The Financial Times and Goldman Sachs have announced the new panel of judges for the 2010 Business Book of the Year. The 2010 Award was launched in London at a breakfast debate hosted by Lionel Barber, Editor, Financial Times, and attended by key industry figures from business and publishing, including one of two new judges for this year’s Award, Shriti Vadera. The other new judge is Jorma Ollila, Chairman, Nokia and Chairman, Royal Dutch Shell plc.
The launch debate discussed “The medium and the message: the future of books in an electronic world”. Publishers, booksellers and journalists assessed the challenges and opportunities presented by the transition to digital devices and e-books. Rights management, pricing and piracy dominated the discussion.
The Financial Times today announces the launch of its new app for iPad. The app takes advantage of the iPad’s unique interface and provides interactive access to a broad range of FT content, including video, markets data, investment portfolios and news and analysis.
The app is available for free and is integrated into the FT.com access model whereby registered users will have access to 10 free articles a month before having to subscribe. At launch, luxury watchmaker Hublot will sponsor completely free access to FT content through the app until 31st July 2010 following free registration.