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Is the World Digital Library Finally Coming?

Harvard's Robert Darton writes that we are coming closer to a truly international digital public library.

Harvard’s Robert Darton writes that we are coming closer to a truly international digital public library citing Open Access movements in the UK, UK and France.

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Google Play Ebooks Expands to 9 New Asian Countries

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Google has expanded Play ebook sales to Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, and New Zealand.

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Google Play Store to Rent and Sell Textbooks

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Google is getting into the textbook business by selling and renting materials from the top five education publishers in the US. The new service will launch August 8.

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Apple iBookstore Leads Brazil’s Ebook Market in 2013

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In 2012, Brazil became the latest battleground for the big international ebooksellers. Ebook sales have since skyrocketed, with Apple in the early lead ahead of Amazon.

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80,000 Titles From the National Library of the Netherlands and Google Now Online

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The National Library of the Netherlands and Google, which began in 2011 to digitize 160,000 books from the library, have just made 80,000 publicly available.

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Frommer’s Print Travel Guides A Thing of the Past? Not So Fast.

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Arthur Frommer, who founded his eponymous travel guide series in 1957 and sold it to Simon & Schuster in 1977, has reacquired the rights to the brand from Google.

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Predicting the Winners and Losers in Brazil’s Ebook War

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Surprisingly, Apple leads Brazil’s ebook sales, but by 2014 Amazon should dominate, with Kobo, Google, Saraiva and others behind. We explain why.

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PublishNews Brazil: iBookstore Outsells Competitors, Record’s Anniversary

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Apple’s Brazilian store is selling more ebooks than Amazon, Kobo and Brazilian retailer Saraiva; Groupo Editoral Record hits 70, and Amazon signs up retail partners.

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PublishNews Brazil: Ebook Prices Disappoint, Romania Hot for Brazil

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This week’s issue of PublishNews Brazil looks at disappointment over high ebook prices in Brazil, the booming market for Brazilian lit in Romania, and Frankfurt’s new Sao Paolo staffer.

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