Morning Links — Layoffs coming soon to Nook Media?

NookNook: Cost Cutting Coming (Digital Book World)

New Service Offers Watermark DRM to Indie eBookstores (The Digital Reader)

The Publishing Industry Has a Problem; ePub is not the Solution (TOC)

‘Trusted Friend’ is Top Book Discovery Tool (Galley Cat)

Kindle Daily Deals: The Collected by Brett Battles (and 3 others)

 

1 Comment on Morning Links — Layoffs coming soon to Nook Media?

  1. Jani Patokallio raises some interesting points in his HTML5 is better than ePub assessment. As these two standards converge, that assessment might become moot but there is still the question of the appropriateness of containers. If you look at an eBook as one kind of container and look at a web site as another kind of container, then the question of which is better for a specific goal arises. HTML5 has local storage so the online vs offline differentiator is considerably dulled. You don’t have to be online to view a web site that has been cached in local storage. So, how about volatility? Isn’t a web site more volatile than an eBook? Words can change on a web site at any time. Not so with eBooks? Now that eBooks have become version-able, perhaps not-so-much is a better answer. So what’s left?

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