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Irish Bookseller John McNamee on EIBF and European Competition

John McNamee of Easons Bookshops in Ireland, recently stepped down as President of the EIBF.

Outgoing president of the European and International Booksellers Federation John McNamee discusses interoperability for ebooks, VAT, and offers advice for future survival in the book biz.

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LBF’s Digital Minds: The Golden Age or End of the Book?

Bill Thompson

The Digital Minds conference in London took a philosophical bent, questioning is this ‘golden age for publishing or the end of the book?’

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The Bologna Children’s Book Fair’s Shift Toward Digital

A new digital category was added to the prestigious Ragazzi Awards this year.

With a digital category added to the prestigious Ragazzi Awards, the Bologna Children’s Book Fair acknowledged the increasing influence of digital publishing.

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On the Demise of Readmill and Secondary Orality

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Corey Pressman of Exprima Media links the closure of Readmill to the evolution of post-print culture, or what Marshall McLuhan called ‘the second orality.’

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Don’t Ask The Librarian at the NYPL: Use Bookish Recommends!

The New York Public Library has teamed with Zola Books for Bookish Recommends

The New York Public Library has launched a new online book recommendation engine powered by Bookish Recommends from New York digital startup Zola Books.

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UK’s ValoBox: Selling, Sharing Books at Point of Discovery

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UK-based startup ValoBox offers an attractive revenue sharing model for those who use social media as a catalyst to sell books, empowering discovery.

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The Impatient Reader

David Wilk, Publisher of Frederator Books

In a high speed interconnected culture, slow to market doesn’t work…we want to fill demand as quickly as possible, writes David Wilk of Frederator Books.

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Early Korean Literature Goes Digital and Free

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The Literature Translation Institute (LTI) of Korea has placed 20 works of early-modern Korean fiction online for free.

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In a Digital World, What Does “Out of Print” Mean?

Barbara Cartland

With ebooks and print-on-demand, readers never again have to want for a much loved, long forgotten, or previously unpublished book from a cherished writer.

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