Archive | June, 2011

Best of BTB: Paying Up Online

Subscription services favored over single file sales; no significant difference in behavior of men and women; a typical monthly “spend” of $10. Those are among the findings of a recent survey of 1000 American internet users by the Pew Internet & American Life Project. Perhaps most surprising – given that so much of online content […]

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BTB #241: The Arc of Publishing and Other Predictions

In May at the annual BookExpo America in New York City, CCC’s Skott Klebe spoke on The Arc of Publishing. “What I’m talking about is predicting the future,” he told the Javits Center audience. “And that’s really hard, right? People get the future wrong all the time… But some futures are very predictable. With that […]

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BTB #240: ARROW Hits the Bullseye

Developed by a European consortium coordinated by the Italian Publishers Association (AIE), ARROW — Accessible Registries of Rights Information and Orphan Works — is a system to help libraries with the identification of rights status and rightsholders in digital library programs. ARROW is based on a pro-active search of rightsholders for works eligible for inclusion […]

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BTB #239: E-magination 2011

As part of the Independent Book Publishers Association‘s Publishing University for 2011, CCC’s Chris Kenneally moderated a discussion on “What’s Now and What’s Next in E-Reading.” Taking place just ahead of BookExpo America, the session featured Mark Coker, Founder and CEO, Smashwords; Ami Greko, Senior Vendor Relations, Kobo; James Howitt, Director of Publishing Services, R.R. […]

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