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.

The Audio Self-publishing Revolution Beckons Entrepreneurial UK Authors

Lauren Fortgang recording for the ACX program.

Audible founder and CEO Donald Katz on why UK rights holders should consider joining in a grand experiment, the Audiobook Creation Exchange.

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LBF’s Digital Minds: The Golden Age or End of the Book?

Bill Thompson

The Digital Minds conference in London took a philosophical bent, questioning is this ‘golden age for publishing or the end of the book?’

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Publish or Perish? Now It’s Publish, Share, Track or Perish

Jan Reichelt

Jan Reichelt of Elsevier’s Mendeley platform for managing and sharing research papers discusses how tech is changing the way in which academics build a reputation.

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Extinction and Editing: Startup Collate It

An example of Collate it in action.

John Pettigrew explains the principles behind Collate it, a UK digital startup aimed at helping publishers by replicating editors’ natural workflow, online.

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A Word of Warning About Content Exploitation, Enhancement

Tom Donlan (Photo: Carlton Reeve)

It’s dangerous just to see content as a data file to be exploited or enhanced, argues Lean Forward’s Tom Dolan, a top media guru from the UK.

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Denmark’s Movellas Social Reading/Writing Empowers Teens

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Movellas, a community for teenagers to read, write and share stories launched in 2010, has attracted 200,000 budding literati in the US, UK and Denmark.

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Mobile Tech is the Next Frontier for Content

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg says the internet itself is not important, it's what the internet empowers people to do.

Reporting from the Mobile World Congress, Beatrice Stauffer notes the strong advances in mobile tech are creating opportunities for content providers.

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In a Digital World, What Does “Out of Print” Mean?

Barbara Cartland

With ebooks and print-on-demand, readers never again have to want for a much loved, long forgotten, or previously unpublished book from a cherished writer.

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Read Complex STM Books on the Kindle? Not Possible? Not So

The digital edition of MIT's bestseller has recently been given a makeover by DCL.

Technical books, with charts and graphs, have always been a challenge for e-readers like the Kindle. DCL, working with MIT Press, believes it has come up with a solution.

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In Brazil, Amazon Starts Selling Kindles Direct, Books are Next

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After 13 months of using partners to sell Kindles in Brazil, Amazon is now offering direct sales. If they can do that, books are not likely far behind.

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