The Steve Jobs biopic based on Walter Isaacson’s book depicts Apple as paranoid and closed — and quite the opposite of the publishing business.
Is WhatsApp the Next Big Content Distribution Platform?
A leading German magazine on digital business, t3n, will now deliver their newsletters via WhatsApp. Could this model work for book publishers as well?
Using Solar Power for E-readers in Africa, France
Worldreader now offers solar-powered charging stations for schools and libraries in Africa; France’s Bookeen is developing a new light-powered e-ink device.
Aer.io from Aerbook Lets You Curate Your Own Online Bookstore
Aerbook’s new Aer.io Retail Network “enables any person or company to create, customize, and curate” an online bookstore optimized for mobile devices and social media.
Consider the Ebook Format: Books in Browsers V
How do authors create their digital book files and what influence does that process have on the final content? Speakers at Books in Browsers 2014 address this topic.
Standards a Top Priority at Books in Browsers V
At this year’s Books in Browsers conference, many speakers addressed the importance and relevance of standards for ebooks and web content.
Samsung: “Content Brings the Hardware to Life”
Samsung, the 2014 Frankfurt Innovation Partner, is searching for collaborators to help them showcase their cutting-edge products.
CONTEC Conference 2014: Big Data’s Crystal Ball
At the Frankfurt Book Fair’s CONTEC conference, Viktor Mayer-Schönberger spoke about how big data can revolutionize publishers’ products, services and insights.
Brazil’s Widbook Rebels
Widbook, a young Brazilian digital writing and reading platform, makes a splash in India, the UK, the Philippines, and Pakistan. Founder Joseph Bregeiro will speak at the Frankfurt Book Fair’s CONTEC conference.
New Competition to Find “World’s Next Blockbuster Story”
Montreal-based ‘World’s Best Story’ is a social media contest to find a blockbuster story that will succeed in all media: books, film, audio, games, etc.