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Morning Links — Meet the Pyrus Mini
March 2, 2013 | 9:46 am

morning links Pyrus MiniPyrus Mini eBook reader Review (The E-Book Reader) Publisher Pulls Jonah Lehrer's "How We Decide" From Stores (The Daily Beast) Unglue.it and Open Book Publishers Announce New Crowdfunding Campaign (Info Docket) As tablets boom, e-readers feel the blast (CNN) PressBooks Goes Open Source To Let Authors Create Book Sites In Seconds (TechCrunch) Kindle Daily Deals: Deck Z: The Titanic by Chris Pauls ...

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...

Three online tools to produce ebooks in-house – Part 2: Vook
July 12, 2012 | 10:04 am

Images From Martin Taylor's eReport:  This is a follow-up to my earlier post on PressBooks, one of the new breed of online tools for ebook publishing that have emerged over the last few months. The three tools I’m looking at are: PressBooks Vook Inkling Habitat (review coming) There are several others in this category but these three offer a good overview of the field. In this post, I’ll take a look at Vook and in the final part I’ll review Inkling Habitat which is pitching itself squarely at the textbook market. Vook’s roots are in enhanced ebooks Vook started life as a publisher of enhanced ebooks, incorporating video, audio...

Three online tools to produce ebooks in-house – Part 1
June 29, 2012 | 9:40 am

Screen Shot 2012 06 29 at 9 30 55 AM That's the title of an article in Martin Taylor's ereport: One of the challenges ebook publishers face is poor ebook production tools. The tools that are out there are usually aimed at techies. When Apple introduced iBooks Author  earlier this year — an authoring environment that is powerful, supports rich media, and is very user-friendly — it brought this issue into stark relief. But there’s good news on the horizon as lots of companies jump into this vacuum. Adobe is the big one, but there are lots of start-ups too, many in an interesting new category: online ebook production tools. I’ll take a look at three online applications that...