NZ considers changes to copyright law as part of promise to help end global 'book famine'

An estimated 90% of all written works worldwide are not available in accessible formats. New Zealand is implementing the Marrakesh Treaty to help change that. Continue reading at 'The Conversation'

[ The Conversation | 2019-07-23 20:01:52 UTC ]
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DBW Preview: Dr. Jessica Sänger on Global Implications of Changing Copyright Law

Ahead of Digital Book World 2016, Dr. Jessica Sänger of the German Booksellers and Publishers Association gives some context to discussions about changing copyright laws. The post DBW Preview: Dr. Jessica Sänger on Global Implications of Changing Copyright Law appeared first on Publishing... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Google Books case tests the limits of copyright law

The Authors Guild is seeking more than $2 billion in damages from Google Books – which may make this one of the most expensive copyright damages cases in litigation history. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

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Bonnier Books UK promises 10 trees for every book in 2020

Bonnier Books UK will plant 10 trees for every new book published in 2020 as part of its ongoing sustainability plan. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-12-04 01:32:05 UTC ]
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“Literature Locked Up” Supports An End to US Prison Book Bans for Banned Books Week

PEN America launches their "Literature Locked Up" program for Banned Books Week in support of ending prison book banning. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2019-09-12 13:15:15 UTC ]
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Unplanned pregnancies, surveillance and war on the books at NZ Book Awards

These are the books the experts think young Kiwis should be reading: Stories about surveillance at a Wellington high school, racism in a French battle field and teenage pregnancy from the perspective of a boy soon-to-be-father. Continue reading at Stuff

[ Stuff | 2017-08-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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After Israel’s Book Law: Hebrew Book Week Sees More Modest Discounts

From Haaretz: With Israel's fixed-price 'Book Law' repealed, reports are that this year's Hebrew Book Week sees less aggressive discounts than in the past. The post After Israel’s Book Law: Hebrew Book Week Sees More Modest Discounts appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Frankfurt Book Fair 2015: What Libraries Need to Consider When Looking at E-book Lending Solutions

E-book lending in libraries has its challenges, but as the explosion of new players, platforms, and service providers in the field suggests, it is on the upswing. How do you choose which ebook lending service is best for your library? Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Max Lucado’s Latest Book Explores Promises of the Promised Land

Max Lucado draws a parallel between modern hardships and the Israelite's arduous journey to the Promised Land. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Frankfurt Book Fair 2014: Onix 3.0: Global Publishing, Global Metadata

Among the challenges technology poses for publishing is the issue of how to handle globalization. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Prolific TV creator Shonda Rhimes will write 'part memoir, part inspiration' book

Shonda Rhimes is the creator of the TV shows 'Grey's Anatomy,' 'Private Practice,' and 'Scandal.' Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

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Prolific TV creator Shonda Rhimes will write 'part memoir, part inspiration' book (+video)

Shonda Rhimes is the creator of the TV shows 'Grey's Anatomy,' 'Private Practice,' and 'Scandal.' Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

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Frankfurt Book Fair 2013: BookMachine: A Meetup for Global Book Professionals

On Wednesday, September 25, six speakers in six different cities around the world gave related presentations loosely organized around the effects of the digital transition on publishing, entrepreneurship, and the power of collaboration. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Frankfurt Book Fair 2013: E-books Go Global

One of the allures of ebooks for American publishers is the opportunity the format provides to sell titles to international markets, free of the costs of printing—and shipping—books overseas. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Göteborg Book Fair: Sweden’s Global Gathering of Book Lovers

Last week's Göteborg Book Fair offered an overview of and new insights into what's hot and what's next in Swedish literature and publishing. Saskia Vogel reports. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Publishing insiders predict 'monster' global book deal for Meghan Markle and Prince Harry

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle could become the next generation's Obamas with book deals worth "an eye-watering amount of money" now they are stepping back as "senior" royals, publishing insiders have said. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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London Book Fair’s 2020 Trailblazer Award Longlist: Promising Pros

The London Book Fair's Trailblazer Awards for publishing professionals younger than 30 has a longlist of 31 contenders in its fifth year of operation. The post London Book Fair’s 2020 Trailblazer Award Longlist: Promising Pros appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Book of Lists: A prevailing wage law will have to wait until next year

In the Dec. 23 print edition of the Book of Lists, you’ll find hundreds of CEOs, presidents and other top executives listed alongside the organizations they run. Even more business leaders are... To view the full story, click the title link. Continue reading at Crains New York

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I never considered myself an animal person. Books changed that.

On the 25th anniversary of a conservation milestone, a writer honors the authors who sparked his interest in gray wolves. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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SoA calls on government to commit to future EU copyright law

Ahead of Brexit and the imminent General Election, the Society of Authors has called for a commitment from the next government to follow future EU copyright law and the EU’s Digital Single Market Strategy, and to remain within Creative Europe or else increase domestic funding for the arts. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-11-21 19:26:00 UTC ]
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