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World Press Freedom Day – The struggle continues

eLearningworld News Today, May 3, it is the Press Freedom Day that is celebrated all over the world, some in the darkest of darkness, others in the light but still with cracks of dark interference. From these prerequisites, our publishing house published the autobiography of the publisher that was the first to put press freedom laws into active use in Sweden during the first half of the 19th Century. His name was Lars Johan Hierta… Continue reading

Latest News: Growth hacking trends in Scientific Publishing

Bruce Y. Lee writes in Forbes an excellent article about scientific publishing as a weapon against fake news etc. He identifies five trends that form the engine of the growth of scientific publishing, e.g. that investors, policymakers and businesses need better ways to make sense of all scientific results since science is becoming increasingly complex and knows no national borders, the scholars’ republic that we have written earlier on eLearningworld. In the end, it comes down… Continue reading

Latest News: “The power of the human mind to imagine a better world”

eLearningworld News from Scotland This year’s Edinburgh International Book Festival that takes place between, August 13-29 will explore the challenges of globalisation and the power of the human mind to handle transformation. Some of subjects are migration, conflict and Europe’s place in the world. Nick Barley, director of the Festival said; “You could say that the theme of this year’s Festival is ‘Project No Fear’. It’s about encouraging and celebrating the sort of courageous, positive,… Continue reading

Latest News: Airport offers loan of eBooks for travellers

eLearningworld News from Malaysia The Malaysian KL International Airport (KLIA) is launching a new library service for book lovers where the travellers can lend from a collection of 800 eBooks in English, Bahasa Malaysia and Chinese. The loan is for two days and free of charge for the book reader. After the download no internet is required. The service is already highly appreciated since more than 10 000 travellers have used the service so far.… Continue reading

Latest News: The Guardian goes into VR with a new form of Journalism

eLearningworld News from UK The first virtual reality experience from The Guardian is being launched. This is a new form of journalism where the audience actually can experience what people in the news have experienced. The first part is what it is like to spend 23 hours a day in a cell measuring 6×9 feet, which is the ordinary day for 100 000 prisoners in US solitary confinement prison cells. This is a story of the… Continue reading

Latest News: eBook Market growing fast in US and China, new research shows

eLearningworld News from the World A new national survey from Chinese Academy of Press and Publication shows that 64 percent of the adults in China read eBooks in 2015, which is an increase by 5.9 percentage points. At the same time 58.4 percent read printed books. This is still an increase with 0.4 percentage points in comparison with the survey on reading habits last year. 45 911 people answered this year’s survey. 87 percent of… Continue reading

Latest News: 0% VAT on eBooks could be allowed soon according to EU-draft

eLearningworld News from EU The European publishers’ protests against different levels of VAT on printed books and ebooks could result in a VAT-exemption on ebooks, according a draft report on the VAT Action Plan. In the UK VAT on printed books are 0% and ebooks 20% at the moment, in Sweden printed 6% and ebooks 25%. Besides the administrative problems with VAT on digital products on the European Single Market, open societies like the EU… Continue reading

Latest News: Storytelling goes much further back in time than previously known

eLearningworld News from UK The power of an engaging story can change the world or keep it on its tracks. In this perspective fairytales that lived on for hundreds of years has shown to be a powerful timeless source to influence societies. Recent research from Durham University anthropologist Dr Jamie Tehrani, and folklorist Sara Graça da Silva, from New University of Lisbon, shows that fairytales like “Beauty and the Beast” is much older than before… Continue reading

Latest News: Content Marketing trends 2016: eBooks!

eLearningworld News from UK and World trends Talk Business Magazine picks eBooks as a one of the most important content marketing trends during 2016. eLearningworld share this view since eBooks could be a powerful branding engine to boost engagement of your organisation and its products and services. In addition, in comparison to a post on social media or blog that first of all is short, if its too long, not enough people will read it,… Continue reading

Latest News: Swedish Publisher is suspected to be held prisoner by Chinese Authorities

eLearningworld News fr. Sweden & China Radio Free Asia reporting four staff memebers of the publisher and bookstore company Sage Communications is missing. They are believed to be held prisoners by Chinese authorities after publishing critical and revealing books about the Chinese regime. The owner of Sage Communication, Gui Haiming, is a Swedish citizens and went missing in mid-October, while the general manager Lu Bo, store manager Lin Rongji and staff member Zhang Zhiping has… Continue reading