Bookmate, the subscription based social e-reading service, has today announced an agreement with Bloomsbury, Faber Factory and Harlequin. This deal will add more than 15,000 new titles to the Bookmate library.
"A lot of readers have the perception that when something arrives as a book, it's gone through a more rigorous fact-checking process than a magazine or a newspaper or a website, and that's simply not that case," Silverman said. He attributes this in part to the physical nature of a book: Its ink and weight imbue it with a sense of significance unlike that of other mediums.
Fact-checking dates back to the founding of Time in 1923, and has a strong tradition at places like Mother Jones and The New Yorker. But it's becoming less and less common
A truly historical literary event took place last weekend in Southeast Asia that doesn’t seem to have enjoyed quite as much attention from the Western media as it probably should have, and so we figured we’d briefly mention it here: During the first three days of February, Myanmar—the country still known to much of the world as Burma—held it’s first-ever [...]
According to a press release distributed late last week by BookBaby, the self-described “one-stop self-publishing solution” and “the world’s largest ebook distribution network for independent authors,” the company has just announced a new partnership with the Malaysia-based eSentral. Perhaps not coincidentally, eSentral is itself the biggest e-book store in Southeast Asia. “I’m thrilled to add eSentral to our growing [...]
Ms. Aziz joins Scholastic from Marshall Cavendish International (Singapore), Singapore's largest educational publisher
Offshoring has taken on new meaning in recent years. The Web, electronic file transfer, advancements in foreign technology and faster, better ways to communicate globally have all stirred the waters of opportunity for tapping the American marketplace from overseas. A global marketplace has swelled beyond what many expected. For some, this means greater opportunity, savings and growth. For others, it means the promise of more jobless Americans, more abandoned factories, more unfair labor competition. For many book publishers, specifically, it means more options for manufacturing books cost-effectively. It means new options for digital content creation, design and editorial. It means increased profitability, growth