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EPUB3 e-book production application "Book Creator" Android version

The Android version of the highly evaluated multimedia EPUB 3 e-book production application "Book Creator" appeared on the iPad. The Book Creator application is one of the popular applications on the educational site that introduced the iPad, making it easy for students to easily create from a picture book to a complex multimedia EPUB 3 e-book with a simple UI. More than 4 million books are produced. Drawing tools that allow you to draw graphics directly on the magazine surface with your fingers, such as picture books, photo books, art books, cookbooks, instruction manuals, textbooks, etc., have been installed so that you can create e-books that are more individual and full of design. The Android version also has a function to upload pieces to Google Play Books, and EPUB 3 e-books produced similarly to the iPad version can be delivered to major electronic book stores. Book creator highly evaluated on iPad EP Book 3 "Book Creator", an Android version appeared (hon.jp) Red Jumber Studios (Website) Book Creator comes to Android (Releases / Blog) John Tambunan (5 years old) The title "Little Fish" was produced in the iPad version "Book Creator" and it became a topic (TOP 40) (^ ^) A 5 year old child produced an interactive e-book on the iPad, TOP 40 (Nobuyuki Kokai) What is impeding the reform of the old Japan (Nobuyuki Kokai)

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A 5 year old child made an interactive e-book on the iPad, to TOP 40

According to the e-book news website "eBook Friendly" in the US, the interactive e-book produced by a 5-year-old son of Jane Ross, a British living in Indonesia, is talked about in the iBookstore. According to the article, Jane Ross, my mother, recorded with his digital camera how he plays in his river John Tambunan every day. Originally it was something I used for my family album. It seems that Mr. Ross who had the experience of publishing e-books individually thought that his son also wanted to experience electronic publishing and made it with "Book Creator", an interactive e-book production application for iPad to show off at kindergarten. The finished work is titled "Little Fish". When it is released to the public on iBookstore for free, it becomes topic in the word of mouth, it becomes an article on a certain Mac type news site, and it is reported as net media all over the world · · ·. It is suppressed many professional writers, and it is already popular top 40 in the US version iBookstore. A 5-year-old girl creates an interactive e-book on the iPad, releases it on the iBookstore for free, and gets into the top 40th place (hon.jp) Looking at YouTube videos, John turns into a narration tailored to scenes fishing in the river A smile can spill (^ ^) I think that it is a wonderful infant education that nurtures composition, narration and creativity that you thought. Little Fish (iTunes) How a 5-year-old became a published author on Apple's iBookstore (Ebook Friendly)

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Innovation

Platform "Kindle Worlds" to sell secondary creation works

Amazon has announced the platform "Kindle Worlds" that can sell the secondary creation work (Fun Fiction) based on the authorized original. Distribute the royalties to the original right holder and the secondary creator writer. Amazon, Announces Platform "Kindle Worlds" for Fan Fiction Writers (CNET Japan) According to Amazon, we will announce further licensing agreements shortly, looking at fan fiction based on books, TV programs, movies, music and even games That is a plan. Philip Patrick of Kindle Worlds says, "What we are aiming at Kindle Worlds is to create a creation base based on our licensed Worlds for authors.Within the next few weeks, We are looking forward to being able to announce that, "the statement states. Platform that expands the market while paying royalties to both the original author and the secondary creator while supporting creators and writers is good (^ ^) When anyone creates something for the first time, famous works and interests While replicating creative works and "monomorphic" while stimulating, they have created their own worldview and works while fusing them with their own identity, environment, aesthetic sense. Regarding copyright processing in the digital age, though it has been discussed for many years in the Intellectual Property Strategy Headquarters (established in March 2003) for the promotion of the content industries, we are focusing on protecting and utilizing existing content, I would like you to make it the strategy to enrich it in the world. According to Adobe survey, it seems that the most creative country in the world is Japan (How to play NY) Recommendation of Creative Commons (Nobuyuki Kokai) Without creativity, we can not continue to grow in the future Let's see. (Nobuyuki Kokai)

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Biography "Steve Jobs" Yamazaki Mari makes it into a cartoon.

