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OS X Mavericks is out, walkthrough: iBooks, Maps, and more

OS X Mavericks is out, walkthrough: iBooks, Maps, and more | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it

iBooks sports most of the same features you’ve already seen on the iOS version. You can read a books in a variety of filetypes; browse the iBookstore for some new reading material from the New York Times Bestsellers list; and sync your notes, bookmarks, highlights, and reading progress to other devices via iCloud.

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Digital Strategies: Automating Rights and Permissions

Digital Strategies: Automating Rights and Permissions | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
Robert Kasher, a consultant with Firstsource and digi-EXPress, argues that automating publishing rights and permission should be a priority for the digital age.
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Nueva generación de Kindle Paperwhite

Nueva generación de Kindle Paperwhite | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it

Por fuera apenas se nota la diferencia. Sí, es más ligero, pero la carcasa parece similar. No hay botón alguno. La parte trasera le delata. Ya no pone Kindle, el nombre del aparato, sino Amazon, el de la tienda. La sexta generación de Kindle, segunda de Paperwhite, como denominan a la pantalla retroiluminada y con mejor contraste, promete una batería más duradera y fluidez en la gestión de lectura.

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Joe Wikert's Digital Content Strategies: Kindle Singles and the future of ebooks

Joe Wikert's Digital Content Strategies: Kindle Singles and the future of ebooks | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it

"Compelling ideas expressed at their natural length." That's Amazon's tagline for their popular Kindle Singles program. And while Singles hasn't exactly been a major industry disruptor I believe it lays the foundation for some of the bigger, bolder initiatives Amazon is planning for the future. I also believe it's a model that will become much more common over time.

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New deals sees Kobo expand in Spain and Italy

New deals sees Kobo expand in Spain and Italy | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it

Online retailer La Central will become the first Spanish bookseller to offer Kobo’s ereaders and tablets, which all include access to the ebook retailer’s store.

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Library | First all-digital system a hit in Bexar County

Library | First all-digital system a hit in Bexar County | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
The first all-digital library system in Bexar County. Texas seems to have done a lot right and very little wrong. Will other libraries follow suit?
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Kobo Goes To India

Kobo Goes To India | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
[Press Release] Kobo Sets Sights On Billion-Reader Opportunity As It Introduces World-Class eReading Experience To India Leading booksellers choose Kobo as
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A Reading App Raises a Question: What Does It Mean to Own a Book?

A Reading App Raises a Question: What Does It Mean to Own a Book? | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it

Why do we buy books? Well, until very recently, there were few other ways to get them. We could go to a library, or borrow them from people we knew. Otherwise, we had to buy them. And, until recently, buying them meant buying objects, the sturdy real things, and keeping them somewhere—neatly in bookshelves, dangerously in basements, or resignedly in boxes left unpacked from the last move. E-books made ownership easier but less sure. Hold up your Kindle or your tablet or your smart phone and give it a shake; they’re in there somewhere—or else in the cloud. Technology made some purchases unnecessary; publishers couldn’t squeeze us for Milton or Dickens anymore since they’re available for free online. The Kindle has a lending program, with which you can let someone borrow one of your books for fourteen days (hurry along, borrowers of “War and Peace”). But mostly, and unlike with music or movies or digital journalism, to consume books we still buy them and then get to keep them.

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Google Play Books Updated With Better Support For Scanned Books

Google rolled out an update yesterday for their Android reading app. It was a relatively minor update, and aside from bug fixes (including a tweak to the on-device Google Search) and stability improvements there was just the one change.
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NYCC: NARR8 Creates Comics with a Twist

NYCC: NARR8 Creates Comics with a Twist | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it

In the beginning, digital comics were just print comics scanned in and posted to digital devices, but as the medium has evolved, more and more creators are experimenting with adding features to native digital comics. NARR8 is an app that stretches the boundaries of comics, adding in motion, music, and gameplay elements. Sometimes the motion is as simple as a background of TV static, sometimes it’s as complex as a scene where the camera angle shifts while the characters are moving. The comics and picture book I sampled all used the full screen as a single panel, but with each swipe or page turn something happened: Word balloons dropped in, someone came crashing through a door, a squirrel dove from a tree. Once the main action is completed, the figures have a tendency to continue to move slightly, as if they were breathing heavily or maybe undulating underwater. But if you don’t linger on a page, the effect is fairly seamless.

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China is Opening to Westerners, Rapidly

China is Opening to Westerners, Rapidly | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
'The Chinese market is considered challenging to break into by Western businesses, in reality this is changing,' says George Lossius, CEO of Publishing Technology.
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Publishers Begin to Abandon Apple Newsstand

Publishers Begin to Abandon Apple Newsstand | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it

Publishing companies are beginning to abandon Apple Newsstand as a singular vehicle to promote their digital magazines. This is primarily due to the revised nature of the app itself with the advent of iOS 7. Companies such as Maggio noticed the magazines are being squirreled away within the newsstand and forgotten about by the majority of subscribers.

