Ebook editions of the seven Harry Potter novels, plus the new ‘Cursed Child’ playscript, debut in China Monday (August 1) at five leading retailers, one of them with 600 million mobile users.
The Bookseller’s Futurebook conference in London last Friday focused on the growing importance of security, mobile readers and open access.
The UK’s Futurebook conference showcased numerous new digital publishing initiatives, including a OwnIt! and a new app featuring Agatha Christie’s iconic characters.
Ex-army man Charlie Redmayne may have left Pottermore to take the helm at HarperCollins UK, but he’s not taking sides in the war between print and digital.
Publishing Technology’s recent study reveals a majority of publishers plan to maintain or launch multiple branded online reader communities in the next two years.
As of last month, Harry Potter became available in e-book editions exclusively through Pottermore, and are available in French, German, Spanish and Italian.
Harry Potter fans have opened their wallets to JK Rowling’s Pottermore website, the exclusive retailer of Harry Potter e-books.
Scholastic’s Parent and Child Magazine has created a list of the 100 best greatest books for kids, Pottermore promises OverDrive e-books for loan, and more.
The ‘new publisher’ is a creative intermediary between the author and reader, and not merely a gatekeeper
The number of teen and YA publishing sites has proliferated in the past year. Here we survey the scene, looking at what works and why.
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