What if ebook DRM goes away tomorrow?
Ending DRM is fine, but we also need great buying and reading experiences.
Abandoning DRM won’t change the publishing landscape unless B&N, Kobo and others force the issue through innovative devices and apps. In fact, Joe Wikert says that same innovation can occur with or without DRM — so why wait?
It's time for a unified ebook format and the end of DRM
Proprietary ebook formats and rights restrictions are holding consumers back.
The music industry has shown that you need to offer consumers a universal format and content without rights restrictions. So when will publishers pay attention?
The five things you need to pay attention to at TOC 2012
Publishing startups, data, and ebook quality are among TOC 2012's key topics.
Tools of Change for Publishing chairs Kat Meyer and Joe Wikert reveal their top recommendations for things to see, do and watch at the upcoming conference.
Three reasons why we're in a golden age of publishing entrepreneurship
Digital is creating fertile ground for startups.
Books, publishing processes and readers have all made the jump to digital, and that's creating considerable opportunities for publishing startups.
Links on the side
A simple solution for including hyperlinks without undermining focus.
Digital documents that help readers focus are the ones that we're most likely to remember. Those that send us scampering around the web will be more easily forgotten.
Why an ebook still needs an index
An index in an ebook offers a level of discovery search can't touch.
Why should digital publishers invest in index creation? Because ebooks that give readers efficient ways to access what they need are ebooks that will sell.
Publishing News: Apple shifts on subs
Apple softens its subscription position, metadata could improve academic searches, and ebooks offer a new purpose for edits.
In the latest Publishing News: Readability's co-founder Richard Ziade offers his take on Apple's policy reversal, Creative Commons and the Association of Educational Publishers delve into web search, and Pete Meyers takes a look at the art of editing in storytelling.