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BISG Announces ISBN Recommendations – Problems

The Book Industry Study Group (BISG) announced last week a new document describing their idea for best practices in ISBN use for publishing today, specifically addressing digital publishing. Some excepts from the press release:   New York, NY (December 7, 2011) — The Book Industry Study Group (BISG) announced today the publication of a new Policy

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How do we preserve quality literature with freedom of self publishing?

Someone asked this question recently on a networking site I frequent. And I\’ve seen a lot of people ask similar questions. They\’re good questions, asked by good people who have a love of good stories in their hearts. There\’s a fear that, without gatekeepers managing what is produced, tons and tons of badly written books

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Dear Penguin and Book Country: How stupid do you think writers are?

No, don\’t answer that question. It\’s pretty obvious that you think there are copious quantities of vapid, brainless dolts out there producing literature.   For those who don\’t know yet, Book Country is a program founded by Penguin last spring as a community for writers. Which is fine. But now, Penguin has gone a step

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Mike Shatzkin asks: what can publishers offer in digital publishing? A response.

Mike Shatzkin has just posted an excellent new article: \”Will book publishers be able to retain primacy as ebook publishers?\” Some snippets:   \”… I think we’re going to see a US market that is 80% digital for narrative text reading in the pretty near future: could be as soon as two years from now

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