A Whole Different Beast

-Percy Parry ‘The most technologically efficient machine that man has ever invented is the book’. –Northrop Frye Considering that this statement was made with printed books in mind, will it still remain uncontested with the…

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eBooks in plain HTML

Over the years, there has been much debate on the appropriate format that eBooks should have. The eBook format a buyer of eBooks chooses will often depend on the reading device that buyer has, on whether…

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Losing sleep over ebook pricing

We had discussed e-book pricing earlier and it seems like months later, there isn’t much clarity on how to price e-books, or having priced them, whether to offer a discount. I recently came across this infographic which…

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Ebook FAQs

Having had several discussions with various publishers who wish to develop e-books, we have realised that there is much confusion over how one should proceed. The following is an attempt to answer some of the…

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Miles to go…

This year, Publishing Next had just one panel discussion that purely concentrated on the technological aspects of publishing. Chaired by Brij Singh, co-founder of Fliplog, the panel sought to explore how new advancements in digital…

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At What Price?

As Indian publishers gradually take to eBooks, they will have to contend with the question of how these eBooks should be priced. In the mature markets of the West, there is still no consensus on…

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