Full Details of Spain’s Libranda E-book Platform Launch

In Global Trade Talk by Emily Williams

By Emily Williams Libranda – It’s Official! The official unveiling of Libranda, the digital distributor set up by Spain’s leading publishers, took place yesterday in Madrid. Most of the information presented confirmed reports leaked last month (and covered by us here), but the press conference today did fill in a number of details: – Libranda launches in beta on July …

More Hipster T-Shirt Designs in our Store!

In What's the Buzz by Hannah Johnson

By Hannah Johnson We are pleased to bring you two more fabulous t-shirt designs from our New York office, both available in men’s and women’s styles. A few days ago, Erin Cox gave us some “Proof That Brooklyn Rocks the Literary World“. We couldn’t resist coming up with a design based on this argument, so if you believe that Brooklyn …

Bookrix Self-pub Site Goes Mobile

In German Buch News by Siobhan O'Leary

By Siobhan O’Leary BookRix.de — a free social media community of authors, readers and publishers that allows authors to self-publish their work online — has now launched a mobile site (mobile.bookrix.de) featuring more than 25,000 e-books available for free download. The books are available in EPUB format, searchable by keyword and broken down into 55 categories, ranging from novels to …

Free to Read: Stephenie Meyer’s New Novella

In What's the Buzz by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka Global fans of Twlight . . . behold, the new Twilight Saga novella, The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner. Which you can read for free, via a link from LibreDigital, from today until midnight EST on July 5. But do note, the book is not available for download or for printing.

Apple Officially Unveils iPhone 4

In What's the Buzz by Hannah Johnson

By Hannah Johnson Even though we’ve seen the new iPhone ever since some guy from Apple accidentally left a prototype in a bar, Steve Jobs officially unveiled the new iPhone 4 today. So what is new about the iPhone 4? Design: This new iPhone is slimmer than the previous model, with glass on the front and back, and stainless steel …

New T-Shirt Designs in the PP Store

In What's the Buzz by Hannah Johnson

By Hannah Johnson We’ve uploaded some cool, new designs to our t-shirt store over the last few days, all bookish and a little geeky. Today’s article inspired our latest design, the Back to Analog t-shirt. The article is about Nathan Dunn’s new company called Underwood, which produces vinyl recordings of short stories. With the help contemporary writers’ stories and cool …

#PubQT: Question Time with Ed Nawotka & Ron Hogan

In Ed's Perspective by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka What do you want to know about the publishing industry? Are you looking for tips on what author marketing techniques really work? Is that new e-reader device really a game changer? What’s the real significance about that executive shuffle you just heard about? Ron Hogan, former senior editor of GalleyCat and director of e-marketing strategy at Houghton …

Proof that Brooklyn Rocks the Literary World!

In Erin's Perspective by Erin L. Cox

By Erin L. Cox With this week’s release of the authors slated for The Brooklyn Book Festival, it seems clear that Brooklyn is the center of the literary universe.  As has been noted in an earlier story from our BEA coverage, Edward Nawotka, Publishing Perspectives‘ Editor in Chief, and I often diverge on the debate of Brooklyn’s literary presence and prowess.  …

Germans Lag Behind in Social Networking

In German Buch News by Siobhan O'Leary

By Siobhan O’Leary A survey of 1,700 PR and press professionals conducted by “news aktuell und Faktenkontor”, a subsidiary of the dpa, as reported in the Borsenblatt, reveals that only a third of German companies have developed a specific social media strategy and only one-tenth of them actually put their money where their Tweets are (i.e. budget additional funds for …