|01-12-2007, 05:19 AM||#1|
Join Date: Oct 2002
Device: Sony PRS-650 / Nexus 7 / Kindle PW
Publishers increase investments in e-book technologies
The Wall Street Journal is reporting (only to its subscribers, not to us) that HarperCollins Publishers has bought an equity stake in NewsStand Inc., a distributor of digital editions for newspapers and magazines. NewsStand is also parent company to LibreDigital, who specialized in online sales and marketing of e-books, from digitization to display.
Furthermore, the article states that HarperCollins is starting to offer competitors to use its digitizing technology for a license.
Other publishers who invested in e-book technologies recently include:
|01-12-2007, 11:37 AM||#2|
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Republic of Texas Embassy at Jackson, TN
Device: Nook STGR
This is very welcome news, indeed. The two obstacles have been lack of decent hardware and lack of e-material to read even if we had decent hardware.
I've long thought that if one gave the other would follow, and it looks like that's whats' starting to happen.
The iLiad and the Reader may go down as the products that cracked the dam. Certainly e-ink has figured largely in this.
|01-12-2007, 12:38 PM||#4|
Join Date: Mar 2006
Device: ILiad. Gen 3, PocketBook 360, PRS-505, Kobo Glo, Paperwhite
I am happy to hear this good news. I hope the iLiad and the Sony go down in history for their achievement and join the others on the list of literary stepping stones.
Papyrus and parchment scrolls
The Gutenberg printing press
If it wasn’t for progress we would still be eating grasses and raw meat and live in caves until the ripe old age of 26
|01-12-2007, 03:58 PM||#5|
Join Date: Jan 2006
Oh, yeah: Comfy little cubbyhole, isn't it?...
|01-12-2007, 04:40 PM||#6|
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Virginia, USA
Device: Sony PRS-500
This is great news. Now the feeds to Sony CONNECT and othr DRM houses will be better quality and faster. Perhaps the downloads can start on the same day the book is released in stores. (Maybe even sooner.)
Think of the demand if the next Harry Potter is available on CONNECT a week before it arrives in the stores. Every Reader on store shelves all over the world would be sold out.
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