Children read digital books more and more and at a rapid pace. The Kids + E-Reading Trends 2012 to 2013 study (conducted by PlayCollective and Digital Book World) was released on Monday and showed that two-thirds of children aged 13 and under read digital books with at least 92 percent of them doing so at [...]
Google has just filed for a new patent that would make eBooks come alive with sounds. The sounds would be triggered by events within the book, such as lapping waves, an ominous crescendo, or maybe an outdoor market. The new application would have the sounds stored on a server and would be pushed out to the eBook users are reading at the time.
When I first met Julie Merberg in the '90s, she was an editor at Perigee Books. Since then, I’ve enjoyed watching her journey from editor to book packager and then to publisher. In 2005 Merberg launched Downtown Bookworks, where she’s now doing children’s books in innovative formats and says: "Children should be reading from books and not from screens."
A German publisher is being accused of excessive political correctness for removing controversial language from a classic children's book, sparking debate about how to handle outdated and offensive words in the genre.
Last month German Family Minister Kristina Schröder incited the ire of her fellow conservative politicians when she took aim at politically incorrect content in classic children's literature. In addition to suggesting that God should be gender neutral, she criticized sexist and racist messages in some of these tales too.
The world's biggest book fair opened here on Tuesday with the spotlight on children's literature, traditionally an "under-recognised" sector but now seen as a driving force in publishing.
More than 7,000 exhibitors are expected from Wednesday at the five-day Frankfurt Book Fair, which this year also puts the literary traditions, arts and culture of New Zealand in the spotlight as its guest of honour.
"Childrens' books have been doing very well around the world," Richard Robinson, president and chief executive of the publisher and distributor of children?s books, Scholastic told a news conference.
[PRESS RELEASE] SAN DIEGO, Dec. 12, 2011—As the holidays approach, www.MyOwnStory.com is pleased to debut its collection of holiday stories for children. MyOwnStory.com now offers seasonal stories about celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, and a combination of both holidays. The company is also offering a free story to military families during the holiday season. MyOwnStory.com, one of the most innovative concepts in children's book publishing, offers customizable stories in an online and printable format, allowing parents and caregivers to explain life's various events in a way that touches each