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Blurring the Digital Page: The Difference Between Book Apps and eBooks | The Digital Media Diet

Blurring the Digital Page: The Difference Between Book Apps and eBooks | The Digital Media Diet | 102nd Place | Scoop.it

This past week brought lots of questions my way, asking for a definition that distinguishes between an “eBook” and “book app”. The flood of interest may have been partly in response to the announcement from Random House, stating that they are bringing Dr. Seuss to ebooks for the first time. Articles with titles like Dr. Seuss Makes His Digital Debut, left many of my readers scratching their heads.

 

Several people asked me how this was possible, when all of the Dr. Seuss titles are already available from Oceanhouse Media. Maybe those are book apps and not ‘ebooks’ but they are certainly digital. As a result, I found myself explaining digital book rights, variations in format & OS, as well as device segmentation and other topics that were guaranteed to confuse and bore my readers to tears. In the end, the announcement from this major publisher seemed hollow at best and misleading at worst.


Via Carisa Kluver
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If you're looking for something to do in your free time - this author could certainly use some help defining the difference between and e-Book and a book "app". I wish I could help but frankly, I didn't even realize I needed to be concerned about it until I read his article.

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Carisa Kluver's curator insight, September 9, 2013 8:39 PM

Just published this rant about the ebook vs book app question ...

@CotCotCotApps's curator insight, September 10, 2013 4:08 AM

must read to understand today's digital book paradigm...

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Students Abuzz Over Reading With Lockers Painted as Books

Students Abuzz Over Reading With Lockers Painted as Books | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
When students returned to Biloxi Junior High School this month, the buzz was not just about their summer vacations but about reading and books, and it is all thanks to two teachers.
Elizabeth Williams and Stacey Butera, eighth-grade English language arts (ELA) teachers at the Biloxi, Mississippi,...

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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Congratulations to these creative teachers who found a unique way to engage their students with reading.

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The surprising benefits of reading before bed

The surprising benefits of reading before bed | 102nd Place | Scoop.it

"We’re all commitment phobes. We scan, we skim, we browse, but rarely do we read. Our eyes pingpong back and forth from Facebook posts to open chat boxes, unclicked emails to GIFs of dancing cats, scanning for keywords but barely digesting what we see. Average time spent on an online article is 15 seconds."

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/the-surprising-benefits-of-reading-before-bed-2015-8#ixzz3kIygNG2r

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Via Sharon Bakar
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I love reading right before bed. Do you?

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Reading in bed (even 6 pages) can reduce stress by 68% apparently. (Wish I could do it! I read in the mornings, in my chair on the veranda.)

Also bear in mind "those who read consistently exhibit significantly greater memory and mental abilities at all stages in life. They’re also better public speakers, thinkers and, according to some studies, better people in general."

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Where Does Book Publishing Go from Here? | Digital Book World

Where Does Book Publishing Go from Here? | Digital Book World | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
With declining ebook sales, the prominence of self-publishing and the rise of subscription services, where does book publishing go from here?
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Prices on eBooks from major publishers are, in my opinion, artificially high.

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Media Metrics: Brand Content Engagement, Tablet Market, Book and Journal Publishing, and More | Technology for Publishing LLC

Media Metrics: Brand Content Engagement, Tablet Market, Book and Journal Publishing, and More | Technology for Publishing LLC | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
A jump in brand content engagement rates, the declining tablet market, growth in book and journal publishing, and more are covered in this month’s installment of TFP’s Media Metrics roundup.
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A nice quick look at the trends in these areas. 

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The World's 57 Largest Book Publishers, 2015 - Publishers Weekly

The World's 57 Largest Book Publishers, 2015 - Publishers Weekly | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
The growing complexity of international book publishing is reflected in this year’s ranking of the world’s largest publishers.
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For those of you who enjoy lists. Two companies from China near the top.

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Deborah Ahenkorah Wins Yale Book Publishing Scholarship! | The Future of Ghana

Deborah Ahenkorah Wins Yale Book Publishing Scholarship! | The Future of Ghana | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
2015 #FutureofGhana #Pioneer @missahenkorah wins book publishing scholarship to @Yale - http://t.co/ZxisLOb144 http://t.co/vQvXSOgZbe
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Love seeing women make a difference in the world.

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Waynedale Elementary students celebrate publishing book - 21Alive

Waynedale Elementary students celebrate publishing book - 21Alive | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
Waynedale Elementary students celebrate publishing book
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"One of the books they always had me read to them was a scholastic book, written and illustrated by 3rd graders.
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What better way to get kids interested in reading than getting them to publish their own book.

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Chelsea Clinton is publishing a book for young activists - USA TODAY

Chelsea Clinton is publishing a book for young activists - USA TODAY | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
Her first book will target readers aged 10-14.
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Celebrity week in publishing - I hope she does inspire our youth to get involved. 

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How to Find an Agent: The Book Doctors and Andy Ross

How to Find an Agent: The Book Doctors and Andy Ross | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
The Book Doctors first met Andy Ross at Cody's Books, which was one of the most influential bookstores on the West Coast, smack dab in the middle of Telegraph Avenue in book-crazy Berkeley, California.
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Love his comments about the author platform - nonfiction essential - fiction, not so much.

