An interesting phenomenon in ebook subscriptions: some outside the US market seem to fare better than their American counterparts.
Content management meets rights management in a newly announced acquisition by Massachusetts’ Copyright Clearance Center of London’s Ixxus, another interesting merger in a world of digital publishing.
No disambiguation needed, Laura Dawson is one of the best-known identifier and metadata specialists in US publishing. And she has opened a new international ISNI agency.
A panel at the IDPF Digital Book Conference this Wednesday asks, is Amazon good for readers? Tell us what you think.
As publishers migrate beyond the first phase of the ebook revolution, the IDPF’s Digital Book Conference on Wednesday will address ebooks on the web, tablets, phones and more.
Today in Paris Readium.org launched its new open EPUB 3 SDK Project and has formalized a strong and varied consortium of international players to support it.
At the Guadalajara Book Fair, Bill McCoy of the IDPF and Pablo Defendini of Safari Books encouraged publishers to abandon DRM, and set their own prices.
Vikram Savkar from Nature Publishing Group describes the mission behind his successful digital textbook, Principles of Biology, at the IDPF Conference.
By Hannah Johnson At the IDPF Digital Book Conference preceding BookExpo America, Bill McCoy (Executive Director, IDPF) discussed today’s release of EPUB 3, an update on what the IDPF hopes will become the universally accepted standard format for e-books and digital book content in the future. Specifications the new EPUB 3 e-book format were posted today on the IDPF website: …
By Hannah Johnson In a roundtable discussion at the IDPF Digital Book Conference, panelists — Evan Schnittman (Bloomsbury), Dominique Raccah (Sourcebooks) and Richard Nash (Red Lemonade, Cursor) — discussed the future of the publishing business by way of enhanced e-books and apps. Raccah, the CEO of mid-sized publisher Sourcebooks, was the lone champion of both enhanced e-books and apps on …
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