Florence Devouard, former chair of the Wikimedia Foundation and co-founder of Wikimedia France, describes the work Wikipedia does in the developing world.
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The children’s book market has grown 44% in the last decade. Why? Because, as Nielsen’s Children’s Book Summit detailed, kids and teens still read — a lot.
Hachette has partnered with Gumroad, a company that enables direct sales through Twitter, to see if the social media platform can sell books.
Sam Missingham explains how HarperCollins UK’s recent Virtual Sci-fi Festival leveraged new platforms to connect backlist authors with new readers.
A new start-up in South Africa, Book Dash, focuses on creating and giving away free, high-quality books to needy children and encourages them to become lifelong readers
Veteran author Warren Adler discusses how digital publishing defies traditional norms that dictate the average life span of a book.
HarperCollins UK’s Sam Missingham argues there’s no better way to promote books than social media, but you really have to work at it.
Margot Atwell, ex-publisher of Beaufort Books, discusses the appeal of Rollerderby and her efforts to publish a book about the sport via Kickstarter.
Author Aleya Kassam explains how Kenyan writers are embracing the idea of branding and taking control of their careers.
This infographic, The Digital Roadmap for Libraries, offers the possible applications of the new generation of technologies in library services, well beyond ebooks.