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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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Online Book Purchases Bringing in More Money For American Publishers Than ... - International Business Times AU

Online Book Purchases Bringing in More Money For American Publishers Than ... - International Business Times AU | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
International Business Times AU
Online Book Purchases Bringing in More Money For American Publishers Than ...
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This whole debate about online versus physical books reminds of the banking industry a few decades ago when checks were going to become obsolete. 

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Clinton Reelected On Social Media

Clinton Reelected On Social Media | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
Hillary Clinton’s Hard Choices, out June 10, was the most talked about book on social media last month. (Hillary Clinton’s "Hard Choices" was the most talked about book on social media last month.
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Books people are talking about.

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Barnes & Noble Tries Again - Publishers Weekly

Barnes & Noble Tries Again - Publishers Weekly | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
Barnes & Noble Tries Again Publishers Weekly Investors, as well as members of the book publishing industry who see the survival of Barnes & Noble as crucial to maintaining a healthy bookselling environment, were cheered last week when the retailer...

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Death tolls for the Nook?
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Amazon Boycott Gets a Helping Hand From Stephen Colbert ...

Amazon Boycott Gets a Helping Hand From Stephen Colbert ... | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
The popular comedian lashed out at the e-commerce company on Wednesday night over its dispute with Hachette, a book publisher.
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Who thinks the boycott will have an impact? I believe low cost and convenience will continue to be the primary motivator. 

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Publishing Rule Number One: Customer is Key - Digital Book World

Publishing Rule Number One: Customer is Key - Digital Book World | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
The Australian Financial Review
Publishing Rule Number One: Customer is Key
Digital Book World
Publishing has now embraced the need for change and understands that a big part of this is engaging more directly with the customer.
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No surprise to me that the customer comes last in publishing.

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New Initiative Aims To Encourage Diversity In Kids' Publishing - Public Radio East

New Initiative Aims To Encourage Diversity In Kids' Publishing - Public Radio East | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
New Initiative Aims To Encourage Diversity In Kids' Publishing
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The lack of diversity in children's literature is nothing new – it's an issue that's been roiling the book world for years.
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First Book Plan - encouraging diversity in children's literature - kudos to you!

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The reason every book about Africa has the same cover—and it’s not pretty

The reason every book about Africa has the same cover—and it’s not pretty | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
Last week, Africa Is a Country, a blog that documents and skewers Western misconceptions of Africa, ran a fascinating story about book design. It posted a collage of 36 covers of books that were either set in Africa or written by African writers.
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Interesting - and I would say the same about romance novel covers. It's so much easier to be a lemming. 

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Announcing Book Smugglers Publishing: We Want Your Short Stories

Announcing Book Smugglers Publishing: We Want Your Short Stories | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
Ana and Thea here, fresh from a weekend of intense weekend of brainstorming and planning (and eating, drinking & geeking). We have some exciting news: For the past six years we have been readin... (We have big news today.
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For all my writing friends.

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What It's Like to Publish a Book with an Independent Publisher - Care2.com

What It's Like to Publish a Book with an Independent Publisher - Care2.com | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
What It's Like to Publish a Book with an Independent Publisher
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These days, the only thing stopping you from writing a book is yourself. In a world of self publishing, literally anyone can become a published author.
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Choices, choices - it's always good to have choices. 

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How Amazon's Acquisition Of ComiXology Will Change The Comic Book ... - Business Insider

How Amazon's Acquisition Of ComiXology Will Change The Comic Book ... - Business Insider | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
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How Amazon's Acquisition Of ComiXology Will Change The Comic Book ...
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And the giant continues to grow . . .

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Next Century Publishing Wants You to 'Learn How To Write a Book in Two Hours ... - PR Web (press release)

Next Century Publishing Wants You to 'Learn How To Write a Book in Two Hours ... - PR Web (press release) | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
Next Century Publishing Wants You to 'Learn How To Write a Book in Two Hours ...
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Next Century Publishing (NCP) will attend this year's L.A. Times Festival of Books on April 12th through 13th.
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I'm skeptical. I can see reading a book in two hours that tells you how to write. But writing a book in two hours makes me question the quality.

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HarperCollins to publish new Paddington Bear book | The Bookseller

HarperCollins to publish new Paddington Bear book | The Bookseller | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
Book Publishing Industry News. Regular news updates from The Bookseller's news desk. The latest press reports about the publishing sector and updates from the City (We're publishing a brand new Paddington Bear book this November!
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So happy to hear this! Paddington was a favorite of mine as a child.

