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Data Conversion Laboratory (DCL) announced it has entered into a co-operative agreement with the Library of Congress (LOC) to act as an agent for deposit of eSerials on behalf of publishers to fulfill mandatory deposit demands and deposits in support of copyright registration at the U.S. Copyright Office and Library of Congress. This agreement follows a Request for Information about Normalized Electronic Serial Content issued by LOC in April 2012, and subsequent public notice of invitation for third parties to act as agents for deposit.

Posted Dec 12, 2013

Amazon Publishing announced the launch of StoryFront, a new imprint offering short fiction across genres and home of the digital literary journal Day One, a weekly publication dedicated to short fiction and poetry from emerging writers.

Posted Dec 05, 2013

If you doubted Andrew Sullivan's decision to leave the Daily Beast and make The Dish a reader-supported venture, you may be eating your words. Having raised over $800,000, Sullivan launched a subscription only magazine called Deep Dish. As of Monday, November 18, 2013, readers can subscribe to the monthly magazinewhich features long-form journalism.

Posted Nov 19, 2013

Tim Ferriss, author of best-selling books such as The Four Hour Work Week, is venturing into the world of publishing-sort of. In a blog post, Ferriss announced he was start a book club and buying up the audio and ebook rights to books he loves. Starting with Vagabonding, Ferriss will create audio books and then market those to his audience.

Posted Nov 12, 2013

One of my side interests is archeology. I live close to the site of a Roman villa that boasts some incredibly well-preserved, and beautifully detailed, mosaics. I haven't been lucky enough to discover any artifacts myself, but I'm fascinated by the thought of similar riches hiding just inches beneath the soil in my garden.

Posted Nov 12, 2013

In targeting ads that would engage readers and drive revenues for its thousands of advertisers, BlogHer already uses traditional keywords and key values such as age, geography, and time of day. But in an industry in which there is constant pressure on ad prices, and growing expectations by readers that they will be served contextually relevant content, BlogHer wanted to achieve higher precision for keyword and key value targeting in a way that was scalable.

Posted Nov 06, 2013

Amazon announced a new program for Kindle in the US and UK: Kindle Countdown Deals. Kindle Countdown Deals provide readers with limited-time promotional discounts on Kindle-exclusive books. Customers will be able to see the regular price and the promotional price on the book's detail page, as well as a countdown clock telling them how much time is left at the promotional price.

Posted Oct 31, 2013

The New York Times is using the newsstand to reach digital subscribers, according to gigaom. If you buy the Sunday, Nov. 3 issue of the times at a newsstand or a Starbuck you'll get a four week trial digital subscription. Readers will find a sticker on the inside with a code to gain access via the web and smartphones-though the tablet editions are off limit.

Posted Oct 24, 2013

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., announced the transition of four journals to the Wiley Open Access publishing program, bringing the total number of Wiley's open access titles to 28. Starting in 2014, all newly published articles in Aging Cell,Cancer Science, Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses, and the Journal of Diabetes Investigation, will be open access and free to view, download, and share.

Posted Oct 22, 2013

On Monday, October 28, Kimpton's 70 park avenue hotel will launch its new "Reads on the Road" program in partnership with The Atria Publishing Group, part of Simon & Schuster, Inc., offering on-site guests exclusive access to books from an array of New York Times bestselling authors. The first installment of the new program will feature three Halloween-themed tales. Guests will be able to download these spooky books onto their personal devices such as tablets and laptops via the hotel's website, with an option to purchase upon check-out.

Posted Oct 22, 2013

A while back, I had a dream that I won the lottery. In the dream, I didn't quit my job and buy a private island. No, I used my lottery winnings to buy the local newspaper where I started my journalism career. It's a small weekly with a long history of serving my hometown, and it has a negligible web presence.

Posted Oct 22, 2013

Aquafadas, developer of digital publishing solutions, previewed its new cloud-based digital platform, AQ Cloud Authoring, at the Frankfurt Book Fair. AQ Cloud Authoring lets just about anyone looking to publish an ebook convert PDF files into digital format and distribute across tablets, smartphones, and the web. With simple production tools, users can re-order and crop pages as well as add enrichments like Guided Reading. AQ Cloud Authoring's flexible export options include ePUB, AVE (for publishing apps), and the WebReader.

