#PubNewsCheat: Bologna’s iPad Obsession, Amazon’s Bid on Hocking

In News by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka Our cheat sheet to some of last week’s notable publishing news from around the world… Children’s publishers descended on Bologna last week for the Book Fair where -– aside from the usual rights deals –- all talk focused on developing books for the iPad and the iPad alone. A debate ensued about whether it was better to …

Google Books ‘auf Deutsch’

In Feature Articles by Guest Contributor

Interview by Nicholas Gary Yesterday’s news about Hachette Livre’s deal with Google to scan and sell 40 to 50,000 out-of-print books came as something of a surprise to many. Could the same thing happen in Germany? Annabella Weiss, the manager for Google Books for Germany, Austria and Switzerland, won’t say. But she did speak with Nicholas Gary of Actualitté, about what …