Storytime Goes Digital: Assessing the Children’s E-Book and App Market at TOC Bologna

In Children's, Digital by Guest Contributor

*+-O’Reilly’s Tools of Change conference at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair focused on apps vs. e-books, legacy publishers vs. start-ups, and adapting to this digital world. By Sophie Rochester The children’s market is a huge opportunity within the digital publishing arena, but for the first time, computer and tech publishing giant O’Reilly Media took it’s “Tools of Change” conference on …

Bold Predictions: Half of US Publishers Expect E-books to Be Dominant Format by 2014

In English Language by Edward Nawotka

*+-By Edward Nawotka NEW YORK: Facts and figures about the e-book business remain elusive. So anyone who can provide some concrete data is a welcome guest at any publishing conference. On Tuesday, James McQuivey, a research analyst at Forrester, served up several intriguing data points as part of the Digital Book World conference taking place in New York this week. Forrester’s …

CES 2011: Video Interview with OverDrive’s David Burleigh

In What's the Buzz by Hannah Johnson

*+-By Hannah Johnson “It’s not so much about the content here . . . it’s more about manufacturers, retailers, traditional booksellers, non-traditional booksellers, anyone who wants to get into the bookselling business,” said David Burleigh, Director of Marketing for OverDrive, of the Consumer Electronics Show. However, media companies played a bigger role at CES this year. In fact, Burleigh said, …

For Digital Publishers and Device Manufacturers, CES 2011 Was All About the Deal

In Digital by Hannah Johnson

*+-By Hannah Johnson LAS VEGAS: The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) concluded on Saturday with over 140,000 total visitors and 2,700 exhibitors representing a huge range of products and companies, from the largest technology giants like Microsoft and Sony to small startups — and now, media companies. Since its debut in 1967, the focus of CES has been on hardware. Well-known …

Photos from Day One at CES

In What's the Buzz by Hannah Johnson

*+-By Hannah Johnson Today in Las Vegas, the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) kicked off with product launches, demos and cool gadget displays. This year, content companies are participating more than ever. Also spotted on the show floor were tons of new tablet devices, 3D televisions and cameras, e-reading devices and tons more. Publishing Perspectives will have more coverage of CES …

Report from the UK’s FutureBook Conference: Bringing Great Writers into the Digital, Multimedia Mix

In Digital by Guest Contributor

*+-By Sophie Rochester LONDON: If there was a key lesson from the first FutureBook conference organized by The Bookseller magazine and held in London for the first time last year, it was “experiment, learn and adapt”. Back again for a second conference, held the past Tuesday, the UK publishing industry appears to be responding well to the challenges of digital …