What’s the Buzz: E-Reader Matrix, Digital Rights Seminar, Libri’s Unfortunate Error

In What's the Buzz by Hannah Johnson

By Hannah Johnson and Siobhan O’Leary

Looking for a good e-reader but don’t have time to research each device? Let me introduce you to the E-book Reader Matrix, a wiki created by the people behind MobileRead. For each device listed in the matrix, you can find out how much it costs, what file formats it supports, its size, weight, battery life, and other technical information.

On November 12, the Levin Institute will host a day-long seminar on “Buying and Selling International E-Publishing and Digital Rights.” According to the press release, nine presenters from the publishing industry will address operation strategies for digital rights, such as how to “generate profitable new sources of income and growth in different international markets.” Find out more about the program and registration here.

Online bookshop libri.de is catching a lot of heat after 500,000 customer invoices suddenly became publicly available online. A writer for the blog netzpolitik.org first discovered the breach and was able to download 20,000 invoices, including names, addresses, products purchased, payment method and more in just a half hour, reports Buchreport. Libri blamed the problem on a programming error and corrected it as soon as they were contacted by the writer.

About the Author

Hannah Johnson

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Hannah Johnson is the publisher of international book industry magazine Publishing Perspectives, which provides daily information and news about book markets around the world. In addition to building partnerships with international cultural and trade organizations, she works with the Frankfurt Book Fair to organize and support a number of its overseas initiatives. Hannah has also worked as the managing editor for an online media company, The Hooch Life, focused on craft distillers and cocktail experts. Prior to that, she worked as a project manager for the Frankfurt Book Fair’s New York office, managing various business and marketing activities.