Posted Oct 17, 2013

Data Conversion Laboratory (DCL), which digitizes, converts, and reorganizes content to facilitate universal access and expand revenue streams, announced availability of its Automated Document Processing (DCL-ADP) system. Processing hundreds of thousands of pages per day, and operating 24/7 without human intervention, the system is ideal for organizations needing to process high volumes of documents, and accurately extract information.

Posted Oct 17, 2013

With his recent acquisition of the Washington Post, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos believes he can persuade readers to pony up for a daily bundle of news on a tablet, similar to traditional print bundles. "People will buy a package. They will not pay for a story," Bezos said recently during a meeting with editors and reporters. If his plan works, it could serve as a viable business strategy for other digital publishers going forward-especially if paywalls aren't working and if those news bundles are personalized for readers, say the experts.

Posted Oct 16, 2013

One of the biggest challenges publishers face today is finding the ideal approach to transforming traditional publishing methods into a modern, customer-oriented, multi-channel publishing system, in order to survive in tomorrow's publishing world. Rapidly changing technologies and media are pushing publishers to decide quickly on their digital publishing strategy. Yet, how do they know that their approach will consistently deliver outstanding content quality in the future, thereby guaranteeing profitable business?

Posted Oct 14, 2013

Aquafadas, ieveloper of digital publishing solutions, announced updates to its Digital Publishing System. Version 3.1 now features support for iOS 7 app development, newly available premium enrichments including real world physics and games, and improvements for Android apps creation.

Posted Oct 08, 2013

Paris-based content aggregator Numérique Premium has teamed up with Publishing Technology to launch a new, custom-built site for all its ebook content. Now live on Publishing Technology's pub2web platform, the Numérique Premium hub is the new home of all of the ebook specialist's available content - over 1, 500 titles.

Posted Sep 24, 2013

Alive Software Inc. has released ePageCreator v. 5.5, a digital publishing application for Windows and Mac that lets you turn PDF, Flash, and image files into flipbooks that can be published to your website, blog, or CD/DVD, and to your customers' mobile device. ePageCreator creates ebooks, e-catalogs, and e-brochures from a single source file. The documents employ a realistic 3D page-flipping visual effect that displays your content professionally and memorably.

Posted Sep 16, 2013

A print subscription to People will no longer get you free web access, according to paidContent. The magazine launched new digital products - including one that costs $200 a year -- and though it has bundled digital access with print subscription in the past, new subscribers won't get that same perk. For $112 a year you can get a print subscriptions or the People Digital Plus package (which includes digital and tablet access as well as access to the CelebWatch and CelebFood apps). For $20 more you can add a print subscription to the Digital Plus package.

Posted Sep 10, 2013

I could spend hours looking at images of couture gowns, fashion shows, and the latest luxe shoes and handbags. Since an "It" bag can easily set you back $12,000, and there's a months-long waiting list, I'm unlikely to ever own one of these items. But the world of high fashion is fascinating. Fascinating, too, is fashion's evolving digital engagement. From a slow start, it now brings together the worlds of publishing, content marketing, and ecommerce in interesting and disruptive ways.

Posted Aug 20, 2013

With the launch of the iPad in 2010, the leaders at Design Central knew that the world of digital publishing was on the verge of a major technological revolution. Before long, both its internal and external clients would expect to use tablets and other emerging digital publishing platforms to the full extent of their capabilities. This meant interactivity, ease of publishing, integration into smartphone apps, and more. The folks at Design Central understood the task in front of them and wanted to choose the right suite of digital publishing tools to integrate into their production process.

Posted Aug 12, 2013

Suppose you've had an active Twitter account since 2008 and you've been posting, on average, about three tweets a day, five days, a week, 50 weeks a year at about 140 characters/tweet-that's about 115,500 words, or the equivalent of about three books' worth of content. But, if you haven't been collecting, aggregating and effectively using that content, it is literally "lost in cyberspace."

Posted Jul 24, 2013

Marrying a collection of cultural content with a proprietary e-commerce system, Mediander LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Fine Creative Media, Inc., announced the launch of its new website mediander.com.

Posted Jul 16, 2013

Lately, the media has been so focused on the Apple ebook trial that you could be forgiven for having forgotten all about the Author Guild's lawsuit against Google for its attempts to scan every book. But a three judge panel decided this week to revoke class action status, at least temporarily.

Posted Jul 02, 2013

It probably won't matter much to the hordes of Potter fans who frequent Pottermore, but CEO Charlie Redmayne is leaving to return to HarperCollins U.K. as CEO. Redmayne had served as the head of Pottermore since its beginning in 2011.

Posted Jul 02, 2013

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