Friday, June 21, 2013

Kobo unveils Aura HD

Kobo unveils Aura HD, 'Porsche of e-readers' | E-book readers - CNET Reviews: "The dedicated e-reader market, hurt by the rise of the tablet and large-screen smartphones, is widely regarded as being on the downswing. But that hasn't stopped Kobo from announcing the limited-edition $169.99 Kobo Aura HD, a "premium" e-reader with a 6.8-inch screen that the company says is the highest-resolution display available in an e-reader today. The specs list the resolution for the Pearl E Ink display at 1,440x1,080 pixels, 265dpi, and Kobo says the larger 6.8-inch screen size offers "30 percent more reading surface and the closest experience to print-on-paper -- showcasing text and high-resolution images beautifully.""

Thursday, June 20, 2013

DOJ's E-Book Pricing Case Against Apple (Slide Deck)

U.S. v. Apple et al Opening Slides
Here's the DOJ's E-Book Pricing Case Against Apple (Slide Deck) - John Paczkowski - News - AllThingsD Where there’s smoke, there’s fire. That seems to be the gist of the U.S. Justice Department’s case against Apple in a trial over whether the company conspired with five major book publishers to fix prices in the e-book market.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Changing the Way Readers Buy Ebooks

New Ebook Retailer Proposes to Change the Way Readers Buy Ebooks | Digital Book World: "A new ebook retailer proposes to change the way the readers buy ebooks, allowing them to purchase sections of works, mix and match and mash up the licensed works of others with their own work. will also offer users the ability to buy physical books — even their mashed up creations print-on-demand — if they so choose . . .“The consumer demand for control has transformed industries such as music and travel. The change in publishing is similarly inevitable,” Ken Munro, co-founder and CEO of Trust Media Distribution, one of the two firms behind the new site . . . Total Boox, an Israeli start-up, allows readers to add books to a bookshelf and then only pay for what they read." (read more at link above)

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Reading paper vs digital

This Is Your Brain on E-Books | MIT Technology Review: " . . . . Scientific American takes a look this week at the differences between reading on paper versus reading electronically, from a scientific standpoint. When we move from dead trees to ones and zeroes, do we retain the same amount of information? Does the text and its meaning penetrate as deeply? “The matter is by no means settled,” writes author Ferris Jabr. Nonetheless, there is evidence that indicates that e-reading fails to replicate the “intuitive and satisfying” ways of navigating through longer texts, and that “[i]n turn, such navigational difficulties may subtly inhibit reading comprehension. . . .”

Monday, June 17, 2013

Photographers join self-publishing revolution

How photographers joined the self-publishing revolution | Art and design | The Observer: " . . . Enter Bruno Ceschel, who started the Self Publish, Be Happy website in 2010, with the aim of "celebrating, studying and promoting self-published photobooks through events, publications and online exposure". Since then, SPBH has become a hub for aspiring photographers and artists . . . Ceschel is keen to stress that they are not primarily a publisher, more a platform for self-publishing. "People send us their work," he told me recently, "then we choose what we like and put it up on the site with all the details of how it was made, where it was printed, how much it costs and how to order a copy . . . self-publishing seems like an outgrowth of the 'zine culture that has long flourished around the indie music and skateboard scenes. It is, says Ceschel, all about "thinking and creating outside the mainstream model of publishing, which most young photographers cannot afford or simply don't want to get involved with because it doesn't fit their way of working". In an age when the alternatives to mainstream publishing are increasingly affordable and creatively liberating, self-published photography in all its different forms may yet become the norm. Read interviews with three self-publishing photographers here"

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Ebooks Account for 23% of Publisher Revenue in 2012

Ebooks Account for 23% of Publisher Revenue in 2012, Even as Growth Levels | Digital Book World: " . . . Ebooks grew significantly in all categories that the AAP measures and the growth helped buoy all of trade publishing (adult fiction and nonfiction, young adult and children’s, and religious publishing), which was up by 6% on the year to $7.1 billion.

For adult fiction and nonfiction, ebooks were up to nearly $1.3 billion in revenue, a 33% gain from the previous year. . . . "

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Eddy Cue Is Key to Apple’s Defense of E-Book Price-Fixing Case

Apple’s Cue Is Key to Defense of E-Book Price-Fixing Case - Businessweek: "Eddy Cue, called “the chief ringleader of the conspiracy” by a Justice Department lawyer, was called to testify today in the Manhattan trial of the government’s lawsuit against Apple. Cue, 48, is Apple’s central negotiator in dealing with the owners of music, magazines, books, movies and television shows. His role will be highlighted as he testifies about leading talks with the six biggest U.S. publishers in late 2009 and early 2010. . . ." (read more at link above)

Saturday, June 1, 2013

BookExpo America - Saturday, June 1

BEA Live Day Three Schedule, Saturday, June 1, 2013

Day 3 Channel 1 - BEA Live 1
Adult Book & Author Breakfast 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
TBD 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Neil Gaiman 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
TBD 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Jim Gaffigan 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
TBD 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Today at BEA! 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Repeats of today's content 3:00 PM - 11:59 PM

Day 3 Channel 2 - BEA Live 2
BEA Highlights Reel 2 8:00AM 1:30 PM
African American Stage: Water Cooler Books – On the Road to a Bestseller – Books that Buzz: John Lewis, Jason Mott, Vanesse Lloyd-Sgambati (moderator) 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
All Stories Are True: On writing an autobiographical novel: Mitchell Jackson 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
New Adult Crossover: From YA to adult and back again: Samantha Shannon, Sarah J Maas, Rachel Manheimer and Michelle Nagler 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Robbie Robertson 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Meet the Science Fiction Writers of America Jim Hines, Leanna Renee, Jeri Smith-Ready, Laura Anne Gilman 4:45 PM - 5:15 PM
Star Wars Stage Event –multi publisher program 5:15 PM - 5:45 PM
Star Wars Reads Day Celebration 5:45 PM - 7:30 PM
ForeWord Review Trip for Two Giveaways: Grand Prize is a trip for two to the 2013 Traverse City Film Festival and Second prize is a trip for two to a National Writers Series event 2 7:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Today at BEA! 8:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Repeats of today's content 8:30 PM - 11:59 PM

* Schedule subject to change.

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