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Why the Digital Magazine Market Is Wide Open

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Allison Reber of Aquafadas asks why are the majority of magazines not going digital, outlines the challenges and reflects on possible solutions.

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Book Prices: Have Authors Lowballed Themselves?

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This week Porter Anderson sets up an #EtherIssue discussion on the market implications of bargain-basement book prices and looks at Kobo’s fight for Agency.

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Catching Up with Kobo’s Michael Tamblyn on New Content, Tablets

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Michael Tamblyn, the Chief Content Officer at Kobo, offers an update on the ebookseller’s magazine store, kids shop and international expansion.

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Ether for Authors: Where Is Publishing’s Jetpack?

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A look at a the week’s round of web musing on the future of publishing in concept, creative work, and technical production, after Frankfurt Book Fair.

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Should Self-publishing Platforms Censor Objectionable Books?


Several self-publishing ebook platforms have censored rape, incest and other objectionable titles while others appear to continue profiting from them.

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Can Kobo Conquer India? We’ll Know “Soon”

Malcolm Laneway, Kobo

Ebooks remain less than 1% of the market in India, but ‘even the niche in India is a big number,’ says the regional director for Kobo — which is launching ‘soon.’

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Ether for Authors: Is the Dust-Up Over Kobo’s Devices Fair?

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In Publishing Perspectives’ Ether for Authors, Porter Anderson looks at controversy over Kobo’s new push, at ebook pricing, Frankfurt Academy’s CONTEC, and more.

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Kobo Aims at “People with Reading at the Center of Their Lives”

The Aura HD, though pricey, represents 25% of Kobo's sales.

Kobo launches a new fleet of e-reading devices aimed at passionate readers, and they add Pocket and magazine support to their platform.

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In Japan, Ebook Market Gets a Push, But is it Enough?

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At the Tokyo International Book Fair the focus finally shifted away from devices to actual ebooks, but hype of their immediately transforming the business was toned down.

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Survey Shows Amazon Leads Japan in Ebook Sales, Apple Already Second

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A new survey shows that Amazon’s Kindle is leading Japan’s market for ebook sales, with Apple second, followed by Kinokuniya’s Kinoppy, Sony’s Reader Store and Kobo.

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