Dispatches from the Digital Revolution
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…
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.