Our 2019 Publishing Perspectives Talks at Frankfurt will explore how climate crisis, women and executive leadership, and blockchain affect book publishing.
A subsidiary of Access Copyright in Canada receives federal funding to develop a blockchain ledger that connects creative work and the rights holder.
The Content Blockchain project, a collaborative effort among three companies, includes the development of the ISCC, an identifier of content in a decentralized ledger environment.
In Canada, Access Copyright is working on developing blockchain solutions for book publishing, including smart contracts and an attribution ledger.
‘It would make larger parts of the research cycle open to self-correction,’ says the Digital Science report’s author, but so might ‘a less drastic change.’
The technology that powers Bitcoin has the potential to transform many other industries. In publishing, it could impact sales, rights, contracts, and more.
Two free stands at Frankfurt are available again this year—one for a winner from Germany and one for an international recipient.
‘The Aral Sea did not dry up by itself. It was killed,’ says Rollan Seisenbayev, whose ‘The Dead Wander in the Desert’ is longlisted by PEN America.
With the cooperation of some 80 percent of Italy’s publishing companies, the new Fondazione LIA program is establishing accessibility standards for books.
Operating as ‘a trustworthy defender of copyright and its members’ interests,’ IFRRO installs a new board. And the AAP hires Cara Duckworth from RIAA.