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The story nobody tells

The story nobody tells | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it

"That we are experiencing turbulent times in the book world, is common knowledge to us all. The financial crisis, digitisation of our titles, foreign companies entering our markets and the growing trend of self-publishing, makes that the world as we knew it, will never be the same again. But besides all these external elements, there is a far more important one you seriously have to think about in these times. Because if you want to survive, you will have to be of value. Added value."

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Are Publishers Making a Killing on E-Books? Part 2

Are Publishers Making a Killing on E-Books? Part 2 | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it

"This is the second and concluding installment of an article about how publishers arrive at the prices of ebooks. It’s written in response to consumer criticisms that “Publishers are making a killing on e-books because they cost nothing to produce, distribute and sell and are almost 100% pure profit,” as one reporter phrased it."

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Are Discoverability and DRM Mortal Enemies?

Are Discoverability and DRM Mortal Enemies? | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it

"Publishers of e-books have a dilemma: You want readers to find (and purchase) your products. And yet you don’t want pirates making your products available for free. But is digital rights management (DRM) technology, one method publishers use (with questionable success) to combat piracy, a hindrance or even antithetical to content discovery?"

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Angry Birds E-Reader App to Launch at the Frankfurt Book Fair

Angry Birds E-Reader App to Launch at the Frankfurt Book Fair | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it

"The incredibly prolific Good E-Reader blog is probably best known for covering just about every possible e-reading-related topic under the sun, but today a brief item was posted that I definitely didn’t see coming."

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You Will Never Kill Piracy, and Piracy Will Never Kill You

You Will Never Kill Piracy, and Piracy Will Never Kill You | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it

"So, what to do? Go the other direction. Realize piracy is a service problem. Right now, from the browser window in which I’m writing this article, it is possible to download and start watching a movie for free in a few swift clicks."

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Dichos y hechos sobre EPUB 3

Dichos y hechos sobre EPUB 3 | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it

"Bill McCoy, director ejecutivo del International Digital Publishing Forum (FIAM), y Sanders Kleinfeld, experto en edición digital e ingeniero en tecnologías de publicación en O’Reilly, analizan las posibilidades que ofrece el formato ePub 3 en la edición digital y cómo podría ser su futuro, en un artículo publicado por Joe Wikert en la sección TOC podcast series del blog O´Reilly Radar."

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Spain’s LIBER Reinvents, Prioritizing Training and Digital

Spain’s LIBER Reinvents, Prioritizing Training and Digital | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
Spain's LIBER publishing trade show opened this week in Barcelona, where changes reflect new economic and digital realities, and a focus on professionalization.
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Liberdrac: Los libreros catalanes crean su propia tienda 'online'

Liberdrac: Los libreros catalanes crean su propia tienda 'online' | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it

"Los libreros independientes, o las pequeñas cadenas de librerías, saben que, hoy por hoy, el libro electrónico no es negocio, aunque según las últimas cifras ya el 2% de las ventas son en digital. Pero también que, si no se mueven, quedarán fuera de este negocio. Ante esta situación, el Gremi de Llibreters de Catalunya, de la mano de la distribuidora Libranda, se ha lanzado a la piscina."

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iPads for Everyone: How a small library program became a runaway hit and reached more than 4,100 kids and teachers

iPads for Everyone: How a small library program became a runaway hit and reached more than 4,100 kids and teachers | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it

"Walk into our school library and you’re bound to see scores of iPads propped up on the tables. Our students at Westlake High, a large suburban school on the outskirts of Austin, TX, are using them to read ebooks, download assignments, edit videos, write blog posts, and to do much more. Since we rolled out our 1:1 iPad program a year ago, more than 4,100 teachers and students, including eighth graders at the nearby middle school and even some of our elementary school classes, have taken advantage of these devices. In fact, they’ve become as much a part of students’ everyday lives as their notebooks, backpacks, and textbooks."

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¿Se profundiza menos en la lectura con el ebook?

¿Se profundiza menos en la lectura con el ebook? | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it

"Es muy posible que, como está sucediendo en los periódicos y en las revistas, cada vez sea más necesario aligerar la extensión de los libros para que los lectores consigan llegar al final. En esta época hasta las películas de cine comienzan a resultar indigestas porque superan los 50 minutos, que es, siguiendo la costumbre de las series de televisión, el tiempo máximo que se puede dedicar a una actividad."

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Mañana empieza la 30ª Feria Internacional del Libro, Liber, en Barcelona

Mañana empieza la 30ª Feria Internacional del Libro, Liber, en Barcelona | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it

Fira de Barcelona acogerá del 3 al 5 de octubre de 2012 una nueva edición de Liber, el mayor encuentro profesional de la industria del libro en España y uno de los más importantes del mundo en lengua castellana.

