Innovation from Outside the Publishing Industry – The Underground Bookclub

 This month has seen the launch of an app which is entrpreneural in nature and innovative in concept. Read more »

Fallen agents - how everything just changed

The Department of Justice's lawsuit against Apple and five of America's biggest publishers begins like a John Grisham novel, talking of Apple's "aikido move", violations of anti-trust law, and tens of millions of dollars having been overspent on e-books. But in reality the document is a 49-page slasher-novel that leaves no-one in the industry unscathed. Read more »

B&N's UK Nook and other diggeri-pokery

It seems now not to be a matter of if, or even when, but how the Nook will arrive in the UK. Many publishers we've spoken to over the past week suggest that a London Book Fair announcement is coming from the giant US bookseller Barnes & Noble. This makes sense. B&N needs a stage and LBF has always provided a publicity platform for such launches: think Google many years ago. Read more »

Why We Should Care - GAME goes into administration

So, GAME has finally, officially, gone into administration.

First up, best of luck to the near 6000 people employed by the group, and let's hope that there is at least some form of positive outlook.

So why should the book trade care other than a sympathy vote?

Quite apart from the fact that many stores will close and give us one less reason to visit the High St, let's start by looking at the parallels, especially here in the UK (and I'm massively generalizing here, but I could spend all day writing this post...): Read more »

Research Reveals Current Situation of eBooks in Brazil

Since the commercial sale of eBooks began in Brazil in late 2009, the number of digital books in Portuguese was always scarce - never more than a few thousand. Apparently, the situation is changing. Read more »

Technology and EBooks in Brazil

Brazil is not a world example when it comes to digital books. The estimate is that we are three years behind big markets like North America. However, 2012 promises to be the year that things will really happen, so we present here an overview about the technology - both formats and devices - used in Brazil. Read more »

I am proof that publishers love authors

It’s easy to assume that Joseph Konrath is angry at publishers not because he has a legitimate concern with the way they do business but because he suffers from a serious case of a broken heart and hurt pride. It’s easy to assume this because he makes it easy - by running pieces that say less about how Amazon is going to destroy the current publishing industry than they do about how much he hates the Big 6. Read more »