A biography of Mr. Isaacson who became the world best seller "Steve Jobs" was cartoonized and serialization started. Drawing is Yamazaki Mari Yoshimaki, a female cartoonist in the 14th Tezuka Osamu Cultural Award Short Award winning work "Thelmae Romae". In Japan, Kodansha acquires rights to make manga as well as publishing rights. Even though it is a female magazine, I heard that "I will do it by all means!" To Mr. Yamazaki who is very busy. It seems to be because she was the manga artist who can draw the most strange Westerners of Westerners in the present cartoon world most easily (lol) From 25th March, serialization at Kodansha 's female comic magazine "Kiss" At the same time, Yahoo! Book Store also started distribution as electronic comic books. I'm also posting Liberty ♪ living in New York. Mari Yamazaki's Blog (Official website) Mari Yamazaki's Blog (Official Blog) Mari Yamazaki's Blog (Official Blog) Yahoo! Free Comic (Official Site) Yamazaki Mari Chicago Manga Yamazaki's Blog The aggregation site, the comic version "Steve Jobs" (Impress Watch)

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Taichi Yamada "Karuya Kamite was there" Read on Kindle

It is a written novel written by Taichi Yamada in 19 years, released in April 2011. Although I have not seen much of Taro Yamada's movies and drama, I have liked the novels and essays that depict human warmth from long ago (^ ^) In the 1970s, with Kuramoto Satoshi and Mr. Kuniko Mukuda, "Scenario writer It was called the Gogo. It is a novel purchased for the Kindle version (700 yen) for the first time (^ ^) There is no need to purchase a bookbook recently, and it is more likely to buy it after being a paperback. Although the price seems to be a little expensive, the Kindle version of a novel that is not in the bunko is attractive (^ ^) In introducing the content of this novel, "27-year-old helper grass that let an old woman die with a nursing home" In the introduction of Mr. Shigemitsu, a woman care manager, I will take care of home care of an aged 81-year old.It's fatigue of the care-giving side, care of the side to be care, a quirky love of helper and old man and care manager start, Whether you are going to walk, and what is Kuya Kamiya who walks with people who have pain in the mind? Heavy and refreshing impact work. " Rokuwara Hazime Temple (Rokuhachi Matsuji) is a temple of Shingon Buddhist school located in Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto Prefecture. Honjyu is the eleventh aspect Kannon. Opening base (founded) is Sora (Kuya). (From Wikipedia) Karuya walks in Kyoto at the time of spreading plague disease, carrying a ten-o'clock sound image on a car, chanting a nostalgia, saving a lot of people to sick people. In Seiwa 3 (year 963), 600 monks have been gathered on the Kamogawake coast to conduct a large-scale General Hakuoka Family Holding Association. The bank of the Kamogawa at the time was a dumping place of the body and also a place of funeral. I think that it is from Mr. Taichi Yamada's "I do not see the dream of flying for a while (Shincho Bunko, 1985)", but even if I paint human's unprecedented work, greed and weakness, sentences feeling warmth I came to like it. Even this novel "Kaori Kamiya was there", the inevitable fate of the 27-year-old young man working at the care workplace where living and death intersects, the 46-year-old woman care manager, and the nursing 81-year old man. What is nursing care, senior citizens, gently looking at people's way of living. It was a good novel. Japanese literature and Japanese movie masterpiece "Mud River" (Nobuyuki Kokai) "Coal City Scenery" Novel and Movie Difference (Nobuyuki Kokai) SF Movie Sorento Green's Future Society (Nobuyuki Kokai)

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Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) Japan Version

On October 25, Amazon launched e-book publishing service "Kindle Direct Publishing" for individual writers even in Japan. "Kindle direct publishing" is an e-book publishing service for the company of the company which was called "Kindle Digital Text Platform" until last year in North America area. You can upload files such as HTML · Word · EPUB · XMDF and convert them and sell them as e-books. For details, please refer to "Supported File Formats". Although the royalty rate to the author with respect to sales is basically 35%, there is also "70% royalty contract option", and if you choose the latter, some conditions prescribed by Amazon (packet communication charges are written by authors, automatic price Agreeing to adjustment, etc.). Welcome to Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) (HELP) The cost of electronic publishing is free, books can be read not only with Kindle terminals, but also with Kindle free apps compatible with iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, Android. In this "Kindle direct publishing", there are not a few individual writers who have become hundreds of millions of yen players, and it is only certain that it will trigger a major reform of the structure of the Japanese publishing world. Finally, "black ship" appeared, it seems to have shot a cannon. It's been five years since Amazon Kindle was released. It seems that group reorganization of major publishing companies began at the beginning with the full-fledged e-book era. Random House / Penguin Merger Story, Simon & Schuster Large Restructuring (hon.jp) Individual writer (Nobuyuki Kokai) earning 1 million dollars in Kindle e-book

