The future of publishing?

The future of publishing?

Social networks, e-readers and other technologies are transforming the publishing industry and heralding a new era of reading and learning. Here's how publishing companies in Australia and elsewhere are getting ready to face an increasingly digital future.

Social networks, e-readers and other technologies are transforming the publishing industry and heralding a new era of reading and learning. Check out the stories below to follow CIO’s coverage of this rapidly emerging technology:

Publishing 2.0

Execs at Penguin Australia, Wiley, Allen & Unwin and others discuss the revolution in their internal systems they are experiencing as they prepare for an increasingly digital future.

Hype Watch: The Kindle (and Other e-Readers)

The Amazon Kindle and other e-readers have potential as a business device. But they need more capabilities to catch on in the enterprise.

Rapid prototyping, innovation at the New York Times

The New York Times is pinning its future on rapid prototyping of digital products and services.

To Kindle or not to Kindle?

Writers at the recent Brooklyn Book Festival muse about how technology is affecting what and how we read.

Plaintiffs ask for more time in Google book search case

Google, publishers and authors want a hearing on Oct. 7 postponed

DOJ: Court should reject Google book search settlement

The US Department of Justice says proposed settlement needs to be modified to comply with copyright and antitrust laws

Official: Book settlement makes 'mockery' of copyright law

The Google book settlement bypasses congressional authority on copyright, a U.S. official says.

Barnes & Noble makes a big splash into e-books

Barnes & Noble, which calls itself the world's largest bookseller, has given hints that e-books will play an important role in the company's future strategy.

Asus 'Eee Reader' to join e-reader fray, says report

While nothing is official yet, the company is reportedly considering a budget and premium model of the Eee Reader.

Sony wireless e-book reader proves Kindle was on target

But the market needs though is a much broader spectrum of devices from more vendors to increase volume and drive competition.

Sony trumps Amazon with e-book reader

Though for e-books to catch on, a common, open format for the books and less-expensive, even thinner hardware readers are needed.

Amazon's 1984 Kindle credit: thank you, Big Brother!

Bezos says the solution was "stupid, thoughtless, and painfully out of line with our principles"

Report: Microsoft, Yahoo, Amazon to fight Google book deal

The companies reportedly will join a coalition to fight Google's proposed settlement with authors and publishers.

DOJ officially opens investigation into Google Book Search

The agency will investigate the search giant's book search service for possible antitrust violations.

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