The Sony Pictures Television deal for Wattpad has two projects in development. And a stalwart of nonfiction, Simon & Schuster’s Alice Mayhew, is remembered.
Books to Film: Sony Pictures Television Partners With Wattpad on Original Programming
Brokered by UTA’s ‘Emerging Platforms’ division, a new first-look co-production deal with Sony boosts Wattpad onto a new level of screen development.
Industry Notes: Ucross Foundation Honors Annie Proulx, Sony Options Katarina Tonks Book
The Ucross Foundation, best known for its 20,000-acre artists’ retreat ranch in Wyoming, honors Proulx. And Wattpad expands another its screen presence with a new film option from Sony Pictures Television.
Native Ads at a Mecca for Millennials: Wattpad’s ‘Brand Stories’
Native advertising is paying off for writers of the coveted, mobile demographic at Wattpad. Ashleigh Gardner speaks at London Book Fair’s (#LBF16) Quantum Conference (#Quantum16) in April.
Amazon Cuts Japanese Kindle Price; Sony’s eBookstore Again on iOS
Amazon lowered the price of its Japanese Kindle Paperwhite to 100 dollars, matching the price of the recently announced Kobo Glo, while Sony’s ebookstore is again on iOS.
Push Comes to Shove: Japan’s E-book Market in 2012
Until now, Japan has been the Galapagos Islands of e-books. Suddenly, with foreign companies appearing to win, the market is scrambling to catch up and adjust.
LBF 2012: Sony Reader Store Europe Takes Shape
Sony presents its Reader devices and store, which recently went live in the UK. Sony believes in open access and promotes its open platform that supports EPUB.
Will B&N’s Nook Division Be an Acquisition Target?
Should B&N opt to spin off Nook it could look to sell it outright or bring in a even deeper-pocketed partner, such as Google or Sony.
Steve Jobs Biographer Sells Movie Rights
Walter Isaacson’s biography of Steve Jobs, which will be published by Simon & Schuster on October 24 of this year, may also soon be a movie.
Need to Know: Amazon vs. Apple vs. Sony: E-reader and Tablet Wars Heat Up
Sony and Amazon dominated Thursday’s digital chatter with concurrent announcements about new tablet devices.