UNESCO Forum 2011: Spain Concerned About E-Piracy; Japanese Mobile E-books Hit $700m Sales in 2010

In Digital by Guest Contributor

*+-At the UNESCO World Forum on Culture and Cultural Industries, Nicholas Gary of ActuaLitté interviewed participants about the most urgent issues facing publishing today. By Nicholas Gary, editor of ActuaLitté Today we look at the markets in Spain and Japan, with Milagros Del Corral., the former Director of National Library of Spain and Chair of the Scientific Committee of Focus …

Mobile Library “Onleihe” Brings E-book Lending to Germany

In German Buch News by Edward Nawotka

*+-By Siobhan O’Leary Library service provider DiViBib has released a new free Apple iOS app that will give readers access to a 2,000-title mobile library of German books. According to the Börsenblatt, users who download the free Onleihe app from the iTunes Store will have access to the e-book collections of more than 200 libraries in Germany, Austria, Italy and …

Is Publishing’s Obsession with the Kindle and iPad Elitist?

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

*+-Several digital publishers across Latin America and South East Asia argue that the ongoing obsession with Kindle and iPad is shortsighted at best, and elitist at worst. By Edward Nawotka Today’s feature story looks at the importance of developing an API as part of an effective digital distribution strategy. An API allows a publisher to efficiently deliver a multitude of devices. That …

At #LBF11: 24symbols – the Spotify Model for Books

In What's the Buzz by Roger Tagholm

*+-By Roger Tagholm Given that music is now “tasted” and explored through sites like Last FM and Spotify, why shouldn’t this model be applied to books? That is part of the reasoning behind 24symbols, the Madrid-based books site whose co-founder Justo Hidalgo is at the fair to outline his particular vision of the digital future. “With 24symbols you can read …