Archive | May, 2010

Best of BTB: Cory Doctorow Plays ‘The Price Is Right’ For E-Books

Sounding more like a college economics professor than a bestselling sci-fi author, Cory Doctorow offers his suggestions for how publishers should arrive at the “right price” for e-books. As for copyright, he defends “fair use” and questions strict interpretations of the phrase, “all rights reserved.” For publishers, authors and their readers, 2010 will likely go […]

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OnCopyright 2010

A video produced for OnCopyright 2010.

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Live Webcast: E-MAGINATION: What’s Now and What’s Next in Ebooks

Sponsored by the Independent Book Publishers Association The e-revolution is upon us. What do authors and publishers need to know to come out on top? On Monday, May 24 at 2:30PM Eastern, in a special Webcast LIVE to the world from Publishing University, a panel of digital pioneers and industry prophets weigh in on a […]

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BTB #169: Beyond Print & Paper

The flow of e-reader devices onto the consumer market has quickly shifted from a trickle to a flood. With consumers captivated by the iPad, nook, Kindle, Skiff Reader, and QUE, a massive surge in demand for digitally distributed content is inevitable. As a result, those who write and publish are struggling with a new wave […]

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BTB #168: Drafting the Next New Media Contract

Preferring to think about “evolving” media, rather than any “new vs. old” dichotomy, a quartet of attorneys with deep experience in the media industry joined Chris Kenneally at the recent Digital Hollywood conference to discuss the do’s and don’ts and “gotchas” of the latest in contract negotiations. Panelists included Cindy Charles, Senior Vice President and […]

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BTB #167: ‘All Access Pass’ For Global Science

“What goes around, comes around” may well serve as the motto of an effort undertaken by the International Association of Scientific, Technical & Medical Publishers (STM) to provide access to premium online research journals in developing nations. Research4Life is the collective name for three public-private partnerships which seek to help achieve the UN’s Millennium Development […]

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BTB #166: More Content, More Screens, More Questions

Author and digital media authority Bill Rosenblatt examines how the proliferation of mobile phones and other networked devices is giving rise to an accompanying mobile screen culture – and what publishers need to do to survive and thrive in such an environment. A special presentation from Copyright Clearance Center’s Educational Services team. To access a […]

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