e-books

  • Brand new Vellum picks a fight for prettier (e)books

    Brand new Vellum picks a fight for prettier (e)books

    E-books are a lot of things. Convenient. Good for the environment. Usually cheaper than printed books. One thing they’re rarely accused of is being good-looking. Ugly books is what 180g is declaring war on with a completely revamped, 2.0 version of Vellum. Oh, and in the process, they’re adding support for making wood-pulp books, too. Fancy.  Read More

  • Amazon FreeTime gets a Parent Dashboard, Discussion Cards & more

    Amazon FreeTime gets a Parent Dashboard, Discussion Cards & more

    Amazon FreeTime, the subscription service offering kid-friendly books, videos, apps and games, is today rolling out a feature called Discussion Cards that will help parents better understand the content their child is viewing, reading or playing. The feature will be a part of a new Parent Dashboard that will also include activity reports and other insights into how the child has been using… Read More

  • Book publishing in the digital age Crunch Network

    Book publishing in the digital age

    With Thought Catalog, we mastered producing short-form writing for the web. We wanted a new challenge. We hoped to build a counterweight to Thought Catalog’s trendy digital brand with a more contemplative spin-off brand as a book publisher. Read More

  • Nickelodeon gets into e-books with new reading app for kids, Nick Jr. Books

    Nickelodeon gets into e-books with new reading app for kids, Nick Jr. Books

    Kids TV network Nickelodeon already has solid footing in the digital space with its lineup of over 40 preschool apps and games and its own streaming service, Noggin. Now, the entertainment brand is making its move into e-books. The company has just launched its first ever reading app aimed at kids, which brings interactive stories from their favorite Nick characters to the iPhone and… Read More

  • Apple launches Enhanced Editions of “A Game of Thrones” on iBooks

    Apple launches Enhanced Editions of “A Game of Thrones” on iBooks

    Apple today announced the launch of “Enhanced Editions” for George R. R. Martin’s series, “A Game of Thrones,” beginning with the author’s first title, “A Song of Ice and Fire,” to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the novel’s release.  Books Two through Five will follow in the months ahead, says Apple. These Enhanced Editions… Read More

  • Sainsbury’s exits digital entertainment, hands over e-book business to Kobo

    Sainsbury’s exits digital entertainment, hands over e-book business to Kobo

    Once again, a big retailer in the UK is pulling away from its ambitions to move into digital media. Supermarket giant Sainsbury’s is exiting the digital entertainment business. As part of that process, it will be outsourcing its e-book operations to Kobo, the online bookseller and maker of e-readers, owned by Japan’s Rakuten. The digital entertainment business, which is marketed… Read More

  • HarperCollins inexplicably turns to Bookshout to offer ebook downloads Crunch Network

    HarperCollins inexplicably turns to Bookshout to offer ebook downloads

    If there’s one thing readers love it’s extra reading apps on their iOS and Android devices. A few years ago there were about a dozen – apps for long-form writing, apps for books, apps that let publishers monetize (not really) by offering their own downloads. Now there’s Kindle. And, we learn today in a press release from HarperCollins, Bookshout. HarperCollins… Read More

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