In Canada, Access Copyright is working on developing blockchain solutions for book publishing, including smart contracts and an attribution ledger.
Russian book publishers are considering signing on to a new anti-piracy memorandum of cooperation with major tech platforms.
Proposing an alternate meaning for Brexit as the negotiations furor rises, Richard Charkin suggests: ‘Books Really (are) Entertaining, eXciting, Informative, and Transformational.’
Taking stock as the new year comes in, Copyright Clearance Center’s ‘Beyond the Book’ podcast series has a trio of 2018 look-back episodes on tap.
The platform again assesses interest trends and finds its readership and writers engaged in a wide-ranging discussion of diversity and tolerance.
At both the national and European level, many are welcoming the arrival of the EU’s amendment, allowing member markets to tax ebooks and other digital formats at the same rate as print.
Brexit is set to take place at the end of March 2019. Will the UK’s FutureBook Live be able to call itself Europe’s largest publishing innovation conference next year?
At the daylong FutureBook Live conference in London, one session tried to envision ides of publishing’s future beyond book-based models.
FutureBook Live in London will try to move attendees ‘out of their comfort zone’ amid the uncertainties of the UK market’s post-Brexit future.
A ‘fast follow’ is planned for Spanish-language regions for Wattpad Next payments, now beta-testing in the USA. Cengage Unlimited adds another university.