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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.

Kotobee: Developing Interactive Textbooks in Egypt

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Cairo-based Kotobee, sister company to BookBake, has launched a new tool for developing interactive textbooks in the Arab world.

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Berlin’s Re:publica14: Making the Internet Strong and Free

Republica 14

Re:publica14 in Berlin offered a glimpse into the German internet psyche, which is consumed with issues of net neutrality, censorship and political pranks.

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Bridging the Gap: Why Publishing’s Future is at Risk

Baldur Bjarnason

Digital publishing is easier. But what if your customers want something that doesn’t look or work like an ebook? What if you can’t make what the consumer wants?

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Publishers and Games Developers Face Culture Clash

Rob Barnes, Creative Director of the UK's Project Factory, says that publishers

Publishers and game developers come from different worlds and cultures, with one games developer describing the working relationship as ‘a nightmare.’

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SmackFiction: Building an App for Mobile YA Book Discovery

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Lisa Buchan of SmackFiction explains the process of building and piloting a new app for Young Adult and New Adult book discovery in New Zealand and Australia.

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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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