the Intercollegiate Studies Institute; Abbey Press, a Catholic Publisher, and Liberty Island Media, publisher of conservative fiction. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-08-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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