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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

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

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

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

Trojans? Spartans? Who is triumphant in the war of the ereaders?

With the holiday sales war over and all new devices already out on the market, much of January consisted of tallying up the sales numbers and looking to new developments in the new year. There have already been some big announcements: Apple’s digital textbook publishing, a possible spinoff of the Nook from Barnes & Noble,…Continue Reading

People Roundup, February 2012

PEOPLE The Weinstein Company and The Perseus Books Group announced a new publishing duo to lead their Weinstein Books co-publishing venture — Georgina Levitt as Publishing Director and Amanda Murray.  Levitt was previously Associate Publisher of Vanguard Press and Murray was mostly recently Senior Editor at S&S. HarperCollins announced that Angela Tribelli has been appointed…Continue Reading