Book Publishing Meets the Net … Browse.

Sramana Mitra writes about Peter Redford’s new experiement in book publishing called Browse. Authors submit their manuscripts to this portal, and work with affiliated editors, content and service providers like distribution agents to produce the book. I imagine this is the next evolution of the print-on-demand type services. She calls it open source of book publishing, I don’t see where is open source? Peter’s company, TVi has been locked in a legal battle with Microsoft over the Autoplay features in Windows 95 and all subsequent versions – you know that little hack that which automatically runs applications on inserting a CD. Microsoft said no way but a judge earlier this week threw out their arguments.


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