Ever heard the expression that web design is child's play? Now it really is as Code Babies introduce the first book in a three-volume set titled 'HTML for Babies'. The book is designed as a light-hearted way to introduce geeky toddlers to the underlying language of the web.
A novel service, 1DollarScan, launched in the US last week and builds on the successes of their Japanese counterpart Bookscan. 1DollarScan scans and digitises books, documents and photos for as little as one dollar.
With the launch of the Pottermore website Rowling has brought app store economics to ‘niche’, that is to say single subject, markets. This is not only a dramatic change for book publishers but will certainly change online economics for other established franchises. Film, video games, and music retailers will be paying close attention to Rowling’s Harry Potter App Store as they attempt to replicate her economic model for themselves.