3 Massive Problems With Digital Publishing Today
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Also, recognize that while it may be technically straightforward to deliver a book to a wide range of viewing environments, the publisher may deliberately choose to limit the environments a digital book can be delivered to. And of course, viewing technologies can be thought of as defining markets.
The way the money end of books work is that the person who wrote a book gets paid a royalty on each copy sold — a sum that is generally much less than half the retail price of the book, and dramatically lower than the 70% that Amazon is willing to pay to authors who bypass the publishing incumbents.
Much like the App Store democratised the creation of software and blogging platforms spawned new media companies, the iBooks Author software and Apple’s online bookstore will open up educational publishing to new companies and to individual academics who want to create their own texts.
Most of the other moves you refer to — the pricing and royalty inconsistencies and its schizophrenic play as author, editor and publisher — are driven at first just to see what will happen, knowing that if the move is a success Amazon will have further disrupted the publishing market.
Tonight in a room full of Canada’s best digital publishers and creators at the Spoke Club in Toronto’s fashionable King West district, the NMAF presented the winners of the 2016 Digital Publishing Awards -recognizing excellence in the content and creation of Canadian digital publications.