Tag Archives: DRM

Top 5 Publishing Articles/Blog Posts of the Week 7/27-7/31

Every week, we recommend 5 publishing articles/blog posts that supplement the major news for the week. Whether data or industry commentary, we hope these 5 links will be a simple way to keep you in the know. Should a publisher’s online presence focus on book promotions or on original content? Can fiction change the place women have…Continue Reading

A DRM Primer for a VAT World

The ongoing and increasingly heated debate over the use of Digital Rights Management (DRM) in digital publishing has recently received more press attention because of the EU ruling to charge VAT (value-added tax) on ebooks. For those in need of a reminder, Digital Rights Management refers to the protections  that are in place on many…Continue Reading

Top 5 Publishing Articles/Blog Posts of the Week 1/26 – 1/30

Every week, we recommend 5 publishing articles/blog posts that supplement the major news for the week. Whether data or industry commentary, we hope these 5 links will be a simple way to keep you in the know. Ebook piracy is expected to rise to 700 million instances per year by 2018. Is tumblr’s Reblog Book Club…Continue Reading

Top 5 Publishing Articles/Blog Posts of the Week 11/17-11/21

Every week, we recommend 5 publishing articles/blog posts that supplement the major news for the week. Whether data or industry commentary, we hope these 5 links will be a simple way to keep you in the know. What does Penguin Random House’s refusal to sign with any ebook subscription service mean for the Big Five? Is…Continue Reading

Top 5 Publishing Articles/Blog Posts of the Week 11/3-11/7

Every week, we recommend 5 publishing articles/blog posts that supplement the major news for the week. Whether data or industry commentary, we hope these 5 links will be a simple way to keep you in the know. What does Scribd’s audiobook launch mean for Audible? Is the international rights market expanding for children’s books? Should ebooks…Continue Reading

Copyright and Technology 2012: Keeping the Pirates at Bay

With a keynote by Robert Levine, journalist and author of Free Ride, about how the proponents of consumer access to free content are often those who use that content to sell advertising, this year’s  Copyright and Technology New York conference began.  A few in the audience were from book publishing – MIT’s Bill Trippe moderated…Continue Reading

A Literature of Their Own: Scottish Publishing & the Edinburgh International Book Festival

As dead as August is on the rest of the world’s cultural calendar, there might well be no more important month in Scotland. In addition to the Fringe Theater Festival, every August brings the Edinburgh International Book Festival (EIBF), this year running August 11-27. With over 800 authors and around a quarter of a million…Continue Reading

BEA Update: Publishers Launch BEA 2012

Publishers Launch BEA was one of several conferences that kicked off BEA 2012 this year on Monday, June 4, and it focused on helping publishers get their houses in order in a bifurcated world of print and digital — from workflow to discovery, to partnerships with established and newly minted vendors, to sales and marketing…Continue Reading

Lessons from O’Reilly Tools of Change for Publishing 2010

“If you don’t eat your own children, someone else will”: That’s how Michael Mace, Principal of the Silicon Valley–based Rubicon Consulting, began his presentation, “Check Out My Scars: Seven Lessons from the Failure of E-Books in 2000, and What They Mean to the Future of Electronic Publishing,” at the 2010 O’Reilly Tools of Change for…Continue Reading

IDPF Digital Book 2009: Forget DRM

The afternoon panels and presentations at yesterday’s International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF) Digital Book 2009 were filled with promises of impending hardware and software innovations. Sony Director of Business Development Bob Nell talked about the number of outlets that will be selling the Sony Reader next Christmas–6,000, which is double last year’s number–and hinted that…Continue Reading