27 de março de 2011

Leituras Digitais (20 a 26 de Março)

Rubrica semanal de notícias e artigos relacionados com a edição de livros digitais.

  The focus of the Leipzig Book Fair is decidedly on putting the German reading public directly in contact with authors and publishers and, because of this, it serves as a pretty good barometer of what lies ahead for the German book trade in any given year.
  Project MUSE recently announced an exciting new partnership with the University Press e-Book Consortium (UPeC), to launch UPCC e-Book Collections, powered by Project MUSE. UPCC, the University Press Content Consortium, is expected to offer thousands of digital books from a significant number of major university presses and related scholarly publishers. This new initiative will supplant MUSE's previously-announced Project MUSE Editions e-book program, resulting in some changes to MUSE's e-book offering. Project MUSE is thrilled to be expanding its program through this partnership, and is confident the UPCC Collections will offer libraries, researchers, and students a wealth of high quality book-length scholarship, on a platform that enhances discovery and provides easy use.
  I wasn’t planning to write a post this past weekend for Monday morning publication. But then Joe Konrath and Barry Eisler contacted me on Saturday to tell me what Barry is up to. I’ve read their lengthy conversation about Barry’s decision to turn down a $500,000 contract (apparently for two books) and join Joe (and many others, but none who have turned down half-a-million bucks) as a self-published author.
  To use a metaphor that connects with the current news: this is a very major earthquake. This one won’t cause a tsunami and a nuclear meltdown, but you better believe it will lead everybody living near a reactor — everybody working in a major publishing house — to do a whole new round of risk-assessment.
  Amazon.com is being sued by Apple Inc over the use of the phrase “App store".
The company is accusing Amazon.com of trademark infringement and filed a complaint last Friday [18th March] in the federal court for the Northern District of California, USA, according to the Wall Street Journal.
  Authors opposed to the revised Google books settlement are celebrating a surprise ruling in their favour by a New York judge. After 13 long months of deliberation, Judge Denny Chin has sided with critics of the settlement, throwing it out on the grounds that it is "not fair, adequate and reasonable".
  The ruling is the latest development in a long-running battle over Google's controversial plan to digitise millions of books and create the world's biggest digital library.
  The future of Waterstone's is expected to be resolved in the next four weeks, with speculation mounting that managing director Dominic Myers could lead a management buyout.
  British consumers bought fewer books in 2010 than 2008 -– down from 344m to 339m -– and the amount spent fell from £2,341m to £2,183m. E-books accounted for just over 1% of consumer book purchases in Q4 2010, and –- because of the lower average prices -– just below 1% of spending. However, these shares had already more than doubled in the first four weeks of 2011, demonstrating the huge potential of this side of the market.
New York Times E-Book Best Sellers

  These lists are an expanded version of those appearing in the April 3, 2011 print edition of the Book Review, reflecting sales for the week ending March 19, 2011.

E-Book Fiction

1.                      WATER FOR ELEPHANTS, by Sara Gruen
2.                      THE LINCOLN LAWYER, by Michael Connelly
3.                      TOYS, by James Patterson and Neil McMahon
4.                      LOVE YOU MORE, by Lisa Gardner
5.                      SING YOU HOME, by Jodi Picoult

E-Book Nonfiction

1.                      UNBROKEN, by Laura Hillenbrand
2.                      HEAVEN IS FOR REAL, by Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent
3.                      RED, by Sammy Hagar
4.                      THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS, by Rebecca Skloot
5.                      MOONWALKING WITH EINSTEIN, by Joshua Foer



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