Sarah Harvey is Senior Rights Manager at Pan Macmillan* where she sells translation rights around the world. She has previously worked in Rights at Hachette, Quercus, and HarperCollins. She is a big fan of Europe and will be accepting marriage proposals from anybody with an EU passport. As the dust begins to settle in our …
Today we have published our Learning Paper on the Children’s Books and E-Learning Pilot Project we recently ran in Kenya. The Learning Paper outlines what we found from a two year digital pilot project in Kenyan children’s libraries.
The Italian government has just launched a new cultural program where they are giving teens €500 on their 18th birthday to buy books, concerts tickets, theater tickets, cinema tickets, museum visits and trips to national parks. When this program officially launches on September 15th over 575,000 teenagers will be receiving the vouchers. In all, it [...]
Copyright, trademarks, and other types of intellectual property are incredibly important issues in the internet age, but you wouldn't be able to tell that from who The Guardian picked to write about the topic.
No sooner had I published a post on curious goings-on with Amazon's fire tablets than a new model shows up on the FCC website. AFTV News has discovered new FCC paperwork from a company called Polebridge Port Hole LLC. All of the more interesting details have been obscured, but this listing shows every sign of belonging to Amazon. The device is described as a tablet, and it carries model number PR53DC and FCC ID 2AETH-1210. It was tested for Wifi and Bluetooth. There's no sign of a screen size, but there was a mention of a microSD card slot and a camera. There's some speculation that because this tablet is the replacement for the $50 Fire (HD 7) tablet, but until we can glean info about the screen size it's impossible to say for sure. Remember, specs for an 8" Fire tablet leaked in April, and that could be what we are seeing here. On the other hand, this might be a completely different device. Fortunately Amazon has a habit of launching a new device within weeks of filing the FCC paperwork, so we won't have to wait long to find out. Check These Out!
By its technical definition, at least, according to urbandictionary.com, “binge-reading” is reading at least one whole book in a day. Of course, the familiar concept is binge-watching and what you’re speeding through is a season.
NOTE: This piece originally appeared on The Book Designer. By Christine Munroe Why should self-published authors and small publishers distribute directly to Kobo? And how can you grow your global sales? Here are detailed tips on maximizing your potential with the Kobo Writing Life (KWL) platform, featuring advice from some of our current bestselling authors.…
by Adam Murray My concentration blurred around the edges as I dashed off the school bus towards a pile of mail near the front door. Rapture came once a week, and there it was: the new Fantastic Four comic.
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