Recent news that Amazon is getting into bricks and mortar retail, with plans for two California pop-up stores, has gotten people in publishing talking.
The book of the future could be crowdfunded, self-published or tied to a video game -- you might even have voted on a key plot twist. Still, there's a good chance you'll be able to read it on paper. At this year's Frankfurt Book Fair, the publishing world's largest gathering, an industry that has been upended by digitalization and the rise of Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN) went in search of new business models. As reading habits change and e-books take center stage, the appetite for good storytelling is stronger than ever.
3M Library Systems is partnering with Barnes & Noble to allow library systems to purchase the Nook GlowLight e-readers directly from the retailer to lend to their patrons.
The app's features include a social feed which will allow users to follow their friends, favourite authors and celebrities on Bookmate, while also sharing their favourite books and passages.
Amazon is rolling out an upgraded suite of tablets that includes an enhanced 8.9-inch Kindle HDX ($379), a new tablet designed for children ($149), and a new Kindle HD tablet ($100).
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Kobo has added to its family of E-ink digital readers with the launch of the waterproof Kobo Aura H2O.
The Galaxy Tab 4 Nook is a full-functioning Android tablet with a handful of extra Nook software to enhance the book reading (and, even more so, book buying) experience.
Barnes & Noble unveiled the Galaxy Tab 4 Nook, a 7-inch tablet cobranded with hardware manufacturer Samsung Electronics, at a press conference at the B&N Union Square store in Manhattan.
Although much of BookExpo America's discourse seemed colored by the ongoing Amazon-Hachette dispute, there were a number of events that exuded optimism and excitement for the future. Among these was the Startup Challenge, a competition that highlighted the innovation of 18 startups hoping to make their mark on the publishing industry.