Digital

Digitization is changing every aspect of the book publishing business, providing new opportunities for publishers and authors to create, market and sell their print and digital content.

Pigeonhole.com Offers Subscriptions for Serialized Ebooks

The Pidgeonhole Library

Pigeonhole.com, a young, digital-only publisher in the UK, is commissioning new fiction, refashioning classics, and offering their ebooks via serialization and subscription.

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Changing the DNA of the Book: India’s Papertrell

The Papertrell Team (Photo: Technoholic.com)

India’s Papertrell seeks to ‘change the DNA of books by conceptualizing and building content to have a two-way dialog creating true interactivity.’

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“Trust Your Readers and Defy DRM,” Says No Starch Press

Bill Pollock of No Starch Press (Photo: Scott Beale / Laughing Squid)

San Francisco’s No Starch Press has found success producing “sharable books for geeks,” eschewing DRM and defying conventional publishing wisdom.

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Speed, Flexibility Wins Spain’s Lantia Two Coelho Titles

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POD publisher and digital distributor Lantia will provide global print publication for two Paulo Coelho novellas, beating out his traditional publishers.

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The Advent of Robojournalism and Robowriting

Robojournalism

Robotic writing software is now capable of producing acceptable news stories based on published reports and media outlets are beginning to rely on them.

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The Mobile Story for Publishers: Told in Key Stats

Thad McIlroy

Thad McIlroy offers some statistics and key data on smartphones and tablets to help book publishers figure out how to address mobile technology.

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Mylibreto: Spanish Start-up Offers Social Analytics Tool

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Spanish digital start-up Mylibretto offers advanced widgets to help publishers promote titles online, while offering analytics and sales data.

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It’s Okay, You Use OCR…But Tell Ebook Buyers

Ben Denckla

As error-prone as OCR-produced ebooks are, could the book world benefit by offering consumers more information about how an ebook is produced?

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Ebook Platforms Know What, When and How You Read

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A panel at Digital Book World last week offered several insights on how ebook platforms are analyzing user data and what they have discovered.

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