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 …

Are Publishers Becoming Technology Companies?

In Discussion by Hannah Johnson

*+-By Hannah Johnson There’s no doubt that technology is now an integral part of creating and delivering content. Media companies are not only working with technology solutions providers and experts, but also building the necessary applications and hardware themselves in order to deliver their content to consumers. In today’s feature story, Publishing Perspectives reported on the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show …

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 …

Apple Isn’t the Only Tablet in Town

In What's the Buzz by Hannah Johnson

*+-By Hannah Johnson If you are waiting for the tablet PC to finally arrive, you can stop waiting. Although the Apple tablet is making headlines, many manufacturers have already launched tablet PCs at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Here is a quick round-up of a few tablets at CES: The HP tablet with a multi-touch screen made a tantalizingly …

Are Existing E-readers Good Enough for Most?

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

*+-By Edward Nawotka In today’s editorial about the opening of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, I argue that existing e-readers are already adequate enough to serve most readers’ needs. What’s more, I suggest that those who are interested in e-books have likely already purchased such a device (or are planning to in the near future) and that new …

CES is Not a Book Fair (and Steve Jobs is No Joe Gutenberg)

In Digital by Edward Nawotka

*+-Editorial by Edward Nawotka LAS VEGAS: Today is the opening of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), where more than two dozen dedicated e-reading devices are expected to be introduced. There are devices coming from the known brands, such as  iRex, Cool-ER, and Plastic Logic, and numerous newcomers. Also on the docket to be presented are several new iterations of the …