Poll: Who is Driving the Digital Transition in Publishing?

In Discussion by Hannah Johnson

By Hannah Johnson Brian Wafawarowa, Executive Director of Publishers’ Association of South Africa, told Publishing Perspectives: I do not think that the e-book shift is being proactively driven by publishers, but by consumer demand. The shift to or inclusion of e-books is still something publishers begrudge. Publishers are comfortable with the analog book and would like to continue that way. …

E-reader Deathwatch: Plastic Logic’s QUE “Delayed”

In What's the Buzz by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka It wasn’t too long ago in writing about CES that I suggested we all just chill when it comes to getting too excited about forthcoming e-readers. Among those devices featured at the fair last year was the 8.5 x 11 inch touch screen QUE e-reader from Plastic Logic. Now, even after raising some $200 million in financing, …

Pre-order Your WePad on Amazon.de

In German Buch News by Siobhan O'Leary

By Siobhan O’Leary The Financial Times Deutschland reports that Germany’s WePad is now available online for pre-order exclusively via Amazon.de — at least until the official launch of the device, which is still scheduled for August. The agreement was confirmed both by Amazon and Berlin-based WePad creator Neofonie. There are plans for the device to be available in stores after …