*+-Thad McIlroy offers some statistics and key data on smartphones and tablets to help book publishers figure out how to address mobile technology.
*+-How can the digital age use the tried-and-true concept of a picture book to create something new and wonderful for children?
*+-Award-winning Mexican app development studio Manuvo is at the forefront of building book apps for the Spanish-language market.
*+-In the UK, Vintage Books and Aimer Media have launched the Murakami Diary app, which offers 6 new exclusive short stories by Haruki Murakami for £1.99.
*+-Several newspapers suggest that disappointing sales of ereaders over the holidays in deference to booming tablet sales marks the end of the ereader boom.
*+-Netizeen is a new iPad app aimed at unlocking a magazine’s inherent social networking potential by allowing users to communicate in realtime with editors and others.
*+-Apple unveiled today the 7-inch iPad Mini and a new, 4th generation iPad. The Mini will start at $329 and is aimed at book readers. iBooks has also been updated.
*+-A new report says that a 2-hour exposure to back-lit displays, like e-readers, could delay sleep by disturbing the body’s natural circadian rhythm.
*+-Kate Wilson, managing director for leading UK children’s publisher Nosy Crow, discusses goes into writing book apps and how it differs from picture books.
*+-Direct-to-consumer, enabled by digital, is a game changing paradigm, especially for content creators like filmmakers who sacrifice and compromise little.