#BEA11: Tools to Make Scheduling Your Time at BEA Easier

In What's the Buzz by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka BookExpo America has so much to offer that it can be overwhelming to try and get yourself organized in advance. To help, the show is offering their own proprietary mobile apps, accessible at at http://www.beamobile.com. These include interactive maps, schedules, and other features to make planning a bit easier. If you find those apps not to your …

Latest Statistics on Mobile Apps and Smartphone Usage

In Tech Digest by Hannah Johnson

By Hannah Johnson Millennial Media has just released a “State of the Apps Industry” report on the current state of the mobile app industry and makes predictions about next year, which include the growth of Android and Windows Phone 7, as well as increased revenues from mobile apps next year. Download the complete report from Millennial Media here. (via ReadWriteWeb). …

The True Cost of Going Digital

In What's the Buzz by Daniel Kalder

By Daniel Kalder Digital publishing is transforming the book trade. But are publishers really prepared to grasp the challenges — not only technical but also financial — that transitioning to this brave new world involves? Dominique Raccah — founder, publisher and chief executive of Sourcebooks, one of the largest independent book publishers in the USA — thinks not. “It isn’t …

Does Java-based E-Reading Still Have Potential in North America and Europe?

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka Today’s lead story looks at Wattpad’s global growth, particularly in Southeast Asia, where the majority of users continue to rely on feature phones running Java-based e-readers. This market has been largely abandoned in the North America and Europe in favor of catering to smartphone users demanding advanced features. Wattpad offers free ebooks, which is part of the …