The book industry – Regional markets

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Consumer & Educational Book Market by regions: 2009 & 2015 (forecast) (US $ billion) (PWC 2011): Books Publ. >>> 2009 >>> 2015 North America >>> 33 >>> 37 EMEA >>> 43 >>> 46 Germany >>>  >>> 10 France >>>  >>> … Read More

Universities and higher education colleges in London

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 (The Senate House, the headquarters of the federal University of London) London has one of the highest concentrations of universities in the UK: there are a total of 28 universities and colleges accredited in London, with a student population significantly … Read More

Book digitization

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Sustainability: a critical challenge of digitizing This issue raises many concerns for media degaussing. Poor reliability of storage and the rapid evolution of formats (proprietary formats appearance) present real physical files conservation issues. The latter includes two logic: the back-up … Read More

VAT for publications in EU member states

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VAT is currently regulated by Council Directive 2006/112/EC of 28 November 2006 on the common system of value added tax (the “VAT Directive”). Under the current rules, Member States may apply a reduced VAT rate to books, periodicals and newspapers … Read More

Free Book: SPIRITUAL EVOLUTION – HOW CAN WE GROW?

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If we are able to realize earlier in life that our most important purpose is to grow inside, to polish the diamond which is our soul, we could avoid many sufferings by learning lessons with anticipation! Wealth, fame, material values come to … Read More

Book: THE DIVINE LAWS

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Everything in life, both on this Planet and in the entire Universe, follows The Divine Laws, whether we agree or disagree, whether we are aware or unaware.    We can live without being aware of them and this fact is … Read More

Book: THE DECALOGUE FOR PARENTS AND CHILDREN

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The difference between a positive action and a negative one, between a good deed and a bad deed lies in our intention: a deed done out of a negative intention becomes bad (even if it has no negative consequences) and … Read More

7 BIG STEPS TO A BETTER LIFE

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If someone told you that a better life is available for any soul on this Planet- that we can access happiness, beauty and success through love, without a considerable effort, wouldn’t that sound interesting? To see that your youth, glow … Read More

Valuing the text online in electronic publishing: formats and protocols

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To enhance the online text, several strategies are used. In particular, we work on typography and accessibility. We must also work on data exchange protocols (interoperability) as the OAI-PMH on data exchange formats, such as OPDS (Bookserver), Dublin Core, ONIX. … Read More

EU Publishing Market – Market sales and output

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The activity with the largest aggregate market value across the EU was newspaper publishing in 2010, with its value surpassing 40 billion Euro. The publication of periodicals and that of books followed closely with values nearing 37 billion and 30 … Read More

EU Commission accepts legally binding commitments for sale of e-books

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EU Commission accepts legally binding commitments from Simon & Schuster, Harper Collins, Hachette, Holtzbrinck and Apple for sale of e-books The European Commission has adopted a decision that renders legally binding commitments offered by Apple and four international publishers – … Read More

Supported formats and available contents for Amazon’s Kindle

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Kindle reads the electronic document in Amazon‘s AZW proprietary format file (KF8 for the last files), it supports TXT format and MP3 audio format and audio book format but from the company Audible.com, but not EPUB format supported by many … Read More

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