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What does an open-source book publishing platform look like? We’re about to find out
December 24, 2012 | 10:19 am

  PressBooks founder Hugh McGuire  refers to his company as “the indie rock band of ebooks startups,” which is why, unless you’ve been watching PandoDaily really closely, you wouldn’t have seen much of it in the media. Today, just like an indie band that relies on its fan base for its survival, two-year-old PressBooks has announced that it is making its free book publishing software open source. McGuire, a Montreal-based entrepreneur who also founded crowdsourced audiobooks publisher Librivox, hopes that third-party developers can help PressBooks expand the meaning and utility of ebooks... Read Full Article... Source: Pando Daily...

Before the Next E-Book Surge
December 19, 2012 | 12:27 pm

  By Michael Weinstein | for Book Business As we all know, the new norm is that in the next week there will be recorded a big surge in purchases in e-book reading hardware (including tablets, which are not just for reading). This will be followed, of course, by a surge in purchases of e-books. But what about between the surges? What’s the new level of purchase? The assumption is certainly that each surge builds on itself to increase the overall level of e-book use and purchase ... is this true? Before this surge hits, I thought it would be interesting to take a look...