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.

Doctorow on the Dangers Posed by Ebook DRM Dictators

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Citing the Amazon-Hachette dispute, Cory Doctorow addressed the Writing in the Digital Age conference with an impassioned called to fight ebook DRM.

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Book Crowdfunding Platform Pentian Pays Writers and Readers

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Spain’s Pentian crowdfunding platform for books offers a new business model: paying 50% of profits from book sales to backers of the book and 40% to the author.

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PubMatch Expands into Book Rights Buyer/Seller Transactions

Seth Dellon is Head of Product Development for PubMatch.

PubMatch, the online platform for rights catalog management, will now allow buyers and sellers to transact business directly on the site.

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Clube de Autores: A Self-Publishing Boom in Brazil

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We interview Ricardo Almeida, the founder and CEO of Clube de Autores, the top self-publishing platform in Brazil.

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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

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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

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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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