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Kindle rivals advance internationally…slowly

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E-reading companies timed announcements around the London Book Fair, which took place at the UK’s Earls Court this week. Kobo Kobo will launch its e-book self-publishing platform — a competitor to Kindle’s KDP and Barnes & Noble’s PubIt! — by the summer, The Bookseller reports. CEO Michael Serbinis also said...
Kindle rivals advance internationally…slowly

Penguin Children's Is Turning Plants vs. Zombies Into Books, E-Books

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Following last’s year expansion into merchandise including toys, underwear (!), and more, EA’s PopCap is now taking its popular “Plants vs. Zombies” title to the printed (and e-inked) page. Penguin Children’s has acquired the physical and e-book publishing rights to the game, in a three-year deal. The first books –...
Penguin Children's Is Turning Plants vs. Zombies Into Books, E-Books
Nook in the UK: Barnes & Noble to Host London Event for Developers

Gavin Weale of Live Futures, won UK Young Publishing Entrepreneur Award this year’s London Book Fair via @ThomasRiggsCo - http://j.mp/aX3iCw

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Gavin Weale of Live Futures, won UK Young Publishing Entrepreneur Award this year’s London Book Fair via @ThomasRiggsCo - http://j.mp/aX3iCw
Kobo Launches Aura, A High-Res E-Reader, As It Preps To Its Own App Store For This Summer

Ebooks: why it pays to self-publish

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Their books may not be of the highest quality, but self-published authors such as Rachel Abbott are the trade's hottest propertyAt last year's London Book Fair, a well-respected publisher confessed to running away from self-published authors at parties. Everyone laughed. After all, the writer who dares go it alone is...
Ebooks: why it pays to self-publish

Kobo's greatest asset? It's not Amazon

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The warm welcome for Kobo's new e-reader is hardly surprising given the anti-Amazon feeling at the London Book FairKobo launched a new e-reader at last week's London Book Fair: the Aura HD. Clearly taking aim at Amazon's ever-expanding Kindle lineup, the Aura comes with the highest definition screen of any...
Kobo's greatest asset? It's not Amazon

Next-generation ebooks introduced at London Book Fair

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Faber trails 'fully immersive' version of The Thirty-Nine Steps, and a bespoke ebook using digital format to rethink conventional narrativeFiction edged its way closer to a digital incarnation with news that Faber is to publish an interactive visual version of John Buchan's classic thriller, The Thirty-Nine Steps.The publisher announced that...
Next-generation ebooks introduced at London Book Fair
Analyst: Hardbacks’ dimes-for-dollars gap is three years big

Barnes & Noble to host a Nook developers’ event in London. Could a UK launch be imminent?

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A quick glance around any London bus or underground station will soon reveal that Amazon’s Kindle has well and truly embedded itself in UK eBook-lovers’ psyche. Despite some competition from the likes of Sony, Kobo and, well, Apple’s iPad (people DO use it as an eReader), there doesn’t seem to...
Barnes & Noble to host a Nook developers’ event in London. Could a UK launch be imminent?

Penguin, Macmillan and Nosy Crow talk digital books for children

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How publishers can make reading experiences that parents feel 'more positive about than Angry Birds'For much of the book publishing world, the move to digital is all about e-books. That brings big challenges (and regulatory scrutiny) around distribution deals and pricing, but less around the actual content and design.For children's...
Penguin, Macmillan and Nosy Crow talk digital books for children

Neil Gaiman urges publishers to 'make mistakes' in uncertain new era

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Author's speech to London Book Fair calls for an experimental approach to a changing 'digital frontier'"Anyone who tells you they know what's coming, what things will be like in 10 years' time, is simply lying to you," according to the author Neil Gaiman, fresh from a provocative speech at this...
Neil Gaiman urges publishers to 'make mistakes' in uncertain new era
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