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Graphic novel app brings Dickensian London to life

The Museum of London has launched Dickens: Dark London for iOS, an interactive novel-app that transports readers back to 1862 with a Google map overlay, depicting the streets of the city as...

British Library launches online newspaper archive

Partnering with the digital publishing firm Brightsolid, the British Library has opened a pay-per-view online archive of newspapers. Around 4 million searchable pages are to be scanned in the...

The Economist on publishing profitably: 'we got lucky'

Andrew Rashbass, chief executive of The Economist , claims the publication's success over the last couple of years is down to “the extraordinary luck” of publishing an...

Future Publishing reports £19m loss, plans US digital migration

The British published has cancelled all dividends until 2013, and announced that it will migrate its US business to a "predominantly digital model". After slumping to a...

Libraries look to their digital future

The Guardian has publishing an interesting article looking into overseas libraries’ experiences in their adoption of digital formats. Copyright violations, the popularity of print books,...

Hearst Magazines UK launches new wave of iOS apps

The publisher continues its roll-out for Apple’s Newsstand iOS service, with four more publications joining the App Store: Red Magazine UK , Elle Decoration UK , You and Your Wedding...

Financial Times reaches 230k digital subscribers

Pearson has announced its latest financial results, including figures that outline the digital performance of its Financial Times newspaper: it has nearly 230,000 digital subscribers and 3.7...

Apple’s Newsstand comments round-up

According to Wired, numerous publishers are reporting subscription surges for their newspaper and magazine apps. Following the results revealed by Future Publishing, Conde Nast and PixelMags...

Future Publishing: 2m downloads on Apple Newsstand in four days

The UK publisher launched more than 50 titles on Apple's magazine and newspaper subscription platform, when it launched last Thursday. According to the press release, "the mix of free,...

Penguin UK partners with beActive for multi-platform strategy

Penguin UK has partnered with transmedia production company beActive to create a multi-platform strategy for its new book series by Ali Cronin.   The first element of...

Guardian to charge £9.99 a month for new iPad app

The app will be free for its first three months due to a sponsorship deal with Channel 4. Afterwards, it will revert to costing £9.99 a month, although Guardian print subscribers will get...

Google launches UK eBooks store

The launch comes almost a year after the store went live in the US, and is to followed by Australia and Canada soon, and other European countries in 2012. Google has signed deals with the...

Bloomsbury launches digital-only arm

The UK-based publisher announced the creation of Bloomsbury Reader, a new publishing arm that would release digital-only titles, including a selection of authors and estates represented by The...

Analysts’ reaction to Amazon Kindle Fire

"This model is the direct inverse of Apple’s model; Amazon is selling a device in order to sell more content where as Apple sells content in order to sell more devices", said...

Amazon unveils $199 Kindle Fire tablet

All of the rumours regarding Amazon’s rival to the iPad were pretty much spot on, with the device nearly matching the dimensions and hardware specs of BlackBerry’s Playbook. One key...

ePublishing stats round-up

Quoting an advertising executive working with The Daily, Bloomberg reports that News Corp’s iPad-only publication is averaging 120,000 readers a week. PaidContent claims that nearly...

Telegraph Weekly launches iPad app

Aimed at keeping UK citizens living abroad in touch with events at home, The Telegraph Weekly World Edition app offers a selection of the week’s news, as well as comment and...

Kobo goes social with electronic reading

Ebook store and reader manufacturer Kobo announced it will be working with Facebook as part of the social network’s move into content, providing deeper integration, particularly...

Pearson open-sources API for content access

The global publishing company behind the Financial Times and Penguin has launched a new licensing platform called  Plug & Play, which allows developers direct access into some of the...

Faber and Perseus launch digital services venture

US-based Perseus Books Group and the UK’s Faber & Faber, two of the world’s leading independent book publishers and distributors, announced today that Faber Factory Powered by...
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