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Double victory for the ebook

Double victory for the ebook

Today, Octobre 2 2018, the ministers of finance of the EU member states have decided that digital, streaming and downloadable books including audiobooks are allowed to have a reduced VAT-level like the traditional printed book within the EU. This is a victory for freedom of speech and whole book market and its readers, which means that a story is a story whatever format it is published in, and same goes with textbooks for education etc.… Continue reading

Latest News: Google receives two new patents for eBook design

Latest News: Google receives two new patents for eBook design

eLearningworld News from US The first patent claimed by Google is a storytelling device where the focus of the patent is directed on “electronic output components, such as light sources, speakers, a video projector, or a display,” packaged as an interactive book. The second includes a media enhanced popup book that is a solution for books in mobile devices where the pages popup in front of the display when pages are turned and at the… Continue reading

Latest News: Public Libraries form a Fair eBook Pricing Coalition

Latest News: British Library and Nottingham University creates MOOC

eLearningworld News from Canada The purpose with the coalition is to raise awareness of the high prices that multinational publishers charge public libraries for ebooks. At same time as the demand to borrow eBooks grow rapidly. The campaign is based on the website www.fairpricingforlibraries.org where people will respond to a poll and is also asked spread the word on social media. The campaign is directed towards Hachette, HarperCollins, Macmillan, Penguin Random House and Simon &… Continue reading