The Frankfurt Book Fair is hosting a day-long series of panels and discussions tackling environmentally-friendly publishing, cloud publishing and security.
UK E-Congress Defends Print, Disses DRM, Pushes Partnerships
Surprising ideas emerged at the recent World E-Reading Congress in London, including advocacy for sustaining print books, abandoning DRM, partnering and more.
Publishing’s Paper Problem and How to Future-Proof the Industry
There’s an urgent need for publishers to update legacy rights management and content creation systems, according to speakers at BISG’s “Making Information Pay” conference. By Charlotte Abbott Though the idea of publishing as a data-driven industry may still be anathema to its old guard, the Book Industry Study Group’s 8th annual Making Information Pay conference hammered home once again that …
Friends, Romans, Librarians: Lend Me Your E-books (Part 2)
Yesterday, in Part 1, Erik Christopher looked at the e-book models offered to librarians by the United States’ two largest e-book retailers, Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble. Today, he considers the model offered by Overdrive and the future of lending as seen by the Open Book Alliance’s Peter Brantley. By Erik Christopher Despite the user-friendly devices and what they can …