*+-Five years after launching, Open Road has published 10,000 titles from 2,500 authors, seen 12 million downloads, and added translations from 3 partners.
*+-Playster, a digital multimedia streaming platform, will now sell ebooks from Simon & Schuster on a subscription basis.
*+-If one theme resonated at the London Book Fair’s Digital Minds conference, it was that even in the age of digital, we need to remember we are selling books to humans.
*+-The founders of the UK’s Literary Platform reflect on the changes they’ve seen in digital publishing over the 5 years since launching their consultancy.
*+-‘We are finally shedding archaic typographic rules, and technology now allows emotion to return to printed text,’ argues Anthony Franco of EffectiveUI.
*+-‘Amazon is no longer as powerful as it seemed’ and is suffering a crisis, argues Charles Arthur, ex-tech editor of the Guardian and author of Digital Wars.
*+-The Culture Ministers of France, Germany, Italy and Poland have joined together to campaign for the EC to charge the same VAT for ebook sales as print.
*+-France’s Syndicat National de l’Edition (SNE) has launched a social media campaign to encourage readers to support the fight for a lower VAT on ebooks.
*+-HP’s innovations in digital printing allow publishers to reduce costs for printing and inventory management. Find out more on April 13 in London.
*+-Creators of the Clean Reader app will no longer sell books after receiving complaints from authors that their works were being altered without permission.