Newsstand is a section of the App Store intended for periodicals. You need to publish at least quarterly to qualify. Newsstand apps are “real” apps just like their non-Newsstand counterparts. The difference is that the publisher has decided to list them within the Newsstand section of the store.

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Co-Publishing: The Third Way between Traditional Publishing and Self-Publishing ?

Co-Publishing: The Third Way between Traditional Publishing and Self-Publishing ? | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it

The fruits of this union could be Co-Publishing, a Third Way between traditional publishing and self-publishing. A brand-new path that might complement,  not substitute, the other two. A world with 3 business models might be a better one than a World with 2 business models only. Or not?

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OS X Maverick launches for free, along with iLife and iWork app updates (Wired UK)

OS X Maverick launches for free, along with iLife and iWork app updates (Wired UK) | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it

Apple has announced that its new Mac OS X Mavericks, out today, will be available free of charge.

It's the first time any major OS X release has been free, and it will be available on any machines from 2007 onwards.  

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The Brazilian eBook Market Grew by 350% in 2012

New estimates from the Câmara Brasileira do Livro show that the Brazilian ebook market saw stellar growth in 2012. Their research revealed that over 4 times as many ebooks were sold in Brazil in 2012 as in 2011.
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New Data From Pew on E-Readers and Tablets

New Data From Pew on E-Readers and Tablets | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it

Mobile reading in on the rise and data out today suggests that more consumers will be reading on tablet-sized devices. 24% of Americans surveyed have an e-reader and 35% have a tablet device, according to the latest report from The Pew Research Center’s Internet Project.

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The Brazilian eBook Market Grew by 350% in 2012

New estimates from the Câmara Brasileira do Livro show that the Brazilian ebook market saw stellar growth in 2012. Their research revealed that over 4 times as many ebooks were sold in Brazil in 2012 as in 2011.
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You know what's cool? A billion dollars, that's what's cool.

You know what's cool? A billion dollars, that's what's cool. | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it

From mobile phones to car insurance. From movie rentals to organic veg boxes. A robust, profitable subscription model is the business model that keeps on giving (usually by direct debit).

From mobile phones to car insurance. From movie rentals to organic veg boxes. A robust, profitable subscription model is the business model that keeps on giving (usually by direct debit). - See more at: http://www.futurebook.net/content/you-know-whats-cool-billion-dollars-thats-whats-cool#sthash.JAMjQXB1.dpuf
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Blanca Rosa Roca: The Barcelona Digital Editions / Open Road Media Partnership

Blanca Rosa Roca: The Barcelona Digital Editions / Open Road Media Partnership | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it

Digital publisher Open Road Media announced last week that it has partnered with Barcelona Digital Editions to form Ciudad de Libros/Open Road Español. 

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Solar-Powered Leia eReader is Launching Soon in Finland

I have been saying for a few months now that the most interesting ereader launches were coming out of Europe and this latest device is no exception.
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Polish Ebook Industry Players Eye Rapid Market Expansion

Polish Ebook Industry Players Eye Rapid Market Expansion | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it

Poland’s epublishing industry players are expecting ebook sales to expand at a fast pace over the forthcoming years. Meanwhile, as the country’s fragmented ebook market is becoming increasingly competitive, ebooksellers are looking for new strategies to boost their sales.

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Why Book Publishing's Doomsayers Are So Wrong

Why Book Publishing's Doomsayers Are So Wrong | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it

E-books now account for about 20 percent of all book sales, but the pace of growth has slowed considerably from an annual triple-digit increase to 42 percent last year, the survey shows. And it is also true that most bookstores have yet to find ways to become a significant part of the e-book market, although many of them now recognize the need to do so. But as I wrote last July, even with the growing role that e-books have in the reading habits of a significant part of the population, the great majority of books are still sold in print copies, and I believe that there will always be a place for great bookstores.

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Kids' Comics Aren't Just for Kids at New York Comic Con

Kids' Comics Aren't Just for Kids at New York Comic Con | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
One of the most noticeable trends at New York Comic Con was the emergence of comics that are designed to appeal equally, if in different ways, to children and adults.
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Apple Expected to Announce iPad Updates at Event Next Week

Apple Expected to Announce iPad Updates at Event Next Week | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
Apple sent out invites to its next product-filled media event, which will be held on October 22. We're expecting a whole lot of iPad news and OS X Mavericks on the agenda.
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