Archive | November, 2011

BTB #262: Reading in the Key of E

Recorded live on Sunday, November 20, at 2011 Miami Book Fair International, a global look at books and reading in the digital age. Featured speakers are Ami Greko of Kobo, and Ana Maria Cabanellas, Argentine publisher and leading figure in the International Publishers Assoc.

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BTB #261: Digital Book World On the Move

On January 27, 2010, Steve Jobs held up an iPad for the first time, and a global audience held its collective breath. One segment of that audience were publishing professionals gathered in a New York City hotel. The timing couldn’t have been better: something called a “Digital Book World” was neither speculative, nor about the […]

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PW’s Week Ahead 11.18.11

With Thanksgiving – and Black Friday – approaching fast, PW’s Andrew Albanese attended the Association for Corporate Growth’s second annual retail conference this week. As he reports in Monday’s Retail Nation Column, “Flat is the new up.” Albanese also tells CCC’s Chris Kenneally exactly what a surprisingly candid Mike Edwards – the former CEO of […]

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BTB #260: Previewing Copyright and Technology Conference

Copyright and technology have always been indivisible, whether the technology is the printing press or the iPad. Publishers and authors from Mark Twain to J.K. Rowling have struggled to protect their work from infringement, and while innovation may sometimes offer anti-piracy solutions, it can also make distribution of illegal copies faster and easier. Wednesday, November […]

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PW’s Week Ahead 11.11.11

This week, Kobo learns to say, “konnichiwa,” and Nook moves into the tablet market. Within weeks of rolling out its new tablet, Japanese e-commerce company Rakuten has acquired Kobo for a hefty $315 million, Andrew Albanese reports. Rakuten is an international e-commerce company with holdings in everything from travel to banking, media and online marketing. […]

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BTB #259: B&N’s Riggio Keynotes PubWest 2011

Just ahead of an announcement from Barnes & Noble for a tablet-version of its Nook e-book reader, company chairman Len Riggio declared in a keynote address for the 2011 PubWest Conference, “We are committed as ever to the future of our bookstores, and to bookstores in general. We will adapt to whatever the new world […]

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BTB #258: How Social Media Is Keeping Alive the Journal Article

Scholarly communication is rapidly changing, and information managers in private companies and other sectors are finding new ways to serve their users. Social media, mobile devices, data mining, semantic technologies and other developments are creating a whole new environment for publishing. Yet the old standby – the journal article— seems to have no real rival […]

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Les réseaux sociaux, un nouvel allié pour l’article scientifique

La communication scientifique est en train de changer très rapidement, et les professionnels de l’information dans les entreprises privées et d’autres secteurs cherchent des nouvelles façons d’offrir des services à leurs usagers. Les réseaux sociaux, les appareils mobiles, le data mining, les technologies sémantiques et d’autres développements sont en train de construire un nouvel environnement […]

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PW’s Week Ahead 11.04.11

On Thursday, Amazon jumped into the digital book lending business, announcing the launch of Kindle Owners Lending Library for Amazon Prime members. PW’s Features Editor Andrew Albanese runs through what’s to like, and what’s not to like, for publishers and authors about this latest move to drive Kindle sales (and oh yes, book sales, too). […]

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