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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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Extinction and Editing: Startup Collate It

An example of Collate it in action.

John Pettigrew explains the principles behind Collate it, a UK digital startup aimed at helping publishers by replicating editors’ natural workflow, online.

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Denmark’s Movellas Social Reading/Writing Empowers Teens

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Movellas, a community for teenagers to read, write and share stories launched in 2010, has attracted 200,000 budding literati in the US, UK and Denmark.

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UK Startups Tackle Ebook Gifting, Data Mining

Anna Lewis of Valobox

Tech is returning dividends to publishing, with Valobox’s ‘Gift an Ebook’ program and Bookseer’s advanced social media data mining and price analytics.

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Exprima Talks: Behind the Ink Enhances Ebooks

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In this Exprima Talks episode, Corey Pressman talks to startup Beneath the Ink about their ebook enhancement technology, and to author Emma Boling about how she used it in her book, Mistress of France.

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German Transmedia: Storytelling to Stimulate Several Senses

Insa Kohler and Andresa Winkelmann

Germany’s Rowohlt and Das Wilde Dutzend (The Wild Dozen) embody the latest thinking in transmedia storytelling, one is re-imagining the thriller and the other, fairy tales.

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UK Startups Celebrate Innovation at Impromptu Digital Xmas Fair

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On short notice, a dozen of the UK’s top startups hosted the first Digital Publishing Xmas Fair, celebrating London’s burgeoning entrepreneurial community.

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From Crowdfunding to Author Advances: German Self-Publishing Experimentation

Gunnar Siewert, BookRix

The self-publishing ecosystem in Germany is expanding into more dramatic experimentation, from crowdsourcing to offering author advances.

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How a Trio of Startups is Tackling Book Discovery in Germany

Volker Oppmann

Germany’s Skoobe, Flipintu and LOG.OS are bringing fresh ideas and insight to helping German readers find their next book to read or buy.

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What’s the Key to Solving the Book Discoverability Problem?

Laura Fredericks, founder, Describli

Instead of mining data or listening to a chorus of friends, Describli founder Laura Fredericks says we should look at how people found books in bookstores.

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