ENTRIES TAGGED "piracy"
PayPal is censoring, pirates are opportunities, and newspapers are doomed.
PayPal's demand on Smashwords is a wolf in sheep's clothing. Elsewhere, proposals to get publishers past piracy and a newspaper study reports grim results.
Lavar Burton on the power of storytelling and other highlights from TOC 2012.
LeVar Burton's TOC keynote takes publishing back to its fundamentals; Joe Karaganis says opposition to SOPA isn't enough, we also need we good alternatives; and bookseller Praveen Madan says the future of bookstores hinges on experiences … and perhaps partnering with Amazon.
Lessons from Amazon, self-publishing, ereading studies, HTML5 and DRM.
It was a busy and sometimes bruising year for publishing as the industry continued its digital transformation. Here, we take a look at five of the biggest lessons from 2011.
Amazon launched its Kindle Lending Library, and a publisher goes after BitTorrent users.
Amazon Prime became even more pervasive with the Kindle Lending Library, the publishing industry joined the piracy lawsuit fray, and presentation videos from the Books in Browsers conference are now available.
"Pirate's Dilemma" author Matt Mason on BitTorrent.
Pirating your own book may seem like an odd promotion strategy, but that's just what Megan Lisa Jones did with her new novel. Matt Mason, author of "The Pirate's Dilemma," says P2P platforms like BitTorrent are a great way to reach audiences and distribute content.
NPR for ebooks, piracy as a promotional tool, and how and when book trailers work.
In the latest Publishing News: Gluejar wants to apply a public broadcasting model to ebooks, Megan Lisa Jones "pirated" her own book, and Quirk Books VP Brett Cohen discusses the intricacies of book trailers.
Margaret Atwood isn't sold on merchandise, piracy isn't all about price, and a Lonely Planet app ditches the book
In the latest Publishing News: Merchandising will not save publishing, but Margaret Atwood made T-shirts anyway; Facebook's comment plugin reduces comments, but maybe for the better; piracy isn't just about price; and Lonely Planet moved beyond the book..
A piracy research report makes a strong point about pricing, but results may be too narrow.
The "Media Piracy in Emerging Economies" report offers good insight about the realities of pricing, but the "Don't Make Me Steal" manifesto offers a broader perspective on why people pirate digital content.
If DRM's impact on piracy is negligible, what's its real purpose?
If digital rights management doesn't hinder pirates, and one-click stripping solutions are on the horizon, why do publishers turn to DRM?