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Create and print your own moleskines with the new "book" made of paper.
FiftyThree's staff broke the cipher to make the creation an easy, enjoyable tablet game. Papers is an astonishing iPod application - and one of our nominated for the award for Innovation-by-Design. There is only one problem: hardcopy is not really hardcopy, it is a monitor. Today FiftyThree and Moleskine present a book of solutions.
Convert your stationery sketch to personalized moleskine printing for $40. This 15-page, hand-made "book" in accrual styling is the first that the legendary moleskine allows an individual design of the album. It is also a possible look into the upcoming strategic direction of FiftyThree, a firm that has not shied away from expanding into a whole range of productive applications.
A large part of the attraction of Book lies in the fact that it fits smoothly into the creative experiences of Paper. And as a paper users only need a few fingertips to make a book - choose a book with 15 pages of work. It is a customizable book with either genuine illustration or a user-defined book with blank pages.
However, this does not mean that the book in its own ritual will not become a strong souvenir. In fact, on the interface, the book could be the pulse buy of choice for creative people everywhere. But, from a philosophical point of view, Book is as interesting as a book because it is playing with the convention of analogue vs. digitally - their twofold nature of value, private sphere and the impact of shared identities on their key individual.
And, of course, it's a foretaste that while FiftyThree has its eye on the whole pill manufacturing industry, it is establishing a print facility to transfer some of its experience beyond its own nose.
The new Amazon terminology means "aiding and abetting suicide" for the book trade, say bookmakers.
UK writers have denounced as "deeply worrying" that Amazon is now pushing for better conditions with publishing houses in the UK as its Hachette deal is still open to the general press in the US". Amazon is placing publishing houses under "strong pressure" to adopt new concepts, according to the booksellers' bookstore guide, with whom UK publishing houses have spoken on the assumption of being anonymous.
As the bookseller reported, this includes the condition that "if a book is not in inventory from the publishing house, Amazon is authorized to deliver its own prints to clients via its print-on-demand facilities", and that "books cannot be offered at a lower cost than Amazon's, even on a publisher's own website".
Bookseller's issuer, Philip Jones, said that the current negotiation "indicates a travelling route that would have considerable controls over both the publisher's stock and the publishing house's marketing", and that "the editors with whom they are talking - and of course they will only talk on conditions of total confidentiality - have every right to be disconcert.
It is a way of helping the book trade commit a suicide, fuelled by the notion that publishing houses are not able to perform even the simplest surgeries effectively. "Nicola Solomon, CEO of the Society of Authors, said the print-on-demand term was "deeply worrying" and said Amazon was "already far too dominating in setting e-book prices".
Though it is publishing houses that currently feel under Amazon's control, Solomon said the talks also "threaten" the released writers. "In spite of rising earnings, publishing houses are under growing pressure: they are right to say that even best-sellers have a tendency to buy fewer than in the past (now they have such a large selection); their budget will continue to come under strain if they have to give Amazon greater rebates and cover "services".
Writers will be affected if publishing houses say that large advance payments are becoming riskier and, of course, writers are usually less expensive to pay for printed works if publishing houses offer high rebates. They are compensable on electronic equipment they a allotment of net income, so flooding status for Amazon advantage inferior medium of exchange deed to the maker," same Solomon.
Namely, that the writer is the only 100% important ingredient in the production of a book. However, merchants take a greater slice of each revenue, and editors take a greater slice of each revenue, so that the proportion of revenue that makes its way to authoring shrinks forever.
UK trends come against the background of Amazon's ongoing US negotiation with Hachette, which has been seriously delayed by Amazon for what Hachette has said, are tens of thousand of his books, while the commercial and publishers giant are discussing new conditions. The Börsenverein has filed a similar appeal with the Federal Cartel Office in Germany between Amazon and the Bonnier-Verleger.
Since May, the organization alleges that Amazon has delayed the distribution of Bonnier's eBook in order to enforce higher rebates, as Amazon's commercial practice "not only affects the affected publishing houses, but poses a threat to all eBook providers and vendors in Germany". An answer from Amazon says that the Börsenverein's claim that it is postponing the dispatch is "untrue".
Amazon said in a news release that it bought fewer print stocks than it would normally do from Bonnier, but that they were "immediately" dispatch orders of stocks. "If a title is currently out of our inventory, a customer can still order it - then we order it from Bonnier.
As soon as we receive the ordered securities, we ship them immediately to our customers," says Amazon. She added: "It is generally acknowledged that e-books should be less expensive for consumers than the corresponding print version - in the field of digitally produced products there is no print, no cargo, no storage and no return. In our opinion, this fact should be mirrored in the conditions under which bookshops buy their products from publishing houses, and this is the case for most publishing houses worldwide, also in Germany.
The overwhelming bulk of the Bonnier titles we are selling require us to significantly increase the cost of selling a copy of a paper copy of the same name. "Amazon did not react to an invitation to submit comments on its dealings with British publishing houses.