‘I needed somebody who could publish a work of this magnitude,’ says Patricia Cornwell of her new nonfiction work from Amazon Publishing. Read More
Booktrack's Paul Cameron: 'We want to immerse you, not interrupt, you'
‘Today, we have 2.5 million users’ Five years in — and with a new $5 million round of Series B financing in place — the New Zealand-based Booktrackis at that point at which a start-up begins to show staying power. Late last week, it was announced that the company has become a partner in the Google for… Read More
Enhanced ebooks and steel filing cabinets
Funny how #FutureChat can change your mind. Camille LaGuire, whose beret-ed avatar is familiar to many of us in our weekly discussion from The Bookseller and FutureChat, started Friday’s chat by announcing: Not sure I have much to contribute about the Future of Enhanced books discussion on #FutureChat today. By later in the day,… Read More
Enhanced ebooks: 'Is That All There Is?'
“Perhaps we are already discovering that this new world is a touch more fertile” for enhanced ebooks than we thought. Or is this wishful thinking on my colleague Philip Jones’ part? His musings on this issue are timely, particularly as they came to us in his Tuesday FutureBook column, The smart book for a new… Read More
'Smart layers' and resistance: Joe Wikert on the 'Dynamic Book'
Allowing publishers to ‘webbify’ the book At Books in Browsers, the annual conference produced by Peter Brantley, you hear the phrase “networked book” quite a bit. In its most reachy potential, the “networked book” is an exhilarating concept of information existing in its most connected state — whatever that state might be. No longer a thing but… Read More
Beneath the Ink: Under the Radar
‘A wild hair’ “My first job was as a Walt Disney Imagineer,” Sherisse Hawkins says, “and that was about designing theme parks and rollercoasters.” And before she struck out on her own, her 25 years in corporate positions included being vice-president of subscriber equipment and navigation with Time Warner Cable. While there, she was named Woman… Read More