Will E-books Raise or Lower the Total Value of Publishing?

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka Today’s feature story discusses the effort to determine the total value of the global book industry. Statistical analysis initially suggests that sum is €80 billion. With the increasing adoption of e-books by readers in the coming years, do you anticipate this will inflate or depress the total sum? On one hand e-books are priced significantly lower than …

Bold Predictions: Half of US Publishers Expect E-books to Be Dominant Format by 2014

In English Language by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka NEW YORK: Facts and figures about the e-book business remain elusive. So anyone who can provide some concrete data is a welcome guest at any publishing conference. On Tuesday, James McQuivey, a research analyst at Forrester, served up several intriguing data points as part of the Digital Book World conference taking place in New York this week. Forrester’s …

Staying on Top of the Emerging Tablet Device Market

In Tech Digest by Hannah Johnson

By Hannah Johnson The tablet market just grew recently. Both the Samsung Galaxy Tab and the HP Slate will go on sale this year to compete with the iPad and the upcoming RIM Blackberry Playbook (coming out sometime next year). Of all the tablet PCs, the HP Slate is the most computer-like. It runs Windows 7 and ships with 64GB …

Google & Verizon Developing iPad Competitor

In What's the Buzz by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka Google is in a great position to compete with the likes of Amazon and Apple — Google Books is, after all, a tremendously rich repository of literature, probably more so than anyone truly knows. The one thing they are lacking is a device that will work as a proper e-reader, one to compete with the iPad and …

Germany’s WePad to Rival iPad

In German Buch News by Siobhan O'Leary

By Siobhan O’Leary Hot on the heels of the release of Apple’s iPad, Berlin-based firm Neofonie has introduced its own tablet PC, aptly called the WePad. According to BuchMarkt, the “We” is meant to represent the openness of the product and of the company to partnerships with technology and media companies. The WePad is a joint venture of Neofonie and …