Mobile phones have unused storytelling potential, says oolipo founder Ryan David Mullins, and he wants readers and content creators to further explore this.
ContentShift, an accelerator for publishing startups, named Papego the startup of the year for its potential to become an international industry standard.
Six shortlisted startups are headed to Frankfurt Book Fair, where they’re in contention for a €10,000 award as part of the newly devised ContentShift accelerator program led by Germany’s Börsenverein.
Papego is an app currently drawing attention in Germany from readers, publishers, and booksellers because it allows a reader an easy way to keep reading digitally or in print.
With investments from China’s Qtone and Oxford University Press, ed-tech accelerator Emerge Education is engaging with ‘the old school together with the new school.’
A platform on which children’s can borrow and read ebooks, BookBites integrates visual elements and tracking tools to encourage reading and book discovery.
‘The world of publishing has evolved one small step and then stopped,’ says a digital entrepreneur, one of three whose Israeli startup is collaborating with the venerable Oxford University Press.
In efforts like the Dutch Publishers Association’s ‘Renew the Book’ and ‘Scouting Successful Fiction’ at the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands’ publishing industry explores what’s ahead.
The 2016 Leipzig Book Fair will introduce a new startup showcase called Neuland 2.0 that will highlight the latest innovations and ideas for books.
Funded by a Kickstarter campaign, a ‘distraction-free’ bit of writing technology debuts today: Freewrite looks like your father’s typewriter.