Romantic intentions

In my head at least, book readers fall into two distinct groups. 

1) Those with a To Be Read pile

2) Everyone Else.

I’ll be honest, the first time I came across the letters TBR on my Twitter feed I had to Google it. People with a TBR pile are heavy book-buyers; they often work - or aspire to work - in the publishing industry. They take ‘shelfies’ and post them on Instagram, they catalogue and review their books online. Read more »

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However hard I try to offer a balanced perspective on this market, I find myself once again back at Amazon, heaping praise on them. 

This weekend saw the launch of their first UK TV ad. Which is a minor triumph in itself. There are only so many Kindle ads with shiny happy Americans in bikinis us Brits can stomach.  Read more »

Startup profile - Glipho

What is your company name? 

Glipho.

Where are you based? Read more »

FutureBook Innovation Awards - open for entry

Excited to announce that the FutureBook Innovation awards are now open. Launched 3 years ago, the awards were the first of their kind to recognise publishing innovation. Read more »

In search of a happy ending

Recent news and analysis of publishing has made me wonder if the book business is hoping for its own ‘happy ending’. This happy ending looks something like this: Whilst a few die-hard geeks use their Kindles and iPads to read ebooks, ‘proper’ readers wander around bookshops and libraries sniffing the pages as their children sit outside under a tree reading a book of poetry (printed book obviously).  Read more »

“TOC was a great ride…”

With those words Tim O’Reilly CEO of O'Reilly Media brought the curtain down on seven years of Tools of Change with the shock announcement of the end of both the TOC conferences and the TOC blog. Read more »

Who fancies playing chess with Jeff Bezos?

Not exactly a pleasant thought, is it?

Bezos has once again shown that he is a formidable strategist. A Grandmaster. Read more »

Top 12 FutureBook blogs from 2012

Had a look at the analytics for 2012 and thought a top 12 most-read blogs list might be useful.

Here they are:

25 ways to generate better online book sales 

by Nick Atkinson

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The author paradox

For the first time this year, our Digital Census survey asked specific questions of authors. Yes, authors, like they’re important. Huh? Read more »

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