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Monthly Archives: May 2012

iBooks Now Supports Epub3

From The Digital Reader website:

There still hasn’t been a public announcement (nor has the app been updated), but yesterday Apple made it official. iBooks now supports the advanced formatting options, interactive features, and embedded content found in the new Epub3 book format.


how a book is born (because you kids love the infographics)

WeldonOwen • Mariah Bear • 5-10-12 Have you ever wondered how a great idea becomes a book? Or even how a really crummy one does? Did your mother try to make you stop asking by telling you a story that starts, “Well, when an author loves an editor very, very much . . .” or […]


Publishers Weekly Launches PW Select

In recognition of the boom in self-publishing and as an acknowledgment that valuable works are being published outside traditional publishing, PW is giving self-published authors an opportunity to present their titles to the publishing trade. Call it what you will–self-published, DIY, POD, author-financed, micro-titles, or relationship publishing–the phenomenon is upending the publishing world. Readership—agents, booksellers, […]


Edwards Brothers, Inc. and Malloy Incorporated, Merge To Form Nation's Sixth Largest Book Maker

Ann Arbor, MI (February 6, 2012)—Edwards Brothers, Inc. and Malloy Incorporated, two leading book manufacturers, announced today that they would merge effective February 6, 2012, forming a new company called Edwards Brothers Malloy. The new company will have combined sales of $115 million and will be the sixth largest book manufacturing firm in the United […]


Llewellyn Launches 'eShorts' Program

Publishers Weekly • By Claire Kirch • May 01, 2012 Llewellyn Worldwide has launched short, original e-books on topics of interest to their readers that are meant to enhance existing, full-length titles, both new and backlist. Llewellyn’s “eShorts” program will feature nonfiction titles that cover a specific subject in less than 30 pages (10,000 words). […]


Possibilities Abound in Microsoft, Barnes & Noble Deal

By Jeremy Greenfield • Digital Book World • May 1, 2012 Imagine a Windows-powered Nook tablet that breaks the iOS and Android stranglehold on the mobile device market. Imagine turning a Power Point slide deck into an enhanced e-book and distributing it to a dozen e-booksellers with the press of a button. Imagine a book […]