*+-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.”
*+-Dutch designer Thijs Biersteker has come up with a book jacket that will only open when a prospective reader shows the right facial expression.
*+-Robotic writing software is now capable of producing acceptable news stories based on published reports and media outlets are beginning to rely on them.
*+-In a short time automated robot authoring tools might take customization to a new level, leaping from producing stories and journalism to full books.
*+-As error-prone as OCR-produced ebooks are, could the book world benefit by offering consumers more information about how an ebook is produced?
*+-Low-cost ebook conversions enabled massive growth of the market, but there were many errors. It’s now time to upgrade those ebooks to a higher quality.
*+-Publishers need to create their own software solutions, argues John Pettigrew, founder of the newly launched Futureproofs platform for editorial teams.
*+-BookMachine convened pros in New York for a public forum to talk about how a writer can navigate the maze of ebook publishing, self-published or otherwise.
*+-Data Conversion Laboratory’s Mark Gross argues that digitizing even the most esoteric material and making it searchable can create a market for it.