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New Research Reveals Unexpected Positive Outlook for the Printed Book, Due to Love of the Medium

New Research Reveals Unexpected Positive Outlook for the Printed Book, Due to Love of the Medium | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
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So glad to hear the printed book will be around for a while. I'm in total agreement on the top three reasons why books are preferred although I have to admit that putting it on a bookshelf was new to me.

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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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Amazon Publishing boss departs a year into the job - The Seattle Times

Amazon Publishing boss departs a year into the job - The Seattle Times | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
Amazon says Daphne Durham is taking “time off” after 15 years at the company. Mikyla Bruder will assume most of Durham’s responsibilities.
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I wonder what this change will bring. 

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Are book publishers blockbustering themselves into oblivion? - The Globe and Mail

Are book publishers blockbustering themselves into oblivion? - The Globe and Mail | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
By reducing their involvement in original and challenging art, they relinquish literary fiction to the tiny presses and online magazines, and so become artistically irrelevant and, in the long run, uninteresting even as suppliers of entertainment.
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The Fifty Shades effect: women dominate self-publishing - The Guardian

The Fifty Shades effect: women dominate self-publishing - The Guardian | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
Maggie Brown: The success of EL James’s erotic trilogy has led to a surge in the number of middle-aged women producing ebooks
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Once again entrepreneurial women are leading the way. Glad to be among them.

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Amazon, Hachette End Publishing Dispute

Amazon, Hachette End Publishing Dispute | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
Amazon reached a new multiyear publishing contract with Hachette Book Group covering print and digital books, ending a bitter, seven-month dispute that showed how the online retailer’s growing clout is roiling the book industry.
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Thank goodness that drama is now over!

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On Publishing a First Memoir

On Publishing a First Memoir | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
When people hear me say that I grew up in two worlds, they think I mean white and Latino. Most of the time, I mean a world with power and one without it.
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This story touched me.

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Don’t Write a Book Without a Buyer | WritersDigest.com

Don’t Write a Book Without a Buyer | WritersDigest.com | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
(The following is a guest post by Rob Eagar) During the recent housing crash that devastated our economy, a lot of builders built homes based on
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He doesn't say so, but I hope Mr. Eagar is talking about non-fiction. I'd hate to think how many great novels might not have been written if they all waited for a cache of buyers.

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Book covers: Should we put people on them?

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There’s a lot of debate in self-publishing circles about whether book covers should have people on them or not, and how this impacts sales.

This is an issue close to my heart as I prepare to sel...
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Very interesting articles referenced in this post.

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Use LinkedIn's publishing platform to create book buzz - Build Book Buzz

Use LinkedIn's publishing platform to create book buzz - Build Book Buzz | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
Flora Morris Brown explains how to use LinkedIn's publishing platform to get more attention for your book on that social network.
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As an author, are you using LinkedIn to it's full potential?

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Kindle Scout, Amazon's “Reader-Powered” Publishing Program, Launches - Digital Book World

Kindle Scout, Amazon's “Reader-Powered” Publishing Program, Launches - Digital Book World | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
Amazon launches Kindle Scout, one of two new experiments in crowdsourced publishing.
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This seems like it would be good for new authors. What do you think?

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Bob Dylan Publishing Massive Book of Lyrics - Ultimate Classic Rock

Bob Dylan Publishing Massive Book of Lyrics - Ultimate Classic Rock | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
Bob Dylan is publishing a massive book of lyrics.
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Finally I'll be able to understand all the words!

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Tweet from @thecreativepenn

Tweet from @thecreativepenn | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
Writing is about you. Publishing is about the book. Marketing is about the reader. pic.twitter.com/aea4pshO38
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Oh so true. Too many people assume marketing is about the author.

