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Harry Potter ebook sales top £1m in three days

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Magic continues for JK Rowling as digital sales in first week exceed expectationsOver £1m-worth of Harry Potter ebooks have been sold in just three days, according to the chief executive of JK Rowling's new digital venture Pottermore.Pottermore's director Charlie Redmayne told Radio Litopia's show "The Naked Book" that Harry Potter...
Harry Potter ebook sales top £1m in three days

'Wonderbook' brings augmented reality to PlayStation

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Among several expected announcements at Sony's E3 keynote, the company also introduced a surprise, the Wonderbook, which serves as a complement to the PlayStation Move system. The device, designed in conjunction with Harry Potter author JK Rowling, serves as an input device for interactive augmented-reality features in virtual books and...
'Wonderbook' brings augmented reality to PlayStation

Direct-To-Fan Done Right: Indy Romance Ebook Club Seduces Readers With Extras

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When I wrote about the failings of JK Rowling's Pottermore ebook store, reaction was mixed. Most sources were praising Pottermore for striking out and demonstrating a new model for publishing, but I wanted to forget the business side for a moment and ask whether the customers were truly receiving any...
Direct-To-Fan Done Right: Indy Romance Ebook Club Seduces Readers With Extras

Pottermore finally vanquishes technical obstacles to open access

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JK Rowling's internet version of the Harry Potter universe becomes available to everybody in early AprilFrustrated Harry Potter fans have finally received the news they have been waiting for: JK Rowling's much-delayed Pottermore website is set to open to all comers in early April, with ebooks due out around the...
Pottermore finally vanquishes technical obstacles to open access

Bloomsbury's ebook sales jump 89% in first half, but pre-tax profits fall by 40% overall

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Harry Potter publisher Bloomsbury has reported revenue rises of 2% in the six months leading to the end of August this year, however overall the publisher’s pre-tax profits (stripping out costs for international relocation etc) fell by 40%, dropping to £0.9m ($1.44 million) from £1.5m on the previous year. Digging...
Bloomsbury's ebook sales jump 89% in first half, but pre-tax profits fall by 40% overall

E3 2012: Sony's Andrew House – interview

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Steve Boxer caught up with Sony Computer Entertainment's chief executive to discuss rebuilding Sony, new PS3 IPs, killer games for PS Vita, his pet project Wonderbook and JK RowlingFor Sony Computer Entertainment chief executive Andrew House, you would imagine that E3 2012 was the source of some much-needed respite.Never mind...
E3 2012: Sony's Andrew House – interview

From Pottermore to Frankenstein, a new kind of monster is being created | Claire Armistead

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Interactive ebooks that enable us to inhabit characters and rewrite the story are transforming our reading experienceAs China's Zhou Enlai would say, it's always too early to predict the outcome of a revolution – but wherever it's headed, the one that's happening in the publishing world looks to have reached...
From Pottermore to Frankenstein, a new kind of monster is being created | Claire Armistead

Pottermore conjures Harry Potter ebooks

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After a postponed launch last year, all of JK Rowling's seven bestselling Harry Potter books are now available as ebooks on the Pottermore websiteEbook editions of JK Rowling's seven bestselling Harry Potter titles went on sale for the first time today, marking what is being described as digital publishing's "Beatles'...
Pottermore conjures Harry Potter ebooks

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Pottermore opens its doors for all, JK Rowling announces

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Harry Potter welcomes all-comers to long-delayed interactive wizarding site with millions expected to fly in after official launchJK Rowling has sprung a surprise on her fans by opening the doors to her long-awaited Pottermore website without any warning.A select million fans were granted access to the site last summer following...
Pottermore opens its doors for all, JK Rowling announces

Harry Potter series goes to e-books in iPad-friendly form

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JK Rowling's own Pottermore store became the first to carry Harry Potter e-books on Tuesday. The shop has all seven novels in ePub format. The files are unprotected and will work with iPads and other iOS devices along with Android hardware and anything else that takes standard ePub files; Kindle...
Harry Potter series goes to e-books in iPad-friendly form

Tech Weekly Podcast: E3 2012

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On the show this week Aleks Krotoski is joined by the Guardian Games Team with all the news from this years E3 Conference in LA. Greg Goodrich, executive producer of shoot 'em up series Medal of Honour, tells us about the new instalment, Warfighter; and Sony Computer Entertainment president Andrew...
Tech Weekly Podcast: E3 2012

Printed book sales' decline slowed in 2012

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Physical book sales fell £74m last year, but contraction of the market slowed despite the recession and rise of ebooksPrint book sales fell by almost £74m last year, reaching a nine-year low - but the decline is less than it was in 2011, and experts believe physical books still "hold...
Printed book sales' decline slowed in 2012

Harry Potter And The Missing Middlemen: Where The Pottermore Store Goes Wrong

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Last summer, we praised JK Rowling for finally embracing ebooks, and doing so in a way that made it seem like she really got it. That was when she announced Pottermore, her own website and store that would sell the Harry Potter ebooks directly to fans with no DRM. While...
Harry Potter And The Missing Middlemen: Where The Pottermore Store Goes Wrong

Apple's Sir Ive honored with BBC kids TV's greatest honor, the gold Blue Peter badge (video)

