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Publishers Hustle to Make E-Books More Immersive

Publishers Hustle to Make E-Books More Immersive | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it

"It was bound to happen. The record industry was forced to adapt when iTunes came along. Reluctant film studios made the jump to Netflix and other streaming services. And now, with tablets selling at mind-boggling rates, book publishers are scrambling to figure out how to bring their ancient medium into the digital realm."

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DOJ vs. book publishers: Who cares if Apple and publishers are colluding to raise e-book prices?

DOJ vs. book publishers: Who cares if Apple and publishers are colluding to raise e-book prices? | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it

"The basic question here is, how much should a digital book cost?."

 

"Literary culture, for better or for worse, is dealing with a radically transformed business landscape. The Justice Department is, at best, irrelevant to this process."

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Thanks To E-Books, Publishers Find Flat Is The New Up

Thanks To E-Books, Publishers Find Flat Is The New Up | Pobre Gutenberg | Scoop.it
Large book publishers’ most recent earnings reports reflect a new normal: Revenues are roughly flat, but profits are up—in large part due to e-books.
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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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