18 Reading and references for business

Liam Borgstrom (ed.)

Prescribed reading

Anderson, Chris. 2004. The Long Tail. Wired. Posted 12 October.

Biglione, K. 2010. ‘DRM, digital content, and the consumer experience: More lessons learnt from the music industry’. Slideshare. Posted 25 February.

Biglione, K. 2012. ‘Analyzing the business case for DRM’.

Collins, B. 2011. ‘‘The true cost of publishing on the Amazon Kindle’. PC Pro. Posted 15 February.

Davenport, C. 2012. ‘As demand for e-books soars, libraries struggle to stock their virtual shelves’. The Washington Post. Posted 15 January.

EBW Knowledge Base. 2010. ‘Adobe DRM: a guide for publishers’. Posted 24 August.

Farrell, B. 2010. ‘The lowdown on audio downloads’. Library Journal Archive. 15 May.

Fisher, L. 2012. ‘‘The rise and fall of the paywall: is it on the way out?’. Simply Zesty. Posted 18 January.

Garrod, P. 2003. ‘Ebooks in UK libraries: where are we now?’. Ariadne, Issue 37.

Graham, G. 2012. ‘Library e-book lending hurt by publisher restrictions’. Tulsa World. 30 April.

Hoffelder, N. 2012. ‘Pottermore DRM is hacked – Provided by Booxtream’. The Digital Reader. 28 March.

Hoffelder, N. 2012. ‘Pottermore eBooks already showing up on torrents’. The Digital Reader. 29 March.

Hoffelder, N. 2012. ‘Libraries boycotting Random House over eBook prices? No, not so much’. The Digital Reader. Posted 2 April.

Johnson, D. 2012. ‘Random House makes history, says it will sell books to libraries with no restriction on number of loans’. Melville House. Posted 3 February.

Johnson, H. 2012. ‘Designers on book covers of the future’. Publishing Perspectives. Posted 7 February.

Kelley, M. 2011. ‘Kansas State librarian goes eyeball to eyeball with overdrive in contract talks’. Library Journal Archive. Posted 6 April.

Lin, H. 2010. ‘The future of patron driven acquisition’. Slideshare. Posted 11 November.

Marwell, J. 2011. ‘Open letter to librarians’. Library Love Fest. Posted 1 March.

McIlroy, T. 2011. ‘When book publishing gives you ISBNs, make ISBNade’. The Future of Publishing. Posted 7 December.

Moon, B. 2012. ‘Publishers move to limit library e-book lending’. About.com.

Nelson, M. 2006. ‘The Blog Phenomenon and the Book Publishing Industry’. Publishing Research Quarterly. Summer 2006.

Owen, L.H. 2012. ‘Will Hachette be the first big-6 publisher to drop DRM on e-books?’. PaidContent. Posted 31 March.

Quint, B. 2011. ‘New lending model for Ebooks in libraries from Internet Archive’s OpenLibrary’. Information Today.Posted 7 March.

Reid, C. 2011. ‘Library cancels Ebrary subscription’. The Linc. Posted 11 January.

Rosy, R.L. 2002. ‘eBooks for libraries and patrons: Two years of experience’. Liber Quarterly, 12: 228-233.

Shatzkin, M. 2012. ‘Thinking more about ebooks and libraries and what big publishers should do’. The Shatzkin Files. Posted 18 March.

Thompson, L. 2012. ‘Free for all, free-for-all’. Appazoogle. Posted 31 January.

Optional reading

Adin, R. 2012. ‘Why won’t Amazon compete in the ePub market?’. The Digital Reader. Posted 16 January.

Albanesius, C. 2011. ‘Kindle Library E-Book Lending Goes Live’. PCMag.com. Posted 21 September

ANDERSON, C. 2006. The Long Tail: How Endless Choice is Creating Unlimited Demand. London: Random House.

Biba, P. 2012. ‘Safari Books Online acquires makers of Ibis Reader – Threepress Consulting’. TeleRead. Posted 9 January.

Bosman, J. 2012. ‘Writer’s cramp; In the e-reader era, a book a year is slacking‘. New York Times. Posted 12 May

Brantley, P. 2012.‘Libraries borked by ebook forks’. Publishers Weekly. Posted 23 January

Camp, L.J. 2003. First principles of copyright for DRM design. IEEE Internet Computing (3):59-65.

