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MIP 2014: On Digital Books and the New Subscription Economy

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New research on subscription ebook models from BISG shows publishers are still reticent, while consumers who embrace the model continue to buy books.

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BEA’s New Author Hub: “Don’t Sit Down!” Programming

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The week’s BookExpo America introduces the all-new Author Hub, which features fast, crisp presentations on an array of topics. But keep moving: Don’t Sit Down!

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Amazon Bullies Publishers Overseas As Well

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Amazon is seeking better contract terms with Bonnier in Germany and seeking leverage by stocking fewer Bonnier titles and slowing deliveries.

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An “Ebook Frenzy” Hits Egypt

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Mahmoud Aboulfotouh discusses the evolution of Arabic epublishing and how the launch of several new platforms in Egypt is creating excitement in the region.

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Clube de Autores: A Self-Publishing Boom in Brazil

Ricardo Almeida

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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Is the World Digital Library Finally Coming?

Harvard's Robert Darton writes that we are coming closer to a truly international digital public library.

Harvard’s Robert Darton writes that we are coming closer to a truly international digital public library citing Open Access movements in the UK, UK and France.

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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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Publishing’s “Metamorphoses” at Klopotek 2014′s Berlin Forum

Delegates to Klopotek AG''s Publishers' Forum give outgoing conference chief Helmut von Berg a standing ovation in Berlin. Behind him: Porter Anderson, Edward Nawotka, Hugh Howey.

A recap the key points in the 2014 Klopotek Publishers’ Forum in Berlin this past week. The top message to the German audience: ‘embrace change or die.’

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