*+-Mexico’s arts and culture council (Conaculta) launched librosmexico.mx, a book sales platform designed to solve production and distribution challenges.
*+-Giacomo D’Angelo, product manager at Narcissus.me describes how BackTypo promises to help authors build beautiful books simply and easily.
*+-Goldman Sachs and Singapore’s Temasek have invested $110 million in Shanda Cloudary, China’s leading digital publishing platform, now valued at $600 million.
*+-Joshua Tallent, well-known ebook expert and founder of Ebook Architects, shares his views on current issues in digital publishing and ebook development.
*+-Add Ottawa-based Accel.io to the growing list of new digital publishing platforms making a play for that as-yet-published how-to guidebook on your desktop.
*+-This Friday, booksellers Thalia, Weltbild, Hugendubel, as well as Bertelsmann and Deutsche Telekom, will announce a new project. Speculators say it may be an ebook platform.
*+-Will 2013 feature more publishing consolidation? Free Kindles? Goodreads becoming a bookseller? Will a self-publisher win a major prize? Share your thoughts.
*+-Zola Books, a forthcoming e-book platform, offered a sneak peek at their services at the Frankfurt Book Fair. Zola plans to officially launch in one week.
*+-Liberdrac, a new e-book platform for the independent booksellers of Catalonia, powered by Libranda and offering 2,000 titles in Catalan, has launched.
*+-Mexico City is playing host to the Electronic Book International Symposium, which has drawn an impressive roster of speakers from across the Spanish-speaking world.