Using Text to “Enhance” E-books and Other Insights from the 2011 Leipzig Book Fair

In Europe by Siobhan O'Leary

Germany’s second biggest book fair offers a barometer of what’s obsessing the world’s third largest publishing industry By Siobhan O’Leary LEIPZIG: Students from the HTWK Leipzig [Hochschule für Technik, Wirtschaft und Kultur] emerged before a standing room only crowd at an event titled “rethinking the book” at the Leipzig Book Fair on Thursday afternoon, well-prepared to present the fruits of …

ISBNs and E-books: The Ongoing Dilemma

In Guest Contributors, Resources by Guest Contributor

• Should publishers assign a unique ISBN for each e-book format of each title they publish, and what are the implications either way? • There is no consensus of what is the best practice, but one thing is clear: you need to make the decision yourself and not leave it up to someone else. By Erik Christopher ST. CLOUD, MN: …

Poll: Do You Assign Individual ISBNs to Each E-book Format?

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka In today’s lead story, Erik Christopher looks at the various issues publishers have to face when considering whether or not to assign individual ISBNs to each and every e-book format that they publish. No consensus answer to the question has emerged, so for this week’s Publishing Perspectives poll, we wanted to know how you handle e-books and …

Entertainment Companies Launch ISBN-like System for Film and TV Content

In Global Trade Talk by Hannah Johnson

By Hannah Johnson Yesterday, a coalition of entertainment companies, including MovieLabs, CableLabs, Comcast and Rovi Corporation, announced the launch of the Entertainment Identifier Registry (EIDR). The EIDR is meant to serve as a global cataloging system for movies, television and other media content by providing a unique ID and metadata for each piece of content. The press release cited the …