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Berlin’s Re:publica14: Making the Internet Strong and Free

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Re:publica14 in Berlin offered a glimpse into the German internet psyche, which is consumed with issues of net neutrality, censorship and political pranks.

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Bridging the Gap: Why Publishing’s Future is at Risk

Baldur Bjarnason

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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Publishing’s “Metamorphoses” at Klopotek 2014′s Berlin Forum

Delegates to Klopotek AG''s Publishers' Forum give outgoing conference chief Helmut von Berg a standing ovation in Berlin. Behind him: Porter Anderson, Edward Nawotka, Hugh Howey.

A recap the key points in the 2014 Klopotek Publishers’ Forum in Berlin this past week. The top message to the German audience: ‘embrace change or die.’

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9 “Don’ts for Publishers” 2014 Edition

Richard Charkin's Dont's for Publishers

Richard Charkin of Bloomsbury UK, offered a list of Don’ts for Publishers riffing on Bloomsbury’s two million-copy bestselling revivals from 1913.

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Frankfurt Book Fair Announces “New Concept” for 2015

Booths and pavilions crowd the floor of Halle 8.0 at Frankfurt Book Fair 2013. By 2015, the English-language publishers will move to Halls 6 and 4. Photo: Porter Anderson

The official press release for the new concept 2015 Frankfurt Book Fair outlines numerous moves, with many impacting English-language publishers.

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Wikipedia: The Book?

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NPR reports that a German-based group called PediaPress is raising money to publish a print edition of all of Wikipedia’s 4.5 million articles.

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The London Book Fair: Where Word-of-Mouth Reigns

Edward Nawotka

Prior to the opening of the London Book Fair, Ed Nawotka wonders why in the digital age such events still exist? The answer is easy: word-of-mouth.

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On the Demise of Readmill and Secondary Orality

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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.’

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Satire Challenges Readers to Laugh At—Or is it With?—Hitler

The UK edition of "Look Who's Back."

Having sold 1.4 million copies in Germany, Timur Vermes’ Look Who’s Back, a satirical novel about the return of Hitler, is hitting UK bookstores this month.

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A World Without Walls?

Going Over Beth Kephart

Checkpoints. Watchtowers. Walls. Why do we persist in dividing people when it only served to diminish hope and the greater good?, asks author Beth Kephart.

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