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Knighthood, schmighthood. Apple's British design head has just picked up a golden Blue Peter badge. The show, which has been running on UK TV for over 50 years, even had their gift reciprocated, with Sir Jonathan Ive offering up a solid aluminum Blue Peter badge (above) that took over...
Apple's Sir Ive honored with BBC kids TV's greatest honor, the gold Blue Peter badge (video)

The best games of 2012: Nathan Ditum's choice

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While blockbusters stuttered, creative short-form downloads triumphedIt's been something of an in-between year for gaming, shaped by unperfected new business models, expectations for new hardware announcements that remained unrequited, and truly exceptional titles in short supply. Mass Effect 3 was an early boost in March, seeing off the remarkable sci-fi...
The best games of 2012: Nathan Ditum's choice

Fifty Shades trilogy outsells Harry Potter on Amazon's UK website

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After just four months of sales, EL James beats JK Rowling to become Amazon.co.uk's bestselling author of all timeAfter four months of increasingly astronomical sales, EL James's Fifty Shades trilogy has today officially outsold JK Rowling's seven-book Harry Potter series on Amazon's UK site.James has sold more than four million...
Fifty Shades trilogy outsells Harry Potter on Amazon's UK website
Sir Jony Ive voted British Visionary Innovator for 2012

Wonderbook - review

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PS3, Sony, cert: 7, out nowImagine a game you control with a book. Not a virtual book, but one made of paper and card and binding glue. Welcome, then, to Wonderbook, a game that could not offer a more vivid and attractive alternative to the gung-ho chest-beating of Call of...
Wonderbook - review

Tor rips up the rulebook on digital rights management

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Authors, agents and retailers welcome science fiction publisher's announcement that its entire ebook list is to become DRM-freeTor, the world's biggest science fiction publisher and home to authors including Orson Scott Card, China Miéville and Cory Doctorow, has shaken publishing with the news that its entire list of ebooks is...
Tor rips up the rulebook on digital rights management

BlackBerry 10 Touch, Qwerty Devices Leak In Video; RIM Wants Lady Gaga To Help Sell BB10

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RIM is still bathing in the afterglow of yesterday’s Q2 2013 fiscal results not being quite as awful as some had feared. The company remains in the invidious position of having to flog an out-of-date OS (BB7) while it tries to get its next-gen OS, BB10, ready for lift off at...
BlackBerry 10 Touch, Qwerty Devices Leak In Video; RIM Wants Lady Gaga To Help Sell BB10
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The digital truths traditional publishers don't want to hear

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The choices offered by digital publishing can only be good news for writers, says Barry Eisler. So why are traditional publishers so angry?Until November 2007, when Amazon introduced the Kindle, the only viable means of book distribution was paper. Accordingly, a writer who wanted to reach a mass audience needed...
The digital truths traditional publishers don't want to hear

Wonderbook: Book of spells - review

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Wonderbook: Book of spells is the latest must-have Harry Potter release, an interactive textbook for all wannabe-wizards and, in the words of JK Rowling, 'the closest a Muggle can come to a real spellbook'. Sound intriguing? We sent site member TheBookThief along to take a look!Have you read Wonderbook? Email...
Wonderbook: Book of spells - review

Amazon Kindle Lending Library to offer Harry Potter June 19

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Amazon will be providing the Harry Potter series of books to users of the Kindle Owners' Lending Library in the near future. The all-time bestselling book series has been licensed from JK Rowling's Pottermore, and joins the existing 145,000 titles already available for reading.......
Amazon Kindle Lending Library to offer Harry Potter June 19

Pottermore: 3m pupils enrol at Hogwarts

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Millions of fans have signed up to JK Rowling's digital experience to cast spells and fight duels, with more interactivity and The Chamber of Secrets promised 'soon'Hogwarts, the wizarding school at the centre of the Harry Potter books, can now count 3 million virtual pupils among its numbers after fans...
Pottermore: 3m pupils enrol at Hogwarts

From Harry Potter to hoodies: Here’s the week’s media news in review

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There was a lot of news to chew over from this past week in the media, so we’ve taken a broad view of events and packaged them up here in an easy-to-digest bite. Where else would Harry Potter find himself up against Al Jazeera? Reading rights The wait is finally...
From Harry Potter to hoodies: Here’s the week’s media news in review

Tech Weekly podcast: the verdict on E3 2012

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On the show this week, Aleks Krotoski is joined in the studio by two members of the Guardian Games team with all the news from this year's E3 conference in Los Angeles.Greg Goodrich, executive producer of the shoot 'em up series Medal of Honour, tells us about the new instalment,...
Tech Weekly podcast: the verdict on E3 2012

Sony's Wonderbook is PS Move-augmented reading, launches with J.K. Rowling's 'Book of Spells'

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If you were wondering what Sony planned next for the PS Move, the answer is apparently... books. Just displayed at its pre-E3 press conference, Wonderbooks will let users turn physical books into the best pop-up adventure of all time. As seen in the presentation, it could project images onto...
Sony's Wonderbook is PS Move-augmented reading, launches with J.K. Rowling's 'Book of Spells'

Jackie Collins, sort-of self-publisher

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Collins's move to republish The Bitch alone is not perhaps as bold as it soundsThe news that Jackie Collins is to self-publish her latest fiction, The Bitch, in the US as an ebook, has exhilarated the Twittersphere. (It's a comprehensive re-write of her earlier novel of the same title.)But on...
Jackie Collins, sort-of self-publisher
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