Where does a publisher go for the latest in process, for a view of the future and to map a path for getting there? This year’s three day 6th annual TOC conference provided an immersive opportunity to do so. It was at once a celebration of the traditions of storytelling and an exploration of new developments and business frameworks for their presentation and distribution. The theme was "Change/Forward/Fast and Start Again."
This has been a tumultuous year for the book business, a time of profound change in the way books are distributed and read. It is no exaggeration to say that the widespread acceptance of digital devices and a simultaneous contraction of shelf-space in stores qualify as a historic shift. The demise of Borders, the country's second-largest book chain as recently as a year ago, was largely offset by the sale of millions of e-readers and electronic books on a vast scale…
During the three-day show, Kodak met with thousands of potential customers and demonstrated industry-leading technology, software and services. All In Print is China's largest printing fair. It took place from 14 - 17 November, at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre. As China's printing industry moves toward sustainability and increased automation, the All In Print exhibition focused on innovation, upgrades, integration and development in advanced printing technologies. With the theme, ‘It's Time for You AND Kodak-Green, Innovative, Digital and Fast’, Kodak's stand featured a variety of products
Barnes & Noble has, for the fourth year in a row, earned the top in the Corporate Equality Index (CEI), an annual survey by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization.
Flipboard calls itself the pocket-sized social magazine and this is an apt description for a social newsreader so popular that this week when it launched an iPhone edition, it was overwhelmed with traffic and crashed. Obviously there is tremendous...
Happy Thanksgiving, Book Business readers!
May we recommend you check out (but don't gore yourself on)the year's 100 notable tomes in fiction, poetry and nonfiction as selected by the New York Times between drumsticks, football games and "quality time" with extended family. Remember, it's about portion control, people.
IBISWorld forecasts industry revenue to grow at an annualized 2.7 percent to $1.5 billion in the five years to 2016. Initial growth is forecast to be quicker, with a 4.1 percent revenue increase projected in 2012 as consumers continue to conserve money and eat in. (h/t PIWorld)
Barnes & Noble, Inc. has added over one million new products to its online catalog, and new premiere online partners including Wayfair.com, Right Start, UnbeatableSale.com, Inc., School Specialty, Inc., Abe's of Maine, Delivery Agent and more.
So what is the definition of "book"? If we can agree upon a very broad starting point of the book as a delivery mechanism for content, then we can move forward.
iStoryTime, the library of children’s book apps, announced that many of its top selling storybook apps are now available on the NOOK Color Tablet.