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.
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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.
Bookseller & Publisher’s annual pre-Christmas survey, published yesterday, found that 40% of Australian booksellers not already selling ebooks are planning to do so in the next six months.
A new WiFi Kobo e-reader will be on sale in Australia by Christmas, and readers will be able to download Hachette Australia titles to read on it via the Borders/Angus & Robertson apps after REDgroup finalized the last of its deals with major publishers here this week.
Did you know that as we put together an update on ebooks in Australia a few weeks back, Penguin Australia had yet to sign with Amazon, which meant its ebooks were available from Borders and Angus & Robertson powered by Kobo, but not for Kindle?
Heard the one about the author who made millions by self-publishing their novel as an ebook? No? There’s a reason for that.
Digital titles could make up between 20 and 30 per cent of the trade book market within two to five years, according to industry representatives who attended a round table event on the future of reading last month.
We’ve taken a first look at Sony’s Readers and latest Kindle in order to fill you in on the pros and cons of each. But we think there’s another device coming that’ll kill them all.