Storytime Goes Digital: Assessing the Children’s E-Book and App Market at TOC Bologna

In Children's, Digital by Guest Contributor

O’Reilly’s Tools of Change conference at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair focused on apps vs. e-books, legacy publishers vs. start-ups, and adapting to this digital world. By Sophie Rochester The children’s market is a huge opportunity within the digital publishing arena, but for the first time, computer and tech publishing giant O’Reilly Media took it’s “Tools of Change” conference on …

US Children’s Publishing Embraces Digital Changes

In What's the Buzz by Helen Gregg

By Helen Gregg On Tuesday, December 7, Publisher’s Weekly and Digital Book World hosted an online seminar (or webinar) called “Children’s Publishing in the Digital Age.” Moderated by PW’s Co-Editorial Director Jim Milliot, speakers included Susan Katz, president and publisher of HarperCollins Children’s Book Group, Rick Richter, founder of Ruckus Media, and Kate Wilson, founder of UK-based Nosy Crow. Each …

Should Publishers Launch Branded App Stores?

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka In today’s lead story Dean Johnson of Brandwidth, a UK-based app developer, offers his advice on how publishers can harness the power of apps to create and deliver a dynamic reading experience. One of his suggestions is for publishers to each launch their own branded presence on the Apple app store. “It will offer greater visibility and promotional …