Bookseller Briefing 47/17 – week ending 24 November

EIBF hails geo-blocking e-book ruling The European and International Booksellers Federation (EIBF) has praised proposals devised between European Parliament, the Commission and the Council which will ensure the geo-blocking regulation will not apply to e-books. The discussions, focused on the geo-blocking regulation, a technological protection where access to internet content is restricted based upon the…

Roving Report – Zimbabwe’s not-exactly ‘coup de Grace’ …

#Zimbabwe Military take over video published on#ZBC TV at 4am local time pic.twitter.com/5zfplo80h3 — Dewa Mavhinga (@dewamavhinga) November 15, 2017 Source : https://twitter.com/dewamavhinga?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor   Dewa Mavhinga Southern Africa Director Follow @Dewamavhinga Dewa Mavhinga is the Southern Africa Director with the Africa Division at Human Rights Watch. Dewa has more than ten years research and advocacy experience on Zimbabwe…

Bookseller Briefing 45/17 – week ending 10 November

BBC launches first interactive audio story with Amazon Alexa The BBC has launched its first interactive audio story, a sci-fi comedy called “The Inspection Chamber”, available through Amazon Alexa. Referred to as “conversational radio” by the BBC, whose R&D team developed the story with production partner Rosina Sound, it will allow listeners to put themselves in the story by using their voice to play one…