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Dutch Court Shutters Ebook Resale Site…For Now

Tom's Kabinet

A Dutch appeals court has forced the closure of online ebook reseller Tom Kabinet until the company can prove all books for sale were legally obtained.

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Revisiting the Long Tail Theory as Applied to Ebooks

Marcello Vena is the founder of media consultancy AllBrain

The myth of the Long Tail for ebooks may be fading away as the digital book market grows, and it is operated by few mega e-retailers, argues Marcello Vena.

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Can an Oil-and-Gas Exec Disrupt the Book Business?

Gordon Ross wants to disrupt the book business.

Bangkok-based Gordon Ross says disrupting the book industry is a business challenge, and has launched Bleeding Heart Publications to test his instincts.

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McSweeney’s New Business Model: Nonprofit


Writing for SF Gate, John McMurtie reports that the San Francisco based publishing house McSweeney’s will become a nonprofit.

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5 Ways Publishers Can Be More Like Start-Ups

Rebecca Smart

Osprey CEO Rebecca Smart offers advice to publishers on how to take advantage of startup culture, whether you have a legacy business or a clean slate.

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Osprey Takes Flight on Brands, Tribes, “Clonefiles” and the Crowd

Rebecca Smart

The UK’s Osprey Group is not afraid of taking risks and after several acquisitions and innovative programs under the leadership of CEO Rebecca Smart, the publisher is thriving.

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Should Publishers Open Bookstore Cafes? They Are in Korea

Munhakdongne Publishing Group's book-themed Cafe Comma in Korea

In what’s become a trend, Korean publishers are opening popular bookstore cafes. Should more Western publishers follow suit or is bookselling no longer part of their DNA?

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Why Fanfics are Like Startups

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Fanfiction is rewriting the narrative of publishing and challenging convention, much like technology startups.

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In Buenos Aires, A New Digital Publisher Challenges Assumptions, Gorillas

Cecilia Esposito at Buenos Aires Book Fair

Los-Proyectos is a new, DRM-free digital first fiction publisher in Buenos Aires whose passion defies cynicism and conventional thinking about e-books.

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Combining the Television and Publishing Mindset

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‘We don’t have editors,’ says Michael Fabiano, head of recently launched NBC Publishing, ‘we have producers, and that’s an important distinction.’

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