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The electronic teaching material market for the teacher is booming

In the United States where an e-book / electronic textbook boom continues, the e-teaching material trading site "TeachersPayTeachers.com" has recently been making media fuss. A portal site launched by a teacher in New York City in 2006, looking for necessary teaching materials among teachers, offering a small amount trading service, over 250,000 resources (Free is 40,000) is exceeded. Currently, 1.1 million users and about 15,000 teachers are trading. Even in the United States, teachers at young, elementary, junior high school and junior high school, as in Japan, make their own small test papers and teaching materials distributed in the classroom using private time after returning home. Schools introducing tablet terminals nationwide began to appear around last year, and the needs of electronic versions (PDF and Word format files) of these materials rapidly increased. Recently EPUB version of electronic textbooks are beginning to be registered. School teachers who earn nearly 100 million yen are also boosted by e-book / electronic textbook boom in the United States, "e-learning materials" market is booming (hon.jp) Deanna Jump (Diana · George) who is a kindergarten teacher in Georgia Jump) has sold more than 1 million dollars (about 80 million yen) in the past year and a half. She sells annual lesson plans to other teachers, followed by 18,767 people. We have opened a personal blog (Mrs.Jump's Class) to enrich popular electronic teaching material contents. According to Paul Edelman, the founder of the electronic teaching material to expand, at least two people gained 300 thousand dollars, 23 people won more than 100 thousand dollars, 10 thousand teachers expect to earn income from now It is said that it is. How a Teacher Made $ 1 Million Selling Lesson Plans (Bloomberg Businessweek) The digital world such as e-books and electronic textbooks content market, online education, education SNS development, etc. The digital world also develops while combining innovation and educational fields doing. Recommendation of digital textbooks / electronic textbooks (Nobuyuki Kokai) Safe educational system SNS edmodo (Nobuyuki Kokai) online educational video system "Kahn Academy" (Nobuyuki Kokai)

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Electric book reader "txtr beagle" of 1,000 yen has appeared

As well as smartphones, tablet PCs and e-book readers are also released from many manufacturers around the world and are fierce battles. Screen size, function, performance, price are also different. This time, super cheap e-book reader "txtr beagle" was released from txtr company in Germany. It seems to be $ 13 with assistance from telecommunications carriers and $ 25 without assistance. There is neither lighting nor touch screen on the "E Ink" terminal of 5 inch screen. The power supply is not built in the rechargeable battery, it uses 2 AAA batteries, according to txtr company it can read 12 ~ 15 volumes with one battery set. Weight is 128 g with battery and light weight. "Txtr beagle" is the minimum necessary function, Wi-Fi is not installed. It is compatible with Bluetooth, and it synchronizes books using the Android or iPhone application. Reader App (txtr beagle) I always feel like I'm good for people who want to read books easily with my smartphone on hand (^ ^) txtr GmbH (Website) txtr beagle (German) released · The specification "13-dollar e-book reader" appeared (Wired.jp) The world's first folding electronic book terminal Wexler Flex ONE (Nobuyuki Kokai) e-book related news (Google News Search)

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Release of the Google Tablet Nexus 7 and project Glass footage

