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Getting Over The Book

Getting Over The Book

When was the last time you heard that print is dead? Probably it’s been a while. As it turns out, print and digital will co-habit in the book business for some time yet to come. Indeed, earlier this week, a BBC reporter told an important gathering of book publishers something potentially even more alarming: It’s […]

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Millions Of Reasons To Like Apple Case Ruling

Millions Of Reasons To Like Apple Case Ruling

E-book readers may soon have 500 million reasons to like a pair of rulings in Judge Denise Cote’s Manhattan federal courtroom this week. The only question is, “how soon?” Moving to the “damages” phase of Apple’s e-book price-fixing case, Judge Cote granted class action status in the state and consumer cases, while she rejected allowing […]

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New Battlefront for Ebooks Case?

New Battlefront for Ebooks Case?

In a federal courtroom this week, Judge Denise Cote took on a potential new front in the ongoing e-book antitrust battle. Once again, the claim is e-book price-fixing, though this time the plaintiffs are e-book retailers who say their businesses suffered when Apple and several major publishers sought to lock out price competition. “Both the publishers […]

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The Web at 25

The Web at 25

“Vague, but exciting.”  So wrote Mike Sendall in March 1989 when responding to a proposal for creation of a new kind of computer network presented to CERN, the high-energy physics laboratory in Geneva, Switzerland. Sendall managed coordination of CERN’s vast computer power, and he had been gently encouraging a colleague who had conceived of a […]

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A Settlement For Google & Viacom

A Settlement For Google & Viacom

How many people watch SpongeBob SquarePants every week? The answer depends on the definition of “watch.” SpongeBob is just one of many television programs owned by or under license with Viacom, a global media conglomerate. The popularity of its characters is measured today not only by Nielsen ratings, but also by YouTube views – and thereby hangs […]

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Libraries Reach Far And Wide

Libraries Reach Far And Wide

Some 9000 public libraries and branches dot the American landscape, and librarians working there touch the minds and hearts of millions of citizens. From Indianapolis, where the biennial conference of the Public Library Association is underway, spirits are high, says Andrew Albanese, Publishers Weekly senior writer. As Albanese tells CCC’s Chris Kenneally, the tone at PLA is both lofty and lighthearted […]

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Robert Levine To Host OnCopyright 2014

Robert Levine To Host OnCopyright 2014

From disruptive innovation to legislative evolution, the copyright conversation is getting plenty of attention. On Wednesday, April 2nd at the New York Academy of Sciences, journalists, filmmakers and musicians join media moguls and intellectual property attorneys to share ideas on the question that’s on everyone’s mind – what’s next? Presented by Copyright Clearance Center, OnCopyright 2014 is a one-day […]

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Booksellers Say No To Amazon

Booksellers Say No To Amazon

Technology company sparks controversy in publishing world. It’s a common enough headline for the trades, but this time, the company is Amazon (not the one you first thought, perhaps!) and the dust-up centers on a popular book fair. “Indie booksellers are up in arms after the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books unveiled its online list of […]

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‘Gold Rush’ For Authors

‘Gold Rush’ For Authors

For as long as there’s been an Amazon, authors have checked on sales activity for books from the privacy of laptops and PCs. Before that, the truly determined needed to work up the courage to call their agents. All of that’s about to change with the debut of a new market intelligence dashboard from self-publishing […]

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Learning Via App

Learning Via App

Medical and other professional publishers play an important role in keeping community members informed about the latest developments. When it comes to certification, too, many publishers have a part in checking on how well those same professionals have paid attention. And with the rise of smartphones and tablets, exam prep has moved from print to […]

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