Amazon has announced the successor to its industry standard .mobi book format.
Kindle Format 8 or .kf8 will allow authors and publishers greater flexibility on how their books appear on screen.
It adds support for the latest web technologies (HTML5 and CSS3) and will first be seen on the upcoming Amazon tablet computer - the Kindle Fire. In the coming months, Amazon will roll it out through software updates to existing e-ink devices as well as Kindle reading apps.
HarperCollins has announced it will use its authonomy site to source the titles for a new digital-only imprint.
Scott Pack, former publisher at The Friday Project, will head up the project and work with an editorial board to pick the initial titles.
The bestselling books will go on to be available as print editions. The authonomy website solicits submissions from unpublished and self published authors. All of the content for the new venture will have been discovered online.
Baker & Taylor, Inc., the world's largest distributor of physical and digital books and entertainment products, and Gardners Books Limited, Britain's leading book wholesaler, today announced an agreement to expand the international content in Baker & Taylor's network.
The partnership will allow Gardners Books' nearly 1,000 eBook publishers to reach customers around the world via Blio, which is forecasted to be pre-installed on millions of consumer reading devices worldwide.
Bello’, Macmillan’s new eBook and print on demand publishing list for lost classics and out-of-print backlists, launche with 120 books drawn exclusively from Curtis Brown's list, with a further 400 titles to follow next year.
The overall message that should emerge from the 63rd Frankfurt Book Fair is that the future of the book is assured.
Bloomsbury Publishing has announced details of a new digital and print-on-demand imprint: Bloomsbury Reader.
The Bloomsbury Reader range incorporates many out of print titles, alongside new works by leading contemporary writers.
The Bloomsbury Reader range incorporates every genre including romance, crime, children's stories, science-fiction, politics, travel writing, biographies, prose and poetry.
Amazon's highly-anticipated forthcoming tablet computer will be called the Amazon Kindle Fire, according to a technology blog.
TechCrunch claims that the online retail giant will officially announce the title at a press conference tomorrow, and then launch the tablet in the US in the second week in November.
Waterstones appears to be taking a tip from Barnes & Noble and launching its own eReading device.
In an interview with the BBC for its “You and Yours” consumer affairs program, Waterstones MD James Daunt said that the company’s eReader development was “well down the planning line.”
Organisers of the Publishing Innovation Awards have announced that major eBook retailers Barnes & Noble, Sony, and Kobo have agreed to join the awards as supporting partners.
Senior representatives at each of the retailers will join the advisory board for the Awards, providing key insight into the framing, judging, and evolution of the PIAs, as well as the all new QED Seal, a reader-focused standard for eBook quality.