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Is it safe? – Baldur Bjarnason

Is it safe? – Baldur Bjarnason | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it

"When you have a platform that nobody seems to be able to use, you have to question whether it was an appropriate choice. A significant portion of publishers churn out files that would be broken—unreadable—in ereaders that are fully standards-compliant. When the producers can’t produce and the platform makers dare not accept the goods, something is broken."

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Why Publishers Don’t Like Working With Start-ups

Why Publishers Don’t Like Working With Start-ups | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it

It’s not true that all publishers don’t like working with start-ups, but as the founder of one such start-up in the publishing world, Jellybooks, I can tell you firsthand that what might seem like a home-run partnership doesn’t always come to fruition. Now, you might say that I’m just being a big ol’ complainer and this is just sour grapes (I’d understand), but I shall try to be as balanced as possible.

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Books as Souvenirs of the Digital Reading Experience: Another Case for Bundling

Books as Souvenirs of the Digital Reading Experience: Another Case for Bundling | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
We live in a world of platforms. Print, digital, audio, online, and offline. And for many of us, we mix all of the above, creating our own unique, multi-platform reading cocktail.
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Aptara releases its fourth annual Ebook Survey of Publishers (Infographic)

Aptara releases its fourth annual Ebook Survey of Publishers (Infographic) | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it

"The content production and digital media company Aptara recently released its 4th Annual Ebook Survey of Publishers, which proposes to offer “unprecedented insight into eBook publishers’ business and production practices.”

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Surveying the Surprisingly Sanguine UK Children’s Publishing Scene

Surveying the Surprisingly Sanguine UK Children’s Publishing Scene | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
The recent Bookseller's Children's Conference had some good news - sales are up - on top of plenty of good advice. Here's our sampling and survey of the scene.
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eReader, eBook Sales are up in Germany

eReader, eBook Sales are up in Germany | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it

"BITKOM, a German IT trade group, has just released their estimates for ereader sales in Germany. They’re expecting to see over 800,000 units sold in 2012, more than triple (334%) the estimated sales in 2011. The sales value is believed to be more than last year (obviously), with an increase of 163% to 78 million euros."

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AAP Publishers Get More Control Over Google As They Settle 7-Year Copyright Infringement Suit Over Google Library Project

AAP Publishers Get More Control Over Google As They Settle 7-Year Copyright Infringement Suit Over Google Library Project | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
Google has finally made some headway on the litigation over copyright infringement for the Google Library Project; and the deal puts in place another key piece of the puzzle for Google Books.
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The Future of the Author-Publisher Relationship - Jane Friedman

The Future of the Author-Publisher Relationship - Jane Friedman | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it

"Most authors—before realizing that discoverability is the big problem today—first face the difficulty of choosing how to publish and distribute. Should the author seek a traditional deal? Should they attempt self-publishing, and if so, should it include a print component? Should they partner with one of the growing number of literary agencies offering support services for self-publishing? Should they affiliate themselves exclusively with Amazon for greater promotional opportunities? A small book could be written describing the possibilities now available, then be out of date in a month."

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E-books in Libraries: They Still Don't Get It

E-books in Libraries: They Still Don't Get It | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it

"This is a guest post from a librarian who emailed me about his dissatisfaction with the way the ebook future for libraries is shaping up."

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Why Everyone Should Care About DRM's Punishment Of The Visually Impaired

Why Everyone Should Care About DRM's Punishment Of The Visually Impaired | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
Techdirt writes a lot about the problems with DRM, and how inefficient and inconvenient it is. But for millions of visually-impaired people, those "inconveniences" represent something much deeper, and much worse.
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La facturación del sector editorial desciende más de un 4% en 2011

La facturación del sector editorial desciende más de un 4% en 2011 | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it

"La facturación del sector editorial descendió en España más de un 4% en 2011, con un total de 2.772,3 millones de euros, según lo revela el una nueva actualización del informe El sector del Libro en España 2011-2012, que el Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte ha publicado a través del Observatorio de la Lectura y el Libro, coincidiendo con la celebración del Salón Internacional del Libro LIBER 2012."

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La multiplicación de formas de lectura

La multiplicación de formas de lectura | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it

Casi un 4% de españoles ya tiene algún tipo de aparato que les permite las lecturas de textos digitales.

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Digital trends in Children’s Book Publishing

Digital trends in Children’s Book Publishing | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
The Literary Platform is dedicated to showcasing projects experimenting with literature and technology. It brings together comment from industry figures and key thinkers, and encourages debate.
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IDPF to Create EPUB3 Test Suite for E-Readers

IDPF to Create EPUB3 Test Suite for E-Readers | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it

"The International Digital Publishing Forum, a standards organization for the digital book publishing industry and champion for the EPUB3 e-book format, will be releasing a test suite for e-readers to determine how EPUB3 compliant they are."

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