Welcome to a special edition of the Good e-Reader Radio Show! Today, Editor in Chief Michael Kozlowski and Senior Editor Mercy Pilkington talk for an hour about the Digital Book World Conference that transpired this week and discuss the business model of eBook Subscription websites, how Libraries are acting as retail outlets and how self-publishing came onto its own due to erotica eBook titles.
Digital BooK World is one of the largest conferences that have many of the publishing industry’s thought-leaders. Mercy was live at the show and sat in on many of the sessions and interviewed luminaries such as Tim O’Reilly, Dominique Raccah and many others. The top trends this year were eBook subscription websites, eBook Discovery and retail. Michael and Mercy talk about the entire conference in-depth.
Simon and Schuster recently expanded upon a pilot program that will have their digital books in 31 libraries in the US. Overdrive and 3M both will facilitate the delivery of content. One of the more controversial aspects is the new Buy It Now button that libraries must adopt to stock these titles. Michael and Mercy are very polarised on this subject, and dialog about the potential repercussions of this move.
This is a jam packed show and is filled with the latest digital publishing, self-publishing, and library news! It is a can’t miss episode to kick off your weekend.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.