E-books and e-publishing

Author: Shmuel Vaknin
Published: 2002
Language: English
Wordcount: 67,741 / 219 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 49.7
LoC Categories: , Z
Downloads: 9,857
mnybks.net#: 7124
Origin: gutenberg.org
License: ©
Genres: Computers, Post-1930

(C) 2002 Copyright Lidija Rangelovska.

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which digital content can be replicated - publishers resorted to draconian copyright protection measures (euphemistically known as "digital rights management"). This further alienated the few potential readers left. The opposite model of "viral" or "buzz" marketing (by encouraging the dissemination of free copies of the promoted book) was only marginally more successful. Moreover, e-publishing's delivery platform, the Internet, has been transformed beyond recognition since March 2000. From an open, somewhat anarchic, web of networked computers - it has evolved into a territorial, commercial, corporate extension of "brick and mortar" giants, subject to government regulation. It is less friendly towards independent (small) publishers, the backbone of e-publishing. Increasingly, it is expropriated by publishing and media behemoths. It is treated as a medium for cross promotion, supply chain management, and customer relations management. It offers only some minor synergies with non-cyberspa


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