Long live the ebook – it’s a champion of the printed word | Philip Jones

With the public promiscuously hopping from one format to another, reports of the e-reader’s death look distinctly prematureWe have barely stumbled into 2015 and already some commentators are calling time on the ebook. The analysis was provoked by Waterstones’ managing director, James Daunt, who told journalists sales of Kindle devices “disappeared” over Christmas 2014, leading to reports that the digital market had peaked and was in retreat.But the facts tell a slightly more nuanced story: this is more a tale of the unexpected than a chronicle of a death foretold. Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2015-01-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
News tagged with: #long live #james daunt #digital market

Other Publishing stories related to: 'Long live the ebook – it’s a champion of the printed word | Philip Jones'


Long live the ebook – it’s a champion of the printed word | Philip Jones

With the public promiscuously hopping from one format to another, reports of the e-reader’s death look distinctly prematureWe have barely stumbled into 2015 and already some commentators are calling time on the ebook. The analysis was provoked by Waterstones’ managing director, James Daunt, who... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2015-01-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #long live #james daunt #digital market


The ebook is dead. Long live the ebook

Reports that physical books are gaining ground at the expense of digital are just plain wrongHas the ebook had its day? If you’ve skimmed a newspaper over the past month you could be forgiven for thinking just that. “The physical book market is making a comeback after years of decline,”... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2015-02-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #past month #christmas trading #teenage son #james daunt


From Fan Fiction to TikTok: Long Live the Microgenre

With the rise of fan fiction publishing and TikTok, microgenres — genres that have defined and specific plots — have reached new heights. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2023-06-28 10:33:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #fan fiction #long live #fiction publishing


The King is Dead. Long Live the Kingdom.

Beyond Wakanda Forever, comic book writers like Evan Narcisse are extending the reach of the Black Panther’s story. Continue reading at Slate

[ Slate | 2022-11-11 10:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #long live #wakanda forever #black panther #comic book


Hitting the Books: The decades-long fight to bring live television to deaf audiences

The Silent Era of cinema was perhaps its most equitable with both hearing and hearing-impaired viewers able to enjoy productions alongside one another, but with the advent of "talkies," deaf and hard-of-hearing American's found themselves largely excluded from this new dominant entertainment... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2022-01-29 16:30:45 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #public affairs #important step #super bowl #tv shows #fairfax


Print Book Sales Fell Last Week, Ending Long Winning Streak

The long run of unit sales of print books posting weekly sales gains over the comparable week in 2020 came to an end last week, with units falling 1.3% compared to the week ending July 11, 2020, at outlets that report to NPD BookScan. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-07-15 04:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #long run #3% compared


'Price gouging from Covid': student ebooks costing up to 500% more than in print

Call for inquiry into academic publishers as locked-down students unable to access study material onlineCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageLibrarians at UK universities say students’ reading lists for this term are being torn up because of publishers’ “eye-watering”... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2021-01-29 12:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #reading lists #academic publishers #latest updatessee #ebook prices #providing access #printed version #ebooks


Long live the book tour

The bestselling crime writer reflects on how Covid-19 may alter the landscape of promotional book tours­—and shares a tale or two of tours past... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-01-14 14:25:21 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #long live #book tour


For Vice Media, bad-boy news culture is dead, long live news

Vice Media spent 2020 putting news more at the forefront of its brand, but it still has work to do positioning itself in the digital media landscape. The post For Vice Media, bad-boy news culture is dead, long live news appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2020-12-30 05:01:28 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #vice media #digital media


The Long-Awaited Return of Gayl Jones

Gayl Jones published her first novel in 1975. It was hailed by James Baldwin, Toni Morrison, and John Updike. Then Gayl disappeared from the literary scene. Now she's releasing her first novel in 20 years. The post The Long-Awaited Return of Gayl Jones appeared first on The Millions. Continue reading at The Millions

[ The Millions | 2020-08-05 20:30:18 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #long-awaited return #gayl jones #james baldwin #toni morrison #john updike #literary scene #first novel


Bonnier Books UK to release 500 Words: Black Lives Matter

Bonnier Books UK is releasing 500 Words: Black Lives Matter, a book featuring short stories children have submitted to a Chris Evans-devised Virgin Radio competition this month. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-07-16 10:43:26 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #short stories #bonnier


20 Feel-Good Ebooks Unlikely to Have Long Library Waitlists to Read While Social Distancing

These feel-good ebooks don't have long waits -- if any wait at all -- from your library. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-03-27 10:32:33 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #social distancing #ebooks


Philip Gwyn Jones appointed Picador publisher after Baggaley departure

Pan Mac has appointed Philip Gwyn Jones as Picador’s new publisher following Paul Baggaley’s move to Bloomsbury. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-02-26 04:34:01 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #pan mac #paul baggaley #picador


Long Live the Bestseller Kings

Scholastic and Penguin Random House retained their #1 spots in our rankings of children’s frontlist fiction and picture book bestsellers by corporation, respectively, though each company’s share of positions on its list diminished slightly from 2018. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-02-15 05:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #long live #frontlist fiction #picture book #penguin random house #scholastic


Long-Running California Newspaper Ends Print Publication After 161 Years

The Martinez News-Gazette, which began in 1853 and once counted Mark Twain as one of its writers, bade farewell to readers on Sunday: "GOODBYE." Continue reading at The Huffington Post

[ The Huffington Post | 2019-12-30 07:57:06 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #print publication


Our Bodies, Ourselves: On Saeed Jones’s “How We Fight for Our Lives”

THE QUEER COMING-OF-AGE MEMOIR is a weapon against erasure. The best of these memoirs move us by daring to be profoundly specific, providing a necessary consolation to readers who might have believed until then that they were alone in the dark. That their suffering would have no choice but to... Continue reading at Los Angeles Review of Books

[ Los Angeles Review of Books | 2019-11-24 13:30:59 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #saeed jones #memoir


Philip Jones to interview Libro.fm's Mark Pearson at FBF

Editor of The Bookseller Philip Jones will interview former indie publisher turned audiobook pioneer Mark Pearson at the Frankfurt Book Fair, ahead of the announcement of the shortlists for this year’s FutureBook Awards. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-10-16 14:44:34 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #philip jones #futurebook awards #audiobook #indie publisher #pearson


Simon & Schuster prepares Mueller Report ebook release and 'hefty print run'

Simon & Schuster (S&S) is gearing up to release an ebook version of the Mueller Report, with print copies hitting the shelves by the end of the month. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-04-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #ebook version #mueller report


Rough Guides to offer free ebook with printed copies

Rough Guides is offering readers a free ebook version when they buy printed travel guides, as the company tries to grow its digital business. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-03-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #rough guides #printed copies #offering readers #digital business


Polish Legislation Could Equalize VAT on Ebooks and Print by June 1

The frustration with higher VAT for ebooks than print books may finally be over Poland as legislation is proposed to drop the rate from 23 to 5 percent. The post Polish Legislation Could Equalize VAT on Ebooks and Print by June 1 appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2019-03-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #print books