Tag Archives: Kindle

People Round-Up, Early July 2016

PEOPLE Stephen Twillinger will join Rodale as EVP and CFO in August. He is currently CFO at Dorling Kindersley. Rhea Lyons is now Subsidiary Rights Director. She was previously Senior Literary Scout at Franklin & Siegal Associates. Sara Nelson joined HarperCollins in the new role of VP, Executive Editor and Special Advisor to the Publisher….Continue Reading

People Round-Up, Mid-February 2016

PEOPLE Lisa Lucas will become the Executive Director of the National Book Foundation in Mid-March, taking over for Harold Augenbraum. She is the Publisher of Guernica magazine and a nonfiction co-chair for the Brooklyn Book Festival. Mary Ann Naples will become VP, Publisher at Disney Book Group in Mid-March. She was previously SVP, Publisher at…Continue Reading

A DRM Primer for a VAT World

The ongoing and increasingly heated debate over the use of Digital Rights Management (DRM) in digital publishing has recently received more press attention because of the EU ruling to charge VAT (value-added tax) on ebooks. For those in need of a reminder, Digital Rights Management refers to the protections  that are in place on many…Continue Reading

Our Ebooks, Ourselves: What’s Happening with Our Ereader Data?

In October of last year, news broke on The Digital Reader that Adobe Digital Editions was taking a significant amount of user data and sending it back to their servers. Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) is a program that allows readers to put ebooks onto their reading devices from retailers and libraries alike. The program’s terms…Continue Reading

Top 5 Publishing Articles/Blog Posts of the Week 9/15-9/19

Every week, we recommend 5 publishing articles/blog posts that supplement the major news for the week. Whether data or industry commentary, we hope these 5 links will be a simple way to keep you in the know. Will the Apple iOS 8 update convert Amazon Kindle users into iBooks users? Will print books survive alongside ebooks…Continue Reading

As the World Turns: Discussing Global Change at Publishers Launch Frankfurt 2013

Publishers Launch Frankfurt had a banner lineup, including HarperCollins‘ Charlie Redmayne, Osprey‘s  Rebecca Smart, Amazon‘s Russ Grandinetti, Wattpad‘s Alan Lau, and Goodreads‘ Otis Chandler, among others. The theme of the day was how different companies and countries are managing global change. In the morning, Russ Grandinetti from Amazon shared data about its worldwide ebook and…Continue Reading

Trendspotting 2013: Brendan Cahill

BRENDAN CAHILL PRESIDENT AND CEO NATURESHARE  2013 will be remembered as the year that everything came together. Since the dawn of the current Device Age, media consumption has been headed to a Manifest Destiny that experts have called “Convergence”: a new reality in which consumers can access any type of media they want, anywhere they…Continue Reading

Let’s see how far we’ve come: The Ereader War 5 Years Later

The Kindle turned five this past month, and it’s almost astounding how the market for ereaders and tablets has expanded since the first model hit Amazon’s storefront. A couple of weeks ago, we posted a chart showing the dizzying number of models currently for sale, and as we head into the holiday season, reviewers acknowledge…Continue Reading

Comparing Ereading Devices: A Visual Guide

While the past couple of months have been filled with press conferences with big presentations announcing the latest tablets and ereaders on the market, many older models from the major players have left the market with little fanfare. The iRiver Story seemingly disappeared as soon as it hit the shelves, and Nook has simplified its…Continue Reading