At long last, Australia’s small independent bookstores are set to enter the ebook fray. ReadCloud’s social reading ebook retail platform for independent bookstores will be launched on Wednesday, November 9, at Pages & Pages bookstore in Mosman, Sydney.
Category Archives: Australian publishing
Multinational book publishers are starting to
develop strategies to appeal to innovative, tech savvy,
entrepreneurial writers, and retain their share in these authors’
While many industries are jumping on the social media bandwagon, very little has been written about the publishing industry’s use of this medium.
After shortlisting three digital publishing research proposals for this year’s Unwin Trust UK-Australia Fellowship, the judges decided to award the research grant to Naoum for his proposal, “Experiments in Digital Publishing”.
I reckon The Very Hungry Caterpillar can be reworked to work as an interactive ebook. I also think cookbooks will mostly be digital within a few years. The research proposal component of my shortlisted but unsuccessful 2011 Unwin Trust UK-Australian Fellowship proposal sets out some of my thoughts and questions on these and other issues related to the future of book publishing.
Australia has a new ebook retailer: booku.com, sister site to Boomerang Books, launched this afternoon.
Melbourne writer Angela Meyer, who blogs about books at Literary Minded, has become something of an expert on social media. She gave an insightful presentation on the subject at the Australian Publishers Association’s industry seminiar, Social Media Marketing: Let’s Get Real, in Sydney.
Sydney-based online retailer Booktopia has become the first Australian bookseller to partner with Google to sell ebooks.
Before we get too far into 2011, it’s time to announce the ebookish.com.au award winners for 2010. We had planned to announce them between Christmas and New Year, but have been unable to think about anything ebookish other than whether it’s safe to take Kindles and iPads to the beach or swimming pool until now.
Later today we’ll announce the winners of the inaugural ebookish awards – so you have a small window in which to ponder our lists of finalists, drop us a line via Twitter (@ebookish #ebookishawards) or leave a comment on this page to tell us who (or what) should top each category and why, to suggest contenders we’ve overlooked, and to make predictions about next year.