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The form factor of the book has really not changed in about 500 years – a book is a book. You could go back to the First Folio and open it up and read it just like you could open and read a book that was published yesterday. But the rules have changed with this new technology, and so what we’re thinking about is where the new rules come from.
The reconfiguration of BookExpo and the expansion of BookCon are intended to build “an end-to-end solution where publishers can launch their titles to the trade and consumers all in one place.”
The message librarians brought to the hill was clear: save the Institute of Museum and Library Services, fully fund libraries, and reauthorize the Museum and Library Services Technology Act, the law that makes all library funding possible at the federal level.
It’s hardly breaking news that the news business hopes to innovate its way out of a digital dilemma.
“We’ve seen readers drift away from the use of dedicated e-readers for e-book consumption to their smartphones – and that is a key point.”
Bill O’Reilly, the creator of the so-called ‘no-spin zone’ has now entered the no job zone.
Political intrigue may kill hope for passage of copyright reform.