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FutureBook conference and awards: the basics

The FutureBook conference and awards is happening today.

Here are a few basics:

Hashtag: #fbook12

Venue: QEII Conference Centre, Broad Sanctuary, Westminster, London, SW1P 3EE Read more »

Interview: Charlie Redmayne, ceo of Pottermore

Ahead of this year’s FutureBook Conference, The Bookseller's Felicity Wood talks to keynote speaker Charlie Redmayne, c.e.o. of Pottermore, about building brands and harnessing fans.   Read more »

FutureBook conference - programme live

This is my final push to encourage you to book onto the conference. The process of putting this conference together has been challenging to say the least. It’s almost become a cliché to say that the publishing industry is at a pivotal moment, but change and disruption seem to be the only constants this year. Read more »

Just say no - but not always

It's hard saying no. And also possibly counter-intuitive. But if I had a pound for every time I've said something along the lines of, "actually, I don't think your book, An Illustrated History of Central Uzbekistani Cookery will be a very commercial eBook/ePub/iBook/App", then I'd be more profitable than your average illustrated publisher. Read more »

FutureBook Innovation Awards shortlist announcement

I am delighted to announce the FutureBook Innovation awards shortlist. I'm also very pleased to announce our awards sponsors are Kobo.

We received 221 entries from 19 different countries. As well as the UK and US, entries have come from far and wide, including: Israel, Norway, Australia, Croatia, India, South Africa, Singapore, Germany and more. Read more »

Whodunnit: Amazon, DRM and VAT

In publishing's own version of Cluedo, who or what is the biggest villain? Read more »

The Ebook Design Features Grid

Introduction

At Tools of Change – Frankfurt last week, I and Dan Rhatigan did a talk on design and typography in e-reading. Read more »

The Road to Discoverability Part 1 – Metadata, SEO and Serendipity

I was asked to chair a panel at Tools of Change conference last week on Discoverability and it was a theme that emerged time and again across the whole of Frankfurt Book Fair. I thought I’d share the research I did beforehand with links to useful articles.   Read more »

5 things that could change the digital landscape as we know it...

 

I'm putting my professional reputation on the line but here are 5 things that could significantly alter the digital landscape as we know it. And yes, that is a video for Myspace.

1. Myspace.  Read more »

Brightline, Big City

News comes out of New York overnight that Brightline, yet another new publisher, has entered the e-book market. Read more »

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