The Kobo Reader, at $150, costs less than the Kindle 6-inch and the nook, and does less, too. But the Kobo’s svelte profile and light weight make it convenient for reading in some settings. In all, it’s an attractive new entry in the e-book sweepstakes. All three of these e-ink readers have advantages over the iPad, which I find I’m using less and less for reading books.
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We talked about Digital Rights Management (DRM), Facebook, and her ideas for building on the success of the Tools of Change publishing conference.
Andrew Malkin is Vice President – Book Content at zinio, a privately held company that calls itself the largest online newstand in the world, with more than 50,000 digital magazines and books and e-stores in 15 languages.
I interviewed Andrew on March 14, 2010, in Austin, Texas, during the South by Southwest Interactive conference.
His varied experiences in the publishing world give him deep background in an industry headed for massive change through initiatives like the ones zinio is championing.
You can get a taste for the rich magazine content zinio is offering by checking out their Read Green Initiative and signing up for a free one-year subscription. I tried the National Geographic, and it’s fantastic.
Russell P. Reeder is president and CEO of LibreDigital, a key player in the digital publishing world. Based in Austin, Texas, LibreDigital helps publishers get closer to their digital reading consumers, whether that’s through Amazon or directly with LibreDigital’s own marketing, distribution, and fulfillment tools.
I recorded this interview on March 14, 2010, in Austin, Texas, during South by Southwest Interactive, at a reception for digital publishing types sponsored in part by LibreDigital.
I had a lively chat on March 14, 2010, in Austin, Texas, with Pablo Defendini, who is producer of Tor.com , the very alive web presence of Tor Books, which is an imprint of Macmillan. In fact, Pablo was the one whom John Sargent, Macmillan’s outspoken CEO, asked for help creating a personal blog.
If you think it’s easy to tell who the bad guys are in the eBook Revolution, talking with Pablo Defendini will cure you of simplistic judgments. He’s the very model of a modern digital guy, working within an industry steeped in literary tradition. It’s a great story.