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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The Arabic e-book market remains hampered by difficulties with display technology, piracy and censorship, problems that require new thinking, skills, and tools.
Ramy Habeeb, founder of Kotobarabia — the first Arabic ebookstore — explains the mistakes he made and what needs to happen now to make Arabic ebooks viable.
Begin to think of your backlist as a series of fragments that can be repurposed, says Randy Petway, COO of Publishing Technology.
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.
Up until now second serial rights for stories and articles have been an afterthought, but it is a huge opportunity, says Byliner’s Richard Nash.
The Digital Minds conference in London took a philosophical bent, questioning is this ‘golden age for publishing or the end of the book?’
With a digital category added to the prestigious Ragazzi Awards, the Bologna Children’s Book Fair acknowledged the increasing influence of digital publishing.
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.’
The New York Public Library has launched a new online book recommendation engine powered by Bookish Recommends from New York digital startup Zola Books.