Colombia is still ‘a young country’ in literacy. The Bogotá Book Fair is helping to change that, says Colombia’s publishing association chief.
In Germany, more and more publishing houses are abolishing hard DRM in favor of digital watermarks. Latest to follow the trend is Holtzbrinck.
Comedian Louis C.K. has a lot to teach publishers about digital marketing: specifically, his direct-to-consumer digital releases.
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.
San Francisco’s No Starch Press has found success producing “sharable books for geeks,” eschewing DRM and defying conventional publishing wisdom.
Citing the Amazon-Hachette dispute, Cory Doctorow addressed the Writing in the Digital Age conference with an impassioned called to fight ebook DRM.
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.
Speakers at last week’s UK Futurebook conference offered ideas for combating Amazon dominance, including advocating government intervention.
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.
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.