TuneIn offers ad-free radio, sports, and audiobooks for $8 per month

By Chris Meadows
August 26, 2015 // 0 Comments

Anyone disappointed by Scribd’s recent decision to pare down its audiobook offerings might have a new solution. CNET reports that streaming radio site TuneIn is adding an $8-per-month subscription option that removes ads from 600 radio stations, adds Major League Baseball and Premier League [...]

Morning Roundup: Accidentally going digital. Libraries react to Kindle Unlimited

By Joanna Cabot
July 28, 2014 // 11 Comments

Accidentally 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 [...]

Morning Roundup: Lawsuits, digital apps and distributions pacts

By libertyc
July 22, 2013 // 0 Comments

Comixology 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 [...]

Morning Links: Sponsored Content, Scholastic Summer Challenge, E-Book Projects

By libertyc
May 7, 2013 // 0 Comments

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 [...]

Morning Links — Google reportedly kills Frommer's

By libertyc
March 22, 2013 // 0 Comments

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 [...]

Morning Links — Publishers say e-readers will soon be irrelevant

By Dan Eldridge
January 16, 2013 // 0 Comments

• 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 [...]

Morning Links: Wikipedia and the future of news

By libertyc
December 20, 2012 // 0 Comments

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) [...]

Morning Roundup — Stories you may have missed

By libertyc
December 12, 2012 // 0 Comments

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 [...]

Celebrate 'Star Wars Reads Day' on October 6

By Cara Gavin
October 3, 2012 // 0 Comments

This 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 [...]

Storia Announces Free E-Books and an iPad Giveaway (Contest Ends Sept. 14)

By Cara Gavin
September 13, 2012 // 1 Comment

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 [...]

Publishing Business Conference: The future of ebooks – executive panel

By Paul Biba
March 20, 2012 // 1 Comment

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: [...]

Why Storia Is Important

By Eoin Purcell
March 7, 2012 // 1 Comment

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 [...]

Scholastic launches Storia Beta – ebook program for kids' books

By Paul Biba
March 6, 2012 // 2 Comments

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 [...]

Scholastic to offer Sourceooks’ children’s titles as ebooks

By libertyc
September 19, 2011 // 0 Comments

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 [...]

Scholastic forms new digital/print imprint with Ruckus Media

By libertyc
September 7, 2011 // 0 Comments

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 [...]

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