Citing heavy competition in online retail, two major book publishers in Poland have created an online bookstore of their own called Inverso.
Poland Approves Reduction of Ebook VAT from 23 to 5 Percent
Warsaw’s cut in VAT rates on digital books takes effect November 1, a long-called-for equalization in taxation on print and ebooks, now allowed by Brussels.
Kobo’s Michael Tamblyn on the Age of E-Reading
Ebook sales are driven by people over 50, according to Kobo CEO Michael Tamblyn. Here he talks about designing better ebooks and e-readers to encourage sales.
The Dawn of Digital Book Philanthropy
Editorial by Dusty Sang • Stay Thirsty Press, a digital first publisher, is donating 50 cents from the sale of two of its most recent titles to the Pennsylvania Innocence Project and ProLiteracy. • Charity, argues Sang — whose own publishing house was inspired by a personal tragedy — should be part of every business strategy. CHICAGO: In the darkest …
Your Book as a Database: A Primer
By Chris Kubica Read Part Two and Part Three of this article on our news blog. Imagine the future of books not as physical objects, but as relational databases… Autobiographies, written in semi-real-time as the authors live their lives Massively multi-reader “Choose Your Own Adventure”-like role-playing books where everyone’s choices shape the story Serialized novels, like David Copperfield, only …
China Mobile to Build China’s Biggest E-bookstore, Reveals Digital Strategy
By Wuping Zhao SHANGHAI: China Mobile — the world’s largest cell phone carrier — has announced that it was building China’s largest online digital bookstore. The company plans to offer its subscribers 3G wireless access to online publications including digital books, comics, newspapers and magazines — some 60,000 titles in all — and hopes to attract some 200 million users …