*+-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.
*+-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.
*+-Bangkok-based Gordon Ross says disrupting the book industry is a business challenge, and has launched Bleeding Heart Publications to test his instincts.
*+-Writing for SF Gate, John McMurtie reports that the San Francisco based publishing house McSweeney’s will become a nonprofit.
*+-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.
*+-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.
*+-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?
*+-Fanfiction is rewriting the narrative of publishing and challenging convention, much like technology startups.
*+-Los-Proyectos is a new, DRM-free digital first fiction publisher in Buenos Aires whose passion defies cynicism and conventional thinking about e-books.
*+-‘We don’t have editors,’ says Michael Fabiano, head of recently launched NBC Publishing, ‘we have producers, and that’s an important distinction.’