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Book Publishers Looking for Universal eBook Format

Book Publishers Looking for Universal eBook Format

Last week many companies involved in book publishing came together for the annual BookExpo America to discuss the present and future of books. One of the major points to come out of the meeting was that publishers want a single eBook format that can work across all platforms. Perhaps they haven’t yet heard of ePub. {Wired}

As it stands now, eBooks are made available through mostly proprietary book stores like Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and the iBookstore. Other companies like Kobo, Sony Library and Fictionwise offer eBooks that work on their selected devices or apps, but can also work on other devices. Those stores use the ePub format, which was supposed to be the universal format. EPub is actually used by Barnes & Noble and Apple as well, though some extra Digital Rights Management (DRM) is added on top of the existing ePub DRM in those stores.

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Marc Jacobs Goes Grade School Chic

Marc Jacobs Goes Grade School Chic

A sneak peak of some of the products that will presumably land on shelves in Marc Jacobs’ imminent bookstore on Bleecker Street in New York’s West Village has wormed its way into the Marc by Marc Jacobs Accessories Shop, also on Bleecker Street.

A few Bookmarc products spotted among the usual belts, T-shirts and key chains sold in the Accessories Shop included colored pencils, book covers and pencil cases. Photos of Bookmarc colored pencils were posted by twitter users who had the chance to visit the shop last weekend.

It seems Mr. Jacobs is out to turn fashion-minded grade school goers into the chicest of their classmates.

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Read All About It: Valentine’s Day Gifts for Book Lovers

Read All About It: Valentine's Day Gifts for Book Lovers

Let’s say you and your significant other are the type to skip the heart shaped gifts, the sweet scents and decadent expressions that come this time of year. You want to show some thought, but the usual Valentine’s Day fare leaves something to be desired. If you’ve gotten your Valentine a book for the last […]

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