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.
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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?
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.
Digital publishing is not as simple as saving a print book in a different format (say ePub) and uploading it to a retailer’s website. In the case of the ebook version of Bill Bryson’s latest offering, a series of misplaced text remnants from the print version have provided a distraction to at least one reader.
Faber chief executive Stephen Page believes book publishers should be doing everything they can to embrace the digital era, as his company has done.
Michael Tamblyn knows more about e-book customers than just about anyone in the world right now. Tamblyn, who is VP Content, Sales & Merchandising for Toronto-based e-book retailer Kobo, says his company offers an “all-in-one electronic reading service for PCs, laptops, netbooks, tablets and smartphones”.
Bloomsbury executive director Richard Charkin kept attendees at digital publishing events in Melbourne, Canberra and Sydney entertained while presenting his views on e-books during his visit to Australia last month.
Beatrix Potter’s bunnies must be hopping with excitement. Her classic illustrated children’s books have been adapted for television, film and even ballet. Now Australian developer LoL Software is creating iPhone apps for a dozen of the books for the British arm of Penguin Books.