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TOC to Host W3C eBook Workshop

CFP deadline is December 10

Among the many exciting events taking place during TOC this year, we’ll be hosting the W3C’s first eBook workshop, “eBooks: Great Expectations for Web Standards – A W3C Workshop on Electronic Books and the Open Web Platform.”

The workshop – organized in partnership with IDPF and BISG – is free, but is limited to 80 registrants (with no more than two attendees per any one organization).  To be considered for participation, attendees are required to submit a position paper explaining their perspectives on a workshop topic of their choice (see http://www.w3.org/2012/08/electronic-books/topics.html for workshop topics) by December 10. Participants should have an active interest in the area chosen, ensuring other workshop attendees will benefit from the their presence in the discussion. Click here for more information on the CFP.

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Publishing News: Consequences and questions from the Twitter kerfuffle

Twitter suspends an account, Time Inc.'s new chief has a consumer plan, and ereader technology needs a "kick in the pants"

Here are a few stories that caught my attention in the publishing space this week.

20-20 hindsight

On Sunday, Twitter suspended British journalist Guy Adams’ account after he tweeted NBC executive Gary Zenkel’s email address. Much kerfuffle ensued, Adams wrote a letter to Twitter, Twitter’s general counsel Alex MacGillivray apologized for the way the situation was handled, and Adams’ account was reinstated.

Reviews in the aftermath were interesting. The account suspension ultimately had the opposite of the intended effect, pointing a spotlight at Adams’ tweet and garnering it far more attention than it likely would have had otherwise. Meghan Garber at The Atlantic put together a Topsy chart of the response to Adams’ tweet, which showed the response began as pretty much nothing and then exploded upon his account suspension.

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The ebook evolution

The ebook evolution

The fifth in a series looking at the major themes of this year's TOC conference.

Several overriding themes permeated this year's Tools of Change for Publishing conference. The final piece in a series looking at five of the major themes, here we take a look at the ebook evolution, from data on how readers acquire and consume ebooks to platform and format trends and predictions.

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A study confirms what we've all sensed: Readers are embracing ereading

A study confirms what we've all sensed: Readers are embracing ereading

BISG's Angela Bole on results from the "Consumer Attitudes Toward E-Book Reading" study.

In this interview, Angela Bole of the Book Industry Study Group reviews results from the "Consumer Attitudes Toward E-Book Reading" study. She says the data looks good for publishers, assuming they can develop the right business models.

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Publishing News: The standards of aggregation

Publishing News: The standards of aggregation

Jim Romenesko quits after his attribution standards are questioned, Rakuten buys Kobo, and readers will wait for ebooks.

Jim Romenesko's departure raises questions about aggregation standards. Also, Japanese e-retailer Rakuten buys Kobo, and a new BISG study shows readers are embracing digital formats.

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BISG Study: Publishing Experimentation Catching On

Results from a Book Industry Study Group (BISG) study on publishing experimentation were shared last week at a BISG event. Of particular note: 69 percent of surveyed trade publishers and 77 percent of nontrade publishers said their experiments resulted in new products. With a majority of respondents already engaged in experimentation, the focus for many now turns to harnessing innovation…

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