Mobile Library “Onleihe” Brings E-book Lending to Germany

In German Buch News by Edward Nawotka

By Siobhan O’Leary Library service provider DiViBib has released a new free Apple iOS app that will give readers access to a 2,000-title mobile library of German books. According to the Börsenblatt, users who download the free Onleihe app from the iTunes Store will have access to the e-book collections of more than 200 libraries in Germany, Austria, Italy and …

SURVEY: How Can Booksellers Futureproof Their Business?

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

Tell us what should booksellers should prioritize to save themselves. By Edward Nawotka Over the years booksellers have added coffee shops, stationery, toys, games, music download stations, movies, e-readers . . . As discussed in today’s lead story the future of bookselling looks to be multichannel. What do you think booksellers should prioritize to futureproof their business? Take our survey …

Samsung’s New Tablet with Kobo Software, More Twitter Users, More Skype Video

In Tech Digest by Hannah Johnson

By Hannah Johnson It’s Friday and it’s time for our end-of-the-week Tech Digest, with the latest and greatest in digital developments. There’s a New Tablet in Town Tech companies are getting better and better at dragging out the launch of their new products. After weeks of rumors and leaked information, Samsung announced the official launch of their tablet PC, the …

Sony’s New Readers, Apple’s New iPod Nano

In Tech Digest by Hannah Johnson

By Hannah Johnson Today was a big day for product launches. Sony has updated its line of Readers, and Apple’s Fall event was held today. New Sony Readers Touch screens, faster page turns and more color options — Sony has launched an updated array of reading devices. However, Sony has not (yet) given in to the heavy discounting that other …

Publishing on the iPad: “Like Playing 3-D Checkers”

In Ed's Perspective by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka Sports Illustrated magazine was among the first major magazines to release a demo for tablets and the iPad. Their original offered some gee-whiz features – but was a prototype. The magazine has had an app available for the iPad since April, but this week it releases its first issue designed specifically for the iPad and it’s interesting …