SavoirSoft to Offer its Open-Publishing-Platform as Open-Source Software
Ensuring the distribution of written works to vast numbers of Internet users remains open to all writers and readers, students and teachers, and artists and their patrons. Watch for this release later in 2015.
SavoirSoft Rewards its Beta Members with Crowd-Funding Gifts
Connecting readers to writers and artists to patrons, SavoirSoft continues its mission of "open-publishing for all" through its support of authors, educators, composers, and all contributing creators everywhere.
Blogs & Discussions
Micro-Licensing -- Expanding the Success of Digital Publishing for Everyone
Licensing works-of-art empowers copyright owners to distribute digital versions of their works using open computing formats freely accessible by all computing devices while fortifying their copyright protections.
eBook Distributors Prevent Interoperability to Secure Their Control
Study shows EPUB-3 can express everything needed for enhanced e-books interoperability. Except to protect existing revenue models, there are no technical or functional reasons to use proprietary formats.
The Renaissance of Sustainable Publishing -- Device Convergence
How are publishers capturing immense, new growth and revenue opportunities in the Internet Age? They leverage open-publishing and micro-licensing, capitalizing on consumer electronics convergence.
Innovations & News Worth Reading
Patent Awarded to Innovation that Ensures Open Publishing
The USPTO assigns patent on May 15, 2014 for "Digital Rights Content Services Architecture."
Authors Helping Libraries
In our ever expanding, digital world; authors are lending their support to lending libraries by providing access to their eBook and other digital publications at reasonable prices.
Digital Public Library of America
Years in the hopes and dreams of many, and two years in the making, America's first "public" digital library opened in April 2013 to bring together the riches of America’s libraries, archives, and museums; and make them freely available to the world.
Amazon, Publishers and Authors Battle On
A group of over 900 authors, going by the name "Authors United," signed a letter that was published in the New York calling for readers to send Amazon their thoughts regarding the price dispute over eBooks. Amazon responded by forming its own group, "Readers United" encouraging readers to send the same to publishers and authors. Will readers end up victors in this battle, or just the casualties of war?
The Future of Publishing, Written in Real-Time
All the most important elements of writing, editing and publishing remain the same in this Internet era. What is changing is how authors engage their readers and publishers their patrons.
Court Rules Apple is Guilty of Price Fixing
In a 160 page ruling, the Federal District Court in New York ruled that Apple organized a conspiracy with the big-six publishers to raise eBook prices and thwart competition. Find the ruling here: DOJ vs Apple
Class Action Suit Again Publishing Monopoly
A major antitrust law firm has filed a class action suit against Amazon AND all of the big-six publishers, alleging that the proprietary digital rights management tools they use on ebooks creates a monopoly.
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