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.