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2 Ways Digital Books Benefit Kids, Research Shows | Digital Book World

2 Ways Digital Books Benefit Kids, Research Shows | Digital Book World | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
When kids read digital books with recoded narration and highlighted words, they gaze at words longer and proceed more slowly than when a caregiver reads to them.

Via Carisa Kluver
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I think it's great that kids will concentrate more on the words when highlighted and read to via the recording. Nice for their enhanced learning. But I would definitely like to see this approach balanced with direct parent/child reading. There is significant bonding that can take place that is just as important, if not more so, than the learning that occurs.

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Three business models for self-publishing your books in print

Three business models for self-publishing your books in print | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
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I was not aware of CompletelyNovel. Good to know.

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One big way that book publishing startups can succeed now - Gigaom

One big way that book publishing startups can succeed now - Gigaom | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
It’s been more than seven years since the introduction of the first Kindle. Ebooks market share seems to be stabilizing at around one third of total books sold in the U.S. according to the latest reports.
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A new acronym to add to my arsenal UX - User Experience. 

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Publisher to print Bill O'Reilly book with Ireland bombing claim without ... - Yahoo News

Publisher to print Bill O'Reilly book with Ireland bombing claim without ... - Yahoo News | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
Bill O’Reilly wrote in his book “Keep It Pithy” that he saw “Irish terrorists kill and maim” but Fox News later said he was referring to pictures. The book’s publisher reportedly does not plan on issuing a correction.
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So irritating. These guys know what their words imply, even if that isn't the "intent," yet they use them anyway. To what end?

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Hybrid Crowdfunding Blends Two Publishing Paths

Hybrid Crowdfunding Blends Two Publishing Paths | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
When author Solomon Inkwell queried agents with his YA vampire novel Vickie Van Helsing, he received an immediate, eager response. The literary agent who
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I like this approach - show what the public wants to read through raising funds - just to prove to a traditional publisher that your work has value. 

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Self Publishing : An Easy Way To Make A Fool Of Yourself

Self Publishing : An Easy Way To Make A Fool Of Yourself | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
Publishing a book has gone from exceedingly difficult, frustrating or expensive to just about free and an absolute cinch. But be careful.
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Far to many people think they can do it all themselves. Not true.

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The Two Sides of SEO for Book Publishers - Digital Book World

The Two Sides of SEO for Book Publishers - Digital Book World | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
There are two halves to the SEO puzzle, but only one of them is firmly within book publishers' control. Murray Izenwasser explains how to get it right.
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In the ever-changing SEO world - how can we stay ahead?

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Why book publishers will miss Jon Stewart - Christian Science Monitor

Why book publishers will miss Jon Stewart - Christian Science Monitor | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
Jon Stewart was known for bringing attention to lower-profile, more obscure books.
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On of the many reasons to miss him.

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6 Things You Didn’t Know About Publishing A Digital Book On Apple iBooks | Author Marketing Institute

6 Things You Didn’t Know About Publishing A Digital Book On Apple iBooks | Author Marketing Institute | 102nd Place | Scoop.it

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Via Marianela Camacho Alfaro, Mark E. Deschaine Ph.D., Official AndreasCY
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It may finally be worth the time. 

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Harper Lee to publish new book, sequel to 'Mockingbird' - CNN

Harper Lee to publish new book, sequel to 'Mockingbird' - CNN | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
Fifty-five years after "To Kill a Mockingbird," Harper Lee is publishing a second book, her publisher said Tuesday.
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This will be flying off the shelves.

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Publishers Are Lining Up Behind 'Netflix for Books' Services. But Why? - Wired

Publishers Are Lining Up Behind 'Netflix for Books' Services. But Why? - Wired | 102nd Place | Scoop.it

On Tuesday, Scribd and Oyster both announced partnerships with Macmillan to bring new titles to their e-book subscription services. But how do all-you-can read platforms benefit publishers?

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They say they don't divulge an individual reader's info - maybe, but for how long?

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2016 Watch: 5 Republicans to publish books in early 2015 - New York Daily News

2016 Watch: 5 Republicans to publish books in early 2015 - New York Daily News | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
With 2015 a week away, the starting line for lawmakers to announce whether they’ll run for President is right around the corner.
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Oh boy - and you thought endless campaign commercials were bad.

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‘Jem And The Holograms’ Will Receive Their First Ever Comic Book Series Via IDW Publishing

‘Jem And The Holograms’ Will Receive Their First Ever Comic Book Series Via IDW Publishing | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
Courtesy of IDW Publishing, the 80s toy/cartoon icons 'Jem and the Holograms' are getting their first American comic book series.

