This week Porter Anderson sets up an #EtherIssue discussion on the market implications of bargain-basement book prices and looks at Kobo’s fight for Agency.
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Michael Tamblyn, the Chief Content Officer at Kobo, offers an update on the ebookseller’s magazine store, kids shop and international expansion.
A look at a the week’s round of web musing on the future of publishing in concept, creative work, and technical production, after Frankfurt Book Fair.
Several self-publishing ebook platforms have censored rape, incest and other objectionable titles while others appear to continue profiting from them.
Ebooks remain less than 1% of the market in India, but ‘even the niche in India is a big number,’ says the regional director for Kobo — which is launching ‘soon.’
In Publishing Perspectives’ Ether for Authors, Porter Anderson looks at controversy over Kobo’s new push, at ebook pricing, Frankfurt Academy’s CONTEC, and more.
Kobo launches a new fleet of e-reading devices aimed at passionate readers, and they add Pocket and magazine support to their platform.
At the Tokyo International Book Fair the focus finally shifted away from devices to actual ebooks, but hype of their immediately transforming the business was toned down.
A new survey shows that Amazon’s Kindle is leading Japan’s market for ebook sales, with Apple second, followed by Kinokuniya’s Kinoppy, Sony’s Reader Store and Kobo.
Kobo is offers readers an experiential contest based on three original ebooks tied-in to the release of Dan Brown’s soon-to-be-published Inferno.