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DP: Welcome
"Distributed Proofreaders provides a web-based method to ease the conversion of Public Domain books into e-books. By dividing the workload into individual pages, many volunteers can work on a book at the same time, which significantly speeds up the creation process."
proofreading  distributed  crowdsourcing  publishing  editing  collaboration  e-books 
july 2014 by tsuomela
One on One: Jason Merkoski and the View of E-Books From the Inside - NYTimes.com
"So it is refreshing to see Jason Merkoski, a leader of the team that built Amazon’s first Kindle, dispense with the usual techo-utopianism and say, “I think we’ve made a proverbial pact with the devil in digitizing our words.” And this: “If you’re willing to overlook the fact that Big Brother won’t be a politician but an ad man and that he’ll have the face of Google.” Mr. Merkoski even has mixed feelings about Amazon, which he left two years ago. “It’s hard to love Amazon,” he notes. “Not the way we love Apple or a bookstore.”"
books  e-books  digital  digitization  publishing  business  ethics  technology-effects 
april 2013 by tsuomela
davidbordwell.net : books
"“It was the biggest upheaval in film exhibition since synchronized sound. Between 2010 and 2012, the world’s film industries forever changed the way movies were shown.”

This is the opening sentence of Pandora’s Digital Box: Films, Files, and the Future of Movies. Written in lively and accessible language, it tells the story of how the recent revolution in film projection came about. It also situates the digital change in the history of American film distribution and moviegoing."
book  e-books  digital  cinema  movies  film 
may 2012 by tsuomela
The death of genre - Charlie's Diary
"The infinite bookshelf is already a problem for us. To add to the fun, once we enter the world of ebooks, nothing ever goes out of print. So works going back many years or decades are presented with equal priority to the latest new titles.

Upshot: we badly need better curation. Amazon and their competitors could present the results of author searches pre-sorted by time since publication and by language and by series. But that's barely a start.

Genre, in the ebook space, is a ball and chain. It stops you reaching new audiences who might like your work."
publishing  e-books  sf  genre  audience  marketing 
may 2012 by tsuomela
More on DRM and ebooks - Charlie's Diary
"After I recommended that the major publishers drop mandatory DRM from their ebook products, I realized that my essay had elided a bunch of steps in my thinking, and needed to reconsider some points. Then I realized that it's not a simple, straightforward argument to make. Consequently, I ended up writing another essay, although I've tried to summarize my conclusions below. "
publishing  business  business-model  drm  digital  e-books  markets  consumer  genre  fiction 
april 2012 by tsuomela
Cites
Detailed discussion of the HarperCollins proposal to limit e-book library checkouts to 26.
publisher  publishing  economics  libraries  copyright  intellectual-property  ownership  morality  e-books  electronic  digital-library  digital 
april 2011 by tsuomela
eScholarship Editions
The eScholarship Editions collection includes almost 2000 books from academic presses on a range of topics, including art, science, history, music, religion, and fiction.

Access to the entire collection of electronic books is open to all University of California faculty, staff, and students, while over 500 of the titles are available to the public. Print versions of many of the electronic books can be purchased directly from the publishers.
online  repository  books  archive  e-books  e-librarianship  e-scholarship 
august 2009 by tsuomela
JISC national e-books observatory project » Home
The national e-books observatory project is about exploring impacts, observing behaviours and developing new models to stimulate the e-books market, and to do all this in a managed environment.
e-books  publishing  books  research  usability 
july 2009 by tsuomela
TOC - Proceeding of the 2008 ACM workshop on Research advances in large digital book repositories
Conference on Information and Knowledge Management -
Proceeding of the 2008 ACM workshop on Research advances in large digital book repositories
e-books  publishing  hci  usability  design 
july 2009 by tsuomela
Cites
The theme for this issue may be rethinking books and rethinking reading—which means it’s time to discuss ebooks and ebook readers. Not just ebooks and ebook readers, but it’s fair to say that the first ebook readers with sales in the hundreds of thousands have kindled (sorry) lots of discussion about the connections among device, format, text and reader.
book  publishing  business  e-books  future 
july 2009 by tsuomela
Lybrary.com - your ebook store specializing in magic ebooks, gambling ebooks and games ebooks
Lybrary.com stocks ebooks in all subject areas and is particularly well sorted in magic (magic tricks, mentalism, card tricks, illusions, sleight of hand, ...), gambling (poker, blackjack, craps, ...), and games (bridge, chess, sudoku, ...), where we can offer exclusive contents you will not find anywhere else.
publisher  online  e-books  magic  games  gambling 
april 2009 by tsuomela

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