How Publishers Should Prepare for EPUB 3

The future of e-books is now. The approval of a new coding language for e-books, means that soon it will be a relatively simple matter for e-books to contain video, audio, dynamic content and all sorts of interactive features. How should publishers prepare?

Kobo CEO: Rakuten Is Amazon of Japan, to Invest in Kobo

Jeremy Greenfield | Kobo CEO Michael Serbinis calls the company’s new owners the “Amazon of Japan” and predicts big things for the e-reader manufacturer. Digital Book World sits down with him to discuss the impact of the sale, the company’s future plans and how next year’s Kobo devices will be more like the Kindle Fire.

Kobo GM: Why Buy Books From Amazon?

Jeremy Greenfield | We spoke with the general manager of Kobo, Matt Welch, about Kobo’s differentiators, what Kobo has to say to publishers and why Welch thinks nobody should be buying books from Amazon.

The European Digital Avalanche

Pieter Swinkels | European publishers saw how the battle was fought in the US over the past decade, and we didn’t like the outcome.