Robotic writing software is now capable of producing acceptable news stories based on published reports and media outlets are beginning to rely on them.
Thad McIlroy offers some statistics and key data on smartphones and tablets to help book publishers figure out how to address mobile technology.
Spanish digital start-up Mylibretto offers advanced widgets to help publishers promote titles online, while offering analytics and sales data.
As error-prone as OCR-produced ebooks are, could the book world benefit by offering consumers more information about how an ebook is produced?
A panel at Digital Book World last week offered several insights on how ebook platforms are analyzing user data and what they have discovered.
Keith Moerer, Director of Apple’s iBookstore, revealed that Apple’s iBookstore is growing at a million users per month and has seen 1 billion downloads.
The Bookseller’s Futurebook conference found the UK publishing industry focused on issues of marketing, ebook subscriptions and direct sales, among others.
Data Conversion Laboratory’s Mark Gross argues that digitizing even the most esoteric material and making it searchable can create a market for it.
At Labo de l’edition, a co-working, networking and training center in Paris, professionals working in ebooks and digital media collaborate on new projects.
Books in Browsers V demonstrated various efforts by Silicon Valley to help the publishing industry explore new digital opportunities.