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Morning Roundup: Accidentally going digital. Libraries react to Kindle Unlimited
July 28, 2014 | 9:00 am

kindle-unlimited-rumor620x350Accidentally Going Digital (Book Riot) I suppose this led to a gradual build-up of digital in my life, as books I really, really wanted to read were available, but only digitally. So what choice did I have? Lacking that choice meant more and more digital, and I suppose less and less thinking about it. *** Scholastic to Close Storia Bookstore; Customers Could Lose Access to their eBook Purchases (The Digital Reader) This US publisher announced in April that they will be changing their Storia ebook platform from a retail service to a subscription service, and as part of that transition Scholastic recently announced that...

Morning Roundup: Lawsuits, digital apps and distributions pacts
July 22, 2013 | 8:43 am

Morning RoundupComixology and Scholastic Sign New Distribution Pact (The Digital Reader) No, they didn’t invent a practical Iron Man suit, but comiXology did just sign a new distribution agreement with Scholastic, the leading children’s and academic publisher. * * * Harper's Magazine Embracing Digital Apps to Compete with the Atlantic (Good e-Reader) Harper’s Magazine originally launched in 1850 and is second oldest magazine next to Scientific America. The company has been notorious about not walking down the digital path and is consistently losing readers to the Atlantic. This may change, as Harper’s Magazine is launching a series of digital reading apps for iOS and Android this...

Morning Links: Sponsored Content, Scholastic Summer Challenge, E-Book Projects
May 7, 2013 | 10:11 am

Morning Links Scholastic Summer Challenge Launches for Seventh Year (Galley Cat) New York Public Library Discusses eBook Projects (Good e-Reader) Senate Approves Online Sales Tax Bill (Techdirt) Is Sponsored Content the Future of Independent Online Publishing? (Techvibes) Kindle Daily Deals: The Secrets of Mary Bowser by Lois Leveen (and 3 others)  ...

Morning Links — Google reportedly kills Frommer’s
March 22, 2013 | 8:30 am

Frommer's Google Has Ceased Publication of Frommer's Guidebooks (Good e-Reader) The Monetization Dilemma for Media (Paid Content) Scholastic Adds HarperCollins Children's Books to Storia Platform (DBW) Books aren't Dead Yet (Salon) Kindle Daily Deals: Admission by Jean Hanff Korelitz (and 3 others) ...

Morning Links — Publishers say e-readers will soon be irrelevant
January 16, 2013 | 9:18 am

• Publishers Are Optimistic About Digital Transition, Say E-Readers Will Soon Be Irrelevant (Digital Book World) • Coverage of the opening day of DBW2013 (Digital Book World) • Children still prefer reading physical books, finds Scholastic (The Bookseller) • Kids' eBook Consumption  Has Doubled Since 2010 (App Newser) • 54% of U.S. kids have never read an ebook: New report (Paid Content) • With release in hardcover, 50 Shades completely flips traditional publishing cycle (Paid Content) • Emailing Jeff Bezos Every Time You Read a Book on Kindle Is the Best Art Project (Gizmodo) • Kindle Daily Deals: Agenda 21 by Glenn Beck (+ 3 others)...

Morning Links: Wikipedia and the future of news
December 20, 2012 | 10:18 am

What Wikipedia Can Tell Us About the Future of News (GigaOM) Children's Digital Profit Down at Scholastic As Hunger Games Fades and Digital Investment Ramps (Digital Book World) MacMillan Vows to Participate in Library eBook Lending (Good E-Reader) Dickens, Reserialized (The Digital Shift) Kindle Daily Deals: Terminal Value by Thomas Waite (and eight other books!) * * *  ...

Morning Roundup — Stories you may have missed
December 12, 2012 | 8:45 am

Baker & Taylor Jumps Into Audiobook Business (Good E-Reader) The Business of Editing: Burning Bridges (An American Editor) We're Pretty Sure a Book Should Have More than One Page (Consumerist) Top Ten Trends in Children's Books in 2012 from Scholastic (Digital Book World) Kindle Daily Deal: Death of Kings by Bernard Corwell {and} three other choices ... * * *    ...

Celebrate ‘Star Wars Reads Day’ on October 6
October 3, 2012 | 11:00 am

Star Wars Reads DayThis coming Saturday, October 6, you can join over 1,000 bookstores and libraries in celebrating Star Wars Reading Day, "an international celebration of books about the science fiction series," reports GalleyCat. From the post: Readers are invited to dress up in costume and go to participating local bookstores which are hosting Star Wars reading parties. Lucasfilms and its publishing partners Abrams, Chronicle Books, Dark Horse, Del Rey, DK Publishing, Random House Audio, Scholastic, Titan Magazines and Workman teamed up for the event. For more information, and to find out where a 'Star Wars Reads Day' event is taking place near you, click here....

Storia Announces Free E-Books and an iPad Giveaway (Contest Ends Sept. 14)
September 13, 2012 | 11:59 am

Scholastic wants to start your school year off right with iPad giveaways on Facebook and free e-books from Storia, the new teacher-recommended e-book and e-reading system designed specifically for toddlers to teens. By downloading the free Storia app to your PC, iPad or Android tablet, you'll automatically receive five free e-books, including a special-edition Clifford the Big Red Dog e-book in honor of his 50th birthday this year. Teachers who download Storia for their classroom will receive an additional five free e-books specifically selected for their student's grade level. You can also enter Storia's “Scratch and Win Sweepstakes” on Facebook for a...

