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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...