Via Charles Tiayon
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What is old becomes new - I remember watching this with my daughters.

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Judge Says Apple’s E-Book Talks With Publishers Spurred Competition

Judge Says Apple’s E-Book Talks With Publishers Spurred Competition | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
The U.S. government on Monday faced tough questioning from judges reviewing last year's ruling that Apple Inc. had colluded with five major U.S. publishers to drive up the prices of e-books.
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Is doing something wrong, right if it increases competition? I don't think so. 

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Self-publishing lets women break book industry's glass ceiling, survey finds

Self-publishing lets women break book industry's glass ceiling, survey finds | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
While men still dominate the traditional books world, among DIY writers women are publishing and selling more

Via End Misogyny
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Still a man's world.

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To Find Great Roles for Women, Look to Book Publishing - Awards Daily (blog)

To Find Great Roles for Women, Look to Book Publishing - Awards Daily (blog) | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
A terrifying shift has taken place in Hollywood. The way film is discussed online for the past ten years, really springing from the rise of fanb
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If you can excuse some of the language - the author makes a valid point. Why don't female consumers demand more respect?

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Three Approaches to Publishing Your Photo Book - PetaPixel (blog)

Three Approaches to Publishing Your Photo Book - PetaPixel (blog) | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
There comes a point in a photographer’s life when publishing a book seems like a logical step. The coffee table book represents a platonic ideal for a phot
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For you photogs out there.

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28 (Better) Things No One Tells You About Publishing

28 (Better) Things No One Tells You About Publishing | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
The recent Buzzfeed post by Curtis Sittenfeld called 24 Things No One Tells You about Publishing was fun to read. I've written 6 books with two publishers and I agreed with much of what she said. B...
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"Book readings at bookstores are among the worst uses of time for a new author." 

I've often thought so - nice to have someone else say it.

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Random House to Publish New, Original Dr. Seuss Book - SCVNEWS.com

Random House to Publish New, Original Dr. Seuss Book - SCVNEWS.com | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
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“To be able to share this newly discovered Dr.
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Harper Lee, now Dr. Seuss - How much better can it get?

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Romance Isn't Dead: Inside Romantic Times, Brooklyn's Least Known Publishing Powerhouse

Romance Isn't Dead: Inside Romantic Times, Brooklyn's Least Known Publishing Powerhouse | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
RT Book Reviews, formerly Romantic Times, the magazine has been reviewing romance titles from Brooklyn for more than three decades.
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If you write romance you'll definitely want to be reviewed by RT.

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Self-publishing author's books have sold ONE MILLION copies

Self-publishing author's books have sold ONE MILLION copies | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
Sheila Rodgers, who lives on Alderney, decided to self-publish her first novel Only The Innocent, written under the pen name Rachel Abbott. The book and its sequels have sold a million copies.
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Don't dismiss the power of self-publishing. Write good works and the readers will be there. 

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Book Merchandising Tips for the Self-Publishing Author - Huffington Post

Book Merchandising Tips for the Self-Publishing Author - Huffington Post | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
Authors tend to believe that their work has the potential to redefine literature and become a bestseller. This blinder will see a book to conclusion, but it will not aid the marketing and merchandising process.
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The worst part of being a self-published author is taking into account the "selling" of your book. 

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Why "Spotify For Books" May Not Be The Future Of Publishing. (Yet.) - io9

Why "Spotify For Books" May Not Be The Future Of Publishing. (Yet.) - io9 | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
It makes a certain amount of sense, from a consumer standpoint: companies like Amazon, Scribd and Oyster are offering services where you pay $10 a month and get unlimited books.
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Mark Zuckerberg is the New Oprah - The Atlantic

Mark Zuckerberg is the New Oprah - The Atlantic | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
The Facebook CEO's reading group could signal further movement into commerce.
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Are you ready to join the Zuckerberg Book Club?

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Book Publishing Predictions for 2015 - Flavorwire

Book Publishing Predictions for 2015 - Flavorwire | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
What will book publishing bring in 2015? Shrouded as the industry is behind a veil woven of billions and billions of dollars, it's difficult to say. But if you look hard enough — at the bestseller ...
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Can't fault any of these predictions - all seem spot on. FB has already started into the book arena.

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Pubslush is the Kickstarter of Publishing - Small Business Trends

Pubslush is the Kickstarter of Publishing - Small Business Trends | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
Small business owners and other independent authors interested in publishing their own books hav...
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