Category Archives: ereading

A test for @booxtream ? Pirated copy of Harry Potter ebook discovered already.

One year ago, I had a discussion with Huub Van De Pol of IContact.nl about developing a social drm module for ebooks. Huub told me he was doing it already, so I abandoned the idea.
Now I read on the web that booxtream would be the drm solution for Harry Potter ebooks.
That would be a huge achievement for booxtream, but also a real test.

When I remember my discussion with Huub about all the hidden protection techniques of booxstream, I believe the pirate ebook will reveal who had purchased it. The next question is than, how do we find the pirate and annoy him in order to educate the market on the disadvantges of piracy. That’s the nasty part of social drm…

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The first Pottermore ebook pirate has struck – Pirated copy of Harry Potter ebook discovered already.

Synopsis:  This morning, Nate Hoffelder has reported on his blog The Digital Reader (link below) that the first illegal copy of one of the new Pottermore DRM free Harry Potter ebooks has appeared on the web.

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Jean-Francois Declercq
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Ebooks and apps innovation exciting publishers despite price concerns | Technology | guardian.co.uk

Ebooks and apps innovation exciting publishers despite price concerns | Technology | guardian.co.uk:

Henri Volans : “The phrase which keeps coming up in my mind about ebooks is evolution” . “I have absolute certainty that we have not reached anything close to the evolutionary ideal of the ebook… I find it absolutely inconceivable that the book can’t evolve and change and grow.”

In his role at Faber, Volans commissioned the iPad edition of The Waste Land, working with partner company Touch Press on the tablet version of T.S. Eliot’s poem.

Volans picked out Thames & Hudson’s Cyclepedia iPad app as another good example of book-app innovation during his speech at the event. “It seems a good example of an e-book that does justice to an art book,” he said.

Ebooks and School Libraries | American Libraries Magazine

Ebooks and School Libraries | American Libraries Magazine:

To better explore these challenges and advantages, it helps to consider a few different school library ebook-use scenarios. A common desire in K–12 buildings is to adopt ebook readers as a replacement for costly and heavy printed texts. An English department that considered making this change was stymied by the lack of availability of some of the texts on their reading list.

This weekend T#M follows the conversations about the cyclocross in Overijse

T#M is a product that I have developed with my best friend François Vermaut.

We are building a system that follows conversations on the web and on
Twitter in particular. This weekend, in partnership with Patricia of
“‘t Koffiehuis aan de Ijse”, we will follow the conversations about
the cyclocross in Overijse.

You can follow the conversations here http://thm.cc/t/overijse

With this case we experiment how social media like Twitter can help
you develop your small business and bring you new customers.


Jean-Francois Declercq
http://www.appe.biz/contact
+32 486 744 520…

Amazon avoids EU problems with its pricing model

European Commission Opens Antitrust Investigation Over Ebook Pricing
Against Apple, Five Publishers see
http://www.writerswrite.com/blog/120620111

Amazon has no problem because they let you the author or the publisher
set the price of the ebook, so they can't be blamed if the price is
wrong.

But have you ever tried to fix a final ebook price on Amazon ? I did.
With the standard (KDP) Kindle platform, it's a difficult exercise. I
wouln't guarantee you an exact value, I can't really figure out the
final Amazon price of my own ebooks…
(http://www.appepaper.com/ebook)


Jean-Francois Declercq
http://www.appe.biz/contact
+32 486 744 520…

Slides of the Vep Information Session on Dec 1st 2011

This Dec 1st, 2011, there was an information session about the VeP (Vlaams eBoek Platform = Flemish eBook Platform) for the call to tenders for innovation.

During the session Johan Delauré of Bibnet presented a nice overview and summary the VeP.

See the slides here :

eReading : eBooks on TV

In two weeks I have seen two demos of eBooks on TV.
The first was at the BoekenBeurs 2011 in Antwerp. You can see a picture here :

Grand Opening of the BoekenBeurs 2011

This week at Devoxx, I have seen an other demo on Google TV.

At the end of the Android Keynote, Tim Bray of Google said Mobile Phones in general and Android in particular could help the developing countries. I guess there is an important place for Digital Reading in the mobile scenarios. …