*+-In China, the powerhouse Tencent Literature mines its own IP for rights and licensing deals, while expanding this IP through acquisitions and partnerships.
*+-Ronald Schild, CEO at Germany’s MVB, discusses developments in German ebook sales — which still command just a single digit market share — and the Tolino ebook platform.
*+-Pigeonhole a young, digital-only publisher in the UK, is commissioning new fiction, refashioning classics, and offering their ebooks via serialization and subscription.
*+-How much does an ebook cost in Australia, Germany or India? EPub Direct offers an infographic with key statistics on ebook pricing and more.
*+-Publishing Perspectives’s latest column for the Italy’s Giornale della Libreria is a translation of Benjamin Denckla’s article, “If Ebooks are Software, It’s Time for Version 2.0.”
*+-Nigerian romance publisher Ankara Press has produced a free digital Valentine’s Day Story Anthology featuring several of Africa’s top writers.
*+-India’s Papertrell seeks to ‘change the DNA of books by conceptualizing and building content to have a two-way dialog creating true interactivity.’
*+-San Francisco’s No Starch Press has found success producing “sharable books for geeks,” eschewing DRM and defying conventional publishing wisdom.
*+-Thad McIlroy offers some statistics and key data on smartphones and tablets to help book publishers figure out how to address mobile technology.
*+-As error-prone as OCR-produced ebooks are, could the book world benefit by offering consumers more information about how an ebook is produced?