Www.aptaracorp.com/assets/resources/Aptara_Context_June_2012.pdf?jujrtyghfud111231a669994a68a579a988. Ebooks: trading digital rights, not files. There are many reasons to be bullish for ebooks.
On the device side, the iPad set the standard (rather high) and triggered an intense competition among manufacturers and operating systems providers. On the people side, just take New York’s subway, or a high-speed train in Europe. And we’ve seen nothing yet: tablets prices will go down as cell phone carriers – and eventually media companies – subsidize e-readers. Before year-end, European telcos will offer the Samsung Galaxy — an Android-powered tablet — for €300 or less, preloaded with access to online bookstores and electronic newsstands. For the industry, this Christmas season is critical: tablet makers must secure defensible market territory before Apple’s probable roll-out of its next generation iPad. The content side remains more complicated to figure out. The true revolution will be a shift from a files transaction system to a rights transaction system.
For now, let’s focus on books. We’re now in 2015. . - Mastering the cloud. College Publishing Comes of Age: Highlights of the BISG Higher Education Conference - By Eugene G. Schwartz. By Eugene G.
Schwartz | Posted on February 10, 2012 In 1913, Richard P. Ettinger and Charles W. Gerstenberg , two NYU professors who had been producing their own monographs for classroom use, founded the business book publisher Prentice Hall (using their mothers’ maiden names). By doing so, they also planted the seeds from which the modern college text book publishing and marketing model grew. The Hulu For Books That Never Was. It was just five years ago when both NBCUniversal and News Corp stopped complaining about YouTube and decided to actually do something about it.
They formed what is today known as Hulu. It’s gone from being a skeletal ad-supported video streaming service to one with content YouTube can’t match and a premium tier that has over 1.5 million subscribers and prospects of future growth. How’s that for fighting back? The formation of Hulu should have been a wake-up call to the Big Six of publishing. They too should have banded together to form a Hulu for Books. Instead, they decided to risk their future by betting on a price-fixing trust strategy instigated by Apple, today known as Agency Pricing. This has not saved them from the threat of being put out of business by Amazon and by all of the writers who have discovered they no longer need a publisher to reach readers.
Is there still time for the creation of a Hulu for Books? Is the Amazon threat ever going to go away? TeleRead: News and views on e-books, libraries, publishing and related topics. Good E-Reader - eReader & Tablet PC, eBooks, and Digital Publishing News. eBookNewser - The First Word on Digital Publishing. The Bookseller. The Bookseller 100. 29.11.11 | Tom Tivnan and Bookseller Staff If there is one thing we can count on in The Bookseller 100, it is change.
This is our third annual list of the top movers and shakers in the book trade, and for the second year in a row there are a number of new faces—37 in 2011 (and four re-entries), up from 36 new names in 2010. It is a difficult process because we have so many to choose from. In the selection meetings we came up with approximately 300 people within (and without) the trade who have an influence on the book industry who would have a legitimate shot at getting onto our list. Yes, we do have our “evergreens”—45 people have been in all three editions of The Bookseller 100, most of whom go through on the nod (there was not much debate on Tim Hely Hutchinson or Gail Rebuck). Suzy Astbury, as m.d. of leading recruiting firm Inspired Selection, knows a thing or two about what it takes to get a top job in the book trade.
Dan Blank: Publishing, Innovation & the Web — A Resource on the Business of Writing and Publishing.