Dispatches from the Digital Revolution

Top News of the Week

More on agency model collusion The Wall Street Journal stated, Sharis Pozen, acting assistant attorney general for antitrust at the Justice Department, “won’t stand by quietly if companies make agreements with rivals on price, signaling a stern stance as the department conducts a high-profile probe into electronic-book publishing.”

Following in the footsteps of iBooks Author app. This week, Vook introduced a new e-book creation and publishing platform. Publishers Weekly stated, “it’s a comprehensive, cloud-based tool that allows authors and publishers to turn any document into a professionally styled e-book.”

E-books not a good tool for research. According to an interesting EContent Magazine piece, although ebooks may be succeeding elsewhere, they “fail at one critical activity: conducting research.”

Discussion on future of publishing. Shelf Awareness summed up the keynote address at last week’s Publishing Business Conference & Expo in New York City, addressing what publishers should be doing in the digital age.

Harry Potter ebooks, finally. The New York Times cited Charlie Redmayne, chief executive of Pottermore, who stated, “Today is a great day for Harry Potter fans and e-book readers alike.”

BISG’s data shows everything about ebook buyers. According to Publishing Perspectives, The Book Industry Study Group is finding out the answers to questions like “which devices are hot now? Which are on the wane? What features do buyers want next? What else do e-book buyers do or consume with their devices?”

Comparing the members of the Kindle family. Cnet’s Danny Sullivan compares and reviews all of the Kindle models in this article.



This entry was posted on March 30, 2012 by in News and tagged , , , , .

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