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Silicon Valley Through the Prism of Publishing

Books in Browsers 2014

Books in Browsers V demonstrated various efforts by Silicon Valley to help the publishing industry explore new digital opportunities.

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A Call for Digital Media Ethics

Marcello Vena

Marcello Vena of AllBrain in Italy is repulsed by a recent report on publishing on Vox.com and calls for a renewed sense of ethics in those covering digital media.

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French NYC Festival Examines “Extremist Fiction”

Emmanuel Carrere

France’s Albertine Festival finale in New York featured a discussion on “Extremist Fiction in Ordinary Language” with superstar author Emmanuel Carrère.

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Standards a Top Priority at Books in Browsers V

Audience at Books in Browsers 2014

At this year’s Books in Browsers conference, many speakers addressed the importance and relevance of standards for ebooks and web content.

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Books in Browsers V: Live Stream Video

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Watch the live stream video from Books in Browsers 2014, a summit for developers and designers working in the book publishing industry.

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UK Tops in Titles Published Per Capita and Export Revenue

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The International Publishing Association released data indicated the UK lead the world in new titles published per capita and export revenue in 2013.

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Dan Brown, Arabic Authors to Star at Sharjah Book Fair

Dan Brown's Inferno in its Arabic edition.

Dan Brown’s talk at the Sharjah Book Fair, his first fair appearance outside the US, will be televised throughout the Arab world.

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Retrofitting Adult Non-Fiction Retrofitted for YA Readers

Thomas Jefferson

The NYT writes “slimmed-down, simplified and sometimes sanitized editions” of best-selling nonfiction has become a hit with YA readers.

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Lemony Snicket Rallies Support for Indie Bookstores

Daniel Handler, aka Lemony Snicket

Daniel Handler suggests that authors should pick an independent bookstore close to where they live and sign books for them to sell.

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McSweeney’s New Business Model: Nonprofit

McSweeney's

Writing for SF Gate, John McMurtie reports that the San Francisco based publishing house McSweeney’s will become a nonprofit.

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