Reading in the Cloud: “Spotify for Books” from The Publisher’s Standpoint

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Based on the Spotify model, streaming e-book subscription platforms are tricky to monetize properly for publishers — though they appear to be inevitable. By Javier Celaya MADRID: Yesterday I offered two different points-of-view on whether the streaming, cloud-based Spotify model was suitable to the book world — the first, from the reader’s angle, and the second one from the author’s …

Much More Than Bullets and Blood: LéaLA, a New Book Fair With a Mission

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LéaLA, a new Spanish-language book fair organized by the team behind the Guadalajara Book Fair, will open April 29 in Los Angeles. Editorial by Marisol Schulz Manaut, LéaLA Fair Director LOS ANGELES: Mexico is living a wave of violence like never seen before and it affects everyone, particularly the civilian population and it is having a huge impact on how …

New Zealand’s Kiwa Media Pioneers Multi-lingual, Multi-media (and Maori) E-books for Children

In Digital by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka AUCKLAND: Looking for an enhanced e-book that you can read in English, Spanish, Japanese, Italian Chinese or . . . Maori? Kiwa Media, a software developer in Auckland, New Zealand has has what you need. Throughout 2010, Kiwa Media has launched some fifteen enhanced e-books for children -– dubbed QBooks –- that function like typical illustrated e-books, …