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Ebook pricing and the DOJ. What’s it all mean?
October 8, 2012 | 11:03 pm

  By Brian Howard Nothing cast a pall over the publishing world like news of the Department of Justice's e-book price fixing case against Apple and five of the Big Six publishers. While Apple, Penguin and Macmillan aren't slated to go to court until 2013, Hachette, Simon & Schuster, and HarperCollins have already settled, and the effects are already being felt. What will this all mean? How and why did the case come about? And what can publishers do once the verdict is reached? At the Publishing Business Virtual Conference and Expo, a panel titled "Ebook Pricing and the DOJ: Does the Consumer Win or...

Are Discoverability and DRM Mortal Enemies?
October 5, 2012 | 11:20 pm

By Brian Howard Publishers of e-books have a dilemma: You want readers to find (and purchase) your products. And yet you don't want pirates making your products available for free. But is digital rights management (DRM) technology, one method publishers use (with questionable success) to combat piracy, a hindrance or even antithetical to content discovery? At the Publishing Business Virtual Conference and Expo, an expert panel debated this very question. Moderated by the inimitable Christopher Kenneally of the Copyright Clearance Center, Peter McCarthy (Director of McCarthy Digital), Patricia Payton (Senior Director, Publisher Relations & Content Development at Bowker) and Brian O'Leary (Principal at Magellan Media Partners) discussed these very issues. Will DRM survive? Are we moving...

Now On Demand: All Sessions from Publishing Business Virtual Conference 2012
September 26, 2012 | 9:27 pm

Publishing Business Virtual Conference and Expo 2012 logo By Brian Howard RELIVE THE 2012 PUBLISHING BUSINESS VIRTUAL CONFERENCE Free publishing resources now available on demand, for a limited time What were you doing last Thursday? No matter. We here at the Publishing Business Group were putting on another installment of the Publishing Business Virtual Conference and Expo. Whether you were online with us or not, you can now, starting today, access all 12 book, magazine and technology sessions from the conference, plus two keynotes—from Globalvision’s Rory O'Connor and the New York Times’ Charles Duhigg—on demand. Any time you want. Did your lunch run long and you missed “Organizations Confronting Digital Change”? Have a gruelling production meeting...