ENTRIES TAGGED "publishing ecosystem"

Expanding the “ereading pie” with device simplicity

Txtr's Dan Vidra says the Beagle ereader isn't aiming to take down Amazon and Apple but hopes to expand the ereading ecosystem.

Last fall, German startup Txtr announced it would be releasing a new ereading device called the Beagle in 2013. At the recent TOC conference in New York, I had an opportunity to sit down with Dan Vidra, VP Americas at Txtr, to talk about the Beagle and the market it’s targeting. (Our video interview is embedded below.)

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O'Reilly ebooks now optimized for Kindle Fire

O'Reilly Mobi files have been upgraded to meet the specs of Amazon's KF8 format.

If your O'Reilly ebook bundle includes a Mobi file, you can now download a KF8-compliant file. These updated files take advantage of the Kindle Fire's functionality.

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Open Question: Is it realistic for publishers to cut Amazon out of the equation?

Open Question: Is it realistic for publishers to cut Amazon out of the equation?

Charlie Stross argued that publishers are cutting their own throats with DRM. But should we drop DRM or just drop Amazon?

Author Charlie Stross argued recently that Amazon's growing position toward a monopoly can largely be attributed to publishers' use of DRM. A back-channel discussion brewed about whether cutting Amazon out of the picture entirely would be a viable solution.

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Publishing News: One publishing experiment ends, another begins

Publishing News: One publishing experiment ends, another begins

Seth Godin ends The Domino Project, Marc Herman blazes a journalism trail, and authors get personal on tour.

The Domino Project published its final book. Elsewhere, Marc Herman took his long-form journalism straight to a Kindle Single and the WSJ looked at the changing roles of authors on book tours.

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Why publishers should build direct sales channels

Why publishers should build direct sales channels

Allen Noren on ebook sales success and competing in a global market.

In this TOC video podcast, Allen Noren, the head of O'Reilly's online and marketing groups, addresses questions about how to succeed in the digital market, dealing with "Walmart world" deep discounts, and learning from fixed-price territories.

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