Colombia is still ‘a young country’ in literacy. The Bogotá Book Fair is helping to change that, says Colombia’s publishing association chief.
DRM: A Model Of The Past?
In Germany, more and more publishing houses are abolishing hard DRM in favor of digital watermarks. Latest to follow the trend is Holtzbrinck.
What Publishers Can Learn from Louis C.K.
Comedian Louis C.K. has a lot to teach publishers about digital marketing: specifically, his direct-to-consumer digital releases.
OpenBooks: A Self-Publishing Bookstore Where You Read First, Pay Later
With Poland’s OpenBooks.com readers can download and read self-published books for free and decide to pay for them only if they want.
“Trust Your Readers and Defy DRM,” Says No Starch Press
San Francisco’s No Starch Press has found success producing “sharable books for geeks,” eschewing DRM and defying conventional publishing wisdom.
Doctorow on the Dangers Posed by Ebook DRM Dictators
Citing the Amazon-Hachette dispute, Cory Doctorow addressed the Writing in the Digital Age conference with an impassioned called to fight ebook DRM.
UK Independent Publishers Call for Bolder Experiments
Signs from the UK Independent Publishers Guild conference signal a move toward bolder experiments with with content, DRM, and engagement to foster a brighter future.
Is Government the Only Force Able to End Amazon Dominance?
Speakers at last week’s UK Futurebook conference offered ideas for combating Amazon dominance, including advocating government intervention.
Ether for Authors: Take Me to Your Data
Our weekly roundup takes in Cory Doctorow’s conversion to data evangelism, reaction to Patterson’s wake up publishing ads, BEA’s silly cupcake promo and more.
10 Strategies for Publishers to Succeed and Survive
Guy Kawasaki says traditional publishers need to ‘think about maximizing sales not minimizing losses’ and offers 10 strategies to put them back on the right path.