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Ingram Expands Vital Source eTextbooks to the Indian Market

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A new joint venture between B.i. Publications in India and Ingram’s digital textbook platform, VitalSource, will expand access to digital textbooks throughout India.

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ePubDirect to Manage Random House’s Int’l Ebook Distribution

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Random House has appointed ePubDirect to manage distribution of ebook assets and provide retail support for the UK, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and India.

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Are Amazon’s Warehouses Equivalent to Modern Day Sweatshops?

Warehousing and fulfillment are costly endeavors for publishers.

With trouble in the UK and Germany, it’s beginning to appear that Amazon’s warehouses are the global book distribution chain’s equivalent of modern day sweatshops.

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Mobile Self-publishing Platform XinXii Launches in Russia

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German self-publishing platform XinXii, which allows indie authors to sell their titles through mobile e-book shops, has gone live in Russia.

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Wiley and O’Reilly Make DRM-Free E-Book Distribution Deal


O’Reilly Media has become an online distributor for technology e-books offered by John Wiley & Sons, which includes brands such as For Dummies and Sybex.

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Confronting the Big Issues in Indian Publishing

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A lack of trained professionals, of distribution channels for books, of good infrastructure, and piracy plague Indian publishers, but a dialogue for change has begun.

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German Self-Published Authors Reach Mobile, Int’l Platforms


XinXii has begun offering German self-published authors mobile platform sales, and as the segment expands, it and other companies are selling abroad as well.

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Additional Publishers, Caine Prize Partners with Worldreader


Worldreader, which gives e-readers and e-books to children in Ghana, Kenya, and Uganda, has added several new publishers and partnered with the Caine Prize.

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How Thrillbent is Pushing DIY Digital Innovation in Comics

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Comic book impresario Mark Waid left legacy publishing to launch Thrillbent, a digital startup he believes will unleash creativity on the page and in the biz.

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Publishing in 2002 vs 2012: Better, Worse or a Stalemate?


Provocateur John Reed reflects on the decade in publishing based on his experience publishing his 9/11 Orwell satire Snowball’s Chance in 2002 and again in 2012.

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