Earlier this month, Margaret Atwood took to The Guardian to sing the praises of WattPad – a social story sharing site that boasts more than 8 million unique monthly visitors. Since its launch in 2006, there have been more than 5 million stories published on WattPad, although as Atwood admits, the platform is [...]
Since its launch in 2010, Kobo has become a key player in the ereader market. In the UK, the company has a strong presence in WHSmith stores and in Canada (home of Kobo), the ereader has a 36% marketshare. With this in mind, we’ve taken a look at Kobo’s varied digital presence and produced the [...]
One of the biggest problems marketers working with social media face is quantifying success and benchmarking competitors. It’s no different for book publishers or authors; you want to easily understand your progress, so you an evaluate whether it’s the correct digital stream for your book.
With the news that Fifty Shades of Grey is on course to sell 1 million copies by the end of 2012, we’re pleased to publish details of the key online influencers behind the novel’s incredible viral growth.
We’ve traced the history of Fifty Shades, looking at the bloggers and websites that voraciously consumed [...]
Penguin has recently announced that they will be publishing Thomas Pynchon’s back-catalogue in ebook format. After overcoming the difficulty of recreating Pynchon’s unique page layouts in ebook form, Penguin will soon be publishing V, The Crying of Lot [...]
Today we’ll be taking a look at Bibliocrunch and Pubslush, two unique book publishing platforms, that help authors professionally publish their works. However, there’s definite differences between the two platforms, so we’ve got to grips with both and listed their pros and cons.
While Bibliocrunch originally began life [...]
art from KaoS has announced that they’ll soon be publishing an iPad version of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, partially funded by the Government of Canada and the University of Waterloo.
Christened ‘iBardRomeo‘, this new adaptation of Shakespeare’s play has been touted by the [...]
Back in 2011, Bloomsbury announced that they would be publishing 230 out of print titles from authors such as Edith Sitwell and VS Prichett , as part of their new Bloomsbury Reader imprint. The service, which can be accessed here, means readers can download ebook editions for [...]
A new study by The Joan Ganz Cooney Center has published some headline grabbing statistics about ebooks. The study, which aimed to understand how print books, basic ebooks and enhanced ebooks affect child parent co-reading, has found that the latter seem to hinder story comprehension.
With 32 pairs [...]
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