Which E-readers Might Have the “Second Mover Advantage”?

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

*+-By Edward Nawotka Today’s lead story looks at the success German retailers had selling e-books this past holiday season. At Thalia, Germany’s largest bookstore chain, their Oyo e-reader proved one of their most popular items of the season. First is good, but second has it’s advantages, as proven by the increasing popularity of the NookColor. Likewise, in the United States, …

Last Year on PP: Germany’s Answer to Google, Irish Pub News, Kindle Still “Good Enough”

In Ed's Perspective by Edward Nawotka

*+-By Edward Nawotka A year ago this week, we covered the… launch of the DDB, the Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek (DDB) — the German Digital Library — which planned to connect the databases of 30,000 German cultural and academic organizations and create an Internet portal that would be available to all German citizens. In November and again in mid-December, the DDB announced …

CES 2011: Video Interview with OverDrive’s David Burleigh

In What's the Buzz by Hannah Johnson

*+-By Hannah Johnson “It’s not so much about the content here . . . it’s more about manufacturers, retailers, traditional booksellers, non-traditional booksellers, anyone who wants to get into the bookselling business,” said David Burleigh, Director of Marketing for OverDrive, of the Consumer Electronics Show. However, media companies played a bigger role at CES this year. In fact, Burleigh said, …

CES 2011: Video Interview with Bookeen Cofounder Laurent Picard

In What's the Buzz by Hannah Johnson

*+-By Hannah Johnson At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Publishing Perspectives was on the lookout for book-related companies, and we stopped by the Bookeen booth to look at their e-readers and talk about the business they did at CES. Take a look at our full-length video interview for a closer look at the Bookeen e-readers and their …

For Digital Publishers and Device Manufacturers, CES 2011 Was All About the Deal

In Digital by Hannah Johnson

*+-By Hannah Johnson LAS VEGAS: The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) concluded on Saturday with over 140,000 total visitors and 2,700 exhibitors representing a huge range of products and companies, from the largest technology giants like Microsoft and Sony to small startups — and now, media companies. Since its debut in 1967, the focus of CES has been on hardware. Well-known …

Photos from Day One at CES

In What's the Buzz by Hannah Johnson

*+-By Hannah Johnson Today in Las Vegas, the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) kicked off with product launches, demos and cool gadget displays. This year, content companies are participating more than ever. Also spotted on the show floor were tons of new tablet devices, 3D televisions and cameras, e-reading devices and tons more. Publishing Perspectives will have more coverage of CES …