Can’t Find ‘Orphan’ Authors? Writers Group Says It Had No Trouble

[From the article: Several universities recently declared, against the wishes of
the Author’s Guild, that they will begin sharing digital versions of so-called
orphan works—books whose copyright holders can’t be found. Now the Guild has
produced a surprise find to undermine the universities. The Guild announced
today that it tracked down the author of one of the orphan works that the
universities plan to release this fall—and that it did so with a simple Google
(NSDQ:GOOGNews) search. The discovery is a
public relations coup for the Authors Guild, and comes just two days after it
filed a lawsuit to stop the schools from going forward with their plan.]

Can’t Find ‘Orphan’ Authors? Writers
Group Says It Had No Trouble

Several universities recently declared, against the
wishes of the Author’s Guild, that they will begin sharing digital
versions of so-called orphan works—books whose copyright holders can’t be
found.

paidContent.org
via Yahoo! Finance – Sep 14

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Publishing Gives Hints of Revival, Data Show

[From the article: BookStats,
a comprehensive survey conducted by two major trade groups that was released
early Tuesday, revealed that in 2010 publishers generated net revenue of $27.9
billion, a 5.6 percent increase over 2008. Publishers sold 2.57 billion books
in all formats in 2010, a 4.1 percent increase since 2008. …We’re seeing a
resurgence, and we’re seeing it across all markets — trade, academic,
professional,” said Tina Jordan, the vice president of the Association
of American Publishers
. “In each category we’re seeing growth. The
printed word is alive and well whether it takes a paper delivery or digital
delivery]

Publishing
Gives Hints of Revival, Data Show

By JULIE BOSMAN
Published: August 9, 2011

Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/09/books/survey-shows-publishing-expanded-since-2008.html?_r=1&nl=todaysheadlines&emc=tha28

Publishing
Gives Hints of Revival, Data Show

By JULIE BOSMAN
Published: August 9, 2011

Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/09/books/survey-shows-publishing-expanded-since-2008.html?_r=1&nl=todaysheadlines&emc=tha28

Bookstream–New Cloud-based Library Delivers eBooks to Students

[From the article: This school year, educators will have a new option to deliver their books. In addition to handing out textbooks in class, they will deliver eBooks through the cloud to students’ iPads, smartphones, and laptops with a new online service called Bookstream. Bookstream, developed by Don Johnston Incorporated, makes it easy for educators to hop on the Internet, upload eBooks and share them with students for anytime reading. It was designed to help educators comply with IDEA 2004 (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) that require schools to deliver core curriculum in accessible formats to support students with disabilities. “We work with assistive technology specialists who drive hundreds of miles each week to deliver eBooks on flash drives,” said Ben Johnston, Director of Marketing. “It’s ironic that eBooks are delivered by car, but as one special educator explained, there aren’t many alternatives—book files are often too big and unwieldy to email or download. She was also concerned about violating copyright laws and wanted an easier way to manage digital content. She inspired us to do something about it, and now we have with Bookstream.”]

Bookstream–New Cloud-based Library Delivers eBooks to Students

‎PR Web (press release) – 1 day ago

“Educators can set up their accessible library and deliver e-Books in less than 30 minutes,” adds Ben Johnston. “Our technology is similar to Amazon’s Cloud .

For Don Johnston company, see: http://www.donjohnston.com