Who is buying and reading ebooks?

Anyone with an eye on ebook buyer behaviour can’t fail to have noticed the latest dismal headlines. After what looked like a bracing start for the format, ebook sales are reported to be in a state of steady decline amidst accounts of print book revivals and ‘digital fatigue’. According to the Publishers Association, UK sales…

New e-reading devices for 2017

New e-reading devices for 2017 With so many apps, sites and hardware options at our fingertips the market for dedicated e-readers has begun to narrow. However, there are still plenty of reasons for avid readers to invest in a single-purpose device: Battery life still outperforms that of tablets and smartphones; the focus remains on reading…

EPUB for Education: what is happening?

EPUB for Education: what is happening? Delivering digital formats of educational resources isn’t something new. Most education publishers have been offering electronic versions of texts for decades. Digital developments help to provide interactivity, immediate analytics, and an increase in social connectivity linked to learning. It’s an exciting time to be in the classroom, as the…

DRM- Digital Rights Management

E-books The area of E-book DRM is a hotly debated topic. Some argue that DRM makes E-book publishing complex, while others have shown that eliminating or relaxing DRM might be good financially for the publishers due to the increase in legitimate buyers outweighing the effects of piracy. There are four main E-book formats available today,…

Apple launching a new app called “Apple News”. Monetization is made simple with “iAd”, Apple’s advertising platform.

Apple will be launching a new app called “Apple News”.With the Apple News Format, you’ll be able to create beautifully crafted layouts with custom typography, rich photo galleries, videos, and animations — all optimized for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. The list of publishers includes Conde Nast, Vox Media, Mashable , New York Times, Washington…