COPE, B & PHILLIPS, A (eds.). 2006. The Future of the Book in the Digital Age. Oxford: Chandos Publishing.

Deahl, R. 2012. ‘Is the time right for bundling‘. Publisher’s Weekly. Posted 3 February.

Ellis, J. 2012. ‘From Salinas to Burlington: Can an army of paywalls big and small buoy Gannett?’. Nieman Journalism Lab.

Falcone, J.P. 2012. ‘Kindle vs. Nook vs. iPad: Which e-book reader should you buy?’. CNet News. Posted 5 May
The section near the end on library loaning is worth taking a look at.

Gobry, P. 2011. ‘Amazon Reinstates Kindle-Lending Startup Lendle’. Business Insider. Posted 23 March

Goff, N. 2011. ‘Direct-response bookselling: How it died, why it is alive again, and why it will become even more important in the future’. Posted 22 June.

JANAL, D.S. 2000. Dan Janal’s Guide to Marketing on the Internet. New York: John  Wiley & Sons.

Jensen, M. 2004. ‘Intermediation and its malcontents: Validating professionalism in the age of raw dissemination’.

Johnson, D. 2012. ‘Random House makes history, says it will sell books to libraries with no restriction on number of loans’. Melville House. Posted 3 February

Kindle. 2012. Amazon’s royalty options

Maker, M. 2011. ‘Busting the myths behind social media‘. The Media Online. Posted 6 July.

McGuire, H. 2010. ‘The line between book and internet will disappear‘. Radar.O’Reilly.

MediaPost. 2011. ‘You want viral? You can’t handle viral!’. The Media Online. Posted 11 December

Meadows, C. 2010. ‘Could piracy be helpful? Publishing industry perspectives’. TeleRead. Posted 24 November

Meadows, C. 2011. ‘Paul Carr calls e-book piracy a non-issue’. TeleRead. Posted 23 August

Monroe, J. 2013. ‘Easy DRM For Self-Published Authors? Really?‘. Teleread. Posted 4 February

The Passive Voice. 2012. ‘Publishers rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic’. Posted 11 January.

The Passive Voice. 2012. ‘Penguin annoys library readers with USB-only eBooks’. Posted 23 March

Phelps, J. 2011. ‘How to Convert an Ebook to the Amazon Kindle Format’. Linked In. Posted 22 December

Search Engine Land. 2012. ‘What is SEO/Search Engine Optimization?’

Svennson, P. 2012. ‘JK Rowling’s Pottermore Breaks eBook Lockdown, Might Change eBooks Forever’. Huffington Post. Posted 27 March

Vanderlip, C. 2012. ‘Going Digital ≠ Lower Textbook Prices’. Inside Higher Ed. Posted 5 April

Watters, A. 2011. ‘New Kindle lending club matches eBook borrowers and lenders’. Read Write Web. Posted 15 January

YC Library News. 2011. ‘On the Virtues of Ebrary (With Apologies to Google)’. Posted 20 March

Ogunlesi, T. 2011. ‘Digital publishing in sub-Saharan Africa: The good news, the bad news‘. Publishing Perspectives. Posted 10 May

Web sites you should explore

BookLending.com. 2012. ‘Home Page’.

Collca. 2012. ‘Welcome to Collca’.

The Creative Commons

Davis, P. 2012. ‘Publish or perish culture promotes scientific narcissism’. The Scholarly Kitchen. Posted 7 May

Nielsen BookScan UK. 2012. ‘The Link between metadata and sales’. Nielsen.

Open Library. 2010. ‘Welcome to Open Library’.

PUKU. ‘Home Page’.
A site dedicated to local developments children’s literature 

Unglue.it. 2012. ‘Making e-books freely available at a profit for publishers’.

World Public Library. 2010. ‘Home Page’.


Colbow, B. 2010. ‘Why DRM doesn’t work’. The Brads. Posted 1 March.

HarperCollins. 2012. The Road Dogs video trailer competition.

Social Media Revolution.

Where good ideas come from.

Some good video trailers

Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter. Seth Graham-Smith. Grand-Central Publishing

13 Words. Lemony Snicket. HarperCollins


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