In the developer conference opened in San Francisco on July 27, Google announced its own tablet terminal Nexus 7 (Nexus 7). The price is suppressed to 199 dollars (about 16,000 yen). Taiwanese ASUS (ASUS) handles the manufacture, selling it on Google's sales site "Google Play" from the same day and shipping in mid-July. The screen size is 7 inches and is the same size as Amazon's tablet terminal Kindle Fire (Kindle Fire). We set the same price as 199 dollars, and we have launched a content browsing function of magazines, books, movies etc in the foreground. Nexus 7 (2013) (Nexus 7 Japan Version) Detailed Technical Specifications (Nexus 7) Meanwhile, Microsoft also announced the company's first unique tablet device surface (surface) on the 18th. The price is about the same as the latest model of the iPad (499 dollars ~), and the high performance model seems to be even higher price. Regarding e-book terminals, there are also domestic sales of Amazon Kindle, domestic release announcement of Rakuten Kobo terminal, and the market is likely to expand at a stretch. Rakuten, Acquired Canadian e-book company Kobo, Accelerated Global Expansion (Nobuyuki Kokai) E-book related (Google News) Google I / O showed virtual reality eyeglasses under development and boosted the audience. The glasses are planned to be released for $ 1,500 (about 120,000 yen) in the beginning of next year, so it seems that only US resident who attended the same meeting can purchase at the moment. Project Glass (Google+)

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Although it is not a laugh but a story about the design of a smiley book (Chip Kidd)

Graphic designer Chip Kidd (Tip Kidd) is showing off the artistic and deep thought of cover design in a lecture reputed as being the most funny at TED 2012. As a designer who revolutionized the cover design of the book, Chip Kid, also known for designs such as Jurassic Park (Jurassic Park), invited the audience's laugh with a humorful speech and gesture, and the cover design that attracts readers It tells the importance. We are also handling English translations of Japanese writers, and about Tezuka Osamu's manga "Buddha", we design the backstrip in 8 volumes. In addition, with respect to Haruki Murakami's "1Q84", it is innovative design that imagines the contents of the book, ranked second in the New York Times best seller list first appearance. When I lecture that "smell of typewritten ink" is impossible for e-book such as iPad here, since apple representative is calling to develop "odor plug-in", we will call the venue It was laughing (^ ^) It is fun TED Talks of Chip Kidd (Mr. Chip Kidd). Speakers Chip Kidd: Graphic designer (TED Speakers) Twitter: @ ChipKidd

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The world's first folding electronic book terminal Wexler Flex ONE

Wixler Inc. (head office: Moscow City, Russia), a tablet sales company of Avirsa Group, a midsize electronic parts manufacturer in Russia, launched the world's first "folding" electronic book terminal "Wexler Flex ONE" this month. Flex ONE, which began selling at a price of 8,990 RU (about 23,000 yen), is the first device in the world to adopt the E Ink electronic paper display of Korea LG Electronics' announcement last month. It has a 6-inch E-Ink display with a resolution of 1024 x 768 and does not have a touch screen or network function, but it can transfer major e-book files such as PDF / EPUB via USB 2.0. Together with the rubber-like body, it seems to be strong for shock and folding (^ ^) It is funny. Wexler Flex ONE (AVIRSA Electronics Website) Technical specification list "Bending" To the era in which e-book terminals are commonplace, dew Wexler releases "Flex ONE" with plastic type E-Ink display (hon.jp)

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Sports specialty magazine Sports · Illustrated special swimsuit issue

Sports Illustrated (Sports Illustrated) is the most common sports magazine in America issued by Time Warner. In Japan, it is also called "spoiler", "SI", "SI magazine", and so on. It is a special issue of Swimsuit Issue which is a remarkable feature at this time. It is a special project with a history of half a century, born in 1964 from the idea of ​​what kind of content will be the content in this period of winter when popular sports events are decreasing. It is said that "The swimsuit special issue greatly increases circulation circulation", it seems to be a popular feature of the magazine. Liberty ♪ is introducing it as "a magazine that can sell as much as a huge huge signboard emerges in Times Square." Sports · Illustrated 's swimsuit special issue which is attracting a lot of attention this year (How to play NY) Liberty ♪ says "Unlike Japan, sexy magazines have seamless covers so that children's eyes do not reach There are many bookstores that are not handled in the first place, but this special issue of swimwear is OK or why it is rather a big welcome atmosphere because it is healthy beauty? Kate Upton (Kate Upton) born in the year. Kate Upton (Website) Kate Upton (Twitter) Kate Upton (Facebook) On the official site of SI magazine, 50 photos and 5 videos are posted as Kate's swimsuit special. Sports Illustrated Magazine is also sold in electronic magazines (iPad) and smartphone applications. Sports Illustrated for Kids (official website for children) Sports Illustrated Swimsuit (Facebook) Sports Illustrated Swimsuit (Facebook)

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