A panel at the IDPF Digital Book Conference this Wednesday asks, is Amazon good for readers? Tell us what you think.
Are We Publishing Too Many Literary Translations?
Alex Zucker, translator and co-chair of the Translation Committee at PEN, wonders whether more focus on fewer translations would help the books sell better.
Is Metabook the Next Evolution of the Book?
‘We are creating a new thing for a new generation of readers…this is the future,’ says Benjamin Alfonsi of Metabook’s new ultra-enhanced ebooks.
To Automate or Not to Automate the Rights Business?
At a Publishers Weekly event in NYC, rights directors and agents discussed how automation and standards would improve the book rights business.
Amazon Publishing France: How Will the French Respond?
The Amazon Publishing France has hired its first employee, Clément Monjou, who will start by publishing a pair of translations under the Crossing imprint.
Are the US and UK Children’s Publishers Getting Stale?
Global children’s publishers are turning away from the US and UK and toward Asian, French, Italian, Portuguese or Eastern European publishers for fresh content.
Should Greece Deregulate Its Book Market?
Among the suggestions to improve Greece’s economy has been the prescription that it deregulate the book market, yet several people oppose this view.
Should Europe Develop a Pan-European Ebook Platform?
Is a pan-European ebook platform still a viable option? Or has ebook platform development progressed so far that it has rendered the point moot?
Will Amazon Prime Now Hurt Manhattan Bookstores?
Amazon has made its Prime Now one-hour delivery service available in Manhattan, and the service includes books. How will it impact B&N and other bookstores?
Ebook Pricing in Australia, Germany, India: Infographic from ePub Direct
How much does an ebook cost in Australia, Germany or India? EPub Direct offers an infographic with key statistics on ebook pricing and more.