Tag Archive | books

How Reading on Digital Devices is Driving eBook Adoption

The e-Book market in the U.S. is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 21.28 percent during the forecast period from 2014 to 2018, thanks to the lower cost and higher convenience of e-books compared with printed books. Availability of low-priced media tablets and e-readers has made e-books more accessible.

via TechNavio

Lessons Learned from the Top 10 E-book Bestsellers List

There’s a list that tracks e-book sales ranking and price data across six major retailers, with the goal of providing the most accurate picture of which e-books are most often purchased and at what price point.

The average price of a best-selling e-book dipped down to $7.99 this week, after successive increases that saw it get closer to $9.00 than $8.00 for the first time in months.

via Mediashift

Transmedia: Creating Interactive Digital Children’s Books

I love using technology to enhance and enliven a story. But regardless of where we are going regarding technology to consume content, we will still always need ideas, good writing, and clever concepts.

I think it is very exciting… showing your concept across multiple platforms – transmedia – is great fun, and if you give it a try, you may find new aspects of creativity in unexpected areas of your work.

via Digital Book World

UK Publishing Became Platform Neutral and Author-Centric

Game of thrones

UK publishing took on a new hue this week with the creation of the supergroup Penguin Random House, and the loss of two senior chief executives in Gail Rebuck and Victoria Barnsley.

Every publisher in the land is placing a greater emphasis on digital, and rightly so. But those who succeed will look beyond digital, and be unbowed by it: platform neutral and author-centric.

via The Bookseller

Transmedia: How TV Shows Find New Audiences in Comics

Older TV Shows ‘Saved by the Bell,’ ‘Miami Vice’ Finding New Audiences in Comicbook Form | Variety

NBCUniversal will produce digital books based on “Saved by the Bell” and “Punky Brewster” through a new licensing deal with publisher Lion Forge Comics.

Lion Forge, a St. Louis-based transmedia producer, will re-imagine these TV properties. The first comics will be released during the third and fourth quarters.

via Variety

Transmedia: Creating the World ‘Magic – The Gathering’

How will the role of novellas like The Secretist and other lore be used to develop Magic: The Gathering — as a transmedia experience moving forward?

Authoring a fantasy story is hard. Creating a multiple-world-spanning, multiple-viewpoint fantasy story that plays out over novels, cards, comics, web articles, player’s guides, and videos— while working with a team of writers and countless artists, producers, and other creators —is crazy hard, but it’s something we’ve learned a lot about.

via Forbes

American Publishers Report 22 Percent of Revenue from eBooks

For calendar year 2012, U.S. trade publishers’ net revenue grew by 6.2% as compared to calendar year 2011.

Trade publishers reporting eBooks to the Association of American Publishers noted the format represented 3.17% of net revenue in 2009, 16.98% 2011 and 22.55% in 2012.

via The AAP

Transmedia: An International Team Behind The Karada

Transmedia by definition requires producers to work in more than one medium.

The fun is in devising ways to carry a narrative across different platforms, making them engage with each other while best utilizing each platform’s unique capabilities.

Sometimes, however, it’s sufficient to work exclusively in a single non-film medium — and it can get the creative juices flowing if you’re stuck in a rut.

via Filmmaker

Transmedia: How Dark Horse Remains the Best and Brightest

Expanded Universes are big business for video games.

Ever since Karen Traviss’ “Gears of War” novels reached the New York Times Best Sellers List, and the “Mass Effect” comic series developed a huge following, more and more video game franchises are branching out into transmedia offerings.

These offerings are at their best when they serve to expand upon established events and characters from the game world.

via Forbes

Transmedia: Awaiting the Return of the Illustrated Book

E-readers allow you to read text, look at pictures, and watch videos on the same device.

Already, transmedia books such as 2012’s “The Silent History” have appeared that combine all three elements into the reading experience.

E-readers will also relieve the strain of printing costs, one of the factors that have led publishing houses to discourage illustrations.

via The New Yorker