It was a no brainer. A cool new company loved an article that TeleRead Editor Chris Meadows had written without commerce in mind, and its offerings should delight many lovers of books and other media. You’ll soon be seeing...
One favorite trick of futuristic science fiction is depicting some vast societal change without ever explaining how that change actually came about. A favorite example is Star Trek and the “death” of print.
Mantano Ebook Reader Free is my EPUB ebook reader of choice, and I know I’m not the only one. David Rothman and Juli Monroe are both fans as well. So I greeted a new upgrade via the Google Play Store last night with eager anticipation.
"Reading always seems to be in crisis. Two and half millennia ago, Socrates inveighed against the written word because it undermined memory and confused data with wisdom. When the codex—the bound book—appeared, some conservative Romans almost certainly went around complaining: "What was wrong with scrolls? They were good enough for Horace and Cicero." Gutenberg’s press gradually undercut the market for illuminated manuscripts. Aldus Manutius, inventor of the pocket-sized book, rendered huge folios a specialty item".
There are some days that the news I see just makes me feel so good about the programming we’re doing for this year’s Digital Book World. One of those days was earlier this week when the news pointed directly to three items on our program. As I wrote in the last post, we have an entire …
Last November, Amazon did the unthinkable for an online retailer known for undercutting brick-and-mortar bookstores: It opened a walk-in store in Seattle. Now, there's talk that Amazon plans hundreds of them.
Germany's fixed-price book laws are to be extended to e-books. The German cabinet announced that the law, intended to promote diversity within the trade, should be extended to electronic books yesterday (3rd February). Culture Minister Monika Gruetters said that the new rule will apply to cross-border book sales to buyers in Germany, regardless of where the seller is based, reported Reuters.
If you read today’s new headline in UK book trade journal of record The Bookseller, you could be forgiven for thinking that Google had just launched a major new ebook initiative to overhaul Amazon in the digital book stakes.
Canadian book chain Indigo continues to buck the retail book trend and turn a profit. But anecdotally, as someone who lives impulse-distance to at least two Indigo stores, I have to wonder if that’s really about the books.
As Book Business’ year-end trendspotting survey indicated, direct-to-consumer marketing and bookselling will be top-of-mind for all segments of the publishing industry in 2016. It’s clear from these results, as well as the slew of newly-launched consumer-facing sites, apps, and newsletters that publishers are eager to learn how consumers find books, why they buy, and how …
Developers and authors explain how they are experimenting with technology to publish ‘unprintable’ books – including a love story told through Google street view and a prison break with swappable recipes
Libraries across the country are hosting a range of events to encourage their communities to show "solidarity and support" in celebration of "our fantastic, vibrant libraries" to mark National Libraries Day tomorrow.
Publisher Anna Gerber isn’t trying to kill off the printed book – she’d just like you to spend a bit more time on your mobile. “We don’t really think the point is to change the way we read,” she says, “but we do like the idea of trying to immerse readers in books on their phones.”
The EPUB 3 Working Group is pleased to announce that the first Editor's Draft of EPUB 3.1 is now available for community review. A condensed summary of the changes being put forward for review is available in the EPUB 3.1 Changes from 3.0.1 document. The approach taken in this first draft of propositioning potentially controversial changes, in effect as 'trial balloons", makes timely feedback even more important.
The primary thrust of this revision is to bring EPUB 3 more in line with the Open Web Platform (OWP). To that end, the HTML syntax of HTML5 is now proposed to have required support in reading systems. resulting in the need for a new cross-syntax compatible method to enrich the markup (i.e., that can work in HTML and XHTML). The working group is proposing a move to the ARIA role attribute coupled with the W3C Digital Publishing WAI-ARIA Module for semantics. This first editor's draft also proposes dropping support for EPUB 2 and for a number of EPUB 3 features that are not broadly compatible with the OWP.
Sharing your scoops to your social media accounts is a must to distribute your curated content. Not only will it drive traffic and leads through your content, but it will help show your expertise with your followers.
How to integrate my topics' content to my website?
Integrating your curated content to your website or blog will allow you to increase your website visitors’ engagement, boost SEO and acquire new visitors. By redirecting your social media traffic to your website, Scoop.it will also help you generate more qualified traffic and leads from your curation work.
Distributing your curated content through a newsletter is a great way to nurture and engage your email subscribers will developing your traffic and visibility.
Creating engaging newsletters with your curated content is really easy.