The familiar Amazonian preview called ‘Look Inside’ gets a storefront cousin in Jellybooks’ new ‘Discovery,’ using QR codes to offer samples.
Coronavirus Worklife: Rakuten Kobo’s Michael Tamblyn: Lessons from the Contagion
Rakuten Kobo discovered that its biggest hurdle was that most of its manufacturing was in China and Taiwan. And e-readers suddenly were selling fast.
Programming Opens Today from Madrid’s Readmagine and Paris’ EDRLab
Coronavirus Impact: The development of digital programming for international publishing in the pandemic goes on, with the ‘Digital Publishing Summit.’
Coronavirus Notes: Events Going Digital, Spain’s Readmagine Among Them
Speakers and topics are being announced as registration opens for Madrid’s Readmagine conference, which plans its online events in June.
Denmark, UK, and Germany Represented in ContentShift Competition This Year
This year’s ContentShift accelerator program includes both genuinely new startups and some companies that have, as organizers say, ‘market maturity.’
At Frankfurt Book Fair’s Business Club: Programming Notes
Created as a premium setting for facilitated meetings, Frankfurt Book Fair’s Business Club now is also a hub of specialized programming.
The Cold War Between Hachette and Amazon Grows Hot
Amazon is said to be delaying deliveries of Hachette titles to customers to gain leverage in contract discussions in which Amazon is seeking better terms.
As London Book Fair Looms: Debates Natural and Not
Porter Anderson sets up Publishing Perspectives’ weekly #EtherIssue debate with a recurrence of the print vs. ebook debate on the eve of London Book Fair.
Jellybooks: New Book Discovery Tool Offers Groupon-Style Deals
The goal is to make it easier to find great, but possibly obscure book…to break the tyranny of the bestseller list, says founder Andrew Rhomberg.