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Consumer or die | FutureBook

Consumer or die | FutureBook | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it

Jim Griffin, m.d. of OneHouse, was the first keynote, setting out the problems faced by publishers transitioning to digital. "We live in a time when it is voluntary to pay," he said. "I don't pretend it is legally right to not pay, or morally right, but in fact it is a choice people make, they choose whether they are going to pay or not, and increasingly that choice is becoming more viable."

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Is there a future for dedicated eReaders?

Is there a future for dedicated eReaders? | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
When Amazon introduced their first Kindle eReader, there were a lot of articles that suggested that this device represented the future of books.
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How We Will Read: Clay Shirky

How We Will Read: Clay Shirky | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it

"The question isn’t what happens to publishing — the entire category has been evacuated. The question is, what are the parent professions needed around writing? Publishing isn’t one of them. Editing, we need, desperately. Fact-checking, we need. For some kinds of long-form texts, we need designers. Will we have a movie-studio kind of setup, where you have one class of cinematographers over here and another class of art directors over there, and you hire them and put them together for different projects, or is all of that stuff going to be bundled under one roof?"

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How We Will Read: Clive Thompson

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"I am absolutely convinced that being able to see what other people have said about a book and to talk about it and respond to it is going to be a freakishly huge boon for books. If you think about it, so much of how people who love books have dealt with their love is by trying to put together social environments where people can talk about books, like book clubs. Universities are essentially institutions designed to let people talk about books. We do this over and over and over again."

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Are We Seeing the Rise of E-Book Subscription Services? | Digital Book World

Are We Seeing the Rise of E-Book Subscription Services? | Digital Book World | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
Yesterday, my employer, F+W Media, announced the launch of an e-book subscription site for art enthusiasts.
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New Book Startups Focus On The Actual Buying And Selling Part

New Book Startups Focus On The Actual Buying And Selling Part | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
Two new book-related startups that launched in beta this week seek to redefine the book buying, browsing and selling experience.
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The future of reading | BTURN

The future of reading | BTURN | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
New reading devices might not change the face of literature, but they will create readers' communities.

 

"Literature is a strange form of art: the art behind all arts, it rests inscribed in every other art discipline, laying the foundations of what we know as the arts today. The literary concepts such as “narrative”, “discourse” and “voice” have been widely deployed in various art practices from theatre and film to music, contemporary art and new media. Literature is the driving force of culture and yet, it seems there is nothing more conservative than putting words on paper. The very form of writing has not changed since its origins, right?"

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Making books better | FutureBook

Making books better | FutureBook | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it

"Creating a book is a collaborative effort and the publisher plays a crucial role in that collaboration. Whatever else they do, from getting you into shops to designing nice jackets, it all pales into insignificance compared to that essential service they provide to writers and, most importantly, readers. Making books better. And that is why Louise and I are happier to be published by somebody else than by ourselves. And why writers still, here in the bright digital Wild West of 2012, need publishers."

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Amazon Will Lower Kindle E-Book Prices Slowly, Strategically | Digital Book World

Amazon Will Lower Kindle E-Book Prices Slowly, Strategically | Digital Book World | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
Consumers looking forward to never paying more than $9.99 for an e-book may have to wait longer than anticipated.
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Amazon Takes Next Step in Building Amazon Appstore | Digital Book World

Amazon Takes Next Step in Building Amazon Appstore | Digital Book World | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
UPDATE: Video on in-app purchasing: PRESS RELEASE: Amazon Appstore Announces In-App Purchasing Service for Kindle Fire and Other Android...
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Mini-ebooks: a natural home for articles that need a little room

Mini-ebooks: a natural home for articles that need a little room | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
The success of Amazon's new platform for mid-length fiction and non-fiction is good news for writers, publishers – and readers, writes Anna Baddeley...
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The iPad of 1935

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"The April, 1935 issue of Everyday Science and Mechanics included this nifty invention which was to be the next logical step in the world of publishing. Basically a microfilm reader mounted on a large pole, the media device was supposed to let you sit back in your favorite chair while reading your latest tome of choice."

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Tomorrow, we will examine what kind of book? – Books, Book Reasonable – Printing Business | Biblios

Tomorrow, we will examine what kind of book? – Books, Book Reasonable – Printing Business | Biblios | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it

"Nowadays, folks want to know the world what to study? So, tomorrow we study the e-book it appear like? Beijing Worldwide Book Fair this calendar year, the growth pattern of the potential ebook gives some solutions."

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How We Will Read: an interview with @stevenbjohnson from the @findings blog

How We Will Read: an interview with @stevenbjohnson from the @findings blog | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
Reading. It’s a simple act. You’re doing it right now. You probably read something off of billboards, screens, and packages hundreds of times throughout the course of a single day. Can something so fundamental really be changing?
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Ebooks: the format of the academic future

Ebooks: the format of the academic future | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
Steven Schwartz explains why more universities should start publishing ebooks and how they benefit students...
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