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E-book Piracy Is Here. So What?

(pcworld.com): Nobody working within publishing will be surprised at the development of e-book piracy. Most have been waiting for it. There are significant differences between e-book piracy and that of music and movies, and these differences are very likely intentional..
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Remote library ebook downloads under threat

(computeractive.co.uk): The Publishers Association has set out guidelines placing restrictions on ebook lending that puts this service under threat. Many libraries around the UK currently operate an e-lending service. Members are given a passcode and can log on to their library site to download a title wherever they have an internet connection.
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B2B Publishers See Growing Investor Affection

(paidcontent.org): Is the ever digitising face of publishing an opportunity or a threat to business-to-business (B2B) publishing firms? B2B publishers are reportedly still suffering from weak subscription renewal rates, whilst other core revenue streams such as advertising, promotions and events continue to stabilise.
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Disruption, Aggregation, and Third Parties

(scholarlykitchen.sspnet.org): The publishing industry is in a state of flux, keeping an eye on new means of creating, packaging, and delivering information, waiting either, depending on your viewpoint, for a clear path forward or for the other shoe to drop. But if we accept disruption as an inevitable consequence of technological progress, must we share our business with third parties? Or are we better served doing it ourselves?
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eReaders handy for more than reading

(content.usatoday.com): This holiday season should be especially merry for book lovers. By most accounts, eReaders such as Amazon's Kindle, Barnes&Noble's Nook, and the Sony Reader will be among the top-selling gifts. Recipients can carry hundreds of books without needing a follow-up visit to a chiropractor. But eReaders can be useful even for people who aren't in a bookish mood.
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