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New business models in publishing: start-ups and their strategies

New business models in publishing: start-ups and their strategies | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
What publishing can learn from start-ups With mass-market e-readers available on a large scale, digitization has long reached mass market book publishing, as (Which are the new business models in publishing?
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Seth Godin's 2015 Book Publishing Predictions - mediabistro.com

Seth Godin's 2015 Book Publishing Predictions - mediabistro.com | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
Seth Godin’s 2015 Book Publishing Predictions
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I happen to agree. 2015 will be a big year for self-publishers. Are you ready?

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Bay Area Girl Makes Book Publisher See That Girls Can Love Bugs, Monsters ... - CBS Local

Bay Area Girl Makes Book Publisher See That Girls Can Love Bugs, Monsters ... - CBS Local | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
A seven-year old Bay Area girl got a big publishing company to change some of their books.
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Good for her - we have too many stereotypes.

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Notables Publishing People of 2014 - Publishers Weekly

Notables Publishing People of 2014 - Publishers Weekly | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
Along with Brian Murray, PW's Publishing Person of the Year, we honor these notable people who changed the publishing world in 2014.
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Should the United States Declare Books an ‘Essential Good’?

Should the United States Declare Books an ‘Essential Good’? | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
Daniel Mendelsohn and Mohsin Hamid debate whether the United States should follow the French government’s lead.
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Thought provoking - would Americans read less if we didn't get the discounts and the free shipping?

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Publishers Adopt Lexile Reading Metric to Level Children's Content - Digital Book World

Publishers Adopt Lexile Reading Metric to Level Children's Content - Digital Book World | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
Related: Publishers Launch Kids Explores the Cutting Edge of Children's Publishing at Digital Book World 2015 [Press Release] HarperCollins, Penguin
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If You Self-Publish Your Book, Can You Sell It to a Big Publisher Down the ... - Huffington Post

If You Self-Publish Your Book, Can You Sell It to a Big Publisher Down the ... - Huffington Post | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
As many of you know, my book The Gift of Maybe is being published by Perigee, an imprint of Penguin Random House, on November 4, 2014.
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Sometimes dedication and determination will take your book from self-published to the big leagues. 

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Using Algorithms, Facebook Is Changing the Way Its Users Consume News

Using Algorithms, Facebook Is Changing the Way Its Users Consume News | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
Facebook is increasingly becoming to the news business what Amazon is to book publishing - a behemoth that provides access to hundreds of millions of consumers and wields enormous power.
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Facebook, Facebook - always trying to get into our heads.

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10 Top Tips for the Best Book Blurb | Self-Publishing Advice

10 Top Tips for the Best Book Blurb | Self-Publishing Advice | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
"The hardest and most important 100 words you'll ever write" - book marketing expert Ben Cameron shares 10 top tips to make sure you choose the best 100 words
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Great advice! Your cover may get a reader to pick up the book but it's the back copy that will get them to buy it.

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"First Contact" call for submissions: General notes and what we are looking for

"First Contact" call for submissions: General notes and what we are looking for | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
Book Smugglers Publishing is currently open for submissions for short stories to be published between April and June of 2015.
We’re looking for original SPECULATIVE FICTION short stories from all...
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Got a short story you'd love to get out? 

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From YouTube Stars, Literary Lions - Wall Street Journal

From YouTube Stars, Literary Lions - Wall Street Journal | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
A wave of titles written by YouTube personalities is hitting the shelves this month as book publishers bet on the power of online media.
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Will this make it more difficult for those of us who aren't social media stars to get a publisher?

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Coaching Firms Turn Advisors Into Authors - Financial-Planning.com

Coaching Firms Turn Advisors Into Authors - Financial-Planning.com | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
A growing number of advisors are using coaching services to help realize their dreams of becoming authors.
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$17,000+ is a ridiculous amount of money to pay to get a book produced in this industry. 

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It's Time For Publishing Houses To Change the Game

It's Time For Publishing Houses To Change the Game | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
Publishers should dominate this service business; like Faber, they just need to start.
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Love this article - so true - change the game and the consumer wins.

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