Publishing Business Conference: The future of ebooks – executive panel
March 20, 2012 | 11:56 am

Screen Shot 2012 03 17 at 6 16 18 PM David Renard, Partner, mediaIDEAS, moderator: most of the mindshare, not necessarily the market, is going to tablets.  Everybody relying on a walled garden right now for selling ebooks and this makes publishers into technology companies. Sriram Peruvemba, Chief Marketing Officer, E Ink Holdings: owned by a paper company! Over a billion dollars in revenue last year. In the case of textbooks believe that everything will go electronic.  Find the biggest pull is in the developing countries that do not have the funds to build libraries.  With third generation of e-ink achieved most of their goals and now working on color. Have...

Why Storia Is Important
March 7, 2012 | 8:53 am

8266 v1 150x You may have read this piece (or one of the several pieces on the topic) yesterday or this morning: Storia is in beta now and available for Windows PC through the website; an iPad version is coming later this month. The app itself is free and comes with five free e-books. A store contains over 1,000 other children’s e-books—many available in digital format for the first time—that can be sorted by grade level, reading level, age and character/series. When the app officially launches in the fall, it will contain over 2,000 titles, reports the AP, “that can be bought directly from the...

Scholastic launches Storia Beta – ebook program for kids’ books
March 6, 2012 | 11:16 am

8266 v1 150x From Publishers Weekly:   After more than 18 months of development, Scholastic has begun beta tests for Storia, its proprietary e-book platform for selling and distributing its trade titles as well as digital editions of titles from other children’s houses. The beta test features 1,300 titles with the vast majority published by Scholastic; Deborah Forte, executive v-p and president of Scholastic Media, said she expects Storia to have about 2,000 titles when it makes its official debut in the fall. Scholastic is promoting Storia to teachers and parents and has designed the app to appeal to...

Scholastic to offer Sourceooks’ children’s titles as ebooks
September 19, 2011 | 10:22 am

RenderImage From the press release: Scholastic SCHL -2.27% , the global children's publishing, education and media company, today announced a partnership agreement with Sourcebooks, a leading independent publisher, to offer their children's titles through the Scholastic proprietary distribution channels as e-books on the new Scholastic e-reading application launching this fall. Under the agreement, Scholastic will carry bestselling frontlist and backlist children's titles published by Sourcebooks on the Scholastic e-reading app which is specially designed to captivate kids while helping them become better readers. Picture books, elementary series,...

Scholastic forms new digital/print imprint with Ruckus Media
September 7, 2011 | 11:11 am

2296 2 From the Publishers Weekly: Children's digital developer Ruckus Media is joining with Scholastic to create the Scholastic Ruckus imprint, a joint venture that will publish a wide range of children's and teen content across all platforms, from interactive content and transmedia projects to e-books, enhanced e-books and print. The first titles from the Scholastic Ruckus imprint will be released in 2012. Cofounded a year ago by former Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing president Rick Richter and Ruckus Media COO Jim Young, Ruckus Media has developed a list of interactive storybook apps and will publish about 40 digital titles this...

Ebooks for kids roundup
January 7, 2011 | 9:36 am

images.jpg + FollettShelf Offers a One-Stop Ebook Library (via Library Journal) Follett Library Resources has launched FollettShelf a virtual bookshelf that houses more than 95,000 ebooks from over 450 publishers-all in one place. + A New NOOK kids for iPad Application, 100 New Interactive Books Now Available Barnes & Noble [has] announced it is extending its popular digital children’s reading experience to iPad owners with the introduction of the NOOK kids for iPad application, available for free at and The new application makes the company’s expansive digital catalog of children’s content – including 100 new...

Free webinar on children’s reading trends in the digital age
December 7, 2010 | 9:31 am

a1011071_bb_pebanner.jpgFrom the press release: Book Business, with support from Canon, proudly presents the next webinar in the Publishing Business webinar series: “Children's Reading Trends in the Digital Age: An All-Access Pass to Scholastic's ‘2010 Kids and Family Reading Report,’ ” based on the results of Scholastic's recently conducted study. Click here to register for free We’ll be presenting live on Tuesday, December 14, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. ET/11:00 a.m. PT. This hour-long program will feature Francie Alexander, Scholastic’s Chief Academic Officer. She will explore the statistics and insights found in the "2010 Kids and Family Reading Report," and address why the results are important...

New Feature: Help Wanted – we start out with job opening at Scholastic
October 25, 2010 | 1:30 am

help wanted.jpegWe're going to try something new and I hope it will be a benefit to the community. If you have a job opening that is ebook or epublishing related let me know and I'll publish it here on Friday and Monday. Give me the details and your contact info and we'll get the word out. Let's start out with this one: David Allender at Scholastic is looking for a NYC-based kid's ebook editor/marketer. Contact him for details: DAllender (at)

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