Dispatches from the Digital Revolution

Top News of the Week

 AAP and Google reach settlement After seven years of litigation over Google’s library book scanning, publishers have seen that “Google has kept on scanning and indexing—and the sky did not fall.”

Microsoft and Barnes & Noble consummate their partnership. Microsoft and Barnes & Noble announced a strategic partnership creating a subsidiary that deals with bookseller’s Nook and college bookstores business: Nook Media LLC. Microsoft will invest $300 million and own a 17.6 percent stake in the joint venture. Watch out for a Nook app on Windows 8…

Hires, fires, and realignments: HarperCollins brings in new blood to bolster their digital strategy, and Hachette realigns their sales structure. Times they are a changin’.

Ingram makes POD cheaper and faster. A new “standard color” pricing model for print-on-demand technology reduces costs by two-thirds through advancements in inkjet technology.

And lastly, a cool infographic: How the business of ebooks is shaping publishing.

Aptara ebook survey


One comment on “Top News of the Week

  1. margosnotebook
    October 10, 2012

    interesting stuff

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