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Where Authors Fit into Multi-Channel Publishing - Digital Book World

Where Authors Fit into Multi-Channel Publishing - Digital Book World | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
Authors can adapt their skills to multi-channel publishing in ways that reduce risk, multiply connections with fans and preserve their creative visions.
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For maximum benefit - diversify.

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Book Publishing: How to Make It to the Big Leagues

Book Publishing: How to Make It to the Big Leagues | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
I recently reached a nice milestone as an author: As of this year, I have sold over a million dollars worth of books. At this point I consider myself to be the
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It's the same message - to write well, you need to write often.

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New Kindle Direct Publishing Dashboard to Help Indie Authors

New Kindle Direct Publishing Dashboard to Help Indie Authors | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
Amazon is famous for surprising its authors with new features, new offers, and newly revamped designs, all while keeping quiet about it. Past moves have
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They must be rolling this out slowly as my dashboard still looks the same as it always has.

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Amazon Pays $450000 A Year To This Self-Published Writer - Forbes

Amazon Pays $450000 A Year To This Self-Published Writer - Forbes | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
This dad of two quit his job to become a successful author. This is how he did it.
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Great story - perseverance pays

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3 Techniques for Teaching Digital Literacy

3 Techniques for Teaching Digital Literacy | 102nd Place | Scoop.it

“Twenty-five years ago, the term “literacy” was synonymous with the printed word. Today, that definition has evolved and being literate necessitates more than simply interacting with text. We must be digitally literate, too.”


Via Becky Roehrs, Mark E. Deschaine, PhD, Dean J. Fusto
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Understanding the printed word was hard enough when I was in school. Now our children need to be digitally literate as well.

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News Corp: Book Publishing Leads Q4 Growth Even As News & Information Services ... - Forbes

News Corp: Book Publishing Leads Q4 Growth Even As News & Information Services ... - Forbes | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
Book publishing continued to see solid growth amid the benefits from Harlequin acquisition.
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Good news for authors!

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Publishing: How Attending A Book Fair Changed My Publishing Journey

Publishing: How Attending A Book Fair Changed My Publishing Journey | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
RT @Kindlemojo: Publishing: How Attending A Book Fair Changed My Publishing Journey. http://t.co/qsRN4iERHp
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It definitely takes strategic partnerships to do well.

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Apple's mistake was hooking up with the book-publishing cartel - Fortune

Apple's mistake was hooking up with the book-publishing cartel - Fortune | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
An appeal court's decision finding Apple guilty of collusion with publishers reinforces just how cozy a cartel the industry was.
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Apple gets bitten.

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Association of American Publishers says book and journal publishing industry grew 4.6% in 2014

Association of American Publishers says book and journal publishing industry grew 4.6% in 2014 | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
book, publishers, sales, revenue, research, book publishing

Via Marianela Camacho Alfaro
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The highest level of growth was in books for children and young adults. So happy to see our youth are readers.

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How Not to Get Noticed by Other Writers, Agents, Other Publishing Types, and Book Junkies

How Not to Get Noticed by Other Writers, Agents, Other Publishing Types, and Book Junkies | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
This is my own personal 10 steps on how NOT to get noticed by other writers, agents, various other publishing types, and assorted book junkies.  These tips, of course, are in no particular order.  ...
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Tongue in cheek - really 10 steps of what you should be doing. 

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How to Secure a Traditional Book Deal By Self-Publishing

How to Secure a Traditional Book Deal By Self-Publishing | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
Here's the brief answer to the title of this post: Sell a lot of copies, strong five figures, if not six figures. Sell so many copies that traditional publishing is potentially less profitable for ...

Via Marianela Camacho Alfaro, Mark E. Deschaine, PhD
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Great article - no sugar-coating the road from self-published to traditional publishing. There are no easy answers.

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Julianna Margulies is publishing a children's book

Julianna Margulies is publishing a children's book | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
Julianna Margulies will publish a picture book with Random House Children’s Books in May 2016. Titled Three Magic Balloons, the story is based on...
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I think she's a great actress. It will be interesting to gain an insight into the man who raised her.

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Self Publishing – It’s About Breaking The Rules | The Vandal

Self Publishing – It’s About Breaking The Rules | The Vandal | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
The rule book governing the publishing of books has been thrown out of the window, been burnt on a sacrificial fire and converted into a Kindle ebook that no
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I agree that it's okay to break the rules - just don't put bad writing out there.

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5 Book-Pitch Selling Points: The Complete Package - Writer's Relief, Inc.

5 Book-Pitch Selling Points: The Complete Package - Writer's Relief, Inc. | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
Be sure your query letter to literary agents for your novel or book hits all the high points! Strengthen your book pitch today
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Writing the perfect query letter is harder than writing the book sometimes.

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How Much Should Children Read? World Book Day Infographic - Publishing Perspectives

How Much Should Children Read? World Book Day Infographic - Publishing Perspectives | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
In honor of World Book Day, the International Publishers Association has an infographic on how much children should read and why literacy is important.

Via Ana Margarida Ramos
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Interesting statistics about the difference that reading makes in children's lives. 

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Courttia Newland: Black authors have freedom of speech but not of subject matter

Courttia Newland: Black authors have freedom of speech but not of subject matter | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
A recent Guardian essay by former Booker prize-winning author Ben Okri spoke of a “mental tyranny” that keeps black writers from greatness. In his eyes, the basic prerequisite of literature is freedom.
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Thought provoking - what limits us.

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