A new survey shows that Amazon’s Kindle is leading Japan’s market for ebook sales, with Apple second, followed by Kinokuniya’s Kinoppy, Sony’s Reader Store and Kobo.
Add Ottawa-based Accel.io to the growing list of new digital publishing platforms making a play for that as-yet-published how-to guidebook on your desktop.
Reports from China say Amazon will launch both the Kindle Paperwhite and Fire devices in China this June at prices comparable to what they are in the USA.
Penguin has proposed to pay $82 million to states and consumers, and another $8 million to lawyers, to settle the class action lawsuit alleging ebook price manipulation.
Ed Nawotka reflects on the end of the TOC conferences, noting that the technobabble introduced at the events has now become our commonplace diction in publishing.
Dubai’s Rufoof e-bookseller offers 5,000 titles in Arabic and has attracted 100,000 users, 50% from Saudi Arabia, starting with free Islamic titles.
If you know some HTML, the next step is to learn how to style your HTML with CSS. Nick Ruffilo offers us a quick introduction to cascading stylesheets.
If publishers want to provide real value to their authors, Nick Ruffilo argues that they need to develop capabilities beyond what the average user with a computer can manage.
Porter Anderson assesses the Digital Minds Conference at the London Book Fair, where metaphors were in vogue, the end of copyright debated, and speed was the word of the day.
Random House has appointed ePubDirect to manage distribution of ebook assets and provide retail support for the UK, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and India.