Is Non-linear Reading the Future of Nonfiction E-Reading?

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

Non-linear app “reading” is perhaps more analogous to how we really learn than reading a straight narrative. By Edward Nawotka In today’s feature story Kirk Bowe, CTO of UK app developer TradeMobile, explains how the company is attempting to create what amounts to a 3-D narrative on screens. In describing the company’s King and Queens app, developed from David Starkey’s …

Japanese Publishing Post-Earthquake: Inspiration and Survival Books Are Top Priority

In Europe by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka Friday, April 15, marked the five week anniversary of the 9.0 earthquake and ensuing tsunami that swamped north east Japan, destroying 30 bookstores, damaging several nuclear power plants, and forcing the rest of the country into rolling electrical blackouts. To mark the anniversary, Jim Bonner, director of UK e-book publisher Enhanced Editions, organized a “Read for Japan” …

Germany’s Non-fiction Book Market

In Feature Articles by Guest Contributor

This article originally appeared in Über:blick — German Book Industry Insight, a publication produced by the Frankfurt Book Fair. DOWNLOAD: the complete Über:blick issue (PDF). By Christine Proske Bestseller Lists Reflect the State of the Country In my opinion, the non-fiction bestseller lists are always a reflection of the sensitivities of a people. At the beginning of the 1990s, after …