Announcing FutureBook Digital Innovation Awards

I'm very excited to announce the first ever awards for ‘digital innovation’ across publishing. These awards will celebrate how the trade is embracing the future. The awards will run biannually and all category winners will go through to compete for the Digital Innovation award at The Bookseller’s Industry Awards in May. Read more »

The Digital Crossroads

As the publishing industry immerses itself in what is fast becoming something of a digital revolution, publishers need to remain well-grounded and consider their 360° strategy whilst remaining flexible and open-minded, says Publishing Technology plc’s CEO, George Lossius. Read more »

Review: The Adventures of Simon Pegg and.... iPhone app

Writer and illustrator Mike Topping reviews Simon Pegg's iphone app for FutureBook: Deep in the bowels of a mock-tudor manor house somewhere in North London, a suave, buff superhero sits in his cavernous, tricked-out superhero lair. On the bank of giant screens before him: a YouTube video of a farting baby. Read more »

Futurebook 09/10 - what's another year?

On the eve of the second Futurebook conference, a comparison with its predecessor shows how rapidly the industry is developing... Read more »

Review: Jasper Fforde's The Last Dragonslayer enhanced e-book

Writer Kathryn Eastman reviews The Last Dragonslayer enhanced e-book for Futurebook: In the good old days, magic was powerful, unregulated by government, and even the largest spell could be woven without filling in magic release form B1-7g. Then the magic started fading away. Fifteen-year-old Jennifer Strange runs Read more »

FutureBook 2010 Conference: Fully booked

I'm thrilled to say our digital conference FutureBook 2010 is now fully booked. It sold out in 10 days. Many thanks to our great line-up of speakers and 'Question Time' panellists who have made this happen. We have started a waiting list, please email sally.poulier@bookseller.co.uk for more information. Read more »

Futurebook 2010 Conference. 30th November, Congress Centre, London

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Nine months ago I was given the enviable job of putting the programme together for The Bookseller’s digital conference Futurebook 2010. If timing is everything, then there really couldn’t be a better time to be doing this. Read more »

The Magic Concept of Layers

Neal Hoskins of Winged Chariot recently spoke at The Bookseller's Children's conference.  He talks us through his new app and how the use of a device's features can enhance the story: In the fast pace of the digital world, I often feel we are starting to overlook the central most important part of our work - The Story.

Apps, ebooks, code and web features are only as good as the stories that they hold inside them. Read more »

E-readers reviewed: Kindle 3

Anthony Gladman, Editor at Taylor & Francis Books gives us his review of Kindle 3: With the launch of the Kindle 3 and the UK’s own version of Amazon’s Kindle store, it seems we’ve reached a tipping point for ebooks. Of course ebooks have been around for ages, especially in academic publishing, but it’s only now that they look set to expand into the general reading market. Given that, it seemed untenable to work in publishing and not to have experienced this important development first hand, so just a couple of weeks ago I finally caved in and ordered one. Read more »