Best of TOC 2012 by O'Reilly Team

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We simply published “Best of TOC 2012,” a loose anthology that brings jointly key interviews and research from Radar’s publishing area.

The fabric in better of TOC falls into 4 sections:

The version of publishing — The disruption in publishing is simply getting all started. reporters are experimenting with publication ideas over conventional shops, readers are wrapping their heads round the suggestion of paperless books, and authors are considering in the event that they even want publishers.

Digital publishing and the felony panorama — The rising worldwide marketplace for books is stirring up all kinds of felony questions bearing on copyright, public area and electronic publishing rights for authors and publishers. latest legislation are slowly adapting to new media systems as well.

Publishing tech and instruments — electronic publishing is requiring tech schooling for everybody, from publishers to authors to readers. moreover, the increase of cellular is riding the improvement of publishing’s subsequent toolset.

The fringe of publishing — variation to a brand new publishing panorama starts off with a transformation in pondering — not just in how we expect approximately know-how and books as items, yet in how we outline our a number of roles and the way we decide to collaborate.

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We simply published “Best of TOC 2012,” a unfastened anthology that brings jointly key interviews and research from Radar’s publishing area.

The fabric in better of TOC falls into 4 sections:

The variation of publishing — The disruption in publishing is simply getting begun. reporters are experimenting with book recommendations over conventional retailers, readers are wrapping their heads round the notion of paperless books, and authors are brooding about in the event that they even want publishers.

Digital publishing and the criminal panorama — The rising worldwide marketplace for books is stirring up all kinds of criminal questions pertaining to copyright, public area and electronic publishing rights for authors and publishers. latest legislation are slowly adapting to new media systems as well.

Publishing tech and instruments — electronic publishing is requiring tech schooling for everybody, from publishers to authors to readers. furthermore, the increase of cellular is riding the advance of publishing’s subsequent toolset.

The fringe of publishing — edition to a brand new publishing panorama begins with a transformation in considering — not just in how we expect approximately expertise and books as gadgets, yet in how we outline our quite a few roles and the way we decide to collaborate.

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What does open source do to the publishing ecosystem, make it larger and stronger? Margaret Atwood’s brilliant depiction of a part of the ecosystem, cautions publishing to neither accidentally or intentionally eliminate the author (part of the ecosystem). When the industry defines and deploys the The Book of the Future, we need to make sure the industry is healthy by making the ideas, technology and models Open Source in spirit. Obviously there are components that will help companies remain unique, but let’s get our industry moving in a healthy direction, together!

David Ardia, fellow at the Berkman Center and the director of the Citizen Media Law Project, recently walked me through a couple of examples of how libel laws are slowly adapting to new media platforms. He also offered some common sense best practices for avoiding libel litigation. Our interview follows. Legally Speaking, Think Before You Tweet | 25 How has libel law been affected by social networking platforms? David Ardia: Libel law, which has been judge-made law for a very long time, has a history of slowly adapting to technological change.

Prior to KF8, Kindle’s CSS support in Mobi 7 was rather rudimentary, which posed many challenges to ebook publishers with highly graphical content that demanded sophisticated, precise layout. KF8 provides the necessary tools for producing these types of books. It will facilitate the creation of children’s books, comic books, and other graphically rich content for Kindle. More generally, KF8 is also going to make it easier for publishers to make “prettier” ebooks for Kindle, and I think it’s important not to dismiss the value of aesthetics to the ereading experience.

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