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Further Reading


A list of interesting websites, discussion groups and recommended articles focussed on digital publishing. If you would like to submit a resource for inclusion, please email informationforchange@oxfam.org.uk.


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Websites


Books and Publishing

booksandpublishing.com

An international CONFERENCE, a scholarly JOURNAL, a BOOK series, and an online KNOLWEDGE COMMUNITY.


The International Digital Publishing Forum

idpf.org

The International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF) is the global trade and standards organisation dedicated to the development and promotion of electronic publishing and content consumption.


Publishing Perspectives

publishingperspectives.com

An international online publishing newsletter, Publishing Perspectives delivers daily opinion about the industry from top members of the global publishing community, a look at the innovators and issues who are shaping the future of the business, as well as news and links from around the Web and the world.


Tools of Change

www.toccon.com

O'Reilly's Tools of Change for Publishing conference connects the people, companies, and organisations asking and answering the questions that will define the future of publishing.





Forums


LinkedIn Group: Ebooks, Ebook Readers, Digital Books and Digital Content...

www.linkedin.com/groups/...

A discussion group with over 10,000 members with a focus on ebooks, digital books and digital content.




Articles


Singel-Minded: To the Whingers Go the Spoils in the Google Books Decision

Ryan Singel @ Wired, March 2011

ANALYSIS - Federal court judge Denny Chin gave a thumbs down last week to a settlement between Google and the Authors Guild that would have paved the way for the search giant to create an online library and bookstore on a scale previously seen only in science fiction...


The most important problem for publishers to solve over the next ten years

Mike Shatzkin @ The Idea Logical Company, March 2011

On Thursday, our clients at the Book Industry Study Group are running a "NEXT" conference which is tackling the question of what publishers (and publishing) should be doing now to be prepared for the world that we’ll be living in 10 years from now...


Can You Bring Back the Book to a Country That Can’t Afford to Read?

Tolu Ogunlesi @ Publishing Perspectives, March 2011

LAGOS: Nigeria has no national funding for the arts, no government-run grants-awarding body to support the production of books, and no National Book Policy. In place of a proper publishing industry...


Nerd Alert: Tools of Change Confab Addresses a Publishing Industry in Flux

Edward Nawotka @ Publishing Perspectives, February 2011

NEW YORK: There’s a feeling of déjà vu at the Tools of Change conference here in New York City. Not only are we once again at Sheraton Hotel and Towers - site of Digital Book World less than a month ago - but several of the speakers and topics overlap...


Why Metadata Matters for the Future of E-Books

Timothy Carmody @ Wired, August 2010

The world of digital publishing can be a lot more complicated than deciding whether to buy a Kindle, Nook, or iPad. If you want to know just how complex things are getting, just ask a publisher, author, or agent about Andrew Wylie...


A roadmap for the future: 6 suggestions for today’s publishers that many can’t follow

Mike Shatzkin @ The Idea Logical Company, June 2010

I had occasion during this past week to speak at the global strategic meeting of Harlequin. Often when I am asked to speak, even internally to publishers, I am explicit told "we want you to scare the hell out of them." Since I think of myself as a pretty unthreatening guy, I’m always a bit disconcerted by the reality that I’m doing that...


Ten Tips to Be Awesome Online (and Other Lessons from O’Reilly’s Web 2.0)

Hannah Johnson @ Publishing Perspectives, May 2010

Last week, Internet gurus and techies gathered in San Francisco for the Web 2.0 Expo, co-produced by TechWeb and O’Reilly Conferences, to show off their social media savvy, present their new startups, and to learn about the latest thinking in Internet culture...


"E-book ISBN Mess Needs Sorting Out," Say UK Publishers

Liz Bury @ Publishing Perspectives, March 2010

LONDON: The subject of how book digitization is affecting the future of the ISBN may not be as sexy as say pricing or sequencing issues, but it is just as important. Right now, publishers around the globe are taking different approaches to assigning ISBNs to e-books...