The Publishing Business Conference and Expo (April 4-6, 2011 in NYC)—produced by Book Business and Publishing Executive magazines—has announced the speakers of the keynote Executive Roundtable for book publishers, featuring leading executives from various segments of the book publishing industry.
Children's book publisher Scholastic has released a list of "10 Trends in Children’s Books from 2010." The list was compiled by Scholastic editors, "including children’s literature experts from Scholastic Book Clubs and Scholastic Book Fairs, divisions of Scholastic that distribute books from all publishers through schools nationwide," according to the company.
On Tuesday, December 14, Book Business will present a free webinar, sponsored by Canon, entitled "Children's Reading Trends in the Digital Age: An All-Access Pass to Scholastic's '2010 Kids and Family Reading Report.'"
This week's mediaIDEAS On Point chart shows the forecasted growth of the North American smartphone market. This year, they will reach 46 percent of general cell phone sales, and by 2018, they will represent approximately 90 percent.
(Press Release) MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., Nov. 22, 2010—Capstone, the leading publisher of children's books and digital products and services, is donating 300,000 overstock books to Books for Africa, the largest shipper of donated text and library books to the African continent.
Simba Information, publisher of the "Book Publishing Report" newsletter, has estimated about 35% of iPad owners haven't used the devices to read e-books.
A PC Advisor poll of 987 site visitors has found that almost a third (32.8 percent) already own an e-book reader, while 26.5 percent are interested in owning an e-book reader but have yet to splash out.
Publishers' book sales tracked by the Association of American Publishers (AAP) for September decreased by 12.1 percent over the previous year to $1.1 billion. Year-to-date sales increased by 3.8 percent.
Consider it an inauguration of sorts, a celebration of the e-book industry becoming a member of the major media club just as digital music and online video have before them.
Last month, ChangeWave asked over 3,000 consumers about their purchase plans for the coming months. As the trends already show for 2010, people just aren’t buying netbooks, with more and more people looking towards the tablet options to fulfil their ultra-mobile computing needs.
In the 2010 Kids and Family Reading Report, children age 6-17 and their parents share their views on a wide range of topics regarding reading in the 21st century.
Borders Group today announced it will open 25 seasonal Borders Express stores nationwide to serve customers during the holiday season.
According to publishers' book sales figures for the month of July, which are tracked and released by the Association of American Publishers, e-book and downloaded audio book sales posted the highest increases over July 2009, compared to other book categories.
Publishing Executive and Book Business magazines have announced a call for speakers for their 2011 Publishing Business Conference and Expo, to be held April 4-6, 2011, at the New York Marriott Marquis in Times Square.
(Press Release) ANN ARBOR, Mich., Sept. 01, 2010, PRNewswire via COMTEX—Borders today announced it is teaming with Build-A-Bear Workshop(R) to bring the popular teddy bear to life in more than 500 Borders superstores nationwide.