Will the bright, imaginative, tech savvy, book reading (or content devouring) twentysomething choose Gollancz or Google, Faber or Facebook, Orion or O2?
Browsing by topic: digitization
Books do furnish a room, but according to many in the publishing industry, the fear is that emails, online video texts and tweets will prevent them being read.
Kenya’s Kwani? expresses frustration at the reluctance of publishers from the “global north” to deal rights for co-editions or ebooks to publishers from Africa.
Two data analytics companies, Next Big Book and Qlovi, won startup prizes at BEA, but several others caught our eye and are worth watching through 2014.
Mahmoud Aboulfotouh discusses the evolution of Arabic epublishing and how the launch of several new platforms in Egypt is creating excitement in the region.
Argentine online bookseller BajaLibros has attracted readers due to several circumstances, including high import taxes and the absence of Amazon.
Cairo-based Kotobee, sister company to BookBake, has launched a new tool for developing interactive textbooks in the Arab world.
Re:publica14 in Berlin offered a glimpse into the German internet psyche, which is consumed with issues of net neutrality, censorship and political pranks.
Digital publishing is easier. But what if your customers want something that doesn’t look or work like an ebook? What if you can’t make what the consumer wants?
The Arabic e-book market remains hampered by difficulties with display technology, piracy and censorship, problems that require new thinking, skills, and tools.