Reading Time: < 1 minute By John C Abell on Wired: There are no two ways about it: E-books are here to stay. Unless somethingRead more
Reading Time: 4 minutes In Part 1 of his report on the London Book Fair Digital Conference, Alastair Horne discovers what we can learn about digital content and business models from those outside the publishing industry.Read more
Reading Time: 7 minutes There is a lack of skills in the publishing industry to deal with new emergent paradigms. But it’s not just skills and structure that are lacking, but culture and attitude. In a period of accelerating change we need vastly more efficient methods of developing new concepts. In this post I want to share some thoughts about some of the changes that would be required for publishers to become more agile, generalist and collaborative in an age where we are all becoming publishers, authors, creators and consumers and as such all have a voice and opinion as well as the ability to implement our own ideas.Read more
Reading Time: 3 minutes In case you hadn’t realised before the announcement of the Apple iPad in January, this is the decade of the eReader. The publishing industry is going through a similar transition to that of the music industry in the last decade.
In these days when you can publish direct for ereaders like the Kindle, Cool-er and soon the iPad – or just blog a story – what’s to stop anyone stealing and copying your work illegally?
Reading Time: 3 minutes Tom Evans is an author, author mentor, writer’s unblocker and e-publishing wizard. Follow his memes and musings on Twitter @thebookwrightRead more
Reading Time: < 1 minute With the introduction of ereaders last year and the imminent announcement from Apple about the much rumoured Tablet – orRead more
Reading Time: 3 minutes Everyone’s talking about Kindle 2. To those outside the industry this must sound as opaque and mysterious a revolution asRead more
Reading Time: 2 minutes A quick heads-up for anyone who’s not yet seen Sara Lloyd’s excellent piece for US-based library journal, Library Trends, calledRead more
Reading Time: < 1 minute The Amazon Kindle has finally launched in the US (we need to wait a bit longer here in the UK),Read more
Reading Time: < 1 minute Interesting article in today’s Independent about eBooks – including plenty of quotes from Jeff ‘Print is Dead‘ Gomez: In justRead more
Reading Time: 3 minutes OK, page-sniffing blog rant alert: book fetishists, literary bathers and Margaret Atwood look away now. I hardly know where toRead more
Reading Time: < 1 minute Could this be the iPod moment? Or just the iPhone moment? HarperCollins announced Wednesday that it had set up aRead more