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Ebooks, Print Under Glass, Apps and the Future of Reading

Reading a book used to be considered a fairly straightforward experience. You opened the book (it was a print book) and you started reading. Today we have ebooks and audiobooks, which, to varying degrees, have changed our reading experiences. With an ebook, we can read that same print book on our phones, on our...

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Celebrate International Read an Ebook Day Today

Ebooks provide a simple way to give readers instant access to what they want to read. And to celebrate digital reading, Overdrive is hosting its annual international Read an Ebook Day today, September 16. Throughout the day, readers have a chance to win a tablet by sharing what they’re reading, pictures of what they’re...

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PRH CEO: Publishing ‘Undeniably a Force for Good’

Penguin and Random House merged three years ago, in 2013, and today Penguin Random House’s CEO, Markus Dohle, sent an anniversary letter to employees in which he congratulated them on their hard work, but more importantly, detailed how that work is affecting people throughout the world. “Along this road, we have continued to write...

Amazon Makes $30 Million Deal to Sell Ebooks in NYC Schools

Amazon Makes $30 Million Deal to Sell Ebooks in NYC Schools

Amazon won a $30 million deal Wednesday to provide ebooks to New York City public schools, according to The Wall Street Journal. New York’s Panel for Education Policy voted in favor of the three-year deal with the Department of Education, which will go into effect in the next school year. If the three years...

Digital Book World

What Publishers Need to Know About Copyright

International and domestic changes in copyright law are constantly affecting the American publishing industry, which is why Digital Book World hosted a session at this year’s conference with representatives from the U.S., Canada and Germany to see how these changes intersect. From the U.S., there was Karyn Temple Claggett, associate register of copyrights and director of policy...

Ebook Production 101: The Copyright Page

Best Practices for Ebook Front Matter: Copyright Page, Part 2

The front matter of a book communicates a lot of helpful and important information to readers. But publishers and authors often find themselves wondering how to handle that information in their ebook files. In the current installments of my column here on Digital Book World, I am delving into some best practices, ideas and...

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Copyright Crises and Controversies

The American Library Association (ALA) blasts a bill pending in Congress that would bring the U.S. Copyright Office out from under the auspices of the Library of Congress. According to ALA President Courtney Young, the legislation, called the CODE Act, “does not address the longstanding problems facing the agency,” whose technological resources Young says...

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ALA Slams Bid to Modernize U.S. Copyright Office

The American Library Association (ALA) says a bill now up for consideration in Congress does too little to address what it sees as the issues plaguing the U.S. Copyright Office. ALA President Courtney Young says the Copyright Office for the Digital Economy (CODE) Act doesn’t solve the issue of severe underinvestment in technological resources...

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Authors’ Views Vary on Subscription Ebooks

As the subscription model for ebooks evolves, authors and publishers are keeping a close eye on how much they earn from individual borrows on the leading platforms. Kindle Unlimited, Amazon’s subscription-based program, continues to compensate authors at rates that have been widely criticized as too meager. But author and researcher Dana Beth Weinberg reminds...

Oyster Goes Social for Discovery

The ebook subscription service adds a shareable recommendation feature to drive discovery, emerging markets to power Google Play growth, children's publishers adopt Lexile metric, Sherlock Holmes enters public domain and more.

Rightscorp to Move Into Ebook Market

[Press Release] Rightscorp Targets the $15 Billion Book Publishing Industry Success and Growth of eBook Industry Leads Company to Expand Monetization Services to Copyright Infringements in Publishing Rightscorp (OTCQB: RIHT), the leading provider of monetization services for artists and holders of copyrighted Intellectual Property (IP), announced today that it plans to expand its copyright...

Ebooks Way Too Cheap?

One content pricing consultant's analysis, taking the tally of best-selling ebooks, estimating Kindle ebook sales, Hachette appoints a new executive editor and more.

IPR License Launches Global Digital Marketplace for Book Rights

[Press Release] IPR License launches transactional solution ‘TradeRights’ IPR License, the global digital marketplace for books rights, has opened up its platform to coincide with the launch of its fully bespoke transactional licensing solution – ‘TradeRights’. This new functionality is the first in the industry to allow parties to make offers and negotiate deals...

UK Government Moves to Update Copyright Law

[Press Release] Government takes important step towards modernising copyright Changes updating UK copyright law for the digital age progress as government publish final exceptions to copyright regulations. Changes to bring UK copyright law up to date for the digital age have taken an important step forward today (27 March 2014), as the government publishes...

CCC Simplifies Content Republication

[Press Release] Copyright Clearance Center Expands Republication Service Leading Publishers Sign On to Enhanced Solution Which Streamlines Process of Negotiating Republication Rights Danvers, Mass. – Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), a not-for-profit organization creating global licensing and content solutions that make copyright work for everyone, has announced enhancements to its Republication Service, streamlining the...

CCC Joins Gold Open Access Infrastructure

[Press Release] Copyright Clearance Center Joins Gold Open Access Infrastructure Program September 11, 2013 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time DANVERS, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), a not-for-profit organization creating global licensing, content and Open Access (OA) solutions that make copyright work for everyone, has joined the Gold Open Access Infrastructure program, based in...

Is an ebook an experience or a thing?

When readers purchase paper books, they know what they bought and they know what they can do with it. They can read it. They can re-read it as many times as they like. They can lend it to someone else to read. They can pass it around to everyone in their office. They can...