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INTERVIEW WITH LIZ CASTRO*

Each link in the e-book industry chain is undergoing sweeping changes, from platforms to devices and formats. EPUB –created by the International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF)– is regarded as the most

INTERVIEW WITH BAKO MALAM ABDOU (NIGER)

Software has long been a weak point in African publishing. Indeed, the high price of proprietary programs like InDesign and the resulting piracy have led to a scenario characterized by a lack of

Thanks to its attractive interface and to its wide range of possibilities, Calibre has become one of the most popular open source ebooks software. With Calibre, users can convert their ebooks into several formats and manage their libraries

A new service developed in South Africa is aiming to change the way books are distributed in developing countries. Paperight is a web-based system that claims to “turn any business with any printer into a print-on-demand bookstore.”

The latest digital publishing developments from Brazil, Africa, the Arab World, India and China indicate change and challenges for the major global players.

As a result of a 2011 report, “Digital Publishing in Developing Countries”


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