I’m not posting much here this week because I’m attending BookExpo America through Thursday. (All those other weeks I didn’t post, I was obviously in training for BookExpo America.) I’m not a big lover of trade shows, but it’s interesting to see how BEA has improved its digital focus since I last attended in 2009.
For the next few days I’ll be posting the occasional BEA update over at The Digital Reader, so be sure to check it out this week if you’re interested in this topic.
Here’s what I posted yesterday, which was sort of the pre-show day when the International Digital Publishing Forum presented a bunch of e-related talks for BEA attendees.
- Case Study: A Window Into the E-Future — the World’s First School to Go Full E-Only
South Kent is a small boarding school in Connecticut that just wrapped up its first year of going iPad-only in the classroom.
- IDPF Publishers Roundtable: Thoughts On DRM, Direct Sales, and Digital-First Publishing
Three publishers, one table, some pointed questions from the audience about DRM and library lending, and then the general “publishers must try harder than ever before” commentary.
- Indie Author Bella Andre Gives BEA Tips on Selling eBooks
I’m not sure what to make of Andre’s exhausting-just-to-listen-to approach to self-publishing, but she’s making a fortune, so she must be doing something right.
- Inkling to Release O’Reilly eBooks This Fall With Functional Demo Code Included
Inkling was founded by a former Apple employee, and while it’s primarily a digital textbook publisher, it’s starting to expand into travel guides, and soon, O’Reilly titles.