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Bookvibe book discovery platform to analyse tweets, Facebook posts

23 July 2013

Californian digital start-up Parakweet is developing a book discovery platform called Bookvibe, which analyses tweets and public Facebook posts to generate book recommendations, reports DigitalBookWorld. For consumers, the free service generates customised lists of recommendations from the users’ social...

YA book-discovery startup wins Publishing Hackathon 

5 June 2013

A young adult book-discovery platform called Evoke has won the inaugural Publishing Hackathon, a software development contest held in New York in May, reports DigitalBookWorld. The Evoke team, which includes Lisa Maione, Jason Pearson...

Publishing Hackathon finalists announced 

27 May 2013

Six finalists have been chosen from the inaugural Publishing Hackathon, held in New York on 18-19 May. Thirty teams were given 36 hours to come up with an idea for a book discovery...

The Reading Room announces print book sales 

24 May 2013

The Reading Room, a book-focussed social media website, will begin selling print books online in June, following its introduction of ebook sales earlier this year, reports Digital Book World. The...

Facebook changes news feed algorithm 

21 November 2012

Recent changes to Facebook’s news feed algorithm could mean that messages posted by company pages will reach fewer customers. Facebook has confirmed that changes to its ‘Edgerank’ news feed algorithm...

ABA Conference round-up 

20 June 2012

The 2012 Australian Booksellers Association (ABA) conference was held on 17 and 18 June in Manly, bringing together around 280 members of the industry. More than 140 booksellers from across...

Facebook announces changes to brand pages 

5 March 2012

Facebook business page users have been notified of significant changes to their brand pages that are set to take place on March 31. The biggest update added to these pages...

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