Mobile

Mofibo: Growing Ebook Subscription on a Local Scale
January 12, 2016 at 11:46 am

While other ebook subscription services have shuttered, Mofibo a Copenhagen-based subscription service, continues to grow, boasting 15,000 new users every month and over 1 million pages read on its platform daily. The service has achieved sustainable growth and profitability due to its purposeful focus on developing local markets and providing ebooks in local languages, writes…

Fingerprint Nurtures New Readers Through Mobile Story Creation
December 17, 2015 at 11:35 am

Fingerprint is taking a different approach to engaging the next generation of readers on mobile, says CEO and co-founder Nancy MacIntyre. While many publishers and technologists have made strides in improving access to ebooks and creating interactive, game-like titles to keep children reading, MacIntyre believes tools for children to create their own ebooks are equally…

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Acquires Ebook and Technology Assets from MeeGenius
August 12, 2015 at 6:03 pm

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt made significant strides in its direct-to-consumer strategy yesterday with the acquisition of ebook and technology assets from the ebook subscription service MeeGenius. MeeGenius offers a library of 700 picture books geared toward young readers up to 8 years old. The acquisition increases HMH's digital content for young readers and establishes a direct…

Querium Tackles the Mobile Problem in Digital Education
June 9, 2015

This year's BookExpo America Startup Challenge winner was a bit of a dark horse, at least according to its co-founder, president and CEO Kent A. Fuka. "I was concerned about our chances because we're primarily in the education sector and BookExpo isn't really an education-focused conference." There was no need to worry, as Querium -- an adaptive learning software that takes users step by step through math and science problems -- took home the top prize of $10,000 and a free exhibit space at BEA 2016 in Chicago.

BEA’s Startup Challenge Brings Publishers and Technologists Together
May 29, 2015

Although it is only in its second year, BookExpo's Startup Challenge has become one of my favorite parts of BEA. For those unfamiliar with the Challenge, it pits tech startups that serve the publishing industry against one another over the course of two days. Each startup is required to pitch their service to a panel of judges and four finalists will pitch live on-stage to the BEA audience. The winner takes home $10,000 and an elevated status in the industry.

Digital Evolution in the Spanish-Language Publishing Market
April 24, 2015 at 1:00 am

Spanish is the third-most-widely-spoken language in the world, after English and Chinese, and the revenue potential of 550 million Spanish speakers worldwide is not being overlooked by the publishing sector.

Kobo Glo HD Upgrade Adds High-Res Screen
April 7, 2015 at 1:00 am

Kobo upgrades its self-lit e-reader with a new screen and concierge support after taking on customers from failing e-book retailers Sony and BlinkBox.

Pearson’s Bethlam Forsa Shares Her Vision for Education’s Tech-Powered Future
April 1, 2015

Bethlam Forsa was born and raised in Addis, Ethiopia, where she says education can make a life-altering difference. Based on her upbringing, Forsa was determined to devote her life and expertise to a mission that shapes people's everyday lives. As president of Pearson's learning services, she's answering that call. Through the development of innovative learning technologies, Forsa aims to further the capacity she fervently believes education has to cause positive change in the world.

Kids' Tablet, Fable, to Launch in March
December 17, 2014

In March, Isabella Products in Concord, Mass., will introduce the Fable, the first “child-friendly, juice-proof” tablet aimed at ages three through 10.