Bhutanese Cuisine, Charity Books Among Winners of 2011 Gourmand Cookbook Awards

In Global Trade Talk by Olivia Snaije

By Olivia Snaije Gourmand’s 16th Awards took place last night at Paris’ famed music hall, Les Folies Bergeres, following the opening yesterday of the second Paris Cookbook Fair (from which we’ll have our report on Monday). For over two hours Edouard Cointreau’s ever-growing cookbook awards ceremony paid homage to chefs, publishers, photographers and designers, this year with a penchant for …

“The Kids Get It, Even If You Don’t”: Transmedia Storytelling in the Classroom

In Guest Contributors by Guest Contributor

Editorial by Ian Harper MINNEAPOLIS: The National Education Technology Plan in the US has prescribed a wholesale technological transformation for education. Yet, adults — parents and teachers alike — often fear what’s “out there” on the Internet, whether “they” are bullies, predatory stalkers or pornography. This has made educators reluctant to embrace sharing technologies in the classroom. As a result, open …

Tell Us About the Top App and E-book Developers in Your Country

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka Here at Publishing Perspectives we’ve covered app and e-book developers in some far-off lands — Romania, Indonesia (Equinox is a major iApp developer) and, as featured in today’s lead story, New Zealand. In this digital age, writers, authors and publishers are looking to work with the top talent wherever they can find them. We too are lookout for …

New Zealand’s Kiwa Media Pioneers Multi-lingual, Multi-media (and Maori) E-books for Children

In Digital by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka AUCKLAND: Looking for an enhanced e-book that you can read in English, Spanish, Japanese, Italian Chinese or . . . Maori? Kiwa Media, a software developer in Auckland, New Zealand has has what you need. Throughout 2010, Kiwa Media has launched some fifteen enhanced e-books for children -– dubbed QBooks –- that function like typical illustrated e-books, …

Think Australia (and New Zealand)

In Global Trade Talk by Erin L. Cox

By Erin L. Cox Tim Coronel, the publisher of Bookseller + Publisher, hosted a panel yesterday on the Australian and New Zealand market, its successes and challenges, and some of the brilliant endeavors they have undertaken to tap into their highly literary population. This year at the fair, more than 60 Australian publishers and over 20 New Zealand publishers are …

Awesome Kiwi Film Promoting Reading Wins at Cannes

In What's the Buzz by Edward Nawotka

By Mark Garcia-Prats A short film dramatizing the “power of reading” has won two Film Craft Lions awards at the Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival. The two-minute film, commissioned by the New Zealand Book Council, uses stop motion animation from beautifully crafted cut-outs and pop-ups made from the pages of Maurice Gee’s classic New Zealand novel Going West, to depict …

Coverage of the Aukland Writers & Readers Festival

In Global Trade Talk by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka Graham Beattie, former Managing Director/Publisher of Penguin Books NZ and Scholastic NZ offers a very thorough overview of the Auckland Readers & Writers Festival, which took place last weekend. Included in his coverage are events with Lee Childs, Lionel Shriver, David Levithan, Marti Friedlander, Colm Toibin and a panel discussion about US publishing with Levithan and Granta …

In the Age of E-books, Does the Cheap Paperback Have a Future?

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka Today’s lead story discusses Penguin’s 75th anniversary campaign in Australia, New Zealand and India which has seen the company reissue backlist titles from their line at the low price of AU$9.95. The result has been sales that have exceeded more than 250,000 copies in their first three months — a phenomenal sales pace. The series has proved …