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Show Notes: Digital Book World 2013
January 21, 2013 | 11:00 am

By Brian Howard Book Business, one of TeleRead's sister publications, spent the last two days soaking up the publishing wisdom on display at the Digital Book World conference at the Hilton New York. You can check their Twitter feed, @bookbusinessmag, for the full play by play. Below are some highlights. * * * [caption id="attachment_77159" align="alignleft" width="146"] Asra Rasheed[/caption] » Following the Children's Content in Context breakout session on Wednesday, we got to exchange a few quick words about our mutual love of the Android platform with none other than LeVar Burton, who was at the session to support Reading Rainbow CEO Asra Rasheed . "I'm a nerd," explained Burton during the session, with regard to...

Video Highlights from the 2013 DBW Conference + Expo
January 19, 2013 | 2:44 pm

Digital Book World logoThis year's installment of the Digital Book World Conference + Expo came to a close two days ago, and not surprisingly, video highlights from the event have been popping up online all week long. Those of you with a bit of extra cash to spare (or, more realistically, a corporate account) might consider purchasing an on-demand video of the conference, which is already available at the DBW website. For U.S. $295, you'll be able to watch 20 general session events from the first two days of the conference, along with a half-dozen breakout sessions. Head over to YouTube if you'd like to check out a few...

Morning Links — More American kids are reading digitally
January 17, 2013 | 9:10 am

New Report Suggests 54% of US Kids Now Read eBooks (The Digital Reader) Kobo Customers Read 22 Million Pages on Christmas Day (Kobo) In Battle for Listeners, Audiobook.com Switches to Audible's Pay by the Book Model (Paid Content) Kindle Daily Deals: Breaking Night by Liz Murray (+ 3 others)...

DBW 2013: Piracy Does Harm Sales
January 16, 2013 | 6:32 pm

Digital Book World just published a report that piracy does harm sales and backed it up with a list of 25 studies that prove the point. Okay, splashy headline. You can agree or disagree with it, your choice. What I found interesting were the recommendations to publishers: 1. Make content available online 2. Use existing anti-piracy laws Those are excellent suggestions, and, oh, by the way, the exact suggestions many in the e-reading world have made for years. As I said in my introduction post, I used to be a pirate. Why did I stop? Because the books I wanted finally became available in...