Seth Godin is ending his "Domino Project". Always creative and an industry game changer, it will be interesting to see what he plans for 2012. http://paidcontent.org/article/419-seth-godin-shutters-his-amazon-publishing-imprint-the-domino-project/?utm_source=Publishers+Weekly%27s+PW+Daily&utm_campaign=739a378041-UA-15906914-1&utm_medium=email
Penguin is removing their latest e-book edition titles via OverDrive for eLending due to security concerns. How can the masses be educated on the ethics of intellectual property? It's not the nameless/faceless crime people think it is--authors and artists have bills to pay.
Seth Godin on the direction of writing and publishing. Interview by Leo Babauta of Zen Habits. http://media.thepowerofless.com.s3.amazonaws.com/Seth%20Godin%20interview.mp3 26 min long
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This article says there are 5 Billion mobile phones. It is probably why 70% of eBooks are read on phones. Be sure your eBook format is friendly to micro screens. http://www.fastcompany.com/1794046/think-mobile-act-global
If you have an eBook on Amazon, be sure to check/uncheck whether you want your book available for "lending". There is now some debate on whether Amazon is able to lend it out for free. Check your specific Terms of Service.
"Bill McCoy, executive director of the International Digital Publishing Forum praised the new EPUB3 e-book file standard for its compatibility with both the latest HTML5 web standard and publishers’ XML systems, and for its adaptability for both applications and websites, and for letting content reflow on all kinds of devices." PW Standardization will be key moving forward.
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