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IDPF at BEA: Convert to Epub for Publishers

“This stuff wouldn’t make it in San Francisco” was how a coworker summed up the products being shown at the International Digital Publishing Forum at BookExpo America this past week, saying that a lot of the solutions were quite modest technically. And there was a sameness to them; most companies were making a mechanism to map [...]

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David Foster Wallace’s publisher said they couldn’t do what now?

In an article today (http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/09/books/david-foster-wallace-and-the-pale-king.html) about editing David Foster Wallace’s posthumous novel The Pale King, the editor, Michael Pietsch had a large, disconnected set of material to work with. Not sure about the order of the chapters and not wanting to make assumptions about what Wallace would have wanted, he “talked to Little Brown’s e-book [...]

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Live-blogging TOC2011: What do Ebook Readers Really, Really Want?

Michael Tamblyn from Kobo is presenting data on behavior (reading and buying) of ebook readers on the Kobo platform. Four sample reader segments: “Gold-A”: Spends $35 at first, $25 each vist, visit 7 times per month. Continuous reader. On an e-Ink device. A new customer who starts with ebooks is more and more likely to [...]

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Live-blogging TOC 2011: Better than Free, How Value is Generated in a Copy Free World

First up is Kevin Kelly from Wired magazine, Long Now foundation (and certified wise old man). Six trends in the world of book publishing: Screening: we’re moving from being people of the book to people of the screen. Ubiquitous screens is the context of publishing now. Reading a book on a phone wouldn’t have made [...]

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