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Data on Readers Still Scarce, Retailers Should Take Action | Digital Book World

Data on Readers Still Scarce, Retailers Should Take Action | Digital Book World | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
As e-reading continues to spread, online reader communities to thrive and self-publishing and social reading platforms to develop, you’d think information (Everyone in the publishing chain is under pressure to base decisions on metrics to gauge how...
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Finally one area where big brother doesn't know everything about us. I wonder ...

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The Future of Book Publishing – some predictions - Writers Workshop

The Future of Book Publishing – some predictions - Writers Workshop | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
I should also be clear that I'm not talking about publishing as a whole, or even book publishing – just that corner of it ('trade publishing') which deals with fiction and non-fiction for the general reader.

Via Ware-Pak LLC
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I'd say his predictions are "spot-on."

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How Many Books = Too Many Books? | ShelfTalker

How Many Books = Too Many Books? | ShelfTalker | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
How do book lovers best create and curate their collections these days? (PS publishing update How Many Books = Too Many Books? (shelftalker): How do book lovers...
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To me - books are like shoes - you can never have too many.

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In religious book publishing, all pets go to heaven - The State Journal-Register

In religious book publishing, all pets go to heaven - The State Journal-Register | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
In religious book publishing, all pets go to heaven The State Journal-Register Nowhere has this been more true than in religion publishing, where books such as “Heavenly Humor for the Dog Lover's Soul,” “The Dog That Talked to God” and “Four Paws...
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With the unconditional love they show - it's only right.
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Murdoch empire bets on digital book publishing and the power of ...

Murdoch empire bets on digital book publishing and the power of ... | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
Newspapers aren't going to go away in the digital world, says News Corp CEO Robert Thomson, despite confirming that Rupert Murdoch's global media giant is betting the farm on a twin strategy of globalization and ...
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I hope he's right. Flipping through the morning paper with a cup of coffee is one of my little pleasures. 

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AP News : Diversity an issue as book convention opens

AP News : Diversity an issue as book convention opens | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
RT @katengh: Not surprising. #Publishing is all white women. AP News : Diversity an issue as book convention opens http://t.co/QolbjSCWmO #…
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I was part of a diversity committee at the corporation I worked for back in the 80s. It's ridiculous that the publishing industry is still so far behind. 

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Shaq is publishing a series of children's books - USA TODAY

Shaq is publishing a series of children's books - USA TODAY | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
Shaq is publishing a series of children's books
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While this is O'Neal's first children's book, he wrote “Shaq Uncut: My Story”, which was published in 2011.
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My latest competition.

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End of the book for Barnes & Noble? - WND.com

End of the book for Barnes & Noble? - WND.com | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
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End of the book for Barnes & Noble?
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Blogger and researcher Jim Fletcher has worked in the book publishing industry for 15 years, and is now director of the apologetics group Prophecy Matters.
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How often do you go to B&N for anything other than coffee and free wi-fi?

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News Corp to expand book empire with acquisition of publisher Harlequin

News Corp to expand book empire with acquisition of publisher Harlequin | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
Murdoch to make Canadian-based romantic publisher part of HarperCollins in bid to expand digital platform internationally (News Corp to expand book empire with acquisition of publisher Harlequin - The Guardian - http://t.co/Kg7bwUGCM0...
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Reminds me of my days in banking - constant merger and acquisition.

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US classic 'To Kill a Mockingbird' to appear as e-book. Books. Tengrinews.kz

US classic 'To Kill a Mockingbird' to appear as e-book. Books. Tengrinews.kz | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
News. The Pulitzer Prize-winning US classic "To Kill a Mockingbird" will appear as an e-book for the first time this summer, publishing house HarperCollins said.
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One of my all-time favorite books! Happy to be able to keep it with me digitally.

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So You Need A Celebrity Book. Who Ya Gonna Call? Ghostwriters

So You Need A Celebrity Book. Who Ya Gonna Call? Ghostwriters | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
Nonfiction shelves are full of memoirs by people who can't actually write. They're brought to you by authors who suppress their own ego to write in a famous voice — in exchange for a hefty check.
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Will a 'Netflix for Books' Upend the Publishing Business — or Save It? - The Fiscal Times

Will a 'Netflix for Books' Upend the Publishing Business — or Save It? - The Fiscal Times | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
Will a 'Netflix for Books' Upend the Publishing Business — or Save It?
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Not sure I can get on board with a book "rental" system. I do have Prime but there's a lot more to Prime than just books. Would you?

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How to fund self-publishing your book? How much do you need to self-publish your book?

How to fund self-publishing your book? How much do you need to self-publish your book? | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
How to fund self-publishing your book? How much do you need to self-publish your book?
3 weeks ago, we published a post titled Need an advance for your book? Get your future readers to fund you!
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A brief but accurate look at what you need to self-publish.

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