Radical Changes Needed to Put UK E-book Strategy on Track

I found an interesting blog post on a recent digital publishing strategy event in London. Here is an excerpt:

It was a curious experience listening to speakers at the recent e-books industry strategy event in London, run by the digital directors group of the UK Publishers Association.

A lot of rational ideas about how to combat piracy were being talked about, like how improving access to content and enhancing the quality of experience offered to e-book buyers will help reduce the incidence of piracy. Buzzwords were bandied about: Discussions focused on the way to reduce “consumer friction” (ie frustration, a potential cause of piracy) is by improving “interoperability” and “access,” perhaps to the “cloud.” And it was generally agreed that piracy can be dampened down by putting consumers’ needs at the center of the emerging e-books market.

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader:"I've been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It's a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog."

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