Liz Gannes

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Interactive-Book Toolmaker Inkling Raises $16M

Inkling, which helps publishers make interactive books for the Web and iOS, has raised $16 million in Series C funding led by Sequoia Capital, just about exactly two years after it raised slightly more than that — $17 million — in Series B funding from the same investors. The San Francisco company said it has a deal to help bring 1,000 new academic and medical titles to the Inkling store from partners Elsevier and Pearson, and that it will soon add Android support.


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work