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#EtherIssue: Counting Ebooks in a Writer Wonderland

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Publishing Perspectives’ #EtherIssue debate on the allegedly slowing ebook market reveals apparent contradictions in self-publishing interests.

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Ether for Authors: Can We Stop Short of Overstatement?

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Our weekly round-up of web buzz from Porter Anderson looks at how easily exaggerated interpretations of publishing industry commentary can skew the debate.

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Ether for Authors: Rumors of the ISBN’s Demise

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Porter Anderson’s weekly round-up of Web buzz for authors takes on the fate of the ISBN, the idea of the author platform, the prospects for used ebooks, and more.

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SURVEY: Is It Time to Get Rid of the ISBN?

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ISBNs date back to the 1960s, but many think the system no longer reflects the realities of the digital age. Should the ISBN system be abolished, updated, or left alone?

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Bowker Intro’s 1-Stop ISBN Ebook Conversion Service

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Bowker, the official ISBN agency of the US, has partnered for e-book conversion Data Conversion Laboratory (DCL) to offer a new 1-stop shop for authors.

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Publishing in India Today: 19,000 Publishers, 90,000 Titles, Many Opportunities


India’s publishing industry faces rising challenges for editorial departments, new business models for distribution, and the rise of agenting in India.

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Using Text to “Enhance” E-books and Other Insights from the 2011 Leipzig Book Fair

Germany’s second biggest book fair offers a barometer of what’s obsessing the world’s third largest publishing industry By Siobhan O’Leary LEIPZIG: Students from the HTWK […]

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ISBNs and E-books: The Ongoing Dilemma

• Should publishers assign a unique ISBN for each e-book format of each title they publish, and what are the implications either way? • There […]

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Poll: Do You Assign Individual ISBNs to Each E-book Format?

By Edward Nawotka In today’s lead story, Erik Christopher looks at the various issues publishers have to face when considering whether or not to assign […]

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