*+-There is a state of confusion in the Arab world regarding digital publishing, with educational institutions at the forefront, though take up is slow.
*+-‘We are finally shedding archaic typographic rules, and technology now allows emotion to return to printed text,’ argues Anthony Franco of EffectiveUI.
*+-Worldreader now offers solar-powered charging stations for schools and libraries in Africa; France’s Bookeen is developing a new light-powered e-ink device.
*+-Dani Zacarias of Worldreader argues book donations have a dramatic impact on the developing world and it is both easier and cheaper in the digital age.
*+-Amazon Kindle is now a ‘proud sponsor’ of Downton Abbey. And it suits, as the show’s story arc reflects the current dynamic in the publishing business.
*+-The CEO of Beneath the Ink, a former Time Warner Cable executive, delivers lessons learned from the digital transformation of the cable industry.
*+-Allison Reber of Aquafadas asks why are the majority of magazines not going digital, outlines the challenges and reflects on possible solutions.
*+-In New York Magazine, Kevin Roose states: ‘Software is eating the world. It’s also eating the book.’ He also doubts the future of dedicated e-readers.
*+-Writing for the Financial Times, Julian Baggini examined some of the latest research, which he argues, is forcing us to ‘rethink how we respond to the written word.’
*+-Books do furnish a room, but according to many in the publishing industry, the fear is that emails, online video texts and tweets will prevent them being read.