Posts Tagged ‘print’

eBook Piracy Worries Publishers

January 4, 2010

It seems that the trend towards the adoption of ebook readers has some book publishers worried over the possibility that their content will see illegal piracy on the rise.

Word comes via TorrentFreak that, despite the general lack of bestselling authors in the list of the top 25 most pirated books last year, many publishers seem to fear the ease with which their content might be distributed illegally for the ebook reader-enabled population. Indeed, as a result of their generally small size once digitised, book publishers could potentially have more to fear from piracy than publishers of more data-heavy media.



Apple Tablet Rumours Resurface

December 10, 2009

Rumours of Apple’s supposedly upcoming tablet have all but died down, but a new analyst report has put the focus right back on the potential device, with some details on why it’s a game changer.

The word from the folks over at Engadget is that we can expect Apple’s tablet to set us customers back something around the $1,000 mark, which usually translates into €1,000 somehow, but that’s something we’re starting to get fairly used to by now. The other really interesting part is the reason Amazon should probably start being scared of Apple…


Google Intros “Living Stories”

December 9, 2009

Google is showing off what it calls a “Living Story,” which it says could well be the “future of news” that just about everyone is anxious to see about… especially publishers, likely by now tired of hearing that the internet would kill paper-based news.

The response from Google to publishers who, it seems, feel increasingly as though Rupert Murdoch was correct when he said that news aggregators are essentially stealing their content, has been to bend over backwards in an attempt to offer publishers something they could appreciate rather than fear. The result seems to have been Google offering “Living Stories.” Google explained how the new concept works on the Official Google Blog, saying,