Morning Roundup: DRM in the real world, UK university launches degree in self-publishing

drmWhat Happens with Digital Rights Management in the Real World? (The Guardian)
I’ve been writing about “digital rights management” (DRM) for years in this column, but here I am, about to write about it again. That’s because DRM – sometimes called “copy protection software” or “digital restrictions management” – is one of the most salient, and least understood, facts about technology in the contemporary world.

British University Launches MA Program for Self-Publishing (GalleyCat)
The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) has introduced a new MA program in self-publishing, the first of its kind in the U.K.

Crowd-Funded Children’s Book Works to Introduce Girls to Coding (GoodeReader)
Linda Liukas established a Kickstarter campaign to write an important children’s book, but went so far past her original goal that her project has now grown to include a mobile app of the book, as well as an accompanying parents’ guide.

Why Indies Don’t Have to Compete with Big Publishers (Indie Reader)
There is a comparison to be made between the growth of the publishing industry and the growth of Apple during its famous expansion from iPods to iPhones and iPads.

Kindle Daily Deals: Why Shoot a Butler (and others)

About Joanna Cabot (1592 Articles)
"I’m a journalist, a teacher and an e-book fiend. I work as a French teacher at a K-3 private school. I use drama, music, puppets, props and all manner of tech in my job, and I love it. I enjoy moving between all the classes and having a relationship with each child in the school. Kids are hilarious, and I enjoy watching them grow and learn. My current device of choice for reading is my Amazon Kindle Touch, but I have owned or used devices by Sony, Kobo, Aluratek and others. I also read on my tablet devices using the Kindle app, and I enjoy synching between them, so that I’m always up to date no matter where I am or what I have with me."

1 Comment on Morning Roundup: DRM in the real world, UK university launches degree in self-publishing

  1. The Guardian piece on DRM had a number of insights that I hadn’t imagined before. How DRM undermines individual privacy and national security was a revelation to me.

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