2019/09/10: Millions of books are secretly in the public domain thanks to a copyright loophole, a new project seeks to put them on the Internet Archive.
2017/01/10: a collection of 45 websites where you can download tens of thousands of books, plays and texts for free. Oh, and these sites are also all completely legal, of course!
In the year 2114, the wood from 1,000 spruce saplings growing here will be turned into paper and used to print an anthology of 100 unpublished books -- which no one is allowed to read until then.
Publisher 2.0 and the future of the book publishing industry - Christopher S. Penn Marketing Blog
The reasons for that low number are, I guess, the same as your reasons for reading fewer books than you think you should have read last year: I've been finding it harder and harder to concentrate on
The industry is right that Jeff Bezos is destroying them. But he's not doing it by abusing monopoly power. They're weak because they're not doing anything useful. People who care about literature and ideas will be better off without them.
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The all-digital books at this library may save trees, but they're not very compostable.
Finding the right picture is hard when you don't even know what they all are.
INTEGRAL WORLD: EXPLORING THEORIES OF EVERYTHING
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Late last year, the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) held what might be its most a productive meeting for some time. In Geneva, delegates from about 160 countries moved one step closer to
Every technological advance is greeted as some point during its life cycle (usually as it approaches ubiquity) by the disgruntled arguments of people who prefer older things or methods. Never has this been more prevalent than in the digital era...
Bekkelund.net er en blogg om teknologi, samfunn og politikk skrevet av Martin Koksrud Bekkelund
When it comes to book publishing, not all countries are created equal, as this distorted map of the world by the International Publishers Association based on publishing market size shows.
Amazon Payments has informed us that they will no longer process pledge payments for Unglue.it, forcing us to suspend all active ungluing campaigns. According to a Senior Account Manager at Amazon, Amazon has decided against "boarding fresh crowdfunding accounts at this time". Amazon has been providing payment services for Unglue.it, as it does for the
getxbook is a collection of tools to download books from Google Books' "Book Preview" (getgbook), Amazon's "Look Inside the Book" (getabook) and Barnes & Noble's "Book Viewer" (getbnbook).
Amidst the growing enthusiasm for digital texts -- ebooks and scans of illustrated books -- it's easy to overlook some important drawbacks. First, that you don't really own ebooks, as various unhappy experiences with Amazon's Kindle...
How does digital affect publishing spaces? How do we talk about these effects?