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Rising Above the Chatter: Who’s the talk of the town in the battle of the ereaders?

It’s been a big month of analysis, rumors, and speculation concerning the future of the ereader and tablet market. Kobo continues to make waves as it partners with the ABA to allow independent book retailers the ability to sell ebooks. The success of the Nook has abated and news sources have been speculating about its…Continue Reading

People Roundup, August 2012

PEOPLE Director at Janklow & Nesbit Tina Bennett has joined William Morris Endeavor‘s literary division as a partner in the New York office. She was at J&N for seventeen years and joins Eric Simonoff, who left Janklow for WME in 2009. Perseus Books Group’s VP Corporate Strategy & Business Development Clare Peeters, has left the company to join…Continue Reading

The New Kid in Town: Who’s the Most Popular in the Ereader Market?

Though there’s still buzz about Kobo in Japan and Barnes & Noble’s announcement of a Nook for the Web that allows readers to access books and samples from a cloud system that has bookmarking and social features, much of the ereader talk this month centered around the tablet wars and the new Nexus 7. While…Continue Reading

Anything You Can Do: One-Upmanship in the Ereader Competition

This month, there seemed to be a good amount of back-and-forth between ereader companies with new products or services announced just as another company gains some footing. The competition in international markets continues. Waterstones, though it recently announced it would be selling Kindles this year in its stores, admitted that if other devices had the…Continue Reading

People Roundup, June 2012

PEOPLE Skip Prichard will step down as President and CEO of the Ingram Content Group, June 8. Ingram Content Chairman John Ingram will assume Prichard’s duties as CEO. Myrna Blyth has been named Senior Vice President and Editorial Director, AARP Media.  She was most recently Editor-in-Chief of ThirdAge.com and previously long time Editor-in-Chief of Ladies Home…Continue Reading

Tortoise? Hare? Who’s Winning in the race of the ereaders?

New ereader developments abounded in early May with the announcement that Barnes & Noble’s Nook received a $300 million investment from Microsoft, prompting much speculation about what new products and technology this partnership might bring. Though Nook and Microsoft might mean some interesting developments in the US market, many other ereader companies have turned their…Continue Reading

Making BEA As Simple As ABC: Quick Links to all things BookExpo America 2012

As though navigating endless booths at the Javits Center isn’t an overwhelming enough endeavor, throw in many collocated events with various websites and it’s easy to see how you can feel a little lost preparing for the 2012 BookExpo America (BEA). With the big event quickly approaching, we thought we would pull together a quick…Continue Reading

People Roundup, Mid-May 2012

PEOPLE Scholastic has named Jenny Frost as ePublisher and SVP, eBook Strategy. She has been consulting since leaving Crown Publishing Group, where she was President and Publisher, in January 2010. Sara Nelson, book editor for O, The Oprah Magazine, is moving to Amazon where she will be Editorial Director, Amazon.com Books. The press release announces that Nelson “will be leading…Continue Reading

BISG’s Making Information Pay Conference: Beyond “Business-as-Usual”; The Age of Big Data

Book Industry Study Group‘s Angela Bole, welcomed attendees to the May 3rd conference at the McGraw-Hill Auditorium, which focused on how to capture and use data in both print and digital book marketing and sales.  Despite a serious subject, the day’s presentations managed to be both accessible and entertaining. First up was Jake Freivald from Information Builders, who talked about how…Continue Reading

Night vs. Day: Which ereader is outshining the competition? Which one is left in the dark?

Though updates about the DOJ lawsuit are dominating the publishing industry newsfeed, the war of the ereaders rages on with new developments and speculation about what Amazon, Apple, B&N, and other companies might have up their sleeves. It’s a bit of an arms race at the moment with rumors swirling of new features that future…Continue Reading