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7 ways to create a premium edition of your book with iBooks Author

7 ways to create a premium edition of your book with iBooks Author

iBooks Author is Apple’s digital publishing software, used today to create digital books of all kinds. A great strategy on how to use iBooks Author – and the interactive, multimedia-driven books it allows you to create – is to turn regular content into ‘premium’ editions by including new bonus features, just like the bonus features […]

3D: On fast cars and ebooks

3D: On fast cars and ebooks

In the first of an occasional series, 3D: Three Questions on Design, Toby Hopkins of Getty Images asks Martin Stockham, the man behind new electronic publishing house Monza Books about designing for digital. Monza’s first publications, The Racing Car: Ferrari 250 GTO by Doug Nye, newly updated with a foreword by Pink Floyd drummer and […]

Design teacher, Andrew Buck, creates revision app [INTERVIEW]

Andrew Buck is a Graphic Design teacher at Hastingsbury Upper School in Bedfordshire. He and his design students have created an app that is hopefully going to transform the way students can prepare and succeed when it comes to the dreaded exam season. Whilst the app isn’t necessarily linked to Publishers, it’s an interesting app […]

Amazon’s Press Conference: What Can We Expect?

Sales figures. A detailed breakdown of sales of devices by country, including market share, plus a deep look into the data they hold for each customer, as well as how their recommendation system works. CEO Jeff Bezos is likely to unveil their print-to-ebook sales ratio, alongside comparative figures of how each version of Kindle has […]

BookMachine Weekly BookWrap: publishing stories from around the web

This week, you may want to contemplate the Hierarchies of ebook design, while bearing in mind what happens When Publishing Technology Attacks. And as Consumers Start to Take Notice of the E-Book Library Lending Problem, Mike Shatzkin is Thinking more about ebooks and libraries and what big publishers should do. Meanwhile, it’s been argued that […]

BookMachine Weekly BookWrap: publishing stories from around the web

On the site this week, we were Writing the book on fashion, arguing that the term ‘Legacy Publisher’ Is Not A Thing, and reporting on Foyles now selling ebooks. And there was plenty happening elsewhere as a Penguin move causes outrage at ToC and it seems Book marketing is broken. Big data can fix it. […]

This means war: Foyles now selling ebooks

Sticking an ever so dignified and respectable two fingers up at Amazon, beloved London bookseller Foyles has this week launched an ebook store and accompanying apps. The venerable, iconic independent chain – with five branches in London and one in Bristol, for the more adventurous metropolitan – already has over 200,000 titles on offer, which […]

BookMachine Weekly BookWrap: publishing stories from around the web

This week, there was a look at How e-reading changes reading habits, but  it was heartening to hear that Humans are hardwired to read books. From a publishers point of view, let’s hope they are also hardwired to pay for them: here’s one man not Not Worried by Ebook Piracy. The Hyperion CEO considers Book […]