Highlighting people and projects in digital publishing, the FutureBook of the Year Award is sponsored by the Frankfurter Buchmesse.
Inception’s Bookful app has the advantage of the beloved Beatrix Potter content and other Penguin Random House brands on which to base its first six digital books.
With nominees in five categories, the Futurebook Awards highlight people, projects, and companies focused on digital publishing and formats.
‘We knew publishers from different countries could benefit from having their own online sales channels,’ says Pablo Laurino, the founder of Publica.la based in Argentina, with offices in Spain and the USA.
A new decision allows EU member states to align VAT rates on print books and ebooks if they choose to, instead of a 15% minimum for electronic services.
With ‘many more tie-ups and collaborations between English and Indian-language publishers,’ Taylor & Francis’ Nitasha Devasar reports that India’s book market today is in fast, positive evolution.
After some time working in other media and cultural sectors, Morten Hesseldahl returns to the book industry as CEO of Denmark’s oldest publishing company, Gyldendal, with fresh observations.
‘Publishers have the responsibility and opportunity to use technology to extend their reach as well as to explore new media,’ says Galit Ariel ahead of her appearance at the Frankfurter Buchmesse.
Now with an overall pool of some 35,000 registrants and about 5,000 active readers, the UK’s The Pigeonhole engages consumers ahead of a release to generate word-of-mouth.
A new Penguin Random House site for educators markets curriculum-relevant titles from both the frontlist and backlist. And two programs are providing tens of thousands of